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Rheumatology

Rheumatology is devoted to the diagnosis and therapy of rheumatic diseases - problems involving the joints and the allied conditions of connective tissue.

The rheumatology department provides diagnosis and treatment of all patients with rheumatic disorders such as:

    • Assessment of all types of musculoskeletal aches and pains
    • Managing conditions like osteoarthritis, regional pains, non-surgical back pains
    • Local steroid injections intra and juxta articular injection
    • Management and monitoring of all inflammatory and immunological conditions like Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis, Systemic Lupus disease, Behcets disease and all similar conditions
    • Management of other conditions like Gout, Pseudogout and other calcified conditions
    • Initiating and monitoring all immunomodulation therapies like methotrexate, Leflunomide, Azathioprine, Cyclosporines and similar therapies
    • Multidisciplinary role in aiding therapy decision for conditions like Uveitis, Psoriasis, severe eczema, nephritis, interstitial lung diseases
    • Make decisions on Biologic therapies for Rheumatic conditions and also for other dermatological conditions (multidisciplinary role) and monitor these therapies
    • Requesting imaging for rheumatic conditions like MRI, US, CT etc and referring to Physiotherapy
    • Inpatient admission of patients with high severity inflammatory and non-inflammatory conditions
    • Assessment and treatment of Bone conditions like Osteoporosis, Osteomalacia and periostitis
    • Trained to perform caudal epidural injections for lumbar radiculopathy but this service currently provided by other department

 

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