Rheumatology

The Rheumatology department provides the following services for patients with rheumatic disorders:

  • Assessment of all types of musculoskeletal aches and pains
  • Management of conditions such as osteoarthritis, regional pains, non-surgical back pains
  • Local steroid injections- ¬†intra and juxta articular injection
  • Management and monitoring of all inflammatory and immunological conditions such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis, Systemic Lupus disease, Behcets disease and all similar conditions
  • Management of other conditions such as 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