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Rheumatology

Department of Rheumatology is department added on 12 March 2010 at this Super Speciality Hospital. It has introduced the concept of single window clearance, first time in India in the field of Rheumatology, for all the patients suffering with Rheumatological (or rheumatism), and Musculoskeletal disorders including Gathiya Bai or Arthritis, low backache arthritis by introducing innovative, scientific and guided rheumatologic interventional techniques in therapeutic armamentarium against these crippling disorders. These have already been proved to be of great help to the patients.

So far, in Rheumatology, main emphasis has been to manage autoimmune inflammatory disorders like Rheumatoid arthritis, Systemic lupus erythematosus, Ankylosing spondylitis, Dermatomyositis, Sjogren’s syndrome, Progressive systemic sclerosis etc. Management is according to international guidelines. Osteoarthritis & other diseases leading to chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia are managed too although so much can be done in so many ways. It is not surprising that only minor fraction of population with lot of means might be getting the benefit but large number of our population is suffering from these crippling diseases. At our hospital, new dimension has been added in the field of rheumatology with addition of minimally an invasive interventional procedure which has revolutionized safe evidence based medical treatment options by using image guidance.

Mission of the Department is “the World without arthritis & pain” and the motto is “joints are forever, save them at any cost”. Patient’s interest is paramount.

Department functions through OPD, Rheumatic interventional, & indoor facilities. We utilize various imaging equipment’s for diagnostic & guidance purpose such as Ultrasonography, nailfold capillaroscopy, birefringent polarising microscope & other sophisticated equipment’s in addition to various immunological tests, solely for the purpose of giving optimized benefit.

Services and Treatments Offered 

  • Comprehensive exam of musculoskeletal system
  • Disease activity assessments
  • Synovial fluid aspiration
  • Synovial fluid examination for uric acid crystals, pus cells, CPPD crystals
  • Rheumatoid factor
  • Antinuclear antibodies
  • C-ANCA, P-ANCA 
  • ENAs (Extractable nuclear antigens)
  • HLA-B27(PCR) 
  • C-Reactive protein
  • Simplified Joint lavage
  • Synovial biopsy USG Guided/ Arthroscopic
  • Muscle biopsy, soft tissue biopsy
  • Minor salivary gland biopsy
  • Ultrasound guided S I Joint Injections
  • USG Guided hip joint injections
  • USG guided Knee Joint injections
  • Carpal tunnel injections
  • Trigger finger (stenosing tenosynovitis) injections
  • Elbow joint injections
  • Small joints of fingers injections
  • Ankle joint injections
  • Shoulder joint injections
  • AC joint injection
  • Temporomandibular joint injection
  • Injection for Retro calcaneal bursitis 
  • Injection for plantar fasciitis
  • Injection for fibromyalgias/ myofascial pain syndromes


Day Care/ Indoor Procedure/ Biological drug administration

  • Infliximab infusion
  • Rituximab infusion
  • Tocilizumab infusion
  • Cyclophosphomide infusion
  • Methylprednisolone infusion

 

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