Rheumatology is a medical specialty. It essentially deals with disorders of the musculoskeletal system, which comprises mainly of the joints, ligaments, muscles and the soft tissues. Arthritis is a common problem faced in all countries. Deformities and other complete disease-remission can be achieved if the patient comes at an early stage. Effective treatment is available for most.
Superspeciality hospitals like Lilavati hospital, Hinduja hospital, Dr L.H.Hiranandani hospital and few others have specialized team and highly sophisticated infrastructure to deal with this acute and painful problem. All the investigative back up facilities in the form of imaging and laboratory test are available. A newer non-surgical technique tracer labeled synovectomy has also been made available by Nuclear medicine department, which is being used, as an alternative to surgery in certain patients. Patients requiring surgical intervention such as Arthoscopy, Joint replacement or other corrective surgeries are directed to the specialized Orthopaedician.
Diagnosis and Management of the following diseases is available