Rheumatology

RHEUMATOLOGY SERVICES IN PUNE

Rheumatology is a sub-specialty in internal medicine and pediatrics, devoted to the diagnosis and therapy of rheumatic diseases. Clinicians who specialize in rheumatology are called Rheumatologists. Rheumatologists deal mainly with clinical problems involving joints, soft tissues, and the allied conditions of connective tissues.

Young doctor examining x-ray of hands of a senior patient with arthritis. Radiography of a hand.

DISEASES DIAGNOSED OR MANAGED BY THE RHEUMATOLOGIST INCLUDE:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Scleroderma
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Polychondritis
  • Polymyositis
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Septic arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Gout, pseudogout
  • Spondyloarthropathies
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Reactive arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthropathy
  • Enteropathic spondylitis
  • Vasculitis
  • Polyarteritis nodosa
  • Henoch-Schönlein purpura
  • Serum sickness
  • Wegener’s granulomatosis
  • Giant cell arteritis
  • Temporal arteritis
  • Takayasu’s arteritis
  • Behçet’s syndrome
  • Kawasaki’s disease
  • Buerger’s disease

PHYSICAL EXAMINATION OFFERED AT INAMDAR HOSPITAL

  • Schober’s test tests the flexion of the lower back.
  • Multiple joint inspections
  • Musculoskeletal Examination
  • Screening Musculoskeletal Exam (SMSE) – a rapid assessment of structure and function
  • General Musculoskeletal Exam (GMSE) – a comprehensive assessment of joint inflammation
  • Regional Musculoskeletal Exam (RMSE)- focused assessments of structure, function, and inflammation combined with special testing
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