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Orthopedic Rheumatology

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Specialists in Orthopedic Rheumatology

Information About the Field of Orthopedic Rheumatology

What Is Orthopedic Rheumatology?

Orthopedic rheumatology describes the field of medicine that deals with the effects of rheumatologic diseases on the musculoskeletal system. Rheumatology encompasses more than 200 different diseases. They can all cause pain in the connective and supporting tissues of the musculoskeletal system. The goal of orthopedic rheumatology is to delay or counteract the loss of function of the musculoskeletal system.

What Is the Difference Between Orthopedic Rheumatology and Internal Medical Rheumatology?

While orthopedic rheumatology deals with the effects of rheumatic diseases on the musculoskeletal system, internal rheumatology has the critical task of identifying and treating possible organ manifestations in inflammatory rheumatic systemic diseases. This is especially valid for a group of particularly severe inflammatory systemic diseases. These include highly active chronic polyarthritis, connective tissue diseases, and vasculitis.

Typical indications for treatment in an internal rheumatology department are:

  • Acute relapses
  • Organ manifestations or organ complications
  • Medication readjustment, especially with immunomodulatory therapy or biologics requiring monitoring
  • Patients with many or severe concomitant diseases
  • Unclear, severe systemic diseases in which an inflammatory, immunologic cause is suspected
  • Manifestations and complications of osteoporosis

Which Rheumatological Diseases Are Treated by Rheumatology Orthopedists?

Rheumatology orthopedists deal with the treatment of effects on the musculoskeletal system, i.e., the muscles, bones, cartilage, and tendons. The following rheumatological diseases have a manifestation in the musculoskeletal system:

Orthopedic Rheumatology Treatments

Rheumatologic complex treatment includes the large joints such as the shoulder, knee, and hip, and the small joints of the hands and feet, and means intensive treatment of rheumatologic diseases with the goals of:

  • Relief of pain
  • Improvement of mobility
  • Improvement of coordination
  • Improvement of the life quality
  • Control of the disease

What Are Rheumatoid Surgeries, And Which Ones Are Available?

  • Joint-preserving surgeries
    • arthroscopic and open synovectomies
    • reconstructions
    • resection arthroplasties
    • stabilizing surgeries on joints
  • Joint replacement surgeries
  • Soft tissue surgery, synovectomies in the tendon area, tendon transfers, and removal of rheumatoid nodules
  • Rheumatologic hand and foot surgery
  • Radiosynoviorthesis of joints

Which Doctors and Clinics Are Specialized in Orthopedic Rheumatology?

Specialists in orthopedics and trauma surgery with advanced training in the field of rheumatoid orthopedics are specialists in orthopedic rheumatology. There is intensive cooperation between orthopedic rheumatologists and internal rheumatologists in clinics for comprehensive diagnostics and therapy. A lively exchange with nuclear medicine specialists and the pediatric rheumatology department of the clinic is also beneficial.

We help you to find an expert for your disease. All listed physicians and clinics have been reviewed by us for their outstanding specialization in the field of rheumatoid orthopedics and are awaiting your inquiry or treatment request.


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