Rheumatology

Rheumatology (Greek ρεύμα, rheuma, river) is a sub-specialty in internal medicine and pediatrics, devoted to diagnosis and therapyof rheumatic diseases. Clinicians who specialize in rheumatology are called rheumatologists. Rheumatologists deal mainly with clinical problems involving joints, soft tissues, autoimmune diseases, vasculitis, and heritable connective tissue disorders.

Standing with our patients

One-half of my practice is taking care of employees and dependents employed by the organization for which I work. Most of these patients sit … a lot … and present to me with musculoskeletal pain and...

Field of Interest: Rheumatology
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ACR: Don’t be fooled by contaminated synovial fluid

SAN FRANCISCO – Hold off on surgery in patients with presumed septic arthritis if they’re not otherwise too sick and their cultures don’t grow out a pathogenic organism within 48 hours. The reason...

Field of Interest: Rheumatology
Type: News Item

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