The rheumatic diseases affect the tendons of the joints, the bones, ligaments and the muscles. In this category, there are various types of arthritis, a serious condition which affects the joints. They are also known as musculoskeletal diseases, whose common symptoms include joint pain, inflammation and loss of motion in a joint or many joints. With over 15 partner hospitals and 300 hospital beds, ClearMedi maintains the Gold Standard for Rheumatology treatments in India.
The medical field which studies these conditions is known as rheumatology and if any of these conditions strike the patient, a visit to the rheumatologist is a must. A rheumatologist is a doctor who can specially treat the patients with these conditions. The treatment plans may include regular exercise, medications, stress management, rest and a healthy diet. Some of the common rheumatic disorders that are treated at ClearMedi Hospitals are:
Vascular diseases become very common as people age. As they have almost no or mild symptoms in the early days, many people often fail to realize that they are suffering from them. People, who suffer from peripheral vascular disease or PVD, often have blockages caused by blood clots that travel to the lungs from a different part of the body. Factors increasing the tendencies to have vascular diseases are:
- Infectious arthritis
- Infectious arthritis
- Juvenile idiopathic arthritis
- Sjogren’s syndrome
- Polymyalgia rheumatic etc.
Most of the rheumatic disorders take place when there is a disturbance with the immune system and it attacks its own tissues. Sometimes the rheumatic disorders can occur due to genetical problems also. Cigarette smoking, pollution and even gender play a role in bringing about rheumatic disorders.
ClearMedi boasts of providing advanced care to the patients in various departments of Rheumatology. Some of them have been listed below:
Unlike most other rheumatic disorders, osteoarthritis is not linked with the wearing down of the immune system. It results from damage to the cartilage. As there is a wearing down of the cartilage, the joints hurt and it becomes very hard to move. There is an adverse effect on the knees, the lower back, the hips, fingers, feet and the neck. The common symptoms include pain, warmth, swelling and stiffness. The joints become greatly unstable in this condition and depending on the part of the body which is affected, people find it hard to grip objects, walk, dress or sit.
This is the medical condition wherein the immune system attacks its own tissues and results in the pain of joints, stiffness and swelling. It is not a part of the normal ageing procedure. The symptoms include pain and swelling in multiple joints, fatigue, lumps known as rheumatoid nodules, stiffness in the joints and problems in eyes and lungs.
Lupus is also known as SLE or systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease, affecting various organs of the body. The symptoms include fatigue, joint stiffness, joint pain, loss of hair, rashes, blue or white fingers, blood disorders, problems in organs like kidneys, chest pain and seizures.
Ankylosing spondylitis starts as a back pain. It usually involves the joints attaching the spine to the pelvis, known as the sacroiliac joints. This condition is more common in young men. The symptoms include gradual pain in the buttocks and in the lower back, pain in the shoulder blades and in the neck, pain and stiffness in the back, pain and stiffness, lower back pain which worsens and continues till the spine etc.
ClearMedi takes care of the fact that every of the above department of rheumatological disorders has the best facilities and well-trained staff to take care of the patients who get admitted in the hospitals.
The rheumatology department in ClearMedi is well equipped with well-trained medical practitioners and state-of-the-art technology. They boast of the presence of comprehensive care for several of the rheumatological conditions like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and other conditions. The various procedures which are carried out under the supervision of able doctors are:
- Joint reconstruction
- Paediatric surgeries
- Primary and Revision Joint Replacement Surgeries
- Deformity correction
- Paediatric surgeries
- Spine Reconstruction and Disc Surgeries
The facilities include the presence of a 1.5 Tesla MRI technology, CT scan with 500 slice and 750 HD freedom editions, Digital X-Rays with the latest technology, devices, for orthopaedic physiotherapy and rehabilitation, Bone Densitometry etc.
The infrastructure provided by ClearMedi is at par with world-class facilities. The hospital boasts of operation theatres, post-surgical ICU and facilities for ultra-modern inpatient rehabilitation. The team of specialized physiotherapists and rheumatologists ensure that every patient receives the best treatment which they expect