Rheumatology is the study and the management of disorders and diseases of the joints and surrounding tissues – muscles, tendons, and ligaments. 

Rheumatologists diagnose and manage chronic inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatic conditions can affect people at any age. 

At the American Mission Hospital, Rheumatology is under the Internal Medicine Department
Rheumatology services include the treatment of :
  • inflammatory joint diseases, for example rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitisdegenerative joint disease, for example osteoarthritis
  • autoimmune disease, for example lupus, scleroderma, myositis
  • metabolic bone disorders, for example osteoporosis
  • crystal arthropathies, for example gout or pseudogout
  • musculoskeletal infections
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