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Rheumatology

Overview

A subspecialty of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology is primarily related to the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and autoimmune disease. The Rheumatology Department at Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI) is committed to delivering the most advanced and rationally based care to patients, and to the enhancement of new discoveries related to diagnosis and treatment. The physicians and researchers compromising the faculty of the Rheumatology Section are pioneers in their field and enjoy regional and national recognition.

The Department provides a multidisciplinary setting for patient care--including physician and nursing services, diagnostic and therapeutic radiology, and physical and occupational therapy. Numerous reputed consulting physicians and surgeons--covering the entire spectrum of contemporary medicine--are readily available if needed.

We provide treatment for following conditions:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Scleroderma
  • Vasculitis
  • Gout
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Other systemic conditions

Through our diseases-centric approach we provide an inter-disciplinary care to patients with full-time access to the most advanced therapies. In line with our clinical activities, we have full-fledged basic science research programs where our major focus is on understanding the development and regulation of lymphocytes which is fundamental to the pathogenesis of most autoimmune diseases.

The section is engaged in a wide range of clinical research projects that offer patients the opportunity to participate in studies of new treatments under carefully supervised and closely monitored circumstances. Of particular importance to our patients is the fact that scientific advances made throughout the department are readily and regularly available for translation into patient care.

Overview

The Department of Rheumatology offers patients cutting-edge treatments and therapies. Access to latest technology, knowledge and techniques enable our highly trained rheumatology experts to provide the supreme quality care that our patients deserve.

We offer consultative and enduring care for patients with regional musculoskeletal disorders such as shoulder pain, hip pain, and knee pain. Preoperative evaluation and recommendations for patients considering joint replacement and arthritis-related reconstructive surgeries are also provided.

Techniques

  • Synovial fluid aspiration
  • Synovial fluid examination for uric acid crystals, pus cells, CPPD crystals
  • Rheumatoid factor
  • Antinuclear antibodies
  • C-ANCA, P-ANCA
  • ENAs (Extractable nuclear antigens)
  • HLA-B27
  • C-Reactive protein
  • Simplified Joint lavage
  • Synovial biopsy USG Guided/ Arthroscopic
  • Muscle biopsy, Skin Biopsy
  • MRI/C-Arm guided S I Joint Injections
  • USG Guided hip joint injections
  • USG guided Knee Joint injections
  • Carpal tunnel injections
  • Trigger finger (stenosing tenosynovitis) injections
  • Elbow joint injections
  • Small joints of fingers injections
  • Ankle joint injections
  • Shoulder joint injections
  • AC joint injection
  • Temporomandibular joint injection
  • Injection for Retro calcaneal bursitis
  • Injection for planter fasciitis
  • Injection for fibromyalgia/ myofascial pain syndromes

Pain Relief Techniques

  • Stellate ganglion block for complex regional pain syndromes
  • Coeliac ganglion block
  • Lumbar parasympathetic ganglion block
  • Caudal epidural
  • Facet joint injections
  • Transforamenal injection
  • Dorsal root ganglion block
  • Suprascapular n block for frozen shoulder
  • Day Care/ Indoor Procedure
  • Infliximab infusion
  • Rituximab infusion
  • Abatacept infusion
  • Etanercept injections
  • Tocilizumab infusion
  • Cyclophosphomide infusion
  • Methylprednisolone infusion

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