Centres of Excellence

Arthritis, Rheumatology & Immunology

Rheumatic diseases are chronic conditions usually causing pain and swelling of the connective tissues, joints or muscles. It affects all age groups ranging from paediatric to geriatric. Almost any organ or joint can be affected in rheumatic disease. Centre for Arthritis, Rheumatology and Immunology at Renai Medicity is conceptualized to provide high quality and compassionate care for patients suffering from these serious disorders. The disease spectrum is complex. Some like osteoarthritis occur due to the "wear and tear” of joints. Some such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) happen when the immune system becomes auto reactive and destroys the body itself (autoimmune).

The multidisciplinary team of experts includes:
  • Rheumatologists
  • General Physicians
  • Orthopaedic and sports medicine specialists
  • Nephrologists
  • Neurologists
  • Cardiologists
  • Pulmonologists
  • Ophthalmologists
  • Paediatricians
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Ayurveda Specialists
 
We pride ourselves in providing each patient with an individualised treatment program to attain best outcomes. The centre is equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic modalities and provides holistic medical and surgical treatment comparable to the best that is available the world over.

Signs and Symptoms
All rheumatic diseases are associated with considerable pain and morbidity and may cripple human life. Different types of arthritis and rheumatic diseases have different signs and symptoms. In general, people who have arthritis feel pain and stiffness in one or more joints. Pain and stiffness may be accompanied by tenderness, warmth, redness in a joint, and/or difficulty using or moving a joint normally.

Specialty features:
  • Comprehensive arthritis care for paediatric, adult and geriatric patients
  • Screening for autoimmune diseases
  • Early arthritis clinics
  • Preventive Rheumatology
  • Advanced laboratory support
  • Inpatient and Outpatient services with Intensive care support
  • Pre and Post operative care
  • Intrarticular injections
  • Dietary and Physiotherapy guidance
  • Biologic and advanced targeted therapy 
 
Using the ultra-rapid advancements occurring in the field, the centre offers cutting edge care for following conditions.
  •          Inflammatory arthropathies
         Rheumatoid arthritis
         Adult Onset Still’s disease
  •          Spondyloarthropathies
         Ankylosing spondylitis 
         Reactive arthritis
         Psoriatic arthropathy
         Enteropathic arthritis
         Septic arthritis
  •          Connective tissue diseases
         Lupus
          Sjogren's syndrome
          Scleroderma (systemic sclerosis)
          Mixed Connective tissue diseases
          Polymyositis/ Dermatomyositis
          Relapsing Polychondritis
          Sarcoidosis
  •          Vasculitis
         Microscopic Polyangiitis
          Churg-Strauss Syndrome

          Wegener's granulomatosis

          Polyarteritis nodosa

          Henoch-Schönlein purpura

          Giant cell arteritis

          Takayasu's arteritis

          Behçet's syndrome

          Kawasaki's disease

          Buerger's disease

          Secondary causes of vasculitis
  •          Metabolic bone diseases
        Crystal arthropathies: gout, pseudogout
         Osteoporosis
         Diabetes and Thyroid related arthropathies
  •          Soft Tissue Rheumatism
         Fibromyalgia
         Low back pain
         Tennis elbow
         Golfer's elbow
         Olecranon bursitis
  •          Degenerative arthropathies & hereditary diseases
        Osteoarthritis
         Ehlers Danlos Syndrome
         Hypermobile joint diseases
  •      Paediatric diseases
         Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA)
         Periodic Fevers etc

Our physical and Occupational Therapists work to restore movement and function that has been lost due to Rheumatic conditions as well as help patients to return a productive and satisfying life.If drugs, physical or occupational therapy do not provide enough control over rheumatic diseases, the centre also provides advanced surgeries including arthroscopic surgeries for severe or end-stage arthritis caused by a variety of problems including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory joint problems.

Standing alone as well as in tandem with modern Rheumatology, our authentic Ayurveda wing offers complete outpatient and inpatient care for patients with Rheumatic diseases.