At our reputed Department of Rheumatology, we are committed to providing comprehensive and cutting-edge treatment for a wide range of conditions, including Arthritis, Low Backache, and Rheumatism. Our state-of-the-art facilities, combined with the expertise of our medical staff, have already made a significant impact on the lives of many patients. Our primary focus lies in treating Autoimmune Inflammatory disorders such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Dermatomyositis, Sjogren’s Syndrome, and Progressive Systemic Sclerosis. Additionally, we excel in managing Chronic Degenerative diseases like Osteoarthritis.

A major aspect of our expertise lies in treating Crystal Arthritis, including Gout and CPPD Disease. Venkateshwar Hospital also addresses the spectrum of Soft Tissue Rheumatism, offering accurate diagnosis and treatment for conditions like Fibromyalgia, Periarthritis (frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, heel pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis), and more.

Furthermore, our comprehensive Bone Health Assessment services include the management of Osteoporosis, Osteomalacia, and other Skeletal Disorders, ensuring holistic care for our patients. One of our primary goals is to create awareness about Rheumatological diseases and educate patients about the signs and symptoms associated with these disorders. If you experience joint and muscle pains, joint swelling, muscle weakness, recurrent oral ulcers, rash, bluish discoloration of fingers in winters (or cold water), skin tightening, recurrent pregnancy loss (positive antiphospholipid antibodies), back pain, dryness of eyes or mouth, or prolonged fever with multi-organ involvement, we strongly recommend seeing a Rheumatologist. Early diagnosis and timely treatment can significantly improve the quality of life for patients.

To support our diagnostic process, we have an excellent laboratory for Haematological tests, state-of-the-art Radiological facilities (including 3 Tesla MRI and DEXA scan for BMD), and specialized investigations like joint fluid examination within our rheumatology facility. These resources enable us to achieve accurate diagnoses and provide relief to patients with compassion and ethical care.

At the Department of Rheumatology, our mission is to offer exceptional care, promote awareness about Rheumatological conditions, and empowers patients to lead healthier and more fulfilling lives. We are driven by our commitment to excellence and aim to make a positive difference in the lives of those suffering from rheumatic disorders.

Outpatient Procedures

  1. Joint Aspiration for Fluid Examination for Swollen Joint (Diagnostic and Therapeutic):
    Joint aspiration is a procedure where a small amount of fluid is extracted from a swollen joint for examination. It serves both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes, as it helps identify the underlying cause of joint swelling and can provide immediate relief by reducing pressure and inflammation.
  2. Intra-Articular (Joint) Injections for Pain: Intra-articular injections involve delivering medication directly into a joint to alleviate pain and inflammation caused by conditions like arthritis or joint injuries. This targeted approach provides quick relief and improves joint mobility, allowing patients to regain their quality of life.
  3. Soft Tissue Injections Including Frozen Shoulder, Bursitis, Tendinitis:
    Soft tissue injections are administered to treat various conditions affecting muscles, tendons, and bursae. Whether it’s a frozen shoulder, bursitis, or tendinitis, these injections deliver medication precisely to the affected area, reducing pain and promoting healing.
  4. Intramuscular Injection for Pain Relief: Intramuscular injections are commonly used to alleviate pain and inflammation in conditions like muscle strains and spasms. By delivering medication directly into the muscle tissue, these injections provide effective pain relief and aid in muscle recovery. Intramuscular injections are commonly used to alleviate pain and inflammation in conditions like muscle strains and spasms. By delivering medication directly into the muscle tissue, these injections provide effective pain relief and aid in muscle recovery.

Daycare and In-patient activities

  1. Zoledronate Infusion for Osteoporosis (Weak Bones):
    Zoledronate infusion is a potent treatment for osteoporosis, a condition characterized by weak and brittle bones. This infusion helps increase bone density and strength, reducing the risk of fractures and improving overall bone health, ultimately enhancing the quality of life for individuals affected by osteoporosis.
  2. Cyclophosphamide Infusion for Specific Indications (Lupus Nephritis, Vasculitis, Connective Tissue-Related Interstitial Lung Disease): Cyclophosphamide infusion is a targeted therapy used to manage various autoimmune conditions like lupus nephritis, vasculitis, and connective tissue-related interstitial lung disease. This powerful medication suppresses the immune system, mitigating inflammation and preventing organ damage, offering patients a chance at improved disease management and quality of life.
  3. Biologics: TNF Inhibitors, Rituximab for Specified Diseases:
    Biologics, such as TNF inhibitors and Rituximab, represent groundbreaking treatments for specific autoimmune diseases. These medications target specific components of the immune system, reducing inflammation and disease activity in conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and certain types of vasculitis, providing patients with renewed hope and relief.