Rheumatology

Rheumatology at Agility Orthopedics

Rheumatology is a subspecialty of internal medicine that focusses on problems with joints, soft tissues, autoimmune diseases, vasculitis, and connective tissue disorders. There are more than 200 types of these diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, lupus, back pain, osteoporosis, and tendinitis. Some of these are very serious diseases that can be difficult to diagnose and treat.

A rheumatologist is specially trained physician who has completed a fellowship in rheumatology at an accredited institution. Rheumatologists work closely with orthopedic surgeons and rehabilitation services to coordinate the care of their patients.