Rheumatology is a particular branch of medicine which deals with all manner of rheumatic diseases. By rheumatic we mean diseases and disorders of the joints and musculoskeletal system in general, for example, rheumatoid arthritis. This also includes connective tissue diseases and auto-immune system disorders.
A popular area of study is arthritis. There are more than 100 types of arthritis which require a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment.
Role of a rheumatologist at Harley Street
Our rheumatologists have their own particular specialty to which they have devoted many years of study and hands on experience. Some of them focus on chronic conditions which require a persistent approach and continual management rather than acute conditions which are curable or quickly respond to treatment.
They often work closely with other healthcare professionals, for example physiotherapists, to help restore mobility and independence in their patients.
Our rheumatologists are leading figures in their profession and use their high level skills and expertise to treat a range of problems. They continually update their knowledge and skills and use the latest techniques to the benefit of their patients.
Find out more about how a Harley Street rheumatologist can help you.