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Rheumatology

This is what hell on earth must feel like: Every movement results in acute and severe pain! Rheumatism is the number one complaint of the masses, and is the collective term for all types of musculoskeletal disorders. These can have a number of causes, may be located in the various structures of joints, cartilage, bones, tendons, ligaments, muscles, nerves, and vessels, and may even point towards other systemic illnesses or a metabolic disorder. An early diagnostic classification of the disorder is essential – be it to halt degenerative processes in joints, or to simply prevent a chronification of pain.

Diagnostics and therapy options for rheumatic disorders have developed in leaps and bounds in recent years. In particular the early diagnosis of various forms of arthritis has become more exact and faster on the basis of laboratory-chemical processes and improved imaging technology (arthrosonography, magnetic resonance tomography). The introduction of new medication has helped to significantly relieve pain and improve the patient’s quality of life.

Thanks to the active cooperation of excellent specialists, MEOCLINIC is able to meet these high standards in every aspect. The diagnostic and therapeutic service spectrum for rheumatic disorders includes:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis (chron. polyarthritis) and related variants
  • Collagenoses (disorders with changes in the connective tissues)
  • Lupus erythematosus
  • Mixed connective tissue diseases
  • CREST syndrome
  • Dermatomyositis, polymyositis
  • Progressive systemic sclerosis
  • Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS)
  • Ankylosing spondylitis (chronic inflammatory disease of the spine and ancillary joints)
  • Spondyloarthropathies
  • Reiter’s disease
  • Reactive arthritis after infection, arthritis in Lyme disease
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Vasculitis (vascular wall inflammation)
  • Wegener’s granulomatosis
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Panarteriitis nodosa
  • Behcet’s disease
  • Rheumatic fever
  • Crystal arthropathies (gout, chondrocalcinosis)
  • Arthropathies in other internal diseases
  • Osteoporosis (reduction of bone mass and density)
  • Fibromyalgia (severe pressure pain symptoms in tendon insertions and muscles)

Other specialties include:

  • Complex immunology therapy processes for inflammatory rheumatic disorders (such as rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis)
  • Immune therapy for collagenoses (such as lupus erythematosus, CREST, vasculitis)
  • Complex drug therapy for osteoporosis
  • Multimodal treatment concepts for fibromyalgia and chronic pain syndrome including physiotherapeutic and psychotherapeutic methods
  • Rehabilitation concepts and traditional naturopathic medicine for rheumatic disorders
  • Arthrosonography (ultrasound of the joint)

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