Body System Location: Bones, joints and muscles

Physicians in the Division of Rheumatology provide diagnosis and management of patients with arthritis or any other rheumatic or autoimmune disorder. Outpatient rheumatology clinics offer evaluation of new patients and follow-up treatment of patients with chronic musculoskeletal illness. Faculty members also provide consultation for inpatients with primary rheumatic disease and for patients with rheumatologic manifestations of other systemic disorders.

The division welcomes referrals in the following areas:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Bursitis, tendonitis, and other non-articular pain syndromes
  • Gout and other crystalline arthritis
  • Spondyloarthritis
  • Infectious arthritis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus and other autoimmune diseases
  • Anti-phospholipid syndrome
  • Vasculitis

Advanced Diagnostic and Treatment Procedures

  • Joint aspiration and synovial fluid analysis
  • State-of-the-art laboratory, medical imaging, and rehabilitation services
  • Arthritis/Orthopaedic Specialty Center
  • Bone absorptiometry (densitometry)