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Rheumatology

The Department of Rheumatology at Venkateshwar Hospital provides comprehensive treatment for conditions such as Arthritis, low backache & rheumatism. The department has introduced innovative, scientific and guided rheumatologic interventional techniques in therapeutic armamentarium.

The state-of- the-art facilities administered by the expert medical staff of the rheumatology department have already helped many patients. In Rheumatology, main emphasis has been towards the treatment of autoimmune inflammatory disorders like Rheumatoid arthritis, Systemic lupus erythematosus, Ankylosing spondylitis, Dermatomyositis, Sjogren’s syndrome, Progressive systemic sclerosis as well as chronic degenerative diseases like, Osteoarthritis. We expertise in treatment of crystal arthritis including Gout and CPPD disease. Soft tissue rheumatism spectrum includes diagnosis & treatment of fibromyalgia and periarthritis (frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, heel pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, bursitis). We also provide comprehensive bone health assessment including management for osteoporosis, osteomalacia and other skeletal disorders.

Our aim to spread awareness of Rheumatological diseases and sensitize patients regarding signs & symptoms of these disorders. Any patient (adult or child) with joint & 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 and prolonged fever with multi organ involvement should be seen by a Rheumatologist. Early diagnosis and treatment can make a lot of difference in quality of life.

We have an excellent lab support for haematological, radiological ( including 3 Tesla MRI and DXA scan for BMD ) and special investigations ( like joint fluid examination ) which guide in reaching accurate diagnosis. We believe in ethical practice and providing relief to patient with compassion.

Outpatient procedures :

  • Joint aspiration for fluid examination for swollen joint ( diagnostic and theurapetic).
  • Intra articular ( joint ) injections for pain.
  • Soft tissue injections including frozen shoulder, bursitis, tendinitis.
  • Intramuscular injection for pain relief.

Day Care and inpatient facilities :

  • Zoledronate infusion for osteoporosis ( weak bones)
  • Cyclophosphamide infusion for specific indications ( Lupus nephritis, vasculitis, Connective tissue related Interstitial lung disease)
  • Biologics: TNF inhibitors, Rituximab for specified diseases.
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Dr. Meha Sharma

MBBS, MBBS, MD (Medicine), DM (Rheumatology)

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Rheumatology

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