What is Rheumatology and Current Treatments?
Rheumatology is a sub-specialty in internal medicine devoted to the diagnosis and therapy of conditions and diseases affecting the joints, muscles, and bones. Clinicians who specialize in rheumatology are called Rheumatologists. Rheumatologists deal mainly with clinical problems involving joints and soft tissues.
They medically treat diseases, disorders, etc., that affect the musculoskeletal system. Rheumatology is a fast evolving medical specialty, with advancements owing largely to new scientific discoveries about the immunology of these disorders. New treatment is also based on clinical research in immunology and the resulting improved understanding of the genetic bases of rheumatological disorders.
The last 15 years there have been new drugs that can stop the degenerative of certain disease if done earlier enough in the patient’s life. These new drugs can help a patient live a normal life. Future treatment may include gene therapy. The department is headed by our eminent specialist DR.RAJAN KUMAR & DR.MANISH KUMAR , one of the leading Doctors in Bihar.