Rheumatologic Conditions

Some of the common rheumatologic problems people seek treatment for from Concord Orthopaedics include, but are not limited to:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Gout / Pseudogout
  • Inflammatory Muscle Diseases
  • Lyme Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
  • Vasculitis

OSTEOPOROSIS

Osteoporosis is a disease that causes the bones to weaken and makes them more likely to break. Osteoporosis itself is painless but the fractures it may cause are painful and may result in deformity, disability and even death. The causes of this thinning of bone are numerous, ranging from medication to malignant conditions of the bone marrow. A detailed history, physical exam, blood work and radiological procedures are often necessary to determine the cause of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is often treatable through adjustments in medication, diet and exercise. Identification of patients at risk for fractures is extremely important so that preventative measures can be initiated.

 
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