The Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Orthopaedics and Rheumatology at Aster is a state-of-the-art facility offering comprehensive care for management of musculoskeletal disorders in patients of all ages. The department has an exceptional team of doctors comprising of orthopaedic surgeons, arthroscopy surgeons, sports medicine specialists, orthopaedic oncologists, paediatric orthopaedic surgeons, spine surgeons, trauma surgeons, microvascular surgeons, rheumatologists and physical medicine experts who have the experience and expertise to handle all orthopaedic emergencies and complex cases. They are supported by specially trained nurses, patient counsellors and physical rehabilitation therapists. At this Centre of Excellence, we follow international treatment protocols to ensure optimal, evidence-
-based care to all patients, at all times. This Centre of Excellence houses advanced facilities including ORI fusion integrated orthopaedic surgical suites, a one-of-its-kind fully equipped sports medicine unit, and units dedicated to: joint surgery, spine surgery, tumour surgery, arthroscopy, trauma surgery and rheumatology. We offer 24-hour accident and emergency care, outpatient and inpatient care, 24-hour trauma surgery, day care surgery and orthopaedic rehabilitation. This CoE is multidisciplinary in its approach and works closely with several other specialities including Aster Oncology and Aster Child and Adolescent Health.
The department of Rheumatology at Aster deals with the diagnosis and management of various types of arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions. Rheumatologists are specialists with expertise in managing these conditions, especially autoimmune disorders.
The conditions we treat include:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Psoriatic arthritis
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Reactive arthritis
- Gout and other crystal arthritis
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Lupus)
- Systemic sclerosis
- Sjogren's syndrome
- Inflammatory myositis
- Systemic vasculitis – various types
- Fibromyalgia, chronic pain
Aster is equipped with specialised lab tests essential for the diagnosis of these conditions, and also state of the art imaging modalities like CT, MRI Ultrasound and DEXA scanning.
Treatment modalities are based on scientific research and the rheumatology practice is largely evidence based. Our Rheumatologist is well versed with the use of Disease Modifying Drugs and the newer Biologic drugs like Infliximab, Etanercept, Rituximab, Tocilizumab etc and their monitoring.
The specialty offers both outpatient, inpatient and emergency clinical services, and Day care facility for infusion of biologic drugs and Cyclophosphamide.