Our rheumatologists treat degenerative bone diseases (osteoarthritis) as well as inflammatory bone diseases(rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis ...). They also treat abarticular pathologies (muscular, tendinous and ligamentous).
Their number one field remains pathologies related to sports practices: • shoulder, elbow, wrist, ankle, or foot tendonitis; • knee pathology: sprain, meniscal pathology, or early osteoarthritis; • hip pathology; • lumbago, or sciatic pathologies.
RHEUMATOLOGY AT LMM
The main axis of rheumatology is to manage pain.
This specialty affects the musculoskeletal system, which is more commonly called bones, joints, muscles but also tendons and ligaments.
The rheumatologist, specialist in rheumatology, is responsible for diagnosing the diseases of these parts of the body following a detailed interrogation, a precise clinical examination, possibly completed with an osteo-articular ultrasound, and for prescribing an appropriate treatment.
Sometimes, the rheumatologist also treats peripheral neurological conditions such as sciatica or various inflammations.
THE DIFFERENT AXES OF MANAGEMENT:
1- ARTICULAR AND TENDERNOUS PATHOLOGIES
Athlete's pathologies (Shoulder or Achillean tendinitis , knee osteoarthritis, ...)
Diagnosis and proposal of medical treatment
According to the pathology, possibility of infiltration after ultrasound control Achilles tendonitis, shoulder tendonitis.
Degenerative diseases (Osteoarthritis)
Diagnosis and medical treatment proposal
Management of knee osteoarthritis with innovative preventive treatments by visco-supplementation (Intra-articular injection of hyaluronic acid) after ultrasound control.
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Psoriatic arthritis ...
Diagnosis, and medical treatment proposal, with regular follow-up
2- BONE PATHOLOGIES
Management and prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis Dietary calcium survey, search for risk factors for fractures. Medical treatment proposal, and follow-up.
Diagnosis, request for additional examinations (radiographs, scanner) Medical treatment proposal, and follow-up.
Lower Back Pain, Sciatica or Neuralgia