Your contact partners
in this area:
Consultant Dr. med. Mathias Nitsch
Consultant Dr. med. Mathias Nitsch
Consultant of the Clinic for Internal Medicine / Rheumatology

Telephone:
036691 8-1213


Rheumatic diseases

Rheumatism is a widespread disease: In Germany, around four million people suffer from pain in the joints and restrictions of the musculoskeletal system.

Up to the present day, rheumatic diseases – the medically correct term – are not completely curable, but early diagnosis and professional medical support can greatly improve the quality of life of the patients.

Possible examination methods:

•   physical examination

•   taking blood samples (rheumatoid factor, antibodies,
     various inflammation parameters)

•   X-ray and ultrasound examinations of the joints, MRT

Possible treatment measures:

•   movement exercises, specific complex
     physiotherapeutic treatment

•   medical treatment (possibly immune-suppressive
     therapy, for example MTX Methotrexat,
     anti-inflammatory medicines (cortisone) and
     painkillers, modern antibody therapy

•   joint injection

•   operative treatment for serious joint damage
     (orthopaedics)

•   aid counselling

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In the treatment of rheumatic diseases, we cooperate closely with our orthopaedic colleagues and the physiotherapists in our hospital.

In the treatment of rheumatic diseases, we cooperate closely with our orthopaedic colleagues and the physiotherapists in our hospital.