This is a question that not only patients struggle with but even doctors from other specialties. The main confusion is between orthopedic surgery and rheumatology specialties. In general, orthopedic surgeons treat mechanical problems with musculoskeletal system (joints, bones, tendons and ligaments), while the rheumatologists treat all other problems and diseases of this system. Examples of […]
When should you see a Rheumatologist?
This is an important question since we have seen many cases of “arthritis” with delayed diagnosis resulting in damage to the joints and sometimes other organs because patients with arthritis were not directed to the right specialty of rheumatology early in the disease course. Common Reasons to visit a Rheumatologist As a general rule any […]