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Rheumatology

The Montefiore Approach

The Musculoskeletal Health and Rheumatology Program in Montefiore Orthopedics brings together a tremendous amount of knowledge and expertise for the diagnosis and management of disorders affecting bones, cartilage, muscles, tendons and ligaments.

Our goal is to harness the resources of modern medicine to help individuals maintain their musculoskeletal capabilities throughout their life. We are poised to intervene in a variety of disorders that threaten musculoskeletal health, from autoimmune diseases to metabolic conditions.

As an academic medical center, we are committed to the treatment and study of musculoskeletal conditions. We are constantly striving to develop novel and cutting-edge techniques for the advancement of care within our own health system and beyond.

The experience of our patients and their loved ones—not simply their ailments—demands our full attention. Your dedicated care team will be there to discuss your condition, answer questions, assess treatment options and develop a treatment strategy that is best for you.

While common, musculoskeletal injuries and ailments can be the cause of pain and discomfort. At Montefiore, we recognize that our patients are unique individuals with unique values, concerns and expectations. It is our belief that identifying the best treatment plan requires an understanding of and a sensitivity to each patient’s particular condition. Our patients deserve a comprehensive understanding of their problem and the treatment options available to them. By keeping our patients informed, our physicians allow for effective shared decision making.

Our status as an academic medical center puts us at the forefront of our field. Together with our Albert Einstein College of Medicine, one of the highest NIH-funded institutions in the country, we are continually conducting research with the goal of discovering better treatment options for our patients. We routinely present our research findings and publish our study results in peer-reviewed publications.

Conditions We Treat

Montefiore treats a vast spectrum of conditions, a selection of which you will find listed below. In addition to these, we have experience treating many other conditions. Please contact us today to schedule a consultation so that we can review and discuss your specific healthcare needs.

Some Common Conditions
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Reactive arthritis
  • Systemic lupus
  • Discoid lupus
  • Sjogren’s syndrome
  • Adult onset juvenile arthritis (Still’s disease)
  • Lyme disease
  • Gout

Our Treatments

We believe that most musculoskeletal diseases can be treated nonoperatively, using lifestyle modifications designed to enhance musculoskeletal health. These treatments are often complemented by the expertise of physical therapists, occupational therapists and nutritionists. For those seeking further information, we have included a few examples of common procedures that we perform at Montefiore.

Highlighted Treatments

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