Rheumatology in IsraelRheumatology is an area of ​​theoretical and practical medicine, which deals with the study, diagnosis and treatment of connective tissue diseases. There is a misconception that carries rheumatologytreatment of diseases of the joints. The reason is, when these abnormalities are usually affected joints. But in reality, most diverse range of manifestations: from rashes on the skin and coldness of extremities to visceral lesions.

Rheumatic diseases affect mainly the joints, muscles, bones, spine, affect the entire connective tissue and internal organs in systemic pathologies. For rheumatic diseases are characterized by two main features: autoimmune disease (immune system destroys its own body) and the inflammatory nature of the process. In total more than 200 diseases and the most common are:

  • reactive arthritis ;
  • rheumatoid arthritis;
  • Raine syndrome;
  • gout;
  • systemic lupus erythematosus;
  • scleroderma;
  • spondyloarthropathy and others.

Rheumatic diseases can masquerade as internal pathology :. Migraine, kidney disease, atypical pneumonia, etc. They significantly reduce the quality of life: restrict movement, become a cause of disability and disability inhibit emotional state. The causes of their development to date not been identified, and the treatment process is aimed at achieving long-term remission and prevention of complications.

Rheumatology in Israel performs highly effective treatment of rheumatic pathologies by means of innovative drugs, new medical technology.

Of great importance here acquires an interdisciplinary approach to treatment, since there are manifestations of renal, cardiac, cerebral, and other syndromes. Rheumatology in Israel cooperates withnephrology . cardiology . orthopedics . neurology . hematology . dermatology . ophthalmology . pulmonology .

Multidisciplinary clinics and specialized centers of Israel providing medical assistance in the field of rheumatology. The indications for treatment are such manifestations as myalgia, vertebralgiya, arthralgia, swelling and joint deformity, stiffness and limitation of motion, and muscle weakness, skin rashes of unknown origin.

Rheumatology in Israel performs diagnosis and treatment:

  • diseases of the joints ( arthritis , Gout, ankylosing spondylitis, osteoarthritis);
  • diffuse connective tissue disease (polymyositis, dermatomyositis, scleroderma, SLE);
  • systemic vasculitis, and many other pathologies.

Diagnosis in Rheumatology Israel

Early diagnosis is the key to successful treatment, modern laboratory and instrumental methods are used.Diagnosis in Rheumatology

Laboratory diagnosis in rheumatology Israel may include bacteriological, histological, cytological examination, determination of rheumatoid factor, C-reactive protein levels of immunoglobulins of the antibody test, the level of complement synovial fluid.

Hardware research in rheumatology in Israel:

  1. Ultrasound examination allows you to examine the state of the joints, explore the symmetrical joints to evaluate the pathological changes, excluding temporomandibular. Ultrasound is used to diagnose in rheumatology Israel, monitoring and evaluation of therapeutic measures. Conduct an ultrasound examination of the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, ankle, spine, joint puncture with ultrasound and needle biopsy.
  2. X-ray examinations are generally not used in the early stages of the disease, as it may not be visible radiographic evidence. Sensitivity studies is increased by the use of contrast agents or gas. Such procedures include contrast angiography pnevmoartrografiyu.
  3. Scintigraphy is a radionuclide bone scan system in rheumatology examines skeleton bones, joints. Scintigraphy helps to establish the causes of pain in the bones, spine, joints, clarify radiographic data, detect abnormalities at an early stage. Testimony to her arthritis in the subclinical stage, inflammatory and degenerative joint disorders, fractures, osteomyelitis, bone metastasis, aseptic necrosis of bone infarcts. Scintigraphy performed a certain anatomical region or the entire skeleton.
  4. Research muscle involve the use of special hardware techniques: miotonometry ergometer and electromyography. These studies evaluate the tone and contractility of the muscles.
  5. Infrared thermography computer is an advanced diagnostic technique, secure, highly informative and accurate. It allows you to accurately determine the presence of pain and localize it as pain during the temperature changes in the relevant section.
  6. MRI is a tomographic method of research, which uses the physical phenomenon of nuclear magnetic resonance. In addition to rheumatology Israel MRI of the spine and joints used the entire range of possibilities of this procedure in connection with the involvement of various systems and organs.
  7. CT is a combination of x-ray machine and a computer image processing. In a study carried out sections that are processed and summarized. CT is used with and without contrast.

Invasive studies in the diagnosis in rheumatology include puncture of joints, extra-articular puncture, biopsy, arthroscopy. Their goal - to study the sample to conduct histological, microscopic and other types of laboratory tests. They allow you to determine the nature, level of activity and age of the pathological process. Held for diagnosis in rheumatology Israel and evaluate the effectiveness of treatment.

Treatment in Rheumatology Israel

treatment in rheumatologyThe treatment program in rheumatology Israel selected individually, taking into account the symptoms of these additional studies, the patient's age, the availability of relevant pathologies and other factors.

Drug therapy is the basis for treating most of the diffuse diseases. It includes: anti-inflammatory and analgesic therapy, immuno-modulated drugs (Abatacept, Tocilizumab, an anti - IL-6, anti -TNF- medicines, anti-CD-20, Rituximab), drugs based on genetic engineering. Courses of treatment in rheumatology Israel are quite lengthy.

The pharmaceutical preparations are administered in different ways:

  • general: parenteral and oral administration;
  • local invasive - therapeutic blockade and puncture;
  • local non-invasive - application.

Blockade represents manipulation, during which the drug is administered to the affected area (spine, joints, etc.). Puncture - a procedure in which excess fluid is removed from the joint (or other spaces). Therapeutic blockade and puncture prescribed for spondylitis, arthritis and many other diseases that are accompanied by articular syndrome. These manipulations are struggling with pain, inflammation, inflammatory fluid was removed or introduced synthetic "lubricant" for the joints.

Other treatments in rheumatology Israel extracorporeal hemocorrection, physiotherapy, orthopedic correction, special diet.

Extracorporeal hemocorrection is a group of modern medical techniques, which are based on treatment of blood components (red blood cells, lymphocytes, platelets, plasma, etc.) outside the patient's body. Its purpose - to change the properties of the blood components or remove abnormal foods that trigger or maintain the disease. Indications for such procedures are scleroderma, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, vasculitis and others.

In the treatment of joint Israeli preparations are administered paraartikulyarno, paravertebrally directly into the joint cavity. In the case where it is destroyed, surgeons working with the patient - orthopedic replacing faulty connections endoprosthesis. In the surgical treatment of rheumatology Israel preference received minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery. In addition, to carry out various types of joint synovectomy.

In the process of rehabilitation used group and individual exercise therapy, physiotherapy, acupuncture, mud and hydrotherapy (thermal bath treatment at the Dead Sea ), Cryotherapy, etc.

Rheumatology in Israel carries out an accurate diagnosis, the modern complex treatment using the latest techniques, corresponding to world standards in inpatient and outpatient settings.

Also in this state hospitals effective treatment is carried out a huge range of various diseases, including gum disease and tooth decay, mental diseases . urological diseases, and others.