Arthritis (Rheumatology)

US News & World Report Ranked Best Regional Hospital for RheumatologyUC San Diego Health System rheumatologists offer diagnosis and management of adult patients with arthritis or a rheumatic disease.

Specialized services include sero-diagnostic studies and close consultation with highly regarded radiologic and orthopedic experts.

Conditions Treated

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Reactive arthritis
  • Myositis
  • Scleroderma
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus, commonly called SLE or lupus
  • Vasculitis
  • Gout
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica

Procedures Offered

  • Diagnostic musculoskeletal / joint ultrasound (information for patients / providers)
  • Ultrasound-guided procedures and joint injections of medications (information for patients / providers)
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