The Rheumatology Unit diagnoses and treats musculoskeletal, connective tissue and related soft-tissue illnesses, pains and dysfunctions.
Such conditions include a variety of joint and spine illnesses caused by inflammation or wear; metabolic disorders of the musculoskeletal system; and inflammatory diseases related to the connective tissue of various organs, to the skeleton, and to blood vessels.
Our Rheumatology unit is the largest of its kind in Finland. It includes the rheumatology outpatient clinics at the Triangle Hospital in Meilahti, at Jorvi Hospital, and at Peijas Hospital, and a rheumatology ward with 3 to 5 beds. Most patients visit the outpatient clinic or the day hospital. We work in teams consisting of not only a physician but also, for example, an arthritis nurse, occupational therapist, rehabilitation counselor, social worker, physiotherapist, and podiatrist.
We collaborate with basic health care. We also engage extensively in both basic and clinical research.
We treat patients with
- rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis, arthritis related to psoriasis or inflammatory bowel disease, and reactive arthritis
- children's rheumatic diseases in adulthood
- systemic connective tissue diseases (such as SLE and systemic sclerosis)
- vasculitides, such as inflammation of the temporal arteries
- rare rheumatic diseases such as mixed systemic rheumatic disease and adult-onset Still's disease
Non-inflammatory, musculoskeletal pains and disorders (such as fibromyalgia) are examined and treated in basic health care.
Our Rheumatology Outpatient Clinic is located at Meilahti Triangle Hospital.
At the Rheumatology Outpatient Clinic at Raseborg Hospital, we focus on the care of actively inflammatory cases and new cases of arthritis.
In the Rheumatology Outpatient Clinic at Lohja Hospital, we focus on the care of actively inflammatory cases and new cases of arthritis.
Appointments at the Internal Medicine Outpatient Clinic at Porvoo Hospital require a physician's referral. At the Internal Medicine Outpatient Clinic, we…