The Department of Rheumatology, headed by Assosiate Professor Russell Buchanan, provides specialist non-surgical care and treatment to patients with rheumatic illnesses involving problems with joints, soft tissues and auto immune diseases arising from an inappropriate immune response of the body.
We are dedicated to world's best practice in the management and treatment of the specialised care of our patients. Our specialist consultants evaluate and treat all forms of arthritis and have special interest clinics. We are evaluating the use of ultrasound in the management of conditions involving gout, rheumatoid arthritis and other forms of inflammatory diseases including ankylosing spondylitis, systemic lupus, scleroderma and other autoimmune disorders.
Our Department provides a consultative service to other hospital units, this is done by providing care in both in-and out-patient settings. In the latter, endeavours are made whenever possible to integrate co-operative management with patient's general practitioner. Out patient clinics are facilitated by the Out patients Department at the Repatriation campus.
The Department of Rheumatology also play a vital role in ongoing research and educational activities.