Rheumatology

Basic Science

  • The synovial joint
  • see Orthopaedics for the anatomy of joints
  • HLA and basics of autoimmunity

Core clinical presentations

  • Neck pain/Back pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Elbow pain
  • Wrist/hand pain
  • Knee pain
  • Monoarticular pain/inflammation
  • Polyarticular pain/inflammation
  • Widespread pain
  • Generalised Weakness

Clinical skills/Investigations

  • Examinations
  • Investigations
    • Autoantibodies
  • Joint Aspiration and Joint injection

Conditions

Management/Pharmacology

  • Biologic agents
  • Methotrexate
  • Disease Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs (DMARDs)
  • Steroids
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