The department of Rheumatology at Pushpagiri Hospital deals with evaluation and medical management of patients with musculo skeletal disorders.  This include a wide variety of conditions popularly known as ‘vatharogam‘ in Malayalam. It is widely believed in Kerala, that allopathic system does not offer a cure for these conditions.  The fact is that there is considerable advancement in the treatment of these conditions and if treated earlier many diseases can be well controlled.

  • Rheumatology OPD 
  • Intrarticular injections   
  • Biologic Infusion Clinic
  • Arthritis including inflammatory Arthritis like Rheumatoid, Psoriatic and non- inflammatory arthritis like Osteoarthritis and those associated with infections like Chikungunya.
  • Systemic connective tissue disorders like lupus (SLE), scleroderma, sjogrens syndrome etc.
  • Seronegative spondyloarthropathies like ankylosing spondylitis, reactive arthritis etc.
  • Vasculitis including small, medium and large vessel vasculitis.
  • Rheumatic disorders associated with metabolic (eg.Gout), endocrine, neoplastic and    hematologic disorders
  • Regional musculoskeletal disorders like tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, fibromyalgia, back and neck pain (spondylitis).
  • Childhood arthritis like Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.
  • Osteoporosis, which is affects the elderly.
  • Miscellaneous disorders like Antiphospholipid syndrome, Behcet’s syndrome, autoinflmmatory disorders.
  • The department has facility for specialized treatment like Biologics with patients of Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Seronegative Spondyloarthropathy benefitting from the therapy.
  • The department is supported by a dedicated Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy  team.


Dr. C. A. Abdul Khadir

General Medicine - Rheumatology


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