Excellence in Musculoskeletal Care at Cleveland Clinic in Florida
The Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital specializes in treating individuals affected by the most complex bone, joint or connective tissue disorders. The institute is comprised of the departments of orthopaedic surgery, rheumatology and sports medicine. Our collaborative team of specialists is comprised of a multidisciplinary group of specialists at Cleveland Clinic Martin Indian River Hospital but also the orthopaedic departments at Cleveland Clinic Martin Health and Cleveland Clinic Florida in Broward and Palm Beach Counties – giving our patients more access to the best orthopaedic care in their communities.
Collaborative Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Care
The orthopaedic and rheumatology specialists at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital are committed to improving outcomes and quality of life for patients with musculoskeletal problems. Our multidisciplinary team of orthopaedic medicine specialists, orthopaedic surgeons, and rheumatologists have extensive expertise caring for patients with the most common disorders and rarest diseases. We collaborate with Cleveland Clinic colleagues across the region, including orthopaedic oncologists, spine specialists, and rehabilitation specialists, to provide personalized, high-quality care. Our Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital team and surgeons are renowned for treating complex conditions and advancing care through research and innovation, and we bring that comprehensive care to the Treasure Coast.
Rheumatology & Immunology
The rheumatologist physicians at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital are specialty-trained to diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disease and systemic autoimmune conditions commonly referred to as rheumatic diseases. These diseases can affect the joints, muscles, and bones causing pain, swelling, stiffness, and deformity.
These include gout and metabolic bone disease, such as osteoporosis, connective tissue diseases and autoimmune diseases. Rheumatologists diagnose and treat rheumatic diseases with non-surgical treatment options. It offers a focused approach to developing a treatment plan aimed at slowing the progression of disease, preserving joint function and improving quality of life. A treatment plan will likely include medications, intra-articular and trigger point injections, regular exercise, a healthy diet, stress management and rest.
If you experience persistent and severe achiness and pain, as well as swelling around one or more joints, you should see your primary care physician for a referral to a rheumatologist. Don’t wait until these problems interfere with your daily living. Getting a timely diagnosis and starting treatment as soon as possible can help limit undue deterioration of your joints.
What We Treat
There are more than 100 types of rheumatologic diseases. The most common diseases treated by rheumatologists include osteoarthritis, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic back pain, tendinitis, and lupus.