Vision & Mission
The Winelands Rheumatology Centre is a multidisciplinary integrated clinical service focused upon the diagnosis and management of rheumatological disorders. They range from:
Inflammatory diseases that affect mainly the musculoskeletal system
The aim of Winelands Rheumatology Centre is to provide a quick diagnosis and optimal management of all musculoskeletal diseases; from young to old age.
Arthritis is pain, swelling and stiffness in a joint.
Rheumatic diseases are disorders of the musculoskeletal system that may involve arthritis.
These diseases are common and approximately 15% of patients on an average GP’s list have an arthritis related condition.
They can cause significant loss of function and quality of life, unless they are managed by a multidisciplinary team.
Although joint pain is a feature of most rheumatic diseases, these disorders may present in different guises, with other symptoms, and to a variety of specialists ranging from dermatology to genitourinary medicine.
They can affect all ages and both genders; inherited conditions and multisystem inflammatory arthritis can start from birth.