Arthritis affects some 50 million Americans, a number that is expected to grow to 67 million by 2030. It is the leading cause of disability in the U.S., and the second most frequently reported chronic condition.
Arthritis is not just a disease of old age. Two-thirds of people with arthritis are under the age of 65, including 300,000 children. It is a more frequent cause of activity limitation than heart disease, cancer or diabetes.
Rheumatologists at University of Miami Hospital treat arthritis and a wide variety of other rheumatological and connective tissue diseases. As part of UHealth—University of Miami Health System, the Hospital is actively engaged in federally-funded research in the areas of autoimmunity, systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Rheumatology Specialties at University of Miami Hospital:
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus)
- Lyme Disease
- Osteo Arthritis
- Psoriatic Arthritis
- Raynaud’s Syndrome
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Sjogren’s Disease
- Wegener’s Granulomatosis