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Our dedicated rheumatology service provides all aspects of rheumatological care for patients from assessment to treatment. Our staff diagnose and treat diseases and disorders of the joints, muscles, bones and tendons such as arthritis and degenerative joint disease

In-patient care is based at Leicester Royal Infirmary.  We have out-patient services at Glenfield Hospital, Leicester General Hospital and Leicester Royal Infirmary and go out to various community hospitals in Leicestershire and Rutland.

We work in close liaison with orthopaedics and the radiology department. We have access to the MRI, CT, musculoskeletal ultrasonography, DXA scan and radioisotope scans to aid diagnosis and treatment.

The rheumatology service has a range of specialist clinics including:

  • Early arthritis clinic

  • Connective tissue disease clinic

  • Back pain clinic

  • Osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease clinic

  • Physiotherapist lead clinic

More information

Fracture Liaison Referral Service - information about how to request a bone density (DXA) scan

Imaging and X-rays - links to useful websites

Patient information leaflets - leaflets produced by specialists in our hospitals that look at a wide range of hospital tests and scans


Links to other useful websites

Arthritis Care - information and support for people affected by arthritis

Arthritis Research Campaign - lots of information about arthritis and its treatment

Disorders of Joints, Bones and Muscles Websites - links to useful information and support organisations

National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society (NASS) - UK charity working for people affected by ankylosing spondylitis

National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society - everything you want to know about rheumatoid arthritis