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Rheumatology in Aylesbury

From arthritis, to connective tissue disorders, our modern, consultant led rheumatology department provides individual care. At a Buckinghamshire hospital with all related facilities available in house.

Professor Nigel Arden

Professor Nigel Arden

Consultant Rheumatologist

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A consultant speaks with a nurse in the hospital corridor

From Restriction To Movement

Rheumatology is the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the joints, muscles, or bones. Conditions affecting them are often inflammatory, or immune system related.

They can bring pain, which needs to be managed, although our team understand that the prime problem is restrictions they place on life.

The first step in removing those barriers is accurate, individual diagnosis, by a consultant rheumatologist. This may include on site medical imaging, such as x-rays, or MRI, or blood tests.

A consultant’s knowledge is the key, for common conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, or complex, inherited disorders. They will create a treatment plan focused on your needs.

Treatment can range from medication, to injections, physio, or complete joint replacement. Part of shared decisions, to see disease gone and the pleasure of movement return.

Rheumatological Conditions

The focus of our specialists will be to understand your condition and the support needed to eradicate this. The core issues they regularly treat include:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Soft tissue rheumatism
  • Gout
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Vasculitis
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Autoinflammatory Disease
  • Connective tissue disorders
  • Lupus
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Highest standards of care

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Diagnosis and Treatment

At The Royal Buckinghamshire Hospital, a complete range of diagnostic aids are available to assist your consultant, along with rheumatological treatment to suit each patient’s needs:

  • Ultrasound
  • X-ray, or MRI
  • Guided Injections
  • Joint injections
  • Surgical restoration
  • Specialist medication
  • Physiotherapy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Hip Replacement
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Nerve blocking medication

Rheumatology Consultants

Our consultant rheumatologist, Professor Nigel Arden leads the team and is highly regarded in his field.

Professor Nigel Arden

Professor Nigel Arden

Consultant Rheumatologist

Joint pain affects a huge number of people and can be a result of age, wear and tear, or underlying conditions, such as lupus. With on site diagnostics and medical imaging, we identify the cause of your pain and find the right treatment for your condition.

Professor Nigel Arden

Consultant Rheumatologist

Consultation Fees

In most cases, if you are meeting your own costs, you can self refer directly to one of our rheumatology consultants. Consultations typically cost between £150 and £250.

Patients using medical insurance should be fine, as all our consultants work within acceptable fee levels.

Consultants at our hospital are renowned, senior physicians or surgeons. They will be on the General Medical Council’s specialist register, along with belonging to specialist bodies.

As importantly, they are here because together with their skills and knowledge, they share our patient first ethos.

To request an appointment with a consultant, please use use the form, email link, or phone number below.

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We accept both insured & self-pay patients

Our Facilities

Our patients and the people who care for them deserve the finest facilities, for diagnostics, treatment, or surgery and to aid recovery.

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In house X-ray and MRI

Swift access to x-ray, MRI and ultrasound allows symptoms to be investigated without delay. Bringing our patients peace of mind, or the early treatment that many medical conditions benefit from.

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State of the Art Theatres

All our surgical theatres have been refurbished and fitted with the latest equipment. An ideal environment for surgical consultants and designed to bring high levels of safety, to protect patients.

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Beautiful Private Rooms

Feeling comfortable during a hospital stay is a pleasure and an aid to recovery. The reason our patients are provided with private, en-suite rooms, freshly prepared meals and dedicated nursing care.

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Physio Aiding Recovery

Physiotherapy is recognised for the value this can bring after injury, or trauma. There is also a close link with surgery, where our skilled physios can play an important role in post surgical recovery..

Speak to our team today

Get in touch to book an appointment, for further information, or to ask any question you wish. All contact is handled securely and confidentially.

Call us on

01296 678800

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