Rheumatoid arthritis is a complex disease. In fact, it's not just one disease but more a label that we typically apply to a certain set of symptoms and signs. Our immune system normally focuses on fighting bacteria and virus, but in rheumatoid arthritis, it goes the wrong direction resulting in inflammation of the lining of the joint capsule (synovitis). This inflamed tissue is highly destructive and results in permanent joint deformity. Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the most common inflammatory arthritis in the community.
The BJC Connected Care Model Arthritis requires an Integrated Approach. We call this Connected Care. This approach has come about because our main objective has always been to treat the whole person, not just the site of pain. We achieve this by encouraging our specialists and allied health professionals to work together in connecting the treatment of our clients’ health issues where appropriate.