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Services

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Here are a number of the specialized services we provide:

  • Bone Density (DXA) testing for diagnosis of osteoporosis
  • Joint/Bursa injections
  • -Corticosteroid injections ("Cortisone shots") injected into joints or soft tissue structures can be helpful for selected patients
  • -Viscosupplementation ("Synthetic joint fluid injections"); these non-surgical FDA-approved treatments for osteoarthritis of the knee (Hyalgan®, Supartz®, Euflexxa®, Synvisc® are examples) are injected directly into the knee joints and serve to lubricate/cushion the joint, and often produce a pain relieving effect
  • Intravenous Infusion Suite
  • -Our office has a state-of-the art infusion area where patients receive the newest, most effective treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Autoimmune disorders, and Osteoporosis. Patients can read, watch television or just relax in comfortable recliners while our registered nurse (RN) infusion specialists administer FDA-approved treatments such as:
  • Inliximab (Remicade®) for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Abatacept (Orencia®) for Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Zoledronic Acid (Reclast®) for Postmenopausal Osteoporosis, Paget's Disease
  • Ibandronate (Boniva®) for Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (a non-invasive tool that can effectively evaluate joints and assist in performing joint injections accurately) Click here for a live image of this amazing technology.
  • Polarized microscopic examination of joint fluid (Our center is CLIA-certified to perform these exams for the diagnosis of gout/pseudogout)Polarized microscopic examination of joint fluid
  • Nailfold Capillary Microscopy (evaluation of Raynaud's Phenomenon)
  • Sialometry (a specialized non-invasive test to help diagnose Sj�gren's Syndrome)
  • Comprenhensive Bone Health Evaluation Service
  • Early Arthritis Clinic
  • -This is a clinic designed to get patients with inflammatory arthritis (like Rheumatoid Arthritis) seen as quickly as possible (usually 1-2 weeks) in order for them to receive the important treatments designed to not only improve pain and function, but prevent joint deformity and long term disability.
  • Bone scan of hands-Patients who can benefit from this service are generally identified by a referring physician; typically these patients have had at least 3-4 weeks of joint pain, swelling, and stiffness that has not responded to first line treatments such as NSAIDs ('Anti-inflammatories'). Sometimes, the referring physician is best able to identify patients who would benefit from this crucial evaluation by means of specific abnormal blood testing.

The Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center of Southwest Ohio is a member of the National Osteoporosis Foundation's Professional Partners Network®