Rheumatology - Fife Rheumatic Diseases Unit

The Fife Rheumatic Diseases Unit (FRDU) was established in 1994.  At the outset the unit was developed as a multi-disciplinary community focused Rheumatology service.  The Unit offers a truly holistic patient centred approach to chronic disease management.

What is Rheumatology?
Rheumatology is a multidisciplinary branch of medicine that deals with the investigation, diagnosis and management of patients with arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions.  This incorporates over 200 disorders affecting joints, bones, muscles and soft tissues, including inflammatory arthritis and other systemic autoimmune disorders, vasculitis, soft tissue conditions, spinal pain and metabolic bone disease.  A significant number of musculoskeletal conditions also affect other organ systems.

If you are experiencing any difficulties with your symptoms or medications then you may wish to have a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page in the first instance.

Main Contact Numbers:

Rheumatology Department 01592 648193
Rheumatology Advice Line 01592 648065
Rheumatology Appointments Line 01592 647957
Rheumatology Physiotherapy Appointments Line 01592 643355 ext 21381




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