Rheumatism – drawing and flowing pain

Rheumatism refers to functional disorders of the musculoskeletal system that are associated with pulling and flowing pain. These are due to a disturbance of the immune system, whereby the body attacks its own structures. The joints are often affected first and inflammatory. Furthermore, it comes to swelling, malpositions and loss of function, which can cause serious consequences.
An example of a systemic rheumatic disease is systemic scleroderma with pulmonary and severe skin manifestation. The symptoms are acral ulcerations on the knuckles, which are highly inflammatory. In addition, the mobility of the fingers is severely limited. TIVITA® Tissue images significantly increase the oxygenation of the joints in the fingers, suggesting inflammation. This can be recognized in the superficial, but also the deeper oxygenation.

Hyperspektrale Aufnahme der rechten Hand mit systemischer Sklerodermie, die Aufnahme stammt aus der Klinik und Poliklinik für Hautkrankheiten der Universitätsmedizin Greifswald

Hyperspectral image of the right hand with systemic scleroderma, taken from the Department of Dermatology, Greifswald University Hospital