Cape Arthritis and Rheumatology

Cape Arthritis and Rheumatology was established in 2015 in the iconic Busamed Hospital in the tranquil Paardevlei estate for patients with rheumatic disorders including rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, fibromyalgia, polymyalgia rheumatica, auto immune disorders, back pain and osteoporosis.

You may not know why you have pain or what condition you are suffering from, and that is precisely why you should come.

As a leading expert in this field, Dr CA Pettipher prides himself in the following principles:

  1. Time given to make an accurate diagnosis (1 hour consultation with the initial visit),
  2. Full explanation about the underlying condition,
  3. Open and frank discussion about treatment options,
  4. Truth, honesty and dignity at all times,
  5. Follow up visits to resolution.

Speak to a specialist today.

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SARAA | Risk of Tuberculosis in Biologic Users for Rheumatic Diseases

By on November 8, 2017

Clive Pettipher and Romela Benitha present the following Study: Risk of Tuberculosis in Biologic Users for Rheumatic Diseases.


Hydrotherapy: Muirne van Wyk throws away her crutches

By on August 8, 2016

HomeMuirne van Wyk tells us about her life, her osteoarthritis and her experience with hydrotherapy. I was born in London and grew up on a farm in Middlesex, later in Buckinghamshire, so during my school holidays we would work on the

Hydrotherapy for Arthritis and related Rheumatic Conditions

By on August 8, 2016

HomeHydrotherapy techniques are extremely beneficial and can be used with any type of arthritis. Hydrotherapy is also beneficial for people suffering from Parkinsons, Fibromyalgia, many neurological disorders, autoimmune and joint illnesses. Hydrotherapy is not aquarobics, which by contrast is a

About Therapy in Action

By on December 8, 2015

Home RETURN TO WORK FIT AND STRONG! Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists An allied health practice, Therapy in Action specialises in hand, musculosketal and vocational rehabilitation and comprises a team of expert occupational therapists and physiotherapists who offer therapeutic and rehabilitation


South African recommendations for the management of rheumatoid arthritis: An algorithm for the standard of care in 2013

By on November 25, 2015

HomeRheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease, which, if treated inadequately, leads to irreversible joint damage, resulting in deformities, disability and premature mortality. The disease occurs worldwide and affects approximately 1% of the population.[1,2] Recently, there have been major