Top 8 latest technology in rheumatology care.

3d-technology in rheumatology care

As of my last update in January 2022, several advancements have been emerging in rheumatology care. Some of the newest technologies include:

  1. Biological Therapies: Continual advancements in biologics, such as monoclonal antibodies targeting specific cytokines or immune cells involved in rheumatic diseases, are improving treatment efficacy and reducing side effects.

  2. Precision Medicine: Utilizing genetic and molecular profiling to tailor treatments based on individual patient characteristics and disease mechanisms, thereby optimizing therapeutic outcomes.

  3. Telemedicine and Remote Monitoring: Integration of telehealth platforms and wearable devices for remote patient monitoring, which allows for more frequent monitoring and early detection of disease flares.

  4. Artificial Intelligence (AI): AI is being used to analyze vast amounts of clinical data to predict disease progression, stratify patient risk, and even suggest personalized treatment plans.

  5. 3D Printing: Customized orthotics and prosthetics designed using 3D printing technology can improve mobility and quality of life for patients with rheumatic conditions.

  6. Virtual Reality (VR): VR is being explored for pain management and rehabilitation in rheumatology, offering immersive environments for distraction therapy and therapeutic exercises.

  7. Nanotechnology: Nanoparticles and nanoformulations are being developed for targeted drug delivery and improved efficacy in treating rheumatic diseases.

  8. Regenerative Medicine: Stem cell therapies and tissue engineering approaches are being investigated to regenerate damaged tissues and modulate immune responses in autoimmune conditions.

It’s important to note that the field of rheumatology is rapidly evolving, and new technologies continue to emerge that may further improve diagnosis, treatment, and patient outcomes. For the latest advancements, consulting recent medical literature and updates from professional rheumatology societies would provide the most current information.


Dr. Amit Sureen

Dr. Amit Sureen earned a B.S. from UC Irvine, followed by a M.S. and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sureen completed his Internal Medicine residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso, and his Rheumatology Fellowship at the University of Missouri.  

Dr. Sureen’s approach to treating rheumatic diseases involves actively listening to patients to understand their needs, providing education, and using evidence-based medicine to achieve the best possible outcomes. He believes that each patient’s experience and needs are unique, and creates individualized treatment plans to meet each patient’s specific health goals. Dr. Sureen feels privileged to build lasting relationships with his patients and genuinely enjoys providing for their care and comfort. 

Dr. Sureen specializes in treatment of Arthritis, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Gout, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Scleroderma, Mixed Connective Tissue Disease, Inflammatory Myopathies, and Vasculitis.

In his spare time, he enjoys playing basketball, hiking, exercising and traveling. He genuinely cares about the well-being of his patients and is proud to be a part of the Southland Arthritis team. 

Dr. Marc Phillpotts

Dr. Marc Phillpotts

Dr. Marc Phillpotts is a board certified physician in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. Dr. Phillpotts earned his medical degree at The University of the West Indies in Jamaica. He moved to Washington, DC where he completed Residency training in Internal Medicine at Howard University Hospital, then Fellowship training at the George Washington University. He has held an academic position as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the GW SMHS. He is a member of several professional societies including the American Medical Association, International Society of Clinical Densitometry and American College of Rheumatology. Dr. Phillpotts has expertise in musculoskeletal ultrasound and bone densitometry. In his spare time, Dr. Phillpotts enjoys running, swimming and tennis.