Dr John Karl Gaffney: Rheumatology
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Dr John Karl Gaffney

Karl Gaffney

Rheumatology

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Specialises in

  • Osteoporosis

About me

Karl Gaffney has been a Consultant Rheumatologist at Spire Norwich Hospital and The Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust since 1996. He is also Rheumatology Research lead, Honorary Reader at Norwich Medical School, Chief Medical Advisor and Trustee of the National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society (www.nass.co.uk) and Treasurer and Trustee of the British Society for Spondyloarthritis (www.britspa.co.uk). He represents the British Society for Rheumatology at appraisals of biological therapies in axial SpA (including Ankylosing Spondylitis) and is chair of the British Society for Rheumatology Guidelines Group for biologics in axial SpA. As well as providing high quality medical care, Dr Gaffney works as part of a highly experienced multidisciplinary team which includes musculoskeletal radiologists, neurophysiologists, specialist physiotherapists, nurse specialists and occupational therapists. He works closely with expert orthopaedic surgery colleagues and experts in other areas allied to rheumatology.

He provides a full range of rheumatology services including intra-articular (joint) and soft-tissue injections, epidural injections, intra-venous therapies, immunosuppressive treatments, disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs and the new range of biologic therapies. He has on-site access to all specialist laboratory and imaging modalities including MRI, CT, ultrasound and DEXA (BoneDensitometry).

Dr Gaffney has particular expertise and research interest in the management of ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis.

Areas of interest

• Ankylosing spondylitis; axial spondyloarthritis; back pain; Neck pain; Soft tissue injections; Soft tissue disorders; Fibromyalgia; Inflammatory joint disorders; Osteoporosis; Lupus; Rheumatoid arthritis; Gout; Shoulder pain; carpal tunnel syndrome; Vasculitis; Muscle disorders; Polymyalgia rheumatica Foot pain; trigger finger; Joint injections; epidurals

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Procedures completed

  • W9040

    Injection(s), +/- aspiration, into joint(s), cyst, bursa or soft tissue - (5-50)

    Spire Norwich Hospital (5-50)

  • W9030

    One or two injections, +/- aspiration, into joint(s), cyst, bursa or soft tissue, with image guidance - (1-5)

    Spire Norwich Hospital (1-5)

  • W9282

    Joint fluid examination (e.g. polarising microscopy) performed by consultant (including aspiration of fluid) - (1-5)

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