Genes are pieces of information that are present in most of our body’s cells and are instructions for how the cell works. A pathogenic variant (mutation) is a change in a gene that causes it to stop working properly.
Some groups of people share common disease-associated variants in genes that have been passed on through families for generations. These pathogenic variants, called “founder” mutations, increase the risk for associated genetic conditions within that group.
Cooper rheumatologists treat the full spectrum of joint pain (arthralgia) to get you back to living your life. Our experts take a multidisciplinary approach to joint care, offering the latest diagnosis and treatment options, coordinating with orthopaedic surgeons and physical therapists to offer you the most comprehensive care possible.