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Mary H Walton, DDS
(734) 975-8730
2301 S Huron Pkwy Ste 2B
Ann Arbor, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Thomas R Peterson, MD
(734) 971-6486
Ann Arbor, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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John Kandelin Morris, MD
(734) 712-2230
Ann Arbor, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1973

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Maria L Pinzon, DDS
(734) 975-8730
2301 S Huron Pkwy Ste 2B
Ann Arbor, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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James W Reese, DDS
(734) 741-0101
3250 Plymouth Rd Ste 102
Ann Arbor, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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James Alyn Mc Namara, DDS
(734) 668-8288
321 N Ingalls St
Ann Arbor, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Herbert Kaufer, MD
209 E Washington St Ste 300
Ann Arbor, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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John G Clinthorne, DDS
(734) 761-3116
1303 Packard St Ste 101
Ann Arbor, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Heawon Ludia Kim, DDS
(734) 728-1702
1303 Packard St # 101
Ann Arbor, MI
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Dean Sherwood Louis, MD
(734) 936-5200
1500 E Medical Center Dr
Ann Arbor, MI
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1962

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Arthritis

What Is Arthritis?

Arthritis means inflammation of the joints. Inflammation generally includes symptoms of redness, heat, swelling, and pain. Many different diseases can result in inflammation of the joints. Arthritis is therefore a general term that describes more than one hundred different diseases of the joints of your body.

In some types of arthritis, the cause of the disease is known, but in others it is still unknown. Some types of arthritis come on suddenly, and others develop slowly. Any joint can be affected, including your knees, hips, neck, shoulders, and fingers.

The diseases that cause arthritis can also attack muscle and connective tissue around joints. Some diseases may even damage other organs of the body, such as the kidneys, intestines, and heart. Because the diseases inflame the joints, most arthritic conditions and related diseases involve chronic (long-term) pain. Over time, they may cause increasing damage to the joints or soft tissues of your body.

Your joints are beautifully designed to minimize stress and damage while you move. Nearly all joints of the body are synovial joints. Most synovial joints occur where two bones come together and must rub against one another to allow motion. Smooth, slick articular cartilage covers the end of the bones so they don't rub together. Synovial fluid lubricates the joint. Around the joint, connective tissue forms a watertight sack that is called the joint capsule. Small, flu...

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