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James Henry Breihan, MD
(773) 529-3991
Batavia, IL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Thorek Hosp& Med Ctr, Chicago, Il; Grant Hosp, Chicago, Il
Group Practice: Sarrafian-Breihan Orthopedics

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Craig M Torosian
(630) 584-1400
2525 Kaneville Rd
Geneva, IL
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Craig Alan Popp, MD
(630) 584-1400
2525 Kaneville Rd
Geneva, IL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
French, German, Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1992
Hospital
Hospital: St Joseph Hosp, Elgin, Il; Delnor Comm Hosp, Geneva, Il
Group Practice: Fox Valley Orthopaedic Inst Fox Valley Orthopaedic Assocs

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Jeffrey William Grosskopf, MD
(630) 584-1400
2525 Kaneville Rd
Geneva, IL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: St Joseph Hosp, Elgin, Il; Delnor Comm Hosp, Geneva, Il
Group Practice: Fox Valley Orthopaedic Inst Fox Valley Orthopaedic Assocs

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Merle John Denker, MD
(630) 584-1400
2525 Kaneville Rd
Geneva, IL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: St Joseph Hosp, Elgin, Il; Delnor Comm Hosp, Geneva, Il
Group Practice: Fox Valley Orthopaedic Inst Fox Valley Orthopaedic Assocs

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David R Morawski
(630) 584-1400
2525 Kaneville Rd
Geneva, IL
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Thomas A Atkins
(630) 584-1400
2525 Kaneville Rd
Geneva, IL
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Eric K Bartel
(630) 584-1400
2525 Kaneville Rd
Geneva, IL
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery

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Timothy Petsche, MD
Geneva, IL
Specialty
Orthopaedic Sugeon

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Kevan Earl Ketterling, MD
(630) 584-1400
2525 Kaneville Rd
Geneva, IL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: St Joseph Hosp, Elgin, Il
Group Practice: Fox Valley Orthopaedic Inst Fox Valley Orthopaedic Assocs

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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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