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Eric J Reitz, DMD
(412) 831-2188
2405 S Park Rd
Bethel Park, PA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Richard F Collins, MD
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1968

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Ronald S Good, DDS
(412) 344-4663
677 Washington Rd
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Robert J Donofrio, MD
(412) 429-0880
363 Vanadium Rd
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Rochester Sch Of Med & Dentistry, Rochester Ny 14642
Graduation Year: 1976

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Derrick J Fluhme
(412) 429-0880
363 Vanadium Rd
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Michael Andrew Thompson, MD
(412) 678-0534
3018 Grandview Farms Pl
Bethel Park, PA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1998

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Robert Edward Schilken, MD
(412) 851-5133
59 Fort Couch Rd
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1990

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John S Beachler
(412) 429-0880
363 Vanadium Rd
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Eric David Nabors, MD
(412) 429-0880
363 Vanadium Rd
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1989

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Christopher M Manning
(412) 429-0880
363 Vanadium Rd
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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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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