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Paul F Lachiewicz, MD
(919) 966-9073
3151 Bioinformatics Bldg CB 7055,
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1977

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Christopher V Bensen, MD
(919) 843-4683
CB 7055 3rd Fl Bioinformatics Bldg,
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nc At Chapel Hill Sch Of Med, Chapel Hill Nc 27599
Graduation Year: 1995

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Richard Gary Rozier, DDS
(919) 966-7388
910 Coker Dr
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Dr.Paul Lachiewicz
(919) 966-4131
101 Conner Drive
Chapel Hill, NC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll
Year of Graduation: 1977
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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William Robert Proffit, DDS
(919) 966-4428
University Of Nc Unc Sch Of Dentistry
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Philip McDowell, MD
(919) 966-9066
School of Medicine CB 7055 236 Burnett-Womack Bldg,
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Jay Donovan Keener, MD
(919) 966-5036
3155 Bioinformatics Bldg CB #7055,
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Wv Univ Sch Of Med, Morgantown Wv 26506
Graduation Year: 1998

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Douglas Ray Dirschl, MD
(919) 966-9072
3147 Bioinformatics CB 7055,
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1988

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Paul B Suh
(919) 929-7796
101 Conner Dr
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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Joshua Moss, MD
(919) 966-9071
School of Medicine CB 7055 236 Burnett-Womack Bldg,
Chapel Hill, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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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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