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Nawaf Abdullah Masri, DDS
(734) 261-8860
Rocky River, OH
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Robert M Coale, MD
19349 Riverwood Ave
Rocky River, OH
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Stanley H Nahigian
(440) 473-3434
29001 Cedar Rd
Cleveland, OH
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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John M Clough, MD
(216) 283-6860
600 Superior Ave E Ste 2100
Cleveland, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Robert Curtis Corn
(440) 646-9636
5885 Landerbrook Dr
Mayfield Heights, OH
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

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Mark Schickendantz, MD
Cleveland, OH
Specialty
Orthopaedic Sugeon

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James Walter Ballrick, DDS
(440) 331-5450
21851 Center Ridge Rd Ste 405
Rocky River, OH
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Kim Stearns, MD
(216) 363-2222
2709 Franklin Blvd Ste 6E
Cleveland, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northeastern Oh Univs Coll Of Med, Rootstown Oh 44272
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Deaconess Hosp Of Cleveland, Cleveland, Oh; St Vincent Charity Hospital, Cleveland, Oh; St Michael Hospital, Cleveland, Oh; Southwest Community Health Sys, Cleveland, Oh; Bedford Med Ctr, Bedford, Oh; Lutheran Med Ctr, Cleveland, Oh
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Stanley Haig Nahigian, MD
(440) 473-3434
29001 Cedar Rd Ste 519
Cleveland, OH
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1957
Hospital
Hospital: Hillcrest Hosp, Cleveland, Oh
Group Practice: Stanley H Nahigian Inc

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William R Bohl
(216) 621-4060
1730 W 25th St
Cleveland, OH
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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