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Michael Scott Green, MD
(803) 256-4107
1910 Blanding St
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1981

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Coleman Deane Fowble, MD
(803) 256-4107
1910 Blanding St
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1992

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Michael R Ugino
(803) 256-4107
1910 Blanding St
Columbia, SC
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Coleman Deane Fowble
(803) 256-4107
1910 Blanding St
Columbia, SC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Richard K Truluck Jr, MD
(803) 254-3517
2749 Laurel St
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1966

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John Talley Parrott
(803) 256-4107
1910 Blanding St
Columbia, SC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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James S O'Leary
(803) 256-4107
1910 Blanding St
Columbia, SC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Ross D Lynch
(803) 256-4107
1910 Blanding St
Columbia, SC
Specialty
Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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Robert D Santrock
(803) 256-4107
1910 Blanding St
Columbia, SC
Specialty
Foot & Ankle Surgery

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William Cleveland James, MD
1910 Blanding St
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1997

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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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