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Richard Alan Brash, MD
Oak Brook, IL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Finch U Of Hs/Chicago Med Sch, North Chicago Il 60664
Graduation Year: 1976

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George C Tsatsos, MD
Oak Brook, IL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Terrance D Peabody
(773) 834-4064
180 Harvester Dr Ste 110
Burr Ridge, IL
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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John Lindahl Reilly, MD
(630) 355-1300
Western Springs, IL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1983

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Gerald F Loftus, MD FACS
(708) 246-6416
5202 Ernst Ct
Western Springs, IL
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola
Graduation Year: 1958

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Anthony T Young, DDS
(708) 246-4000
5455 Wolf Rd
Western Springs, IL
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Richard A Schuberth, DDS
(630) 887-8070
305 75th St
Willowbrook, IL
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Wayne A Aspito, DDS
(630) 529-5559
Oak Brook, IL
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Martin Jacob Greenberg, MD
(630) 954-2123
916 Merry Ln
Oak Brook, IL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1976

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Gregory P Macaluso, DDS
(630) 571-8393
120 Oakbrook Ctr Ste 608
Oak Brook, IL
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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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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