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Stephen Ernest Ellender, DDS
(985) 876-5370
PO Box 2466
Houma, LA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Christopher E Cenac, MD
(985) 868-7020
210 New Orleans Blvd
Houma, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1971

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William H Kinnard
(985) 868-1540
1001 School Street
Houma, LA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Christopher Cenac
(985) 868-1540
1001 School Street
Houma, LA
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans
Year of Graduation: 1971
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.4, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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H Lawrence Haydel, MD
(985) 868-1540
1001 School St
Houma, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1990

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Arthur Delmar Walker Jr, MD
(985) 868-7566
PO Box 3655
Houma, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1976

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Christopher E Cenac
(985) 868-7020
210 New Orleans Blvd
Houma, LA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Arthur Delmar Walker
(985) 868-7566
869 Verret St
Houma, LA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Albert P Ellender, DDS
(985) 851-1234
102 Ramey Rd
Houma, LA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Christopher E Cenac
(985) 868-1540
1001 School St
Houma, LA
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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