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Keith D Sheffer, MD
(913) 782-1148
20920 W 151st St Ste 100
Olathe, KS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1967

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John B Moore
(913) 782-0707
20375 W 151st St
Olathe, KS
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Howard Lea Wilcox Jr, MD
913-390-1800x8016
20805 W 151st St Ste 224
Olathe, KS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1970

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Gregory Patrick Lynch, MD
(913) 782-1148
20375 W 151st St Ste 106
Olathe, KS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1993

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Brian C Kindred
(913) 782-1148
20920 W 151st St
Olathe, KS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Keith D Sheffer
(913) 782-1148
20920 W 151st St
Olathe, KS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Gregory P Lynch
(913) 782-1148
20920 W 151st St
Olathe, KS
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Lanny Winston Harris, MD
(913) 782-1148
20375 W 151st St
Olathe, KS
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: Olathe Med Ctr, Olathe, Ks; Research Med Ctr, Kansas City, Mo
Group Practice: Johnson County Orthopedics

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Daniel Dean Schaper, MD
(913) 829-9604
20920 W 151st St Ste 100
Olathe, KS
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1981

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Federico Gonzalez
(913) 782-0707
20375 W 151st St
Olathe, KS
Specialty
Hand 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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