Arthritis Pendleton OR
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital: St Anthony Hospital, Pendleton, Or
Group Practice: Eastern Oregon Orthopaedic
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1986
Grants Pass, OR
Medical School: Mi State Univ Coll Of Human Med
Year of Graduation: 1983
Hospital: Three Rivers Community Hospita, Grants Pass, Or
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1996
Klamath Falls, OR
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery, Plastic Surgery
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1975
Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery
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...