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Robert A Shively, MD
(314) 652-4100
915 N Grand Ave
Saint Louis, MO
Business
Washington University Orthopedics
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Ryan M Nunley
(314) 747-2500
4921 Parkview Pl
Saint Louis, MO
Specialty
Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

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Lindley Wall
(314) 362-5000
1 Barnes Jewish Hospital Plz
Saint Louis, MO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Lawrence Lenke
(314) 747-2500
4921 Parkview Place
Saint Louis, MO
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Kimberly H Foust
(314) 268-5781
3635 Vista Ave
Saint Louis, MO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Charles Alan Goldfarb, MD
(314) 747-4709
4921 Parkview Pl
Saint Louis, MO
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1996
Hospital
Hospital: Barnes Jewish Hosp, Saint Louis, Mo
Group Practice: Barnes Hosp/Washington Univ

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James E Toledano Jr, MD
(314) 577-8850
3635 Vista Ave
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1993

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Thomas B Huizenga, MD
(314) 577-8850
PO Box 15250
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Susan E Mackinnon, MD
(314) 362-4586
660 S Euclid Ave # 8238
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery, Plastic Surgery
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Queens Univ, Fac Of Med, Kingston, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1975

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Keith E Brandt
(314) 362-7388
4921 Parkview Pl
Saint Louis, MO
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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