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W Christopher Urban, MD
(410) 544-4855
1600 S Crain Hwy
Glen Burnie, MD
Business
Bay Area Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Constantine A Misoul, MD
(410) 682-5500
901 Eastern Blvd
Essex, MD
Business
Multi Specialty Healthcare
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Edwin Cockey Fulton, MD
(410) 768-5050
1600 Crain Hwy S Ste 401
Glen Burnie, MD
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1968

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Terrence M O'Donovan, MD
(410) 768-5555
200 Hospital Dr
Glen Burnie, MD
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1983

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Edwin Fulton
(410) 768-5050
1600 S Crain Highway
Glen Burnie, MD
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Cyrus Pezeshki MD
(410) 282-2211
6730 Holabird Ave
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Orthopedics

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James E Callan MD
(301) 891-6130
7610 Carroll Ave
Takoma Park, MD
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Charles Francis Denny
(410) 768-5050
1600 S Crain Highway
Glen Burnie, MD
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Leo A Courtney
(410) 768-5555
200 Hospital Dr
Glen Burnie, MD
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Joseph Andrew Shrout, MD
(301) 677-8796
2480 Llewellyn Ave
Fort George G Meade, MD
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1991

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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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