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Shelly D Townsend-Hansen, DDS
(701) 237-3725
1017 Broadway
Fargo, ND
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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J Donald OpGrande
(701) 232-2848
2301 25th St S
Fargo, ND
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Dr.Bruce Piatt
(701) 364-8000
3000 32nd Avenue South
Fargo, ND
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1989
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Philip Q Johnson, MD
(701) 237-9712
2301 25th St S Ste A
Fargo, ND
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med, Grand Forks Nd 58201
Graduation Year: 1984
Hospital
Hospital: Dakota Heartland Hlth System, Fargo, Nd; Meritcare Med Ctr, Fargo, Nd
Group Practice: Orthopaedic Associates-Fargo

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Matthew G Friederichs
(701) 234-8770
2400 32nd Ave S
Fargo, ND
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Jeffrey Paul Stavenger, MD
(701) 237-9712
2301 25th St S Ste A
Fargo, ND
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd, 57069
Graduation Year: 1979

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Thomas Duane Nagle, MD
(701) 234-2201
1101 5th St N
Fargo, ND
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1972

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David A Bailey
(701) 234-8770
2400 32nd Ave S
Fargo, ND
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Gary A Matthys
(701) 241-9300
2301 25th St S
Fargo, ND
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Steven W Lantz
(701) 364-8000
3000 32nd Ave S
Fargo, ND
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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