Osteoarthritis, or OA, is the most common form of arthritis, usually affecting older people but seen as well in younger people. Osteoarthritis is often degenerative, caused by “wear and tear” and loss of the cushioning cartilage in the joints. In some patients inflammation from the immune system can be seen.

For more information on RA, we recommend visiting the National Institutes of Health or contact us for an appointment.

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Orthopaedics & Rheumatology
of the North Shore, S.C.
4709 W. Golf Road, Suite 1200
Skokie, IL 60076 [Map]

For Appointments call: 847-869-7233
Fax: 847-869-9461
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As a new mother, the last thing on Lori’s mind was Rheumatoid Arthritis. But when her pain and stiffness moved from annoying – to incapacitating – she knew she needed to do something.

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