Leg Fracture Treatment for Seniors Anderson IN

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Edson Drew Carrel, MD
(765) 646-8272
2101 Jackson St Ste 014
Anderson, IN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1965

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Stephen W Shick
(765) 683-4400
2610 Enterprise Dr
Anderson, IN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Joseph G Jerman
(765) 683-4400
2610 Enterprise Dr
Anderson, IN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Timothy J Alford, DDS
(765) 622-7646
3819 Fairview Dr
Anderson, IN
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Marcus Ali Thorne
(765) 683-4400
2610 Enterprise Dr
Anderson, IN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Edson Drew Carrel
(765) 646-8272
2101 Jackson St
Anderson, IN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Stephen T Hampton, MD
(765) 683-4400
2610 Enterprise Dr
Anderson, IN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Community Hosp -Anderson-Madi, Anderson, In; St Johns Health System, Anderson, In
Group Practice: Central Indiana Orthpedics Pc

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David Wayne Graybill, MD
(765) 683-4400
2610 Enterprise Dr
Anderson, IN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: St Johns Health System, Anderson, In
Group Practice: Central Indiana Orthpedics Pc

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Nirmal Kishin Surtani, MD
(765) 284-7738
2610 Enterprise Dr
Anderson, IN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1991

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Nirmal K Surtani
(765) 683-4400
2610 Enterprise Dr
Anderson, IN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Take Heart, Seniors--You Can Recover from Leg Fractures

Fractures to the legs and hips are one of the main reasons that people over 65 end up in the hospital. But not much is known about how these patients recover. This study followed 30 seniors who had leg fractures in accidents such as car crashes.

Researchers did physical tests of strength and range of motion and asked the subjects questions about their health, activities, and mental state. The subjects were tested an average of almost three years after their injuries.

The results showed that almost all of the patients had recovered very well. Their physical tests showed that the injured legs and uninjured legs functioned at about the same level. The subjects reported a low level of pain. And they even compared well to a control group of seniors who had never broken a bone in their legs.

One surprising difference between the subjects and the healthy control group was the results of the scores on mental state. Even though the subjects had returned to good function and low pain, they showed a much lower mental state. The authors don't know how to explain this. They note that the lowest scores came from people who had spent a long time in the hospital, and that two subjects were diagnosed with depression. Their responses may have caused a lower overall average score.

These results are somewhat different than other similar studies. The researchers suggest that it could be because their study limited subjects to people who had relatively simple fractures, witho...

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