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

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Sidney Herbert Herr, DDS
(636) 296-6332
937 Jeffco Blvd
Arnold, MO
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Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Jonathan A Shanker, DDS
(314) 842-4105
12111 Tesson Ferry Rd
Saint Louis, MO
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Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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John Baldwin Weltmer
(314) 849-5414
12152 Tesson Ferry Rd
Saint Louis, MO
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Orthopedic Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery

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Brent Dee Bankhead, DDS
(314) 843-5553
3890 S Lindbergh Blvd # 115
Saint Louis, MO
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Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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James G Schaus, DDS
(636) 464-3020
4051 Jeffco Blvd
Arnold, MO
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Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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George D Bankhead, DDS
(314) 843-5553
3890 S Lindbergh Blvd Ste 115
Saint Louis, MO
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Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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George R Schoedinger
(314) 849-0311
12639 Old Tesson Rd
Saint Louis, MO
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Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.DALE DOERR
12639 Old Tesson Rd # 115
Saint Louis, MO
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M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Michael Harold Ralph, MD
(314) 849-7979
10004 Kennerly Rd Ste 274B
Saint Louis, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loyola Univ Of Chicago Stritch Sch Of Med, Maywood Il 60153
Graduation Year: 1977

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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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