Leg Fracture Treatment for Seniors Auburn WA

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Bruce R Molen, DDS
(253) 939-2552
1110 Harvey Rd
Auburn, WA
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Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Dr.Andelle Teng
(253) 833-7750
122 3rd Street Northeast
Auburn, WA
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M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 7, reviews.

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Roger Michael Blauvelt, MD
(425) 235-9981
122 3rd St NE
Auburn, WA
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Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1989

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Brereton Bruce Strafford, MD
(425) 235-9981
122 3rd St NE
Auburn, WA
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Orthopedics
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pa Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19104
Graduation Year: 1986

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Karen M Clements, DDS
(253) 833-5455
1268 E Main St
Auburn, WA
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Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Karl L Singer
(253) 833-7750
122 3rd St Ne
Auburn, WA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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William Michael Fallon, MD
(253) 833-7750
122 3rd St NE
Auburn, WA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med, Irvine Ca 92717
Graduation Year: 1965

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Dr.Chriss Cancro
122 3rd Street Northeast
Auburn, WA
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M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.Robert Carlson
(253) 833-7750
122 3rd Street Northeast
Auburn, WA
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.7, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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J Chriss Cancro, MD
(253) 833-7750
122 3rd St NE
Auburn, WA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1970

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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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