Leg Fracture Treatment for Seniors Batavia IL

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James Henry Breihan, MD
(773) 529-3991
Batavia, IL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Thorek Hosp& Med Ctr, Chicago, Il; Grant Hosp, Chicago, Il
Group Practice: Sarrafian-Breihan Orthopedics

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Thomas A Atkins
(630) 584-1400
2525 Kaneville Rd
Geneva, IL
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Eugene C Wittenstrom, MD
(630) 584-1400
2525 Kaneville Rd
Geneva, IL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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David Richard Morawski, MD
(630) 584-1400
2525 Kaneville Rd
Geneva, IL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1986
Hospital
Hospital: St Joseph Hosp, Elgin, Il; Delnor Comm Hosp, Geneva, Il
Group Practice: Fox Valley Orthopaedic Inst Fox Valley Orthopaedic Assocs

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Laura Marie Lemke, MD
(630) 584-1400
2525 Kaneville Rd
Geneva, IL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Southern Il Univ Sch Of Med, Springfield Il 62794
Graduation Year: 1996

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Richard Irving Angell, MD
(630) 859-6700
946 Sunset Rd
Geneva, IL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: Rush -Copley Med Ctr, Aurora, Il; Provena Mercy Center, Aurora, Il
Group Practice: Dreyer Medical Clinic Mercy Campus

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G Randall Wright, DDS
Geneva, IL
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Eric K Bartel
(630) 584-1400
2525 Kaneville Rd
Geneva, IL
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery

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Stan G Biel, DDS
(630) 845-8000
1725 South St Ste C
Geneva, IL
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Kevan E Ketterling
(630) 584-1400
2525 Kaneville Rd
Geneva, IL
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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