Leg Fracture Treatment for Seniors Blytheville AR

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Joe Yao, MD
(870) 762-2447
1521 N 10th St Ste A
Blytheville, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1981

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Advance Physical Therapy
(870) 762-5000
1401 E Moultrie Dr
Blytheville, AR
Industry
Physical Therapist

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Advance Physical Therapy
(870) 762-5000
1401 East Moultrie Dr
Blytheville, AR
 
Richard W Nicholas Jr, MD
(501) 686-7816
4301 W Markham Slot 531
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1981

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Charles Kristian Hanby
(479) 521-2752
3317 N Wimberly Dr
Fayetteville, AR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Zeb F Carnes, DDS
(870) 763-1223
1036 Chickasawba St
Blytheville, AR
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Oldham Chiropractic
(870) 763-8155
827 E Main St
Blytheville, AR
Industry
Physical Therapist

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David Michael Arnold, MD
(501) 239-7246
PO Box 10660
Conway, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Athens Reg Med Ctr, Athens, Ga
Group Practice: Spine Clinic

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Ronald Jacob Kaler
(479) 636-9607
101 North 37th
Rogers, AR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Carl Nelson
(501) 686-7813
1 Children's Way
Little Rock, AR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1959
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: U A M S Med Ctr, Little Rock, Ar
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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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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