Leg Fracture Treatment for Seniors Boise ID

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Mark Campion Clawson
(208) 378-2868
901 N Curtis Rd
Boise, ID
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Hand Surgery

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Richard G Gardner, MD
933 Parkhill Ct
Boise, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
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Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Kevin G Shea, MD
(208) 489-4226
600 Robbins Rd Ste 401
Boise, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
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Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Michael J Coughlin
(208) 377-1000
901 N Curtis Rd
Boise, ID
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Orthopedic Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery

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Dr.Darby Webb
(208) 323-2600
703 Americana Blvd #120
Boise, ID
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F
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.2, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Dominic L Gross
(208) 846-8616
311 W Idaho St
Boise, ID
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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James M Johnston
(208) 323-2600
1075 N Curtis Rd
Boise, ID
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Cari M Coleman, MD
(208) 383-0201
999 N Curtis Rd
Boise, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics, Hand Surgery
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Tx A & M Univ Coll Of Med, College Station Tx 77843
Graduation Year: 1985

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Dr.Gannon Randolph
(479) 271-9607
1075 North Curtis Road #300
Boise, ID
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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John Edward Bishop, MD
(208) 323-2600
5201 N Bogus Basin Rd
Boise, ID
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132
Graduation Year: 1963

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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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