Leg Fracture Treatment for Seniors Candler NC

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Karl Craig Boatright, MD
(828) 277-7558
313 Water Rock Ter
Asheville, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1994

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Tally H Eddings
(828) 258-8800
129 Mcdowell St
Asheville, NC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.JAMES KAREGEANNES
(828) 281-7128
129 McDowell Street
Asheville, NC
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Joseph Miller Dement, MD
(828) 252-7331
111 Victoria Rd
Asheville, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1983
Hospital
Hospital: Mission St Joseph Health Syste, Asheville, Nc
Group Practice: Asheville Orthopaedic Assoc

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Jay C Jansen, MD
(828) 258-8800
75B Livingston St
Asheville, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Chas T Mc Cullough, MD
(828) 258-8800
129 McDowell St
Asheville, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1961

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James Joseph Hoski, MD
(828) 277-7558
21 Turtle Creek Dr
Asheville, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: St Josephs Hospital, Asheville, Nc
Group Practice: Southeastern Spine Ctr

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Eugene S Willett Jr, MD
(828) 252-7331
111 Victoria Rd
Asheville, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1969

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Keith Melvin Maxwell, MD
(828) 274-4555
23 Turtle Creek Dr
Asheville, NC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oral Roberts Univ Sch Of Med, Tulsa Ok 74137
Graduation Year: 1982

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Bruce Irving Minkin
(828) 253-7521
20 Mcdowell St
Asheville, NC
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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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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