Leg Fracture Treatment for Seniors Claymont DE

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David T Sowa, MD
(302) 731-2888
4745 Ogletown Stanton Rd
Newark, DE
Business
First State Orthopaedics PA
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Elliott Leitman, MD
(302) 529-5500
2501 Silverside Rd
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1992

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John Nista, DMD
(302) 475-4102
1405 Silverside Rd
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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David Charles Stephens, MD
(302) 478-8601
2700 Silverside Rd Ste 1A
Wilmington, DE
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1967

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Craig Gordon Smucker
(302) 529-5500
2501 Silverside Rd
Wilmington, DE
Specialty
Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

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Robert E Booth Jr., MD
(215) 829-2222
800 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA
Business
3 B Orthopaedics
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Elliot H Leitman
(302) 529-5500
2501 Silverside Road
Wilmington, DE
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Francis Xavier DeLone
(302) 478-5800
2004 Foulk Rd
Wilmington, DE
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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David K Solacoff
(302) 477-0900
3505 Silverside Rd
Wilmington, DE
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Christopher Casscells
(302) 477-0900
3505 Silverside Rd # 100
Wilmington, DE
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1981
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: St Francis Hosp, Wilmington, De
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.7, out of 5 based on 3, 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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