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Robert Mario Dasilva, MD
(803) 256-4107
1910 Blanding St
Columbia, SC
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Orthopedics
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Male
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1984

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Dr.Bernard Kirol
(803) 256-4107
1910 Blanding Street
Columbia, SC
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M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Michael Scott Green, MD
(803) 256-4107
1910 Blanding St
Columbia, SC
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1981

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Frederick Charles Piehl
(803) 256-4107
1910 Blanding St
Columbia, SC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Robert D Santrock
(803) 256-4107
1910 Blanding St
Columbia, SC
Specialty
Foot & Ankle Surgery

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Thomas P Gross
(803) 256-4107
1910 Blanding St
Columbia, SC
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.IVAN LAMOTTA
(803) 933-6130
1910 Blanding Street
Columbia, SC
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M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Dr.Fred Piehl
(803) 256-4107
1910 Blanding Street
Columbia, SC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sc Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1986
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Hospital: Palmetto Richland/Baptist
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.0, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Coleman Deane Fowble
(803) 256-4107
1910 Blanding St
Columbia, SC
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Orthopedic Surgery

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Richard Sterling McCain
(803) 254-8800
1812 Hampton St
Columbia, SC
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Orthopedic 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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