Leg Fracture Treatment for Seniors Columbus NE

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Richard R Cimpl
(402) 563-3644
4508 38th St
Columbus, NE
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Thomas John Connolly, MD
(402) 563-3644
4508 38th St Ste 133
Columbus, NE
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1990

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Richard R Cimpl, MD
(402) 563-3644
4508 38th St Ste 133
Columbus, NE
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1978

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Bose Pain Management
(402) 562-7233
3005 19th St
Columbus, NE
Industry
Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist

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Columbus Community Hospital
(402) 562-3333
4600 38th St
Columbus, NE
Industry
Physical Therapist

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Dr.Richard Cimpl
(402) 563-3644
4508 38th St # 133
Columbus, NE
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1978
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Columbus Community Hospital
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Cody S Harlan
(402) 563-3644
4508 38th St
Columbus, NE
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dynamic Life Therapy & Wellness
(402) 285-7075
3763 39th Ave
Columbus, NE
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Occupational Therapy, Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Premier Physical Therapy
(402) 562-7346
3100 23rd St
Columbus, NE
Industry
Physical Therapist

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C Ch Perault Clinic
(402) 562-7346
2108 13th St
Columbus, NE
Industry
Physical Therapist

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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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