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Shaun M Hobson
(541) 266-3600
2699 N 17th St
Coos Bay, OR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Curtis Dale Adams, MD
(541) 888-4099
2699 N 17th St
Coos Bay, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1962

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Jason Scott Bell
(541) 266-3635
2699 N 17th St
Coos Bay, OR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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James A Holbert, MD
(541) 267-3578
2163 Koos Bay Blvd
Coos Bay, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1953

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Aleksandar Curcin, MD
(541) 266-3600
2699 N 17th St
Coos Bay, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Jon S Davis
(541) 267-5151
1900 Woodland Dr
Coos Bay, OR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Alan L Whitney
(541) 266-3600
2699 N 17th St
Coos Bay, OR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Richard Stephen Jany, MD
(541) 267-5151
1900 Woodland Dr
Coos Bay, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Bay Area Hosp, Coos Bay, Or; Curry Gen Hosp, Gold Beach, Or
Group Practice: North Bend Medical Ctr

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Shaun Michael Hobson, MD
(541) 266-3600
2699 N 17th St
Coos Bay, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235
Graduation Year: 1991

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Jeffrey K Bert
(541) 266-3600
2699 N 17th St
Coos Bay, OR
Specialty
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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