Leg Fracture Treatment for Seniors Espanola NM

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Arnold Barry Wise, MD
(505) 747-4144
1010 Spruce St
Espanola, NM
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1970

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Marion L Messersmith, DDS
(505) 662-4934
3250 Trinity Dr Ste A
Los Alamos, NM
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Rocky Mountain Orthopedics
(505) 747-3333
518 W Pueblo Dr
Espanola, NM
Industry
Massage Practitioner, Physical Therapist

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Tlc Therapy
(505) 662-1101
400 Trinity Dr
Los Alamos, NM
Industry
Physical Therapist

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Rebound Physical Therapy
(505) 662-2225
4717 Quemazon
Los Alamos, NM
Industry
Physical Therapist

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Matthew W McKinley
(505) 753-7111
1010 Spruce St
Espanola, NM
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Concentra Medical Center
(505) 747-0570
706 la Joya St
Espanola, NM
Industry
Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist

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Foot and Ankle & Associates
(505) 661-0123
2101 Trinity Dr
Los Alamos, NM
Industry
Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist

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Physical Therapy Plus Inc
(505) 662-3384
1350 Central Ave
Los Alamos, NM
Industry
Massage Practitioner, Physical Therapist

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Rocky Mountain Orthopedics Inc
(505) 747-3333
518 W Pueblo
El Llano, NM
Specialty
Outpatient Physical Therapy

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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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