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COVENANT REHABILITATION
(334) 688-1430
515 State Docks Rd
Eufaula, AL
Industry
Physical Therapist

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Katz Howard P Do Facos
(334) 688-7350
825 W Washington St
Eufaula, AL
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Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist

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James Andrews, MD
(205) 939-3699
805 Saint Vincents Drive 
Birmingham, AL
Specialty
Orthopaedic Sugeon
Gender
Sports Medicine Doctor, Shoulder, Elbow, and Knee Injuries, Joint Replacement- Knee and Shoulder

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Penny L Taylor, DMD
(256) 351-1118
1320 Stratford Rd SE
Decatur, AL
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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George Dexter Walcott
(334) 274-9000
4294 Lomac St
Montgomery, AL
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Covenant Therapy & Wellness
(334) 688-1430
417 E Barbour St
Eufaula, AL
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Physical Therapist

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Paul A Davis
(256) 718-4041
426 W College St
Florence, AL
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Jeffrey Mark Conrad, MD
(251) 476-5050
PO Box 86144
Mobile, AL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1998

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Roswell Charles Morley, MD
(256) 881-5151
4715 Whitesburg Dr S
Huntsville, AL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1971

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George Jackson Douthit
(256) 547-7417
507 S 4th St
Gadsden, AL
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Orthopedic Surgery, Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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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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