Leg Fracture Treatment for Seniors Fallon NV

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Keith Eugene Louwenaar, MD
(775) 423-4477
125 N Ada St
Fallon, NV
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1967

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Rehab Services of Nevada
(775) 867-3904
52 Commercial Way
Fallon, NV
Industry
Physical Therapist

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Rod Stewart - Physical Therapist
(775) 423-5233
95 Whitaker Ln
Fallon, NV
Industry
Physical Therapist

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Fallon Physical Therapy
(775) 423-2101
2180 Reno Hwy
Fallon, NV
 
Banner Churchhill Physical Therapy
(775) 423-3910
801 E Williams Ave
Fallon, NV
 
Keith Louwenaar
(775) 689-9114
801 E Williams Avenue
Fallon, NV
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Fallon Physical Therapy
(775) 423-5233
2180 Reno Hwy
Fallon, NV
Industry
Physical Therapist

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Stewart Rod - Physical Therapist
(775) 423-5233
1935 W Williams Ave
Fallon, NV
Industry
Physical Therapist

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Rehab Services of Nevada
(775) 867-3904
52 Commercial Wy.
Fallon, NV
 
G. Michael Elkanich, M.D.
(702) 474-7200
2020 Palomino Lane
Las Vegas, NV
Business
Bone & Joint Specialists
Specialties
Orthopedics, Degenerative Spinal Conditions
Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Fusion
Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Diskectomy
Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Decompression
Total Disk Replacement - Cervical & Lumbar
Endoscopic Spinal Fusion
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Insurance
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Valley Medical Center
Residency Training: Stanford University Hosptial & Clinics
Medical School: University Of Arizona College of Medicine, 1997
Additional Information
Member Organizations: North American Spine Society
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Medical Association
State Medical Society
State Orthopaedic Society

Awards: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons - Board Certified
Languages Spoken: English,Spanish,Chinese

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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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