Leg Fracture Treatment for Seniors Houma LA

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Stephen Ernest Ellender, DDS
(985) 876-5370
PO Box 2466
Houma, LA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Christopher E Cenac, MD
(985) 868-7020
210 New Orleans Blvd
Houma, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1971

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Albert P Ellender, DDS
(985) 851-1234
102 Ramey Rd
Houma, LA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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William Henry Kinnard, MD
(985) 868-1540
1001 School St
Houma, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1979

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Catherine Schwab, DDS
(985) 853-1142
7845 Main St
Houma, LA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Arthur Delmar Walker Jr, MD
(985) 868-7566
PO Box 3655
Houma, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1976

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Christopher E Cenac
(985) 868-7020
210 New Orleans Blvd
Houma, LA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Michael G Engeron, DDS
(985) 868-8255
206 Mystic Blvd
Houma, LA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Dr.Michael Lasalle
(985) 868-1540
1001 School Street
Houma, LA
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Houma Orthopedic Clinic
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.8, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Dexter Allen Gary, MD
(985) 868-1540
203 Belle Helene Dr
Houma, LA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1966

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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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