Leg Fracture Treatment for Seniors Mcpherson KS

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Angel Arms Home Health
(620) 241-1074
110 S Main St
Mcpherson, KS
Physical Therapist

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Lindsborg Commmunity Hospital Home Health Services
(785) 227-3308
605 W Lincoln St
Lindsborg, KS
Physical Therapist

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Continu Care
(620) 241-1825
1015 South Main
Mcpherson, KS
Outpatient Physical Therapy

(620) 241-1825
1015 South Main St
McPherson, KS
(620) 897-5213
440 State St
Little, KS
Advanced Physical Therapy
(620) 245-9338
200 S Main St
Mcpherson, KS
Physical Therapist

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Pathfinders Physical Therapy & Consulting Pa
(620) 345-7600
135 S Christian Ave
Moundridge, KS
Physical Therapist

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460-5735,(620) 241-1825,460-5735,460-5735
1015 S. Main
McPherson, KS
Kansas Care Inc
(620) 241-7846
119 West 1st St
McPherson, KS
Kenneth Jansson
(316) 631-1600
2778 N Webb Rd
Wichita, KS
Advanced Orthopaedics Associates
Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Arthroscopic Surgery
Insurance Plans Accepted: Almost all insurance plans accepted.
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes

Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: Kansas Surgery and Recovery Center; Surgicare of Wichita
Residency Training: Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Lackland AFB, TX
Medical School: Darthmouth, 1982
Additional Information
Member Organizations: American College of Sports Medicine American Medical Association American Medical Society for Sports Medicine American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Arthroscopy Association of North America Fellow American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeo

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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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