Leg Fracture Treatment for Seniors Moberly MO

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Thrasher Terry
(660) 263-5787
300 N Morley St
Moberly, MO
Industry
Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist

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Salisbury Physical Therapy
(660) 388-5918
201 E Front St
Salisbury, MO
Industry
Physical Therapist

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Moberly Rehab Center
(660) 263-5488
1346 South Morley
Moberly, MO
Specialty
Outpatient Physical Therapy

Mid-America Physical Therapy
(660) 269-9200
300 North Morley St
Moberly, MO
 
Ward Fred Physical Therapy
(660) 263-7633
4012 County Rd 1430
Cairo, MO
 
Ward Fred Physical Therapy Services
(660) 263-7633
4012 County Road 1430
Cairo, MO
Industry
Physical Therapist

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Moberly Rehab & Sports Med
(660) 263-5488
1346 South Morley St
Moberly, MO
 
Robert G Steffl, PT
(660) 269-9200
300 North Morley
Moberly, MO
 
Moberly Reg Med Ctr Rehab
(660) 269-3189
1515 Union Ave
Moberly, MO
 
Community Care Rehab
(660) 327-1402
17165 Route Centre
Holiday, MO
 
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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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