Leg Fracture Treatment for Seniors Naugatuck CT

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Joseph C Wu, MD
(203) 752-3100
60 Temple St
New Haven, CT
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Center for Orthopaedics PC
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Orthopedics

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Dr.Regina O. Hillsman
(203) 729-6335
1183 New Haven Road #206
Naugatuck, CT
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F
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Kristaps Juris Keggi, MD
(203) 753-1980
1201 W Main St
Waterbury, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1959

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Charles Edward Raftery, MD
(203) 758-2003
1579 Straits Tpke
Middlebury, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
English, Spanish, Czech
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1993

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Charles Edward Raftery
(203) 758-2003
1579 Straits Tpke
Middlebury, CT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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Regina Onic Hillsman
(203) 729-6335
1183 New Haven Rd
Naugatuck, CT
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Orthopedic Surgery, Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

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Patrick R Duffy
(203) 758-3163
166 Waterbury Rd Ste 301
Prospect, CT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Eric Jon Olson
(203) 755-0163
1211 W Main St
Waterbury, CT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

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Robert Satterlee Wetmore, MD
(203) 573-1910
1201 W Main St Ste 400
Waterbury, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics, General Practice
Gender
Male
Languages
Ukrainian
Education
Medical School: Dartmouth Med, Hanover Nh 03755
Graduation Year: 1978
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Hospital: St Marys Hosp, Waterbury, Ct

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Robert Peter Hendrikson, MD
(203) 755-9166
60 Westwood Ave
Waterbury, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1977

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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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