Leg Fracture Treatment for Seniors New London CT

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James C Kelly
(860) 442-7391
59 Fair Harbour Pl
New London, CT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Robert M Jung, MD
(860) 443-1944
59 Fair Harbour Pl
New London, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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James Charles Kelly, MD
(860) 442-7391
59 Fair Harbour Pl
New London, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1973

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Frank William Maletz, MD
860-440-0688/860-4
196 Parkway S Ste 201
Waterford, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ, Philadelphia Pa 19107
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Naval Hosp, Groton, Ct
Group Practice: Thames River Orthopaedic Group

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Dr.Frank W. Maletz
(860) 440-0688
196 Parkway S # 201
Waterford, CT
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Jeffrey Adam Miller
(860) 444-9022
6 Shaws Cv
New London, CT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Robert E Stetson Jr, MD
(860) 442-4799
59 Fair Harbour Pl
New London, CT
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1965

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Frank William Maletz
(860) 440-0688
196 Parkway S
Waterford, CT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Jeffrey Aldridge Salkin
(860) 440-0688
196 Parkway S
Waterford, CT
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Mark H Blechner
(860) 440-0688
196 Parkway South
Waterford, CT
Specialty
Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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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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