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Christopher Kontogianis, MD
(509) 586-2828
911 S Washington St Ste B
Kennewick, WA
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Orthopedics
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Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1987

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Heather Phipps
(509) 586-2828
911 S Washington St
Kennewick, WA
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Orthopedic Surgery

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Thomas Burgdorff
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911 S Washington St
Kennewick, WA
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Orthopedic Surgery

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Robert Bruce Salisbury, MD
(562) 920-4321
5219 W Clearwater Ave Ste 6
Kennewick, WA
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Orthopedics
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Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1963

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David Walther Fischer, MD
(509) 586-8686
711 S Auburn St Ste F
Kennewick, WA
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Orthopedics
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Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1977

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Arthur Thiel
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911 S Washington St
Kennewick, WA
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(509) 586-2828
711 S Auburn St
Kennewick, WA
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M
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Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1977
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Orthopedic Surgeon
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Timothy Shane Shaw, MD
216 W 10th Ave
Kennewick, WA
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Orthopedics
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Medical School: Ross Univ, Sch Of Med & Vet Med, Roseau, Dominica
Graduation Year: 2000

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Mark Palit
(509) 586-2828
911 S Washington St
Kennewick, WA
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Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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Thomas Raymond Burgdorff, MD
(509) 586-2828
911 S Washington St Ste B
Kennewick, WA
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Orthopedics
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Male
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Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1974

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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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