Leg Fracture Treatment for Seniors Pendleton OR

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Charles Thomas Weeks, MD
(541) 276-4642
1416 SE Court Ave
Pendleton, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1966
Hospital
Hospital: St Anthony Hospital, Pendleton, Or
Group Practice: Eastern Oregon Orthopaedic

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Durk V Irwin, DDS
(541) 276-7819
610 SW Dorion Ave
Pendleton, OR
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Chambers Brian Physical Therapy
(541) 276-4011
1100 Southgate
Pendleton, OR
 
Michael W Sheets, DMD
(541) 758-3604
2434 NW Professional Dr
Corvallis, OR
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Stephen Louis Brenneke, MD
(503) 252-0221
3510 NE 122nd Ave Ste 103
Portland, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1971

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Bradley Scott Adams, MD
(541) 276-4642
1416 SE Ct
Pendleton, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1996

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Gerling William L Md
(541) 276-0852
1100 Southgate
Pendleton, OR
Industry
Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist

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Eastern Oregon Physical Therapy
(541) 276-4011
1100 Southgate
Pendleton, OR
 
Brian Eugene Hayes, MD
(541) 672-1627
1813 W Harvard Ave Ste 100
Roseburg, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Med Ctr, Roseburg, Or
Group Practice: Roseburg Clinic

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Malcolm Pratt Snider, MD
(503) 581-5107
875 Medical Center Dr NE
Salem, OR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wi Med Sch, Madison Wi 53706
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Salem Hospital, Salem, Or
Group Practice: Willamette Surgery Center

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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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