Leg Fracture Treatment for Seniors Picayune MS

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Thomas Purser, MD
1911 Read Rd
Picayune, MS
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Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1962

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Wellness Works
(601) 749-2221
821 Sixth Ave
Picayune, MS
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Physical Therapist

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Pro-Health Solution Inc /Pediatric Therapy
(601) 799-4065
722 W Canal St
Picayune, MS
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Physical Therapist

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Care Physical Therapy
(985) 735-1426
609 Superior Ave
Bogalusa, LA
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Physical Therapist

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Family Home Health Agency
(985) 732-4892
520 Willis Ave
Bogalusa, LA
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Physical Therapist

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Pearl River Rehab
(601) 798-8003
1000 Fifth Ave
Picayune, MS
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Physical Therapist

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Picayune Physical Therapy Center
(601) 749-8145
220 S Curran Ave
Picayune, MS
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Physical Therapist

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Washington Physical Theraphy
(985) 735-0059
2775 S Columbia Rd
Bogalusa, LA
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Physical Therapist

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Parish Physical Therapy Llc
(985) 735-3080
1616 S Columbia St
Bogalusa, LA
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Physical Therapist

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Covenant Health & Rehab
(601) 798-1811
1620 Read Rd
Picayune, MS
 
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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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