Leg Fracture Treatment for Seniors Ripley TN

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Baptist Memorial Hospital -Lauderdale-Senior Care
(731) 221-2500
326 Asbury Ave
Ripley, TN
Industry
Mental Health Professional, Osteopath (DO), Physical Therapist

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PT Company
(731) 635-1055
787 Highway 51 N
Ripley, TN
 
D Marshall Jemison, MD
(423) 756-7134
979 E 3rd St
Chattanooga, TN
Business
The Plastic Surgery Group PC
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Joseph A Wieck
(615) 834-4482
394 Harding Place
Nashville, TN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Brian Scott Smith
(423) 624-2696
2415 Mccallie Ave
Chattanooga, TN
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Baptist Rehabilitation Tipton
(901) 475-9292
100 Peeler Rd
Covington, TN
Industry
Physical Therapist

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PT Company
(901) 476-7666
1723 Highway 51 S
Covington, TN
 
James Alan Goss, MD
(423) 434-6300
3 Professional Park Dr Ste 21
Johnson City, TN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1992

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Clifford Lewis Posman
(865) 482-9025
90 Vermont Ave
Oak Ridge, TN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Karen J McRae
(423) 282-9011
2410 Susannah St
Johnson City, TN
Specialty
Foot & Ankle Surgery

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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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