Leg Fracture Treatment for Seniors Sewell NJ

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Robert E Booth Jr., MD
(215) 829-2222
800 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA
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3 B Orthopaedics
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Orthopedics

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Enrico A Marcelli
(856) 256-0051
570 Egg Harbor Rd
Sewell, NJ
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Orthopedic Surgery

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John K Mariani
(856) 256-0051
570 Egg Harbor Rd
Sewell, NJ
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Robert J Ponzio
(856) 582-7979
449 Hurffville Crosskeys Rd
Sewell, NJ
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Anthony R Ricci, DO
860 Route 168 Ste 100
Blackwood, NJ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-Sch Of Osteo Med, Stratford Nj 08084
Graduation Year: 1997

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Gerald D Hayken, MD
(856) 235-7080
204 Ark Rd
Mount Laurel, NJ
Business
Burlington County Orthopaedic Specialists PA
Specialties
Orthopedics

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John K Mariani, DO
(856) 374-8866
100 Kings Way E Ste B1
Sewell, NJ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1981

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Mario Damaso Gonzalez, MD
(201) 869-3777
20 Bently Dr
Sewell, NJ
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Salamanca, Fac De Med, Salamanca, Spain
Graduation Year: 1964

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Kenneth P Heist
(856) 582-7979
449 Hurffville Crosskeys Rd
Sewell, NJ
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Paul Teja
(856) 589-7770
1 Regulus Drive
Blackwood, NJ
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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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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