Leg Fracture Treatment for Seniors Superior WI

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Dr.Joseph Lemker
(218) 786-8364
3500 Tower Avenue
Superior, WI
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M
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1995
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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James Schweiger, DDS
(218) 722-5233
324 W Superior St Ste 100
Duluth, MN
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Allen E Loken, DDS
(218) 722-2579
324 W Superior St Ste 912
Duluth, MN
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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J Joseph Davis, MD
(218) 725-3520
400 E 3rd St
Duluth, MN
Specialties
Orthopedics
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1978

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David Gordon, MD
(218) 786-8364
400 E 3rd St
Duluth, MN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Toronto, Fac Of Med, Toronto, Ont, Canada
Graduation Year: 1981

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Todd A Mathison, DDS
(218) 722-7719
Ste 1405
Duluth, MN
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Christopher Paul Carlson, DDS
(218) 727-3789
324 W Superior St 1112 Medical Arts Bldg
Duluth, MN
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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James Donovan Fellman, DDS
(218) 727-3789
1112 Med Arts Bldg
Duluth, MN
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Leonard Jennings
(218) 786-8364
400 E 3rd St
Duluth, MN
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Joel Alan Zamzow, MD
(218) 722-5513
1000 E 1st St Ste 404
Duluth, MN
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1988

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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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