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Richard T Holden, MD
(757) 547-5145
100 Wimbledon Sq
Chesapeake, VA
Business
Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Curtis Wayne Hartman, MD
(757) 340-6155
1480 Five Hill Trl
Virginia Beach, VA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 2003

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Russell Glenn Owens, DDS
(757) 340-7000
4356-4 Bonney Rd Ste 101
Virginia Beach, VA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Samuel Charles Kline, MD
(757) 481-2663
230 Clearfield Ave
Virginia Beach, VA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1985

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Colin W Hamilton, MD
(757) 321-3300
230 Clearfield Ave Ste 124
Virginia Beach, VA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Virginia Beach General Hosp, Virginia Bch, Va; Sentara Bayside Hospital, Virginia Bch, Va
Group Practice: Atlantic Orthopaedic Spclsts

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J Abbott Byrd, MD FACS
(757) 461-1781
3767 Oyster Point Quay
Virginia Beach, VA
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Virginia
Graduation Year: 1978

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Howard S Dorfman, DMD
(757) 340-7000
4356-4 Bonney Rd Ste 101
Virginia Bch, VA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Kenneth Albinder, DDS
(757) 495-7866
4291 Holland Rd Ste 112
Virginia Beach, VA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Donald Andrew O'Neill, MD
(757) 321-3300
230 Clearfield Ave Ste 124
Virginia Beach, VA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1973

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Charles Youngblade, DDS
(757) 471-2900
Virginia Beach, VA
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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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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