Leg Fracture Treatment for Seniors West Springfield MA

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Cyril E Shea Jr, MD
(413) 739-3151
66 Morgan Rd
West Springfield, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1950

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Jeffrey C Wint
(413) 733-2204
3550 Main Street
Springfield, MA
Specialty
Hand Surgery

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Sumner E Karas
(413) 785-4666
300 Birnie Ave
Springfield, MA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Paul A Koerner
(413) 746-9142
3455 Main St
Springfield, MA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Louis M Adler
(413) 785-4666
300 Birnie Ave
Springfield, MA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Robert Scott Cowan, MD
(413) 731-9040
300 Birnie Ave Ste 201
Springfield, MA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1988
Hospital
Hospital: Mercy Hospital, Springfield, Ma; Shriners Hospital For Children, Springfield, Ma; Baystate Med Ctr, Springfield, Ma
Group Practice: New England Orthopedic Surgeons Inc

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Marc A Linson
(413) 794-8383
2 Medical Center Dr
Springfield, MA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

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Steven M Wenner
(413) 785-4666
300 Birnie Ave
Springfield, MA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Scott Cowan
(413) 785-4666
300 Birnie Ave
Springfield, MA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Robert J Krushell
(413) 785-4666
300 Birnie Ave
Springfield, MA
Specialty
Orthopedic 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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