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Cyrus Pezeshki MD
(410) 282-2211
6730 Holabird Ave
Baltimore, MD
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Orthopedics

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Constantine A Misoul, MD
(410) 682-5500
901 Eastern Blvd
Essex, MD
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Multi Specialty Healthcare
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Stephen Michael Bell, MD
(410) 601-8691
2411 W Belvidere Ave Med Office Bldg Ste 104
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1991

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Albert J Aboulafia
(410) 601-9266
2401 W Belvedere Ave
Baltimore, MD
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Jonathan Henry Dunn, MD
2411 W Belvedere Ave
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1999

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W Christopher Urban, MD
(410) 544-4855
1600 S Crain Hwy
Glen Burnie, MD
Business
Bay Area Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
Specialties
Orthopedics

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Shawn C Standard, MD
(443) 803-1336
2401 W Belvedere Ave
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1995

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James Platt Wood, MD
(262) 780-4400
2411 W Belvedere Ave
Baltimore, MD
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1976

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Dr.Dror Paley
(410) 601-4200
2401 West Belvedere Avenue
Baltimore, MD
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Hospital: Sinai Hospital Of Baltimore
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.4, out of 5 based on 4, reviews.

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Michael F Jaworski
(443) 663-6000
7141 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD
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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