Leg Fracture Treatment for Seniors Yakima WA

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S Daniel Seltzer
(509) 966-9592
622 S 36th Ave
Yakima, WA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Paul S Degenfelder, MD
111 S 11th Ave Ste 320
Yakima, WA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1999

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John Warrell Adkison, MD
(509) 454-5588
111 S 11th Ave Ste 320
Yakima, WA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1973

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Chester S McLaughlin, MD
(509) 966-9592
622 S 36th Ave
Yakima, WA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1960

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Roy S Pierson
(509) 574-3300
1470 N 16th Ave
Yakima, WA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Robert Neil Greene
(509) 454-8888
1211 N 16th Ave
Yakima, WA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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James Jay Haven, MD
1515 W Yakima Ave
Yakima, WA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1964

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Richard Douglas Roux, MD
(509) 248-7184
1515 W Yakima Ave
Yakima, WA
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Diego, Sch Of Med, La Jolla Ca 92093
Graduation Year: 1983

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Todd B Orvald
(509) 454-8888
1211 N 16th Ave
Yakima, WA
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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John W Adkison
(509) 454-8888
1211 N 16th Ave
Yakima, WA
Specialty
Hand 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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