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July 22, 1994 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
A magnetic-resonance-imaging test on the right knee of New York Mets outfielder Kevin McReynolds yesterday showed some cartilage damage. McReynolds, injured sliding into home plate in the eighth inning of the Mets' 7-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night, underwent the MRI at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. A decision on his status will be made before the Mets' game against San Francisco at Shea Stadium tonight. The Pittsburgh Pirates have wangled another week from the city to study an offer of financial help for the struggling ball club, the Pittsburgh Post- Gazette reported.
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October 30, 2001 | Daily News Wire Services
Pittsburgh Penguins owner/center Mario Lemieux had arthroscopic hip surgery yesterday and is expected to miss three to four weeks. The Penguins announced that Lemieux was operated on as an outpatient at the UPMC Center for Sports Medicine in Pittsburgh. Torn and damaged cartilage was removed from his hip. Lemieux first noticed the pain during a Sept. 22 exhibition game and missed three games because of the injury. The Penguins said his condition failed to respond to physical therapy and muscle-strengthening treatments.
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October 5, 2010 | By Ashley Fox, Inquirer Staff Writer
An MRI exam revealed Monday that Michael Vick injured the cartilage that connects his second and third ribs to his sternum in the Eagles' 17-12 loss to Washington on Sunday. Coach Andy Reid would not speculate how much time Vick could miss, but two local sports-medicine doctors said injuries of this type could shelve a professional football player for two to four weeks, maybe longer. Reid said that Vick, who was at the NovaCare Complex on Monday, was sore but did not break any ribs after sustaining a high-impact hit from two Redskins.
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August 22, 2011 | By Helen Shen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eagles fans are in a tizzy, and bad cartilage is to blame. Last month, AnnArbor.com broke the news that defensive end Brandon Graham had microfracture knee surgery in December 2010. The surgery involves drilling tiny holes in the bone, releasing blood and clotting molecules to heal the site. Scar tissue made this way is a poor stand-in for real cartilage, but few options exist. At the University of Pennsylvania, professors Jason Burdick and Robert Mauck are regrowing cartilage in the lab, which could lead to better treatments.
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October 18, 1990 | The Inquirer Staff
Carl Lewis underwent arthroscopic surgery Tuesday in Houston to remove damaged cartilage from his right knee, according to his manager, Joe Douglas of the Santa Monica Track Club. Douglas said the knee bothered Lewis for the entire track season, particularly after the Goodwill Games in July. "Carl didn't complain, but some people noticed that he didn't have any power in his first 30 meters," Douglas said. "He couldn't burst out of the blocks because it was painful. " Douglas said Lewis expects to resume working out within four weeks, although he does not plan to compete in the indoor season.
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October 20, 1988 | By Paul Hagen, Daily News Sports Writer
Out loud, the Dodgers say that catcher Mike Scioscia, who injured his right knee in the fourth inning last night, has a pretty good chance to play tonight. Privately, though, the Dodgers are all but convinced that the Springfield (Delco) High product tore a cartilage behind his knee. And that's why executive vice president Fred Claire said that he probably will make an appeal for another catcher to be added to the roster. And why minor leaguer Gilberto Reyes is being rushed to Oakland from his home in the Dominican Republic.
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October 6, 2010
According to Eagles coach Andy Reid, quarterback Michael Vick has a crack in his rib cartilage, and running back LeSean McCoy has a crack in a rib bone. Brian Sennett, chief of sports medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, said the injuries are similar but different. "The last one inch of the distance from the rib to breast bone is cartilage," Sennett said. "It is different from the kind you'd have in a knee. It looks like a rib, but it's made of a cartilage material that allows you to have flexibility so your rib cage can get bigger.
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November 18, 2012 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
An MRI exam conducted Tuesday on Andrew Bynum's knees revealed even more problems for the 76ers center, Bynum said. The results showed new developments: cartilage swelling in both knees and a bone bruise in his left knee, he said. Bynum previously had been diagnosed with a bone bruise in his right knee. On Tuesday, Bynum visited David W. Altchek, an orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Before Friday's game with Utah, Bynum said he had experienced a setback in his rehab, which the Sixers hope will make him available to play by the middle of January.
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November 21, 2008 | By Josh Goldstein INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Second baseman Chase Utley should be on his feet pretty soon after hip surgery next week, but his full recovery may take up to six months, depending on what is found, an outside expert said. New York orthopedic surgeon Bryan Kelly will make several quarter-inch incisions around Utley's right hip. The surgeon will insert a tiny camera to examine Utley's painful right hip along with other pencil-thin instruments to repair it. From the Phillies' description, Temple University orthopedic surgeon Pekka Mooar suspects that Utley has a tear in the labrum, the thick rubbery cartilage on the edge of the hip socket; some excess bone growth impinging on the joint; or both.
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November 18, 2012 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
An MRI exam conducted Tuesday on Andrew Bynum's knees revealed even more problems for the 76ers center, Bynum said. The results showed new developments: cartilage swelling in both knees and a bone bruise in his left knee, he said. Bynum previously had been diagnosed with a bone bruise in his right knee. On Tuesday, Bynum visited David W. Altchek, an orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Before Friday's game with Utah, Bynum said he had experienced a setback in his rehab, which the Sixers hope will make him available to play by the middle of January.
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September 10, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
BOSTON - Scientists are growing ears, bone and skin in the lab, and doctors are planning more face transplants and other extreme plastic surgeries. Around the country, the most advanced medical tools that exist are now being deployed to help America's newest veterans and wounded troops. * In Los Angeles, surgeons used part of Michael Mills' forehead to rebuild his nose after a bomb disfigured him in Iraq. * In Pittsburgh, doctors used an experimental therapy from pig tissue to help regrow part of a thigh muscle that Ron Strang lost in a blast in Afghanistan.
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March 25, 2012
CLEARWATER, Fla. - I'm writing this column from the Sunshine State and my head is spinning. I don't know whether that's from the brilliant sunlight and the rum drink I quaffed or the abundance of crazy things that happened last week in the world of sports. Here are my thoughts on the week's serious, ridiculous, and sublime events. Chase Utley is expected to speak Sunday at Phillies training camp. That in itself is interesting news, because Utley's mouth rarely functions at all. But Utley is expected to address his troublesome knee condition, which has the Phillies so perplexed that on Friday general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. admitted that they made a big mistake in the handling of Utley.
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March 20, 2012 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer
HOW DO we know it's spring in Philadelphia? Chase Utley's knees are hurting. The Phillies haven't disclosed the name of the specialist Utley, 33, has gone to see, after general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. acknowledged it is likely Utley will begin the season on the disabled list for the second year in a row. A couple of Philadelphia-area orthopedists with sports medicine backgrounds interviewed by the Daily News said they would be very interested in...
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September 10, 2011 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eagles wide receiver Steve Smith said he expects to play Sunday, just nine months after undergoing microfracture surgery to help him recover from an articular cartilage injury in his left knee. Smith may only have a limited role behind DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, and Jason Avant, but he has a package of plays he expects to be involved in. "It is a miracle. God, I guess, helped me heal," Simth said. "You know, I'm still healing, I'm still getting better. But I'm just able to do stuff.
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August 22, 2011 | By Helen Shen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eagles fans are in a tizzy, and bad cartilage is to blame. Last month, AnnArbor.com broke the news that defensive end Brandon Graham had microfracture knee surgery in December 2010. The surgery involves drilling tiny holes in the bone, releasing blood and clotting molecules to heal the site. Scar tissue made this way is a poor stand-in for real cartilage, but few options exist. At the University of Pennsylvania, professors Jason Burdick and Robert Mauck are regrowing cartilage in the lab, which could lead to better treatments.
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October 6, 2010
According to Eagles coach Andy Reid, quarterback Michael Vick has a crack in his rib cartilage, and running back LeSean McCoy has a crack in a rib bone. Brian Sennett, chief of sports medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, said the injuries are similar but different. "The last one inch of the distance from the rib to breast bone is cartilage," Sennett said. "It is different from the kind you'd have in a knee. It looks like a rib, but it's made of a cartilage material that allows you to have flexibility so your rib cage can get bigger.
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October 5, 2010 | By LES BOWEN, bowenl@phillynews.com
MICHAEL VICK was able to walk yesterday without grimacing with each arm movement. "Better," he said, when asked how he felt. Last night, Vick told a radio show in Virginia that he expects to be sidelined 1 or 2 weeks; then he acknowledged he doesn't really know how long he'll be out, but feels he is a fast healer. "There is some cartilage damage up in there and a small fracture up in there, so maybe a week, maybe 2 weeks. We'll have to see," Vick told WXTG Radio 102.1 The Game and "The Bruce Smith Show.
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October 5, 2010 | By Ashley Fox, Inquirer Staff Writer
An MRI exam revealed Monday that Michael Vick injured the cartilage that connects his second and third ribs to his sternum in the Eagles' 17-12 loss to Washington on Sunday. Coach Andy Reid would not speculate how much time Vick could miss, but two local sports-medicine doctors said injuries of this type could shelve a professional football player for two to four weeks, maybe longer. Reid said that Vick, who was at the NovaCare Complex on Monday, was sore but did not break any ribs after sustaining a high-impact hit from two Redskins.
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