February 25, 2015 |
MIAMI - Jason Richardson is amazed that he's back on the floor with the 76ers. "Two major surgeries. A foot fracture," he said. "I didn't think I was going to play basketball ever again. " Yet, the 34-year-old is doing just that. Richardson returned to the court Friday for the first time in more than two years after suffering a cartilage tear the size of a quarter on the right side of his left kneecap in January 2013. And he was handed his old spot, as the starting shooting guard.
November 18, 2012 |
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.
September 10, 2012 |
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.
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.
March 20, 2012 |
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...
September 10, 2011 |
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.
August 22, 2011 |
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.
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.
October 5, 2010 |
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.