May 10, 1989 |
For those who suffer a complex bone fracture that requires the insertion of stainless steel pins in the bone while it heals, there is a new lightweight, non-itchy alternative to covering the fracture in a heavy cast. In certain cases, a metal rod on a frame can be used to connect the pins and keep the fracture rigid and in proper position while healing. The procedure is performed under anesthesia in the operating room. According to Pennsylvania Hospital orthopedic surgeon Arthur R. Bartolozzi, the procedure may be a treatment option for a complex wrist fracture or an open fracture when the bone of an arm or leg pierces the skin.
March 26, 2013 |
DENNY HAMLIN suffered a compression fracture in his lower spine during a last-lap crash Sunday in Fontana, Calif., while racing for the win against former teammate Joey Logano, and Joe Gibbs Racing gave no indication Monday how long its driver could be sidelined. "I just want to go home," Hamlin tweeted from a hospital in Southern California. He later posted a photo of himself giving a thumbs-up and appeared to be wearing a back brace. The team said he had what is called an L1 compression fracture; essentially, the first vertebra in the lumbar section of his spine collapsed.
October 5, 1988 |
Think of a rubber band. It can stretch and stretch - but then you s-t-r-e-t-c-h it too far and it breaks. The body's bones work the same way. When they are called on to endure too much stress, they crack. "Stress fractures," the medical term for such injuries, are faced by runners and other athletes. "We've seen a rash of stress fractures in the tibia (shin bone) and the pelvis in the past few weeks," said Dr. Phillip Marone, M.D., director of the Thomas Jefferson University Sports Medicine Center, 9th and Sansom streets, which opened four months ago. In recent days, Marone has treated shin stress fractures in a 15-year-old soccer player and in two recreational runners, ages 21 and 26. A 40-year-old attorney, also a runner, came in with a stress fracture of his pelvis.
April 12, 2009 |
Old Fashioned, once a Kentucky Derby favorite, suffered a fracture in his right front knee while finishing second in yesterday's Arkansas Derby, said his trainer, Larry Jones. "We do not feel like anything is life-threatening," Jones said in a telephone interview last night. "We don't even know if it is career-ending. Needless to say, he is out of the Derby. " Old Fashioned, owned by Wilmington's Rick Porter, had finished second to Papa Clem in the $1 million Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park.
January 29, 2000 |
Penn State freshman guard Jon Crispin will miss the next three to four weeks with a stress fracture in his right foot. The injury does not require surgery and Crispin will undergo treatment to help the bone heal on its own, the team said yesterday. The 6-2 shooting guard from Pitman (N.J.) High is fourth on the team in scoring with 9.5 points a game. He leads the team in three-point accuracy at .364, hitting 36 of 99. Crispin also has 38 assists, 24 steals and averages 2.2 rebounds.
March 4, 1996 |
In a sport where a muscle twinge can put a player out of commission for weeks, it's hard to imagine a guy fracturing his skull and not missing a day. That's just what Gene Schall did. The first baseman, who is hoping to win a job as Gregg Jefferies' backup, has played in all three of the Phillies' exhibition games, including yesterday's 6-5 loss to the Texas Rangers at Jack Russell Stadium. Schall drew a walk and, representing the tying run, was left on base as the Phillies' ninth-inning rally fell short.
November 10, 1994 |
Villanova point guard Jonathan Haynes has a stress fracture in his right foot and will be out until at least the regular-season opener, the team announced at last night's exhibition game. The stress fracture was diagnosed on Nov. 1, and Haynes was told to stay off the foot for three weeks. His condition will be reevaluated then, just before Villanova opens its season on Thanksgiving Day in the Great Alaska Shootout in Anchorage. Haynes said last night that he felt pain one day in practice, but didn't realize he had a fracture until a team trainer suggested X-rays.
December 30, 1987 |
Groovy, a Texas-bred horse and leading candidate for the 1987 thoroughbred sprint championship, has a fractured splint bone and will be retired to stud. Groovy had won his first six starts this year in New York stakes races, but was a well-beaten second as the odds-on favorite in the $1 million Breeders Cup Sprint at Hollywood Park on Nov. 21.
November 21, 1994 |
Denver Nuggets forward LaPhonso Ellis will miss the rest of the season because of a stress fracture in his right knee. Ellis, who sat out the preseason after injuring his knee Sept. 11 during a pickup game, will undergo knee surgery tomorrow. "Of course, it's disappointing," Ellis said. "But it hasn't been as disappointing as it might have been since the team has been winning. " Last season, Ellis averaged 15.4 points and 8.6 rebounds a game. On Saturday, team doctors said Ellis's knee has shown no real improvement.
January 10, 1989 |
A stress fracture of the right foot will sideline George Washington University's Ellis McKenney for the remainder of the basketball season. McKenney, a 6-foot, 3-inch junior guard, is a graduate of George Washington High School. According to the Sports Information Office at George Washington University, McKenney was treated by team physicians for a sore foot. When the pain did not subside, an X-ray revealed the fracture. McKenney's doctors will determine whether surgery is necessary.