November 19, 2008 |
Joe Paterno and two doctors agree that if Paterno has hip-replacement surgery the day after Saturday's regular-season finale, the Penn State football coach could recover in time for the Nittany Lions' likely Jan. 1 bowl game. "I'm going to be back," Paterno said yesterday during the weekly teleconference. "But how it's going to affect me? I don't have an MD after my name yet. Maybe when I retire I'll go back to medical school. " Two hip-replacement specialists, speaking in general medical terms, said Paterno likely would recover well.
March 11, 1992 |
More than 90 percent of hip-replacement surgeries succeed initially, but there is no guarantee an artificial hip will last indefinitely, according to the American Medical Association. But a New York orthopedic surgeon says Bo Jackson might be able to return to baseball as a designated hitter if he has modern surgery that does not rely on bone cement to hold a prosthesis in place. Jackson, the two-sport star who played football for the Los Angeles Raiders and baseball for the Chicago White Sox, decided yesterday to undergo hip- replacement surgery because irritation and inflammation of his hip joint have worsened since he was injured in January 1991 playing football.
December 19, 2011
If Jennifer Childs, 43, traveled back in time, her destination would be vaudeville. The actress, playwright, director, and cofounder of 1812 Productions is a history-of-comedy "nerd" whose holiday shows are Philadelphia classics. Her troupe is named for 1812 Pine St., where Childs lived in 1998 when it began. This holiday's show is a fresh spin on 1812's staple, This Is the Week That Is. Pint-sized in every way but talent - "Trust me, I know more short jokes than you do" - Childs is a Lutheran pastor's daughter.
March 9, 1992 |
Bo Jackson's agent said yesterday that hip-replacement surgery was among the options being considered, but that no course of medical treatment had been decided on for the hobbling designated hitter. "There's one thing that's an absolute certainty - that Bo will remain with the White Sox and continue to play baseball," the agent, Arn Tellem, said from Los Angeles. "The White Sox and Bo are looking for ways to preserve a long-term relationship. "The only thing ruled out is retirement.
September 15, 2009 |
Lower Merion police have lowered the boom on Bobby Rydell, the onetime teen idol whose 1969 Bentley wreaked a bit of havoc in Narberth last month. Rydell, 67, was charged with driving under the influence after tests determined his blood-alcohol level was more than double the legal limit when his car jumped a curb and swiped a decorative pole, shrubbery, and a landscape wall outside a yoga salon on Montgomery Avenue. No one was injured. Rydell told 6ABC the day after the accident that he had had a "couple of drinks at lunch.
May 22, 1998 |
She spends every day of every spring making fudge. Her license plate and kitchen apron scream: "Oh Fudge!!" And this month she met a career goal of five tons - five tons - of dark, decadent chocolate fudge. So it seems rather ironic that Margaret Schifter can't stand the stuff. "Don't like it - really never have," said Schifter, 78, as she stood splatter-free in her kitchen adding butter to yet another six-pound batch of brown gooey mush. Schifter, instead, feels obligated to fudge.
March 16, 1992 |
For Lou Maguire, the last straw came in May, when he tried to walk from a distant parking lot to the Spectrum to watch a playoff game between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Chicago Bulls. Even with a cane, he could not ignore the agony in his hip. By the time he and his wife got to their seats, he was in tears. "I told my wife, 'I can't live this way,' " he said. And so it was that Maguire, 50, an educational researcher and one-time marathon runner from Churchville, Bucks County, entered an innovative program that physicians hope will mean fewer trips to the operating room - not to mention lower costs - for hip-replacement patients.
November 16, 1992 |
Ask a surgeon - especially a bone man - precisely what he does and it becomes apparent that he's mostly a craftsman, a mechanic. "Yes, I'm a carpenter, stone mason and plasterer with a medical degree," orthopedic surgeon Dr. Marvin E. Steinberg says with a laugh. Hammers, saws, high-speed drills, chisels and screwdrivers are all tools of the trade in the hip replacement game. So it should be no big surprise that when Steinberg had an idea for a new surgical instrument, he visited hardware stores searching for something similar.
September 30, 1995 |
Elizabeth Taylor's body still isn't working right. Beset by years of physical problems, she has a serious limp because of her second hip replacement. Liz is planning to have another operation next month. Taylor told her doctor that one of her legs is now shorter than the other, placing a strain on her back and first hip replacement. "I will not be a cripple," Taylor told columnist Liz Smith. "I will not use crutches or a walker. I will get over this and get on with my life.
June 26, 1995 |
Seneca Covington, 38, says that when she's driving, she often ignores a "Do Not Enter" street sign to save time near her home on Calumet Street near Cresson. So when a 66-year-old school-crossing guard tried to stop her from bucking traffic at the intersection on Oct. 26, 1994, she was upset. Covington's car struck the guard's right hand. Then Covington drove off, said Assistant District Attorney David Augenbraun. The guard continued working. A few minutes later, Covington, a mother of two, came back to complain that the guard, Mary Pickersgill, had deliberately hit the car. When Pickersgill began to take down Covington's license plate number, she was pushed to the ground, the prosecutor said.