February 18, 1994 |
Actress Elizabeth Taylor, plagued with painful arthritis in her hip, will undergo hip replacement surgery next month. Taylor "has been in pain for some time" with the ailment, according to her publicist. Taylor, 61, was hospitalized at St. John's Hospital and Health Center in Santa Monica, Calif., on Jan. 14 for tests on her hip. She left abruptly when the deadly Jan. 17 earthquake forced evacuation of the hospital. After the operation, Taylor probably will be hospitalized five to seven days, and then will require crutches or a walker during a recovery period of about eight weeks before progressing to a cane.
January 28, 1999 |
Golfing great Jack Nicklaus, 59, had hip-replacement surgery yesterday in Boston and will be on crutches for the next six weeks. He will miss the Masters for the first time in 40 years and possibly the U.S. Open in June, but the doctor who operated on him said there was no reason to believe Nicklaus would not be competitive again. Nicklaus, winner of a record 18 professional majors, had a degenerative left hip that had troubled him for years. He tried to avoid hip-replacement surgery with a rigorous exercise routine, but finally yielded when the hip began to affect his quality of life as well as his game.
December 3, 2008 |
A day earlier than expected, Joe Paterno returned to work, one week after undergoing hip-replacement surgery. The Penn State football coach attended a team meeting Sunday evening after the Nittany Lions returned from the Thanksgiving break, according to team spokesman Jeff Nelson. Paterno, 81, was released from the Centre County Medical Center on Nov. 25 after the surgery was deemed a success. The team said he had already begun preparations for Penn State's bowl game last week.
November 26, 2008 |
Penn State coach Joe Paterno was released from a State College hospital yesterday, 2 days after undergoing hip replacement surgery. The 81-year-old coach had surgery to fix a sore hip that prevented him from pacing the sidelines. He coached the final seven games of the regular season from the press box. Paterno was released early from Mount Nittany Medical Center, the school said in a statement. The team doctor called the surgery a success. The surgery took place Sunday, the day after No. 6 Penn State (11-1, 7-1 Big Ten)
March 18, 1992 |
Bucks County Commissioner Mark S. Schweiker said yesterday that he would undergo hip-replacement surgery in two weeks and would be unable to participate in board decisions for much of April and May. Schweiker usually joins fellow Republican Andrew L. Warren, the board's chairman, in voting on county matters ranging from tax increases to choosing professional consultants. But court decisions prevent public officials such as Schweiker from voting during absences, County Solicitor Peter A. Glascott said.
February 13, 2004 |
BO KNOWS jury duty. Bo Jackson, former major league baseball player, NFL running back and subject of "Bo Knows" Nike commercials, served as a juror this week in Wheaton, Ill. "He was very laid-back," DuPage County jury administrator Daniel Amati said of Jackson, who served under his real name, Vincent E. Jackson. "He just came in and did what he was supposed to do. " Attorney Michael Maher, one of the lawyers in the personal-injury case, said he thought Jackson - who had hip-replacement surgery - would be a perfect fit for the jury.
April 11, 1992 |
Nolan Ryan, on the disabled list because of ailing legs, said yesterday he was getting better and doesn't think the injuries indicate the end of his career is near. Ryan, in his 26th major-league season, is on the disabled list for the fourth time since 1990. "I look at it from the standpoint that it's more of a nagging, nuisance- type thing," Ryan said. Ryan was examined Wednesday by Lewis Yocum, an orthopedic specialist in Inglewood, Calif., who told him to go home and work out in a swimming pool.
January 9, 1999 |
Former Rep. Thomas M. Foglietta, now the U.S. ambassador to Italy, will be admitted to a Philadelphia hospital next week to undergo hip-replacement surgery. His nephew, Michael Foglietta, said yesterday that Foglietta would remain in the city for at least a month of recuperation after the operation at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Foglietta, 67, still has a residence on Washington Square. He was appointed ambassador by President Clinton in 1997. For nine terms, he was the congressman from the First District in Philadelphia and a portion of Delaware County.
November 24, 2008 |
Joe Paterno had hip-replacement surgery at Mount Nittany Medical Center yesterday, according to a statement released by Penn State. The Nittany Lions coach is expected to be up and walking today, the release said, and will resume his coaching duties next Monday when the team returns from Thanksgiving break. Wayne Sebastianelli, professor of orthopaedics and rehabilitation at Penn State's Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, performed the surgery. "Sebastianelli reports that all objectives were accomplished and that Paterno is resting comfortably and anxious to get home," the statement said.
January 14, 1999 |
Golfer Jack Nicklaus will undergo hip replacement surgery later this month, likely keeping him out of the Masters Tournament for the first time since 1958. Nicklaus, winner of a record 18 majors on the U.S. PGA Tour, said the degeneration of his arthritic left hip had hampered his game in recent years. Nicklaus, who turns 59 on Jan. 21, said in a statement that he was exercising to rehabilitate the hip and has felt stronger over the past several months. "When I feel strong enough and able to play golf at a competitive level, I will continue to play tournament golf," he said.