September 18, 2008 |
Jason Smith, the 76ers' second-year big man, underwent reconstructive surgery yesterday to repair the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, the Sixers announced. The 7-foot Smith tore the ACL on Aug. 6 while doing a layup at an NBA-approved camp in Las Vegas. The surgery was performed by David Altchek, an orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Before the surgery, Smith remained in Philadelphia for physical therapy to rebuild the muscles around the knee.
August 1, 1998 |
Wide receiver Jerry Rice's return probably won't happen until the San Francisco 49ers open the season against the New York Jets Sept. 6. Rice, attempting a comeback from two serious knee injuries that sidelined him for all but two games last year, said yesterday he expects the 49ers to hold him out of all five exhibitions. "I don't think the coach is going to take a chance on me in the preseason," Rice said. Coach Steve Mariucci said he has told Rice he doesn't think it's worth the risk to play in preseason games when he could ready himself just as well through training-camp workouts.
November 28, 2014 |
Peter Randall, 91, of Chestnut Hill, an innovator in the field of cleft palate surgery who brought his skills to patients in Philadelphia and abroad, died Sunday, Nov. 16, of a stroke at Foulkeways at Gwynedd, where he had lived for 15 years. Dr. Randall was chairman of the department of plastic surgery at both the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. According to a history of Penn's plastic surgery program, the field developed because of the need to treat soldiers suffering from battlefield wounds and burns in the wake of the two world wars.
September 29, 2011 |
John Harlan Moore Jr., 58, of Radnor, a plastic surgeon and educator at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, died of lung cancer on Monday, Sept. 26. Early in his career at Jefferson, Dr. Moore traveled with Operation Smile to developing countries, including the Philippines, Vietnam, Mexico, Nicaragua, as well as to Africa to treat cleft lip and palate deformities. After a trip to Liberia in 1988, he told the Philadelphia Daily News, "There's tremendous satisfaction knowing you made an impact on one family by a simple operation.
August 8, 2015 |
Phoenix, a moody post-Holocaust noir, stars the formidable German actress Nina Hoss. It's cowritten and directed by Christian Petzold, who shepherded Hoss through 2012's taut East-West thriller Barbara . Like the latter film, Phoenix finds its protagonist moving anxiously along the borders of postwar Germany, telling lies as if she believed them. Unlike Barbara , though, which took place in 1980 with the Stasi's informants everywhere, Phoenix is set in Berlin immediately after the Allied Forces' liberation of the camps.
August 31, 2015 |
ALLENTOWN - The 19 red seams inked on the inside of Alec Asher's right elbow take the shape of a baseball each time he flexes the arm. Asher had the tattoo done when he was 16. It is the lasting reminder of a promising career that almost ended before it really began. Asher, who will take the mound for the Phillies in his major-league debut on Sunday, had Tommy John surgery when he was 14. The baseball seams cover a surgeon's scar that was once an ugly shade of purple. Asher's elbow burned out at a young age from overuse.
February 22, 1994 |
This is the beginning of Shawn Bradley's next challenge. It involves making a comeback. Dr. Jack McPhilemy, the 76ers' orthopedic consultant, is "guardedly optimistic" that Bradley will be fully able to resume his NBA career next season. Bradley, out for the remainder of this season after suffering a dislocated left kneecap and bone chips in his knee Friday night in Portland, is expected to begin a rehabilitation program later this week or early next week. That will start after the 7-6 rookie center recovers from Sunday night's arthroscopic procedure, during which McPhilemy evaluated the joint surfaces, removed a bone fragment and drained excess blood.
February 4, 1999 |
Blake Morgan, who was only 22 points short of tying the Holy Spirit scoring record set by Los Angeles Clippers coach Chris Ford, will miss the rest of the basketball season because of a knee injury. Mike Morgan, Blake's father, said yesterday that his son will undergo reconstructive surgery Monday. Blake Morgan, a senior, tore his left anterior cruciate ligament in a Jan. 21 game against Absegami. He will finish with 1,485 career points. Ford, a 1968 graduate, owns the Holy Spirit mark of 1,507.
September 2, 1992 |
Temple's football team, which already lost starting wide receiver Tim Israel for the season with a knee injury, will be missing two more starters Saturday night when it opens its season against Division I-AA Boston University at HersheyPark Stadium. Sophomore punter Kelly Sims is gone for the season after last week tearing ligaments in his left knee, which will require reconstructive surgery. Redshirt freshman center John Summerday is out, probably for three games, with a broken bone in his right foot.
January 13, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS - Win or lose Saturday, Miss America contestant Allyn Rose will have conveyed a message about breast-cancer prevention by using her primary tool as a beauty queen: her body. The 24-year-old Miss D.C., who struted in a bikini and showed off her roller-skating talents this week, plans to undergo a double mastectomy after the pageant. She is having both breasts removed as a preventive measure to cut her chances of developing the disease that killed her mother, grandmother and great-aunt.