May 17, 2013 |
THE MAGIC WORD during the near-15- minute-long briefing of Roy Halladay's recent surgery and upcoming rehab from Phillies team physician Dr. Michael Ciccotti? Possible. As in, all things are possible. Is it realistic to expect Roy Halladay back on a major league mound this season? According to Ciccotti, "It's very possible. " Would more time to recover - and thus, being shut down for the remainder of the season - help Halladay in the long run? "Very possible," Ciccotti said.
September 17, 1999 |
Dallas Cowboys fullback Daryl Johnston will miss the rest of the season because of further neck problems related to 1997 surgery on a herniated disc. Johnston, 33, conceded the latest problem, discovered in tests Wednesday, could end his career. "It is going to be a tough decision," he said. "That will be considered at the end of the season. . .The strange thing is I thought after making it through last season, I'd be OK. " Johnston had surgery six weeks into the 1997 season to fuse two vertebrae in the neck.
April 14, 2013 |
In advanced emphysema, the lungs become progressively enlarged and overinflated. Sufferers are literally stuck holding more and more of their breath. Researchers have long tried to find ways to reduce lung volume and improve airflow without resorting to risky surgery. Now, three promising lung-shrinking techniques - coils, one-way valves, and an injectable sealant - are in or near clinical testing at Temple University and other U.S. medical centers. All three methods are already approved in Europe.
February 24, 1998 |
John Elway, one month removed from his first Super Bowl victory, had minor surgery on his right shoulder yesterday and should recover within six weeks. "It was routine, and it was successful," Broncos spokesman Paul Kirk said. Elway, who has not said whether he will return for his 16th NFL season, reportedly had said he would not have the surgery if he planned to retire. He will have better range of motion and less pain when he throws, Denver trainer Steve Antonopulos said.
November 29, 1996 |
Powerful state Sen. Vince Fumo will fly to Cleveland next week for heart surgery, sources have told the Daily News. The sources, who asked not to be identified, said the surgery was an elective procedure to correct a leaky valve, and is not considered to be high-risk. The Philadelphia Democrat chose to go to Cleveland, the sources said, because a surgeon there is a nationally known expert in the kind of surgery Fumo needs. The Cleveland Clinic is a highly regarded cardiac care hospital.
January 26, 2013
Former State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo was back at his Kentucky federal prison Friday after a visit to a nearby hospital to investigate three heart blockages discovered during a checkup. Doctors have recommended that Fumo, 69, have heart bypass surgery to deal with one, in which an artery is 95 percent closed. U.S. Rep. Bob Brady (D., Pa.) said he had talked to members of Fumo's family, who said they were trying to determine where to have the surgery. Fumo's family had hoped to have him treated at a hospital in Philadelphia, but that will be difficult because he is a federal prisoner.
March 12, 2013 |
At 14, Noah Kipfmiller has begun to think about what he'd like to be when he grows up. "Kind of like a video game designer," said the Bay City, Mich., eighth grader. He does not ponder his distinction as the world's first person to have had successful fetal surgery for a devastating spinal cord birth defect. "I have a scrapbook," his mother, Mellissa, said of the hoopla surrounding her son's 1998 birth. "I showed it to Noah. He's just not that into it yet. " Although Noah may not appreciate it, he is a measure of the success - and the implacable limits - of fetal surgery for severe spina bifida, which only recently ceased to be deemed experimental.
August 20, 2011 |
NEW YORK GIANTS defensive end Osi Umenyiora is having arthroscopic surgery on his right knee and likely will miss the season opener on Sept. 11. General manager Jerry Reese says yesterday that Umenyiora "let me know that he wanted to have the surgery now. " Umenyiora has been a headline all summer, as he did not report to training camp with the team following the lockout. Finally, on Monday, he unhappily reported under the terms of his current deal, and worked out for 3 days before his knee began to swell.
May 29, 2004 |
First, Flyers goalie Robert Esche had to bear being on the losing end of the NHL Eastern Conference finals. Now, Esche apparently has lost a chance to compete in the World Cup in September. Officials from Team USA said yesterday that Esche, a member of the 26-player roster set to defend Team USA's World Cup title, will have surgery on his left hip Tuesday in Pittsburgh. He is expected to be out of action for three to four months but available for Flyers training camp in mid-September if a collective-bargaining agreement is reached.
May 3, 2001 |
Flyers left winger Simon Gagne underwent successful surgery yesterday at Pennsylvania Hospital to repair his partially dislocated left shoulder and a small tear in his labrum. "He's doing well," said team orthopedic surgeon, Art Bartolozzi, who performed the approximate 90-minute surgery along with Peter DeLuca. Trainer John Worley observed. Bartolozzi said as soon as Gagne's pain subsides, he will begin rehabilitation. Gagne dislocated the shoulder on Feb. 24 against Tampa Bay when he threw an errant punch that missed Lightning forward Andrei Zyuzin.