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September 17, 1999 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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February 24, 1998 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
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November 29, 1996 | by Dave Davies, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
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May 29, 2004 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
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.
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May 3, 2001 | By Tim Panaccio INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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April 13, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
New York Mets pitcher Bill Pulsipher will undergo season-ending surgery on his left elbow Wednesday to repair a torn ligament. Prominent sports surgeon James Andrews will operate in Birmingham, Ala., the Mets said yesterday. Pulsipher, 22, hurt himself in spring training. He got two opinions on the injuries, and both doctors recommended surgery. In other news: REDS: SCORES ARE BACK The Cincinnati Reds renewed their SportsTicker service that provides out-of-town scores when a local bank agreed to pay the roughly $11 a day for the service, which owner Marge Schott had axed in a cost-cutting measure.
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April 25, 2007 | By Tim Panaccio INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Flyers forward Mike Knuble will undergo surgery tomorrow to repair a small tear in the labrum of his right shoulder. "I had the same procedure done three years ago on my left" shoulder, Knuble said yesterday. "I don't think this tear is as severe as the one I had in my left shoulder. "This was a case of me rehabbing it and if that didn't work, it would be the beginning of June by the time I would have had the surgery. That would be cutting into my training time, and it would be getting too close to the start of the season.
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January 30, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
FIRST THERE was going to be surgery, then it wasn't so certain, but now it is. Last Friday, the 76ers announced that Tony Wroten, who made missed the previous five games with what they termed a knee sprain, had a partially torn ACL in his right knee and that surgery would be required to fix it. Then on Monday in New Orleans, Wroten told reporters that he might not need to have the surgery after all. Last night, before the team's win over the...
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May 11, 1996 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
David Cone had surgery yesterday to repair an aneurysm in his right shoulder, but neither the New York Yankees nor the doctors who performed the operation would predict when he'll pitch again. Doctors took a one-inch vein from Cone's upper left thigh and used it to repair two arteries in his right shoulder during the three-hour operation at New York's Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. "The surgery was performed without disturbing any muscles, nerves or veins in the region," a hospital spokesman said.
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October 6, 2004 | By Shannon Ryan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Eagles fullback Jon Ritchie underwent successful surgery yesterday to repair the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, the team said. Team physicians Peter DeLuca and Paul Marchetto performed the surgery at Hahnemann University Hospital. Ritchie, 30, who was injured in the 30-13 win over Detroit on Sept. 26, will be lost for the remainder of the season. Although he had no rushing attempts, he had four catches for 36 yards in the Eagles' first three games. He was used primarily as a blocking back.
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May 11, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
  When George S. Weber and his group completed their climb to the summit of the Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps in the 1950s, "he felt extremely blessed," a daughter, Ann Weber-Ammar, said. During such outdoor adventures, he told her later, "he had a sense of tremendous freedom and communion with God. " He certainly felt blessed, she said, when learning later about another party climbing at the same time, a group in which "someone did not make it to the top and fell to their death.
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May 6, 2015 | By Jake Kaplan, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTA - While he rehabilitated from the Tommy John surgery that ended his 2013 season after just two starts, Chad Billingsley said he could somewhat envision the day of his return to the mound. But when he tore his flexor tendon while he was on the comeback trail, Billingsley questioned whether he would ever get back. "And here I am right now," he said with a big smile Monday afternoon at Turner Field, "taking the field [Tuesday] and pitching on a big-league mound. " More than two years since his last major-league start, Billingsley will officially complete his long road back from consecutive elbow surgeries Tuesday night against the Braves.
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April 29, 2015 | BY RYAN LAWRENCE, Daily News Staff Writer rlawrence@phillynews.com
ST. LOUIS - Outside the home dugout at Busch Stadium yesterday afternoon, minutes before the Cardinals took batting practice, a herd of reporters gathered. General manager John Mozeliak announced that longtime ace Adam Wainwright had a complete tear of his left Achilles' and would miss the remainder of the season. Across the way, inside the visiting clubhouse, Ryan Howard felt for his fellow competitor. "You never want to see anyone go down with injury, especially one like that," Howard said.
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April 21, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hazel I. Holst, 83, of Swarthmore, a trailblazer for women in the field of plastic surgery, died Thursday, April 9, of complications after surgery at Crozer Chester Medical Center. Born in Minneapolis, she graduated in 1949 from Washburn High School and from the University of Minnesota in 1954. She was determined to go to the latter's medical school, her family said, but was denied admission by administrators on the pretext that she was married and had a child, so the training would be wasted.
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April 20, 2015 | By Ilene Raymond Rush, For The Inquirer
When it comes to repairing pulled abdominal muscles or aching abductors, William Meyers is the go-to guy. The 65-year-old surgeon is the founder of the Vincera Institute at Philadelphia's Navy Yard, where marquee athletic stars and weekend warriors travel from across the country to fix core and hip injuries. The rehabbed USO building houses services from diagnosis to imaging to rehabilitation. Since the 1980s, Meyers has performed some 20,000 operations on core muscles for the famous and the not so famous, about 700 over the last year alone.
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April 17, 2015
JAELEN STRONG, the wide receiver from Philadelphia's West Catholic High and Arizona State who has been projected as a possible first-round pick when the NFL draft gets underway, confirmed an NFL Network report that said he would go to Indianapolis this weekend, where teams are doing medical rechecks on injured players. The NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that Strong has a broken bone in his wrist that likely will need surgery "at some point. " Strong subsequently told the Daily News he will not need surgery, and that he anticipates missing no time this spring for whatever team drafts him. Strong said he wasn't sure what teams want to see him in the recheck this weekend.
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April 12, 2015 | By Dr. Jeffrey Miller, For The Inquirer
By the time A.A. arrived in my office, she had spent almost a year looking for answers. In November 2012, she was 45 and struggling to lose weight and keep her blood pressure down. What sounds like a common scenario, however, was anything but. A.A. was experiencing fatigue and malaise, and the area around her eyes bruised easily. Another puzzling symptom: She said she was acutely aware of her neck. It wasn't pain, but awareness. She was losing more hair than usual in her brush and had stopped menstruating, and her skin broke open easily.
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April 8, 2015 | By Stacey Burling, Inquirer Staff Writer
If you're considering surgery for back pain, a new study suggests you first should try physical therapy, which is both less risky and less costly. The University of Pittsburgh study found that surgery and physical therapy were equally helpful for lumbar spinal stenosis, a common condition in older people that makes walking painful. It is the latest of numerous studies to question whether Americans get too much back surgery. It also raises questions about financial incentives.
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April 5, 2015 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Last August, on the next-to-last day of the tryouts for USA Baseball's under-18 national team in Houston, John Aiello's brief pitching stint abruptly went bad. "I threw a curveball and, basically, my elbow popped out," the Germantown Academy standout said. Tests revealed a tear to the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, an injury that required Tommy John surgery. It was performed a month later by Phillies physician Michael Ciccotti at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
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April 3, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
PITTSBURGH - Flyers defenseman Luke Schenn will have abdominal surgery on Thursday but will be ready for the start of training camp, general manager Ron Hextall announced Wednesday before the game in Pittsburgh. Hextall said Schenn, who missed the last four games, had an injury similar to that of R.J. Umberger, who recently underwent an abdominal procedure. Umberger also had hip surgery. Schenn does not have a hip problem. The Flyers have a glaring need for a No. 1 defenseman, but because of salary-cap problems, Hextall said that player would have to come from within the organization.
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