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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 17, 2011 | By Timothy McNulty, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Gov. Corbett is back to being governor and having strength in his weakened legs. The governor, 61, had successful back surgery Monday morning at Allegheny General Hospital after seeing doctors about a month ago after his persistent back and leg troubles had worsened. He was diagnosed with a narrowing of the spinal canal called spinal stenosis and underwent 90-minute corrective surgery. In a formality, Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley took over from 7:15 through 10:30 a.m. Corbett's wife, Susan, said she had to reject his first request after coming out of surgery.
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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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September 8, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
MIAMI - Aaron Altherr's return from the disabled list last month could not have started any better as he homered in two of his first five games. But his struggles since serve as a reminder that his recovery from wrist surgery will not be as easy as Altherr first made it look. The outfielder - who was not in the lineup on Tuesday night against Miami - is batting just .221 with a .301 on-base percentage and four homers in 131 at-bats. He has struck out 42 times in 34 games after missing the season's first four months.
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September 5, 2016 | By Marie McCullough, Staff Writer
Is removing the prostate through tiny incisions, using a robotic system, better than traditional open-the-abdomen surgery? Prostate cancer specialists have argued about that question for 16 years, ever since U.S. approval of the high-tech, high-cost system made it a coveted commodity for hospitals trying to stay competitive. In July, the Lancet medical journal published an eagerly anticipated Australian clinical trial, the first to randomly assign men to the different methods and compare their outcomes.
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September 2, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
About 31/2 months after he underwent surgeries to repair his right hip and an abdominal tear, Flyers captain Claude Giroux said he is back at full strength and ready for the 2016-17 season. "I feel 100 percent," Giroux said Wednesday after a news conference to unveil the Flyers' 50th anniversary jerseys at One Liberty Observation Deck in Center City. "It's been a long road, but I was in good hands with the trainers in Philly, and I also got a lot of help [during rehabilitation] in Ottawa and right now I feel really good.
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August 20, 2016 | By Diane Mastrull, Inquirer Staff Writer
Breast-cancer survivor and fashion designer Dana Donofree of South Philadelphia is expanding her AnaOno product line for women who have undergone breast reconstructive surgery. In addition to bras, the two-year-old company is now offering loungewear to aid women recovering from mastectomy-related surgery. Recovery Loungewear silhouettes are made from ultra-plush material for comfort on sensitive skin, scar tissue and incision sites, and include a removable recovery-drain belt.
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July 10, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
LAS VEGAS - The 76ers will tell you Joel Embiid's trip to the NBA Summer League is all about being in shape. The 7-foot-2 center performed layup and shooting drills after the Sixers practice concluded here Friday at UNLV's South Gym. He didn't participate in the two-hour practice. Nor will he play in any summer league games. "We know he's healthy," said Sixers assistant Lloyd Pierce, who's coaching the summer league team. "He's been in a great spot the past couple of months. . . . He's just trying to get in basketball conditioning, [work on his]
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June 14, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
Jahlil Okafor of the 76ers told a Duke University podcast Friday that he hoped to be cleared for basketball activity over the weekend. The 6-foot-11, 275-pounder out of Duke had surgery on March 22 to repair the meniscus in his right knee. The injury cost the NBA all-rookie selection the final 23 games of the season. A CAT scan on March 8 revealed the tear. "I'm getting anxious," Okafor said on the podcast hosted by Jon Scheyer, a Duke assistant coach. "I got in trouble a week and a half ago for going out there and shooting.
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May 18, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, STAFF WRITER
The Phillies entered Monday's game with a collection of corner outfielders who batted .188 with a .506 OPS, and sometimes it is easy to forget this was not by design. So there was Aaron Altherr, in the clubhouse Monday afternoon for a brief moment with his teammates, as a reminder of what should have been. Altherr, who tore the tendon sheath in his left wrist during spring training, was in Philadelphia for a few hours to see a doctor. The 25-year-old outfielder heard what he wanted: He can begin swinging a bat in two weeks.
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May 9, 2016 | By Daniel D. Eun, For The Inquirer
For six years, 42-year-old Lawrence Valenzano of Shamong couldn't do the simplest things he had once taken for granted: He couldn't run around with his children, or ride his mountain bike. He couldn't even bend down to tie his own shoes. It all started after he had a serious complication from kidney stone surgery, a large area of scar tissue that blocked urine from passing through the ureter from his left kidney to his bladder. The recommended fix: major open surgery, with a significant risk of losing his kidney or developing additional complications.
BUSINESS
May 3, 2016 | Mike Zebe, Staff
Aqua America Inc., Bryn Mawr, has hired Susan F. Haindl as chief administrative officer. She had been a vice president at Anexinet, a provider of digital business solutions, and prior to that was managing director, operations, for the Pew Charitable Trusts. Univest Insurance, a subsidiary of Univest Bank & Trust Co., Souderton, has named Dennis Boyle senior vice president and employee-benefits practice leader. He had been vice president of sales for the eastern region at employee-benefits firm Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Bryn Mawr Bank Corp., parent of Bryn Mawr Trust Co., has named Noel Collins, Brian K. Snyder, and Roderick A. Ward as vice presidents and relationship managers.
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March 25, 2016 | By Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER
DENVER - Brett Brown said that 76ers power forward Jahlil Okafor was in good spirits after undergoing surgery Tuesday to repair the meniscus in his right knee. "He's good," the Sixers coach said Wednesday. "We played text tag and he's doing fine. I think he's just looking forward to getting back and getting on a court. It won't be that far away. " The injury ultimately will cost Okafor, who hasn't played since Feb. 28, the final 23 games of the season. A CAT scan on March 8 revealed the tear.
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