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.
June 11, 2013 |
MINNEAPOLIS - An MRI examination Monday revealed a medial meniscus tear in Erik Kratz's left knee, an injury that will require surgery and could endanger the remainder of his season. The Phillies offered no timetable for their backup catcher's return. Similar injuries have required months for recovery. It is unknown when Kratz will undergo the procedure. The Phillies said in a statement that they will establish a date for Kratz's return after the surgery. Kratz was hurt running to first base in the ninth inning of a loss to Milwaukee on Saturday.
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.
March 22, 2013 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - After quickly recording the first two outs of the fourth inning, Mike Stutes turned and watched. And waited. The third batter of the inning, Atlanta Braves' third baseman Juan Francisco, squared up one of Stutes' pitches and launched the ball over the fence in leftfield. The home run was one of five hit Monday between the Phillies and Braves, even though it felt like there were a dozen. The homer was one of 36 hits between the two teams, even though it felt like 66. "The ball was carrying a little bit," Stutes said at his locker at the tail end of a wild, 17-10 loss to the Braves.
January 31, 2013 |
William J. Zintl, 99, of Haverford, who was a surgeon to Cardinal John Krol and one of two physicians delegated in 1965 to examine the exhumed body of St. John Neumann prior to his canonization, died Sunday, Jan. 27, of a heart attack at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Zintl wielded his scalpel for 60 years, first as a ship's surgeon in World War II and then as chief of surgery at three Delaware County hospitals. He settled in Haverford because he wanted to be near Misericordia, Fitzgerald Mercy, and Riddle Memorial Hospitals, where he was chief of surgery, said his daughter, Dolores "Choppy" Rouse.
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.