May 7, 2013
Chicago White Sox pitcher and onetime Great Righthanded Hope for the Phils, Gavin Floyd, will have season-ending Tommy John surgery on his throwing elbow. He will likely miss 14 to 19 months. The fourth overall pick of 2001, who was hurt April 27, will have surgery on Tuesday. He went 0-4 with a 5.18 ERA this season. Bailey's biceps trouble The Boston Red Sox placed closer Andrew Bailey on the disabled list due to right biceps inflammation. The former Paul VI star, who has five saves and a 1.46 ERA this season, received an MRI that revealed no structural damage.
May 7, 2013 |
I was first introduced to Dr. John Heysham Gibbon in 1948, when I became a resident at Thomas Jefferson Medical College Hospital. As my principal teacher in surgery, he was a great influence. Gibbon was a pioneer investigator in the heart-lung machine. I first heard of the machine in 1946, when Gibbon came back to Jefferson. By that time, he had been working on the idea for 16 years. He first thought of the idea in 1930, while working in Massachusetts with Dr. Edward Churchill, the famous Boston surgeon.
May 7, 2013 |
Eagles guard Evan Mathis recently underwent surgery to "clean out" his left ankle and could miss the rest of spring practices, an NFL source said. The source called the surgery "minor. " Mathis played most of last season with an ankle injury - he started every game - and was slated to undergo surgery once the offseason began. The Eagles decided the procedure was unnecessary, but recent swelling and discomfort in the ankle prompted the team to reconsider. He is expected to be ready by the start of training camp in late July.
May 2, 2013 |
The man who many believe is the main reason for the 76ers' disastrous season appears to be taking things in rhythmic stride. Weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on both knees, Andrew Bynum can be seen treading lightly through the vigorous Gypsy dance in a 41-second video clip Cafe de Chinitas in Madrid, Spain, posted Monday on its Facebook page. Judging by his moves, the Sixers center appears to be recovering well from surgery. There's no harm in dancing on vacation.
April 29, 2013 |
The Inquirer is presenting a daily profile of participants in next Sunday's Broad Street Run. In the summer of 2008, Joe Diana was 41, a smoker, overweight, and out of shape. He was playing volleyball at a pool party. He was diving for a shot, hit the poolside, and thought he broke a rib. He went to the emergency room. He never found out if the rib was broken. Doctors saw something much worse - a tumor in his right lung. On Aug. 13, the lung was removed, improving his chances of surviving the cancer.
April 26, 2013 |
This story has been updated. IN A MOVE that the LGBT community called "historic," City Council approved a bill yesterday that would require the city's health plan to pay for transgender city workers to complete "gender-confirmation surgery. " The bill also would require newly constructed or renovated city-owned buildings to have gender-neutral bathrooms. "We're continuing on the American road to full equality and civil rights for all of our citizens," said Councilman Jim Kenney, who sponsored the bill at the request of the LGBT community.
April 24, 2013 |
Tough times for Dodgers pitchers. The team announced Tuesday that righthander Chad Billingsley will have Tommy John surgery this week and miss the rest of the season, the latest setback for Los Angeles' rotation. Billingsley, 28, will have the elbow-ligament transplant operation Wednesday in Los Angeles. The team said it typically takes about 12 months to return to competition. Billingsley, who was 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA in two starts this season, joins a crowded Dodgers disabled list.
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.
April 11, 2013 |
Justin Jannetti didn't think it was a big deal. He grabbed his glove, pulled down his cap, and trotted onto the baseball field for the start of another inning. He's done the same thing hundreds of times in his life. But a lot of other people at Hank Greenberg Field in Audubon on Sunday knew this was different. His mother and father fought back tears. Folks in the stands yelled and clapped when the public-address announcer noted that Jannetti was playing second base for Audubon High School.
April 8, 2013 |
NEW ENGLAND Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has an infection in his broken left arm, which could keep him sidelined into next season, it was reported on Sunday. The Boston Herald reported that Gronkowski has an infection in the area where a metal plate was installed to repair his left forearm. Doctors will have to wait for the infection to go away to replace the plate, and Gronkowski would need 10 weeks after that to recover, the paper said. ESPNBoston.com also reported the story.