JC Reindl Detroit Free Press Published 7:50 AM EDT Mar 25, 2019 It was two years ago that Joe Virag of Dearborn Heights, a dedicated runner, visited a doctor for the nagging pain in his right hip and was told that he needed a joint replacement — and his running days were over. “The doctor put my X-ray up on the light box and basically said, ‘You’re done,' " recalled Virag, now 57. Not accepting that answer, Virag found a metro Detroit orthopedic surgeon who specializes in a type of unconventional hip replacement surgery known as a resurfacing that is commonly pursued by male patients under 60 who wish to stay active. (Women's different bone structure can preclude them as candidates.) Virag went on to have both of his hips replaced in late 2017. He has been back to running for almost a year and says he remains pain-free. And neither he nor his Detroit … [Read more...] about Knee, hip, shoulder procedures help these athletes get back in game
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Ryan Ford Detroit Free Press Published 8:00 AM EDT Mar 22, 2019 The Detroit Tigers’ plans for their rotation, both this season and in the future, took a serious hit when right-handed starter Michael Fulmer was diagnosed as needing Tommy John surgery, in which the ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow is replaced by another tendon (either from elsewhere on the body or from a cadaver). It’s become increasingly common — estimates have nearly a third of big-league pitchers having had the surgery — though it's not always successful. Free Press sports writer Ryan Ford takes a look at some notable cases, good and bad: More: Michael Fulmer has a long road to recovery. Here's when the Tigers think he could return Tommy John Let’s begin at the beginning. Dr. Frank Jobe pioneered the surgery on John, who was 31 at the time, after the 1974 season. John had had a solid, though not spectacular, 12-year career, going 124-106 with a 2.97 ERA and 1,273 … [Read more...] about Michael Fulmer’s Tommy John surgery has risks and rewards
PUBLISHED: 06:00 04 February 2017 Ross Francis WARNING: this story contains details some readers may find disturbing. Nomansland CommonThe year was 1977 and the Easter school holidays were coming to an end when two young schoolboys decided to cycle out to Nomansland Common near Wheathampstead.The stretch of open land was popular with walkers using the footpaths and model aircraft enthusiasts.It was Monday, April 18, and that afternoon in a wooded area beside the B651 in an area known as Devil’s Dyke, the boys stumbled across a young woman’s body.They quickly cycled back to their homes in St Albans and, after telling their parents what they’d found, the police were contacted.That evening, accompanied by their fathers, the boys showed the police the spot where the body lay.It didn’t take detectives long to realise the youngsters had found the body of 24-year-old Janie Shepherd, an Australian heiress who had gone missing after being abducted in London 10 weeks … [Read more...] about 40 years on: flashback to the discovery of heiress’ body on Nomansland Common, and how the Beast of Shepherd’s Bush was eventually linked to the murder
Keith Roach To Your Health Published 6:23 PM EST Dec 12, 2018 Dear Dr. Roach: I am a 68-year-old male in good health with a 3.3-centimeter aneurysm in my internal iliac artery. I have no symptoms. It was 1.9 cm eight years ago. My physician says that an aneurysm measuring over 3 cm requires surgical intervention. I have looked at recent studies that say an aneurysm measuring less than 4 cm can be safely observed because a rupture under this size is extremely rare. I welcome your opinion on this matter. T.R. Dear T.R.: The internal iliac artery is one of the main blood vessels in the hip. The aorta branches into two common iliac arteries, left and right, which in turn branch into the internal and external iliac arteries. An aneurism is a dilation of the artery, and the big concern is a rupture, which is immediately life-threatening (about 15 percent of people will die in the first 30 days). Thus, repair is recommended before there is a significant risk of rupture. The current … [Read more...] about Doc: What measurements trigger surgery for aneurysm?
Fultz is out indefinitely, but the Sixers reportedly hope he can return in three to six weeks by Jack Maloney @jackmaloneycbs 1m ago • 10 min read After over a year of problems with his shoulder and shooting form, Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz has finally received a diagnosis for what's been causing the issues: thoracic outlet syndrome. If you're like many people, you've probably never heard of that one before. Fultz is technically out "indefinitely" according to the Sixers, but ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the team has hope he can return to the court in three to six weeks. To get a better understanding of Fultz's injury and what lies in store for him during his recovery, CBS Sports spoke with certified athletic trainer Jeff Stotts. In addition to his work in the field, Stotts runs his own website, InStreetClothes.com, and serves as an injuries analyst for CBS Sports partner Rotowire.com. CBS Sports: … [Read more...] about What is thoracic outlet syndrome? Markelle Fultz’s mysterious shoulder injury explained by a medical expert