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By Dr. Simeon Margolis | January 22, 1991
Q: My doctor has recommended a total hip replacement. I would like to know more about that procedure. How long will it take me to get back on my feet and what is the long-range outcome?A: The hip joint is made up of a cup-shaped cavity (acetabulum) in the hipbone into which fits the head of the thighbone (femur). During total hip replacement surgery, the head of the femur is removed. The acetabulum is enlarged and a layer of special plastic is inserted. A metal sphere attached to a stem is inserted into the remaining part of the femur as a replacement for the discarded femoral head.
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By Jeff Zrebiec | jeff.zrebiec@baltsun.com | March 28, 2010
The Kieron Pope that Dave Trembley remembered had "a great arm, could run like the wind, had light-tower power" and frequently launched batting-practice home runs that short-hopped the side of the dining hall or landed in the parking lot at Twin Lakes Park. The Kieron Pope that Trembley saw late last October and nearly reduced the Orioles manager to tears took slow and uncertain strides on a treadmill and seemingly needed the help of minor league medical coordinator Dave Walker just to stay upright.
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By Los Angeles Times | December 27, 2006
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger underwent surgery yesterday to repair a broken right femur and was cleared to resume his official duties, the governor's office announced. He broke his thigh bone Saturday while skiing in Idaho. The surgery "involved using cables and screws to wire the two main fragments of the governor's broken femur bone back together. It lasted approximately an hour and a half, was without complication, and the post-operation X-rays look great," Dr. Kevin Ehrhart, an orthopedic surgeon, said in the prepared statement.
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August 14, 2009
ANDY KESSLER, 48 New York skateboarding pioneer Andy Kessler, a trailblazer during New York City's nascent 1970s skateboarding scene and a designer of skate parks who was admired by boarders on both coasts, died Monday after suffering a heart attack following a reaction to a wasp sting. Mr. Kessler got his start in the 1970s with a loose-knit group of skateboarders and graffiti artists known as the Soul Artists of Zoo York. They skated all over Manhattan's Upper West Side. In the 1990s, Mr. Kessler persuaded the city's Parks Department to build a skateboard facility in Riverside Park.
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August 14, 2009
ANDY KESSLER, 48 New York skateboarding pioneer Andy Kessler, a trailblazer during New York City's nascent 1970s skateboarding scene and a designer of skate parks who was admired by boarders on both coasts, died Monday after suffering a heart attack following a reaction to a wasp sting. Mr. Kessler got his start in the 1970s with a loose-knit group of skateboarders and graffiti artists known as the Soul Artists of Zoo York. They skated all over Manhattan's Upper West Side. In the 1990s, Mr. Kessler persuaded the city's Parks Department to build a skateboard facility in Riverside Park.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | October 13, 2001
Rick Wilson, the hard-riding veteran jockey, suffered a broken femur (thigh bone) and ribs yesterday during the fourth race at Pimlico Race Course. His mount, Home Verse, broke a leg coming out of the final turn. Wilson was thrown to the dirt, where another horse slammed into him. According to Wilson's agent, John Salzman Jr., Wilson broke his right femur and three ribs. Wilson was taken by ambulance to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Last night, he was listed in serious but stable condition.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | September 30, 1999
After being encased in rock for more than 115 million years, and stashed in boxes for another 140, Maryland's dinosaurs are finally getting their day in the spotlight.On Saturday, the Maryland Science Center will open what is believed to be the first exhibit anywhere on the giant reptiles that once made the Land of Pleasant Living their home.Amazingly, amid all the shopping malls and tract housing and industrial parks, the "terrible lizards" are still with us, often almost literally in our back yards.
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By Jeff Zrebiec | jeff.zrebiec@baltsun.com | March 28, 2010
The Kieron Pope that Dave Trembley remembered had "a great arm, could run like the wind, had light-tower power" and frequently launched batting-practice home runs that short-hopped the side of the dining hall or landed in the parking lot at Twin Lakes Park. The Kieron Pope that Trembley saw late last October and nearly reduced the Orioles manager to tears took slow and uncertain strides on a treadmill and seemingly needed the help of minor league medical coordinator Dave Walker just to stay upright.
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By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,SUN STAFF | September 25, 1998
"I remember screaming out of shock, and then I went numb," Atholton lineman Matt Pearce said. "I landed on my stomach, and when they turned me over to put me on the stretcher, it was the worst pain I ever felt."Pearce was describing his reaction to breaking his right thighbone (femur) during a game against Wilde Lake last Oct. 25. The injury happened in the second half during a kick return on a wet field. A Wilde Lake player slipped and fell on him."I was having my best game of the season with 10 tackles," said Pearce, a 6-foot-2, 225-pound tackle.
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By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,frank.roylance@baltsun.com | October 25, 2009
One hundred million years in development, Maryland's first dinosaur park is set to be turned over Monday to the Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation and opened to the public. The 7.5-acre parcel contains what county archaeologist Donald Creveling called "one of the most prolific sites for dinosaur and plant fossils east of the Mississippi River, and it's right here between Baltimore and Washington." While the park will provide public parking, walkways, evocative plantings and interpretive signs, access to the fossil deposits themselves will be limited.
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By Los Angeles Times | December 27, 2006
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger underwent surgery yesterday to repair a broken right femur and was cleared to resume his official duties, the governor's office announced. He broke his thigh bone Saturday while skiing in Idaho. The surgery "involved using cables and screws to wire the two main fragments of the governor's broken femur bone back together. It lasted approximately an hour and a half, was without complication, and the post-operation X-rays look great," Dr. Kevin Ehrhart, an orthopedic surgeon, said in the prepared statement.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | October 13, 2001
Rick Wilson, the hard-riding veteran jockey, suffered a broken femur (thigh bone) and ribs yesterday during the fourth race at Pimlico Race Course. His mount, Home Verse, broke a leg coming out of the final turn. Wilson was thrown to the dirt, where another horse slammed into him. According to Wilson's agent, John Salzman Jr., Wilson broke his right femur and three ribs. Wilson was taken by ambulance to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Last night, he was listed in serious but stable condition.
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | September 30, 1999
After being encased in rock for more than 115 million years, and stashed in boxes for another 140, Maryland's dinosaurs are finally getting their day in the spotlight.On Saturday, the Maryland Science Center will open what is believed to be the first exhibit anywhere on the giant reptiles that once made the Land of Pleasant Living their home.Amazingly, amid all the shopping malls and tract housing and industrial parks, the "terrible lizards" are still with us, often almost literally in our back yards.
SPORTS
By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,SUN STAFF | September 25, 1998
"I remember screaming out of shock, and then I went numb," Atholton lineman Matt Pearce said. "I landed on my stomach, and when they turned me over to put me on the stretcher, it was the worst pain I ever felt."Pearce was describing his reaction to breaking his right thighbone (femur) during a game against Wilde Lake last Oct. 25. The injury happened in the second half during a kick return on a wet field. A Wilde Lake player slipped and fell on him."I was having my best game of the season with 10 tackles," said Pearce, a 6-foot-2, 225-pound tackle.
FEATURES
By Dr. Simeon Margolis | January 22, 1991
Q: My doctor has recommended a total hip replacement. I would like to know more about that procedure. How long will it take me to get back on my feet and what is the long-range outcome?A: The hip joint is made up of a cup-shaped cavity (acetabulum) in the hipbone into which fits the head of the thighbone (femur). During total hip replacement surgery, the head of the femur is removed. The acetabulum is enlarged and a layer of special plastic is inserted. A metal sphere attached to a stem is inserted into the remaining part of the femur as a replacement for the discarded femoral head.
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The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2014
Orioles radio broadcaster Fred Manfra, who underwent hip replacement surgery in April, has targeted July 1 as his return date, broadcast partner Joe Angel said during today's game against the Tampa Bay Rays on WBAL Radio (1090 AM). In early June, Manfra told The Baltimore Sun's Peter Schmuck that he would be out several more weeks after undergoing a second procedure May 19 to correct a displaced surgical pin in his femur. “Everything's going well," Manfra told Schmuck.
NEWS
By Los Angeles Times | November 9, 1992
In what is cited as a medical first, surgeons in Sacramento, Calif., have used a specially designed robot to help them perform a hip replacement surgery. Although robots have been used by surgeons in the past to help align instruments for brain surgery, the Sacramento procedure apparently marks the first time when the robot has actively participated in an operation.The unidentified patient was reported in stable condition.The surgical robot -- actually, a 7-foot-long flexible arm with a drill on the end -- was used Saturday in the surgery to produce a precisely drilled cavity in the leg bone to hold a long titanium pin for the ball-and-socket joint.
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