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May 21, 1993
NEW YORK -- Lennox Lewis says he was sucker punched -- by his doctor.Lewis, the WBC heavyweight champion, underwent surgery yesterday on his right hand and will be unable to spar for up to two months.Dr. Robert Hotchkiss, chief of hand surgery, performed the 1-hour, 17-minute operation at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, repairing a torn tendon capsule in a knuckle on the little finger of the right hand, as well as a split of the extensor tendon.Hotchkiss said the operation went smoothly and recommended that Lewis not use the hand for six weeks to two months.
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By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | December 31, 2011
It wasn't long after Dr. James Higgins became chief of the Curtis National Hand Center at Union Memorial Hospital last January that he answered a call from Operation Smile, the Norfolk-based humanitarian group that provides free surgery for needy children with facial deformities. He already knew Dr. Randy Sherman, the group's chief medical officer. Sherman was a visiting professor at a school where Higgins studied. But this conversation would prove more life changing for him – and dozens of people in Nepal.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,Sun Staff Writer | October 13, 1994
Dr. Raymond Miller Curtis, a pioneering hand surgeon who founded the internationally known center that bears his name at Union Memorial Hospital, died Sunday of prostate cancer at the Mira Vista Nursing Home in Mount Vernon, Wash. He was 80."He was in the pioneering group that developed hand surgery during World War II," recalled Dr. E. F. Shaw Wilgis, who studied with Dr. Curtis and later succeeded him as chief of hand surgery at Union Memorial."He was one of the visionaries and leaders in developing the specialty.
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By Nancy Jones-Bonbrest, Special to The Baltimore Sun | April 16, 2011
After going on yearly mission trips dating back to the mid-1990s, four friends decided they wanted to do more. So in 2007, they began their own nonprofit, Baltimore-based Healing Hands Foundation. They focused on providing surgical care to underprivileged people and have since gone to Ecuador, Sierra Leone, Guatemala, the Philippines and Colombia. "When you do something like that, you get hooked and want to do more to help," said Marco Avila, an engineer born in Ecuador who began volunteering on missions as an interpreter.
SPORTS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | September 26, 1997
Former Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas is reported to be resting comfortably after an operation Wednesday at the University of Maryland Medical Center to deal with numbness and pain in his right arm and hand, a problem that beset him for several years.Muscle and ligament damage was found consistent with the injuries he suffered from playing football. The Hall of Famer is expected to be discharged from the hospital shortly. Doctors also performed reconstructive finger surgery on his right hand.
NEWS
May 19, 1991
Dr. James E. Vogel, a specialist in plastic and reconstructive surgery and hand surgery, has joined the medical staff at Carroll County General Hospital.A graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, he completed his internship at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.Vogel's fellowships include one in plastic surgery from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, another in hand surgery from the Raymond M. Curtis Hand Center at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore and onein maxillofacial trauma/microvascular surgery from Maryland Shock Trauma.
FEATURES
December 1, 1991
A COMPLEX PROBLEMEditor: Arlene Ehrlich's article on carpal tunnel syndrome [Sept. 29] was an excellent review of this far-reaching and complex problem.For patients who require surgery . . . there is a new technology using an internal camera and two 1/4 inch incisions. . . .The first "endoscopic carpal tunnel release" in the Baltimore area was performed earlier this year at St. Agnes Hospital. I am currently teaching other hand surgeons this new technology, which holds promise as a wonderful alternative for most patients considering surgery.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | November 24, 2004
Dr. Mir Ahmad Sarshar had practiced surgery for 40 years in Baltimore -- a noted hand specialist praised for his thorough, meticulous and gentle manner. He weighed retirement against the high cost of malpractice insurance and decided to stay on, colleagues said. Friday night, on Dulaney Valley Road north of Towson, Dr. Sarshar -- director of the hand section of Harbor Hospital's surgery department -- was killed in an automobile accident. He was 72. Police said Dr. Sarshar was driving south when a northbound car crossed the center turn lane into the path of his 1985 Mercedes-Benz.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | December 31, 2011
It wasn't long after Dr. James Higgins became chief of the Curtis National Hand Center at Union Memorial Hospital last January that he answered a call from Operation Smile, the Norfolk-based humanitarian group that provides free surgery for needy children with facial deformities. He already knew Dr. Randy Sherman, the group's chief medical officer. Sherman was a visiting professor at a school where Higgins studied. But this conversation would prove more life changing for him – and dozens of people in Nepal.
FEATURES
By Nancy Jones-Bonbrest, Special to The Baltimore Sun | April 16, 2011
After going on yearly mission trips dating back to the mid-1990s, four friends decided they wanted to do more. So in 2007, they began their own nonprofit, Baltimore-based Healing Hands Foundation. They focused on providing surgical care to underprivileged people and have since gone to Ecuador, Sierra Leone, Guatemala, the Philippines and Colombia. "When you do something like that, you get hooked and want to do more to help," said Marco Avila, an engineer born in Ecuador who began volunteering on missions as an interpreter.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | November 24, 2004
Dr. Mir Ahmad Sarshar had practiced surgery for 40 years in Baltimore -- a noted hand specialist praised for his thorough, meticulous and gentle manner. He weighed retirement against the high cost of malpractice insurance and decided to stay on, colleagues said. Friday night, on Dulaney Valley Road north of Towson, Dr. Sarshar -- director of the hand section of Harbor Hospital's surgery department -- was killed in an automobile accident. He was 72. Police said Dr. Sarshar was driving south when a northbound car crossed the center turn lane into the path of his 1985 Mercedes-Benz.
SPORTS
By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | January 1, 1998
A hand injury that will require surgery has forced Vincent Pettway to withdraw from his title fight with International Boxing Federation welterweight champion Felix Trinidad in Mexico City on March 7.The former junior middleweight champion from Baltimore injured his right hand in winning a tuneup fight with Gerald Reed in Florida on Dec. 13. He re-aggravated the injury during a recent sparring session at manager Mack Lewis' Broadway gym.He was examined Tuesday...
SPORTS
By FROM STAFF REPORTS | September 26, 1997
Former Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas is reported to be resting comfortably after an operation Wednesday at the University of Maryland Medical Center to deal with numbness and pain in his right arm and hand, a problem that beset him for several years.Muscle and ligament damage was found consistent with the injuries he suffered from playing football. The Hall of Famer is expected to be discharged from the hospital shortly. Doctors also performed reconstructive finger surgery on his right hand.
NEWS
By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,Sun Staff Writer | October 13, 1994
Dr. Raymond Miller Curtis, a pioneering hand surgeon who founded the internationally known center that bears his name at Union Memorial Hospital, died Sunday of prostate cancer at the Mira Vista Nursing Home in Mount Vernon, Wash. He was 80."He was in the pioneering group that developed hand surgery during World War II," recalled Dr. E. F. Shaw Wilgis, who studied with Dr. Curtis and later succeeded him as chief of hand surgery at Union Memorial."He was one of the visionaries and leaders in developing the specialty.
SPORTS
May 21, 1993
NEW YORK -- Lennox Lewis says he was sucker punched -- by his doctor.Lewis, the WBC heavyweight champion, underwent surgery yesterday on his right hand and will be unable to spar for up to two months.Dr. Robert Hotchkiss, chief of hand surgery, performed the 1-hour, 17-minute operation at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, repairing a torn tendon capsule in a knuckle on the little finger of the right hand, as well as a split of the extensor tendon.Hotchkiss said the operation went smoothly and recommended that Lewis not use the hand for six weeks to two months.
FEATURES
December 1, 1991
A COMPLEX PROBLEMEditor: Arlene Ehrlich's article on carpal tunnel syndrome [Sept. 29] was an excellent review of this far-reaching and complex problem.For patients who require surgery . . . there is a new technology using an internal camera and two 1/4 inch incisions. . . .The first "endoscopic carpal tunnel release" in the Baltimore area was performed earlier this year at St. Agnes Hospital. I am currently teaching other hand surgeons this new technology, which holds promise as a wonderful alternative for most patients considering surgery.
SPORTS
By Alan Goldstein and Alan Goldstein,SUN STAFF | January 1, 1998
A hand injury that will require surgery has forced Vincent Pettway to withdraw from his title fight with International Boxing Federation welterweight champion Felix Trinidad in Mexico City on March 7.The former junior middleweight champion from Baltimore injured his right hand in winning a tuneup fight with Gerald Reed in Florida on Dec. 13. He re-aggravated the injury during a recent sparring session at manager Mack Lewis' Broadway gym.He was examined Tuesday...
SPORTS
July 21, 1997
Cubs: Kevin Tapani, who underwent hand surgery in April, will make his first start Wednesday. He has made five minor-league rehabilitation starts, including a complete game Friday for Triple-A Iowa.Indians: Mike Hargrove is fourth on Cleveland's career victory list among managers, led by Lou Boudreau with 728. David Justice was 0-for-6 with the bases loaded before his two-run single in the first.Mariners: A crowd of 42,816 turned out for the 51st home game. With an average of 38,836, Seattle is projected to draw 3 million for the first time.
NEWS
May 19, 1991
Dr. James E. Vogel, a specialist in plastic and reconstructive surgery and hand surgery, has joined the medical staff at Carroll County General Hospital.A graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, he completed his internship at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.Vogel's fellowships include one in plastic surgery from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, another in hand surgery from the Raymond M. Curtis Hand Center at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore and onein maxillofacial trauma/microvascular surgery from Maryland Shock Trauma.
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