June 1, 2012
The general belief is that players recovering from hamate bone surgery -- as Nick Markakis is now -- have a short recovery time, but it can take a while for them to regain their full power at the plate. But a glance at some notable cases shows players can return to form farily quickly from the wrist injury . Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia played the final two months of the 2007 season (including the team's run to the World Series) with a cracked hamate bone in his left wrist.
January 14, 2010
Oilers goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin will have surgery Thursday to repair a herniated disc in his back and is expected to be out 12 weeks. The Oilers didn't provide a timeline for his return, saying Wednesday that he's "out indefinitely," but Khabibulin's agent, Jay Grossman , said the goalie will need 12 weeks to recover. Khabibulin, who signed a $15 million, four-year contract over the summer, hasn't played since Nov. 16. He's 7-9-2 with a 3.03 goals-against average.
September 17, 2012
Wilson Betemit will not need surgery on his right wrist, which he reinjured during batting practice Friday in Oakland, according to Showalter. Betemit saw a hand specialist in Sarasota on Monday, who determined from tests that Betemit, who was on the disabled list in August with a similar wrist injury, is just dealing with inflammation. “They didn't feel like he needed surgery. That was good news,” Showalter said. “So he is going to probably get [a cortisone] injection and wait for the inflammation to go down.” Betemit is likely out for the season, but Showalter was not ready to concede that yet, preferring to see how quickly the inflammation subsides.
October 28, 2010
Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia will undergo arthroscopic surgery at a New York hospital Friday to correct a small meniscus tear in his right knee. Sabathia is scheduled to begin his regular routine in preparation for spring training three to six weeks after the surgery. In the meantime, manager Joe Girardi reportedly has begun to talk with the Yankees about the parameters of a new three-year contract for between $9 million and $10 million. And the Yankees declined to pick up the options of Lance Berkman ($15 million)
June 30, 2013
The mother of a Howard County teenager who died after dental surgery wants to see all pediatric dental procedures that use general anesthesia take place in hospitals someday. But for now, Cathy Garger hopes to shed light on dangers surrounding routine dental visits that she believes led to the death of her daughter, 17-year-old Jennifer Michelle "Jenny" Olenick, and other pediatric patients. Olenick, a junior at Marriotts Ridge High School, died in April 2011, 10 days after losing oxygen during a wisdom tooth extraction procedure at an oral surgeon's Columbia office.
November 24, 2010
When she was a little girl, if a bad dream would wake her up in the middle of the night, Julie Murn would pad down the hall of the silent house to her big sister's room. She'd crawl into Kathy's bed, grab hold of her nightgown and hold tight. "Just," she says, "to make sure she was there. " And she always was. The sisters have been together, one way or another, for as long as either one can remember. Born 18 months apart, they fill page after page of their family's worn albums with impish grins and exuberant poses — familiar pages they revisited recently, sitting knee to knee on Julie's living room sofa, giggling and groaning as steam curled from their coffee mugs.