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December 10, 2012 | By Eric Pincus
Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum is still feeling pain in his left knee, according to an Associated Press report. The Lakers made the blockbuster trade over the off-season to acquire Dwight Howard in exchange for arguably the league's second-best center in Bynum.  Howard has been a positive for the Lakers, returning early from back surgery. Bynum has yet to make his debut for the Sixers. "Worst-case scenario, it's another month," said Bynum in the report.  "Best-case scenario, I can ramp it up. " Bynum is technically out with "bilateral bone bruises" but he acknowledged that "it's arthritis in the knees.
April 4, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
The Lakers closed the book on another player this season, one of many who couldn't quite get over their injury problems. Xavier Henry made it through a total of 43 games before the Lakers officially shut him down Friday because of wrist and knee injuries. He showed an appetite for driving to the basket and averaged 10 points in 21.1 minutes, almost all as a reserve. "My body is going to continually hurt as long as I keep pounding it and pounding it," Henry said Friday.
September 26, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Pau Gasol has returned to Los Angeles after spending the summer in his native Spain. The veteran forward/center has been sidelined since May, recovering from procedures to alleviate tendinosis in both knees. Just recently he resumed basketball activities after a lengthy period just on the treadmill, in the weight room or pool. Gasol visited with Dr. Steve Yoon of the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic on Thursday for a checkup.   Good morning from LA! This morning I will visit Dr. Yoon and he will check how my patellar tendons are. I will update you later!
March 31, 2014 | By Helene Elliott
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week: + Boston's Jarome Iginla had a big day Saturday. The classy veteran reached the 30-goal level for the 12th time in his career and tied Guy Lafleur for 24th on the career goal-scoring list with No. 560. It was a good day for the Bruins, who clinched the Atlantic Division title. On Sunday they extended their points streak to 15-0-1 and finished the month of March 15-1-1. + Montreal Canadiens prospect Tim Bozon, who was placed in a medically induced coma while being treated for meningitis, was released from a Saskatoon hospital last week.
May 5, 2003 | Dianne Partie Lange, Special to The Times
Arthritis sufferers are often advised to strengthen their quadriceps, the muscles at the front of the thigh, to ease knee pain and prevent arthritis from becoming worse. But for some people, such efforts may do more harm than good. As part of a Northwestern University study, more than 200 senior citizens had knee X-rays, measurements of quadricep strength, and knee alignment assessments. Eighteen months later, the procedures were repeated.
August 29, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
After procedures on both knees in May, Pau Gasol is finally progressing to running -- albeit on grass. This evening I'm going to continue getting better. Weight room workout and then running on grass. Every day one more step forward. - Pau Gasol (@paugasol) August 29, 2013 Gasol underwent "FAST technique" procedures May 9 after struggling with knee pain throughout the season.  He also received stem cell injections to help stimulate the regeneration of tissue in his knees.
May 31, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
Pau Gasol has shed his crutches after undergoing "FAST technique" procedures on both knees on May 9. Today it's been 3 weeks since the procedure done to knees. I'm finally off the crutches!! #lookingahead - Pau Gasol (@paugasol) May 30, 2013 The procedure involved inserting a probe into Gasol's knees while using directed ultrasound waves to remove degenerated tissue in his patellar tendons. The Lakers forward/center struggled with knee pain throughout the season.
October 15, 2007 | Janet Cromley, Times Staff Writer
Americans with osteoarthritis of the knee may need to wait a little longer for proof that three common approaches actually work. In a review of 42 randomized controlled trials on hyaluronic acid injections, 21 studies on the supplements glucosamine and chondroitin and 23 articles on arthroscopy, researchers at the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Assn.
December 4, 2012 | Ben Bolch
HOUSTON - With the tendinitis in his knees that has bothered him since the preseason showing no signs of abating, Pau Gasol has decided to sit out for an undisclosed number of games. It doesn't sound as though it will be a short sabbatical for the Lakers power forward. “The day [to] day [terminology] is pretty funny, but we'll see,” Gasol said before the Lakers played the Houston Rockets on Tuesday at Toyota Center. “I'm not guessing that it's going to be two days and the knees are going to feel wonderful all of a sudden.
March 18, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
PHOENIX - Andrew Bynum spent all last season showing he was an All-Star talent and done with the durability questions that plagued him throughout his Lakers career. On Monday, the Philadelphia 76ers announced he would undergo surgery to clean out loose cartilage in both knees. It was described as season-ending surgery, though Bynum never played a minute for the 76ers this season. Bynum, 25, is getting $16.1 million in the last year of his contract. He becomes a free agent in July.
March 25, 2014 | By Gary Klein
  Tre Madden is growing accustomed to spring restarts. In 2012, he moved from linebacker to tailback during spring practice but suffered a season-ending knee injury. Last year, he tested the knee during spring while readying for a breakout fall performance. Madden rushed for more than 100 yards in four of USC's first five games before a hamstring injury slowed or sidelined him in the final nine. On Tuesday, the junior from Aliso Viejo continued to show that the problems are behind him. He shared most of the first-team reps with Javorius Allen as the Trojans returned from a one-week break and went through another 120-play workout in Coach Steve Sarkisian's fast-paced, no-huddle offense.
March 22, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
Earlier this month, as the Ducks unpacked in a Calgary dressing room, some players began chiding rookie defenseman Hampus Lindholm about shirking his "duties" as equipment bag unloader. The good-natured Swede smiled and tried in vain to explain he'd done his best to assist equipment manager Doug "Sluggo" Shearer, but had to get skating. The instant defined Lindholm, who two months after turning 20 has made himself one of the NHL's top rookies by simply knowing his place. "He's fortunate to have that mental makeup, because bad things happen out there on the ice," said Scott Niedermayer, the Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman and Ducks assistant coach who counsels Lindholm.
March 22, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
Xavier Henry suffered a torn ligament in his left wrist in Friday's game, an MRI exam revealed Saturday. He will see a specialist to determine the severity of the injury. Henry might have been injured when he made a layup and stopped himself using the basket support. He played only eight games after missing more than two months because of a bone bruise and cartilage abnormality in his right knee. He is averaging 10.1 points this season. Lottery battle The 2009 NBA Finals weren't that long ago, were they?
March 20, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Nick Young said he expects to play Friday night when the Lakers (22-45) host the Washington Wizards (35-22). "I'm feeling good," Nick Young said. "Ain't too much Swaggy can't do out there. " Young, who gave himself the nickname "Swaggy P," fractured his left patella (kneecap) on Feb. 5 in a win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. After returning Feb. 23, playing 19½ minutes against the Brooklyn Nets, Young went back to the sideline after feeling discomfort in the knee. "I'm just going to be out there, doing my thing, smiling," said Young, who will play against the team that drafted him with the 16th overall pick in 2007.
March 11, 2014 | By Monte Morin
A daily glucosamine drink supplement failed to prevent deterioration of knee cartilage, reduce bone bruises or ease knee pain, according to a recent short-term study of the popular, if controversial, dietary product.  In a paper published Tuesday in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology , authors studied the effects of glucosamine hydrochloride on a group of 201 adults for six months. "Our study found no evidence that drinking glucosamine supplement reduced knee cartilage damage, relieved pain or improved function in individuals with chronic knee pain," said the study's lead author, Dr. C. Kent Kwoh, professor of medicine and medical imaging at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
March 6, 2014 | By Gary Goldstein
"The Activist" is an earnest but largely melodramatic thriller placed against the 1973 standoff between federal authorities and members of the American Indian Movement in the South Dakota village of Wounded Knee. Writer-director Cyril Morin (who also composed the score) combines real-life and fictional situations and characters to tell this uneven tale of two Native American activists, Marvin (Chadwick E. Brown) and Bud (Michael Spears), who are dubiously arrested and locked up while the Nixon administration attempts to manipulate events - and further a secret political agenda - around the famed occupation.
December 19, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
President Bush's knee pain is the result of wear and tear and injuries over the years, doctors said in ruling out surgery and giving him the go-ahead to continue careful jogging. Magnetic resonance imaging scans taken of both knees at Walter Reed Army Medical Center showed that the 57-year-old president has normal range of motion and strength in his knees, no fluid buildup and stable joints. Bush consulted with two specialists.
February 16, 2007 | From Reuters
Debate about whether an artificial knee implant designed specifically for women has scientific merit continues a year after the device was launched, even as the orthopedics manufacturer racks up better-than-expected sales. Many orthopedic surgeons say Zimmer Holdings Inc.'s female knee is a marketing gimmick, but admit that they will implant them on request.
February 28, 2014 | By Melinda Fulmer
Forget crunches. The V-up takes your abdominal workout to the next level. Orthopedist and fitness trainer Dr. Levi Harrison, who produced a DVD, "The Art of Fitness Cardio Core Workout," shows how to work up to this advanced move in stages so you don't strain your lower back. What it does This intense move challenges all of the muscles in your core - front to back. What to do Start by lying down flat with your legs long, abdominals tucked in and back pressed into the floor.
February 25, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
When: 5 PST. Where: FedEx Forum. On the air: TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 19-38, Grizzlies 31-24. Record vs. Grizzlies: 1-1. Update: The Lakers won the last time they were in Memphis, on Dec. 17, but, par for their season, lost Kobe Bryant, who hasn't played since because of a fractured knee he sustained that night. Memphis is one of the few teams with a better road record (15-10) than home record (16-14)
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