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January 9, 2013 | Wire reports
Robert Griffin III underwent reconstructive knee surgery Wednesday and faces a challenging rehabilitation if he is to return for the start of next season. The Washington Redskins quarterback had his lateral collateral ligament repaired and his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee reconstructed for a second time. The surgery was performed in Florida by orthopedist James Andrews , who was optimistic that Griffin would be back on the field this fall. "We expect a full recovery, and it is everybody's hope and belief that due to Robert's high motivation, he will be ready for the 2013 season," Andrews said in a statement released by the Redskins.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 2014 | KTLA-TV Channel 5
The search continued Friday for a man accused of brutally beating his wife and leaving her handcuffed and unconscious in a bathroom, Westminster police said. Police responded to reports of a domestic dispute at a home in the 13000 block of Iowa Street in Westminster on Jan. 24.  When they arrived, they found a 32-year-old woman handcuffed and unconscious in the bathroom, officials said. Now, they're searching for her husband, Rodolfo “Rudy” Cisneros, 37, of Westminster.
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NEWS
March 7, 1988 | Associated Press
A child mauled by a bear while posing for a picture in a shopping mall will need reconstructive surgery on deep face and scalp lacerations suffered in the Saturday attack, a nurse at Children's Hospital said Sunday. Kevin E. Kuhn, 2, was upgraded from poor condition to fair condition, she said.
SPORTS
November 8, 2013 | By Gary Klein
USC tailback D.J. Morgan underwent season-ending knee surgery Thursday, interim Coach Ed Orgeron said. Orgeron made the announcement after a late-afternoon practice as the Trojans continued preparations for Saturday's Pac-12 Conference game at California. Morgan, a fourth-year junior, had been slowed by injuries since last spring and had not played this season. Morgan had two previous knee operations. He had major reconstructive surgery after suffering an injury while playing at Woodland Hills Taft High.
SPORTS
May 23, 1996 | Associated Press
Two-time Cy Young Award-winner Bret Saberhagen will undergo reconstructive surgery on his right shoulder next week, the Colorado Rockies said Wednesday. The surgery will be performed May 28 in New York by David Altchek, who performed arthroscopic surgery on the same shoulder last October. The decision for further surgery was made after Saberhagen was examined by Altchek in New York earlier Wednesday. "This is a very disappointing announcement to make," Colorado General Manager Bob Gebhard said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Dr. Paul Wilson Brand, 88, who pioneered the use of reconstructive surgery to ease the ravages of leprosy and diabetes on hands and feet, died Tuesday in Seattle of complications from a blood clot in the brain. Born in India to a missionary family, Brand attended medical school at London University. He began using reconstructive surgery to help people with leprosy in the late 1940s. He later adapted the work for patients with diabetes, which, like leprosy, deadens the sensation of pain.
SPORTS
November 23, 1993 | MIKE REILLEY
Starting cornerback Todd Lyght underwent arthroscopic surgery Monday to repair cartilage damage in his left knee, and wide receiver Todd Kinchen is expected to have reconstructive surgery on a torn medial collateral ligament on his left knee today, Coach Chuck Knox said Monday. Lyght suffered a bruised knee against Atlanta Nov. 14 and re-injured it during warm-ups before Sunday's 10-6 Ram victory over Washington. Lyght probably will be sidelined for the season.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 2002 | SANDRA MURILLO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Miriam Murillo, 17, of Baja California had decorated her earlobes with gold hoops and painted her lips a shimmery pink. But on her face, Miriam still carried the painful, disfiguring remnants of a rare childhood infection. The top of her mouth disappears into her lower jaw and one side of her nose sinks into her face. On Friday, Miriam and her father, Manuel, prepared for the reconstructive surgery they have been trying to find for years.
SPORTS
May 15, 1994
Cal State Northridge right-hander Keven Kempton has been granted a medical redshirt year and might give his senior season another shot in 1995. Kempton, who was 10-4 with an earned-run average of 3.99 as a junior in 1993, was sidelined with an elbow injury after only four games this spring. After struggling to an 0-3 start with an ERA of 7.71, Kempton had major reconstructive surgery on his right elbow. He was expected to lead the Matador pitching staff, which has been decimated by injuries.
HEALTH
May 31, 2004 | Hilary Waldman, Hartford Courant
Cancer patients often face two gigantic hurdles in the fight against disease. First comes treatment to stay alive. Next is life after treatment. And for patients such as Sandra Smith, who lost most of her jaw and the floor of her mouth to oral cancer, living now includes smiling, speaking clearly and chewing tender meat with replacement parts that move and function almost as well as the originals.
SCIENCE
September 26, 2013 | By Monte Morin
Images of an expertly sculpted nose on a Chinese man's forehead may be shocking to many, but plastic surgeons say the use of forehead tissue for nasal reconstructive surgery dates back thousands of years. The practice of using flaps of tissue from both the forehead and cheek to reconstruct a severed nose was begun in ancient India, where facial disfigurement served as a form of punishment, according to Dr. Robert X. Murphy, president elect of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons . "They were very far advanced in using the forehead skin to refashion a semblance of a nose," Murphy said.
SPORTS
August 30, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
It looks like Tiger Woods will have one less fan in his gallery next season, as girlfriend Lindsey Vonn, the greatest U.S. women's skier in history, will take part this weekend in the U.S. Ski Team's training camp in Portillo, Chile, six months after reconstructive knee surgery. Vonn, a four-time overall World Cup champion and 2010 Olympic downhill champion , suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament and torn medial collateral ligament in her right knee in a crash at the Alpine Skiing World Championships in Schladming, Austria, in February.
SCIENCE
August 1, 2013 | By Kim Murphy
SEATTLE - What is it about a face that causes people to accept it as "normal"? Or to be disturbed, if somehow it is not? For those who suffer from facial deformities, this is more than an idle question. As it turns out, psychologists have come to understand precisely what ratios between eyes, nose and cheeks are subconsciously seen by others as acceptable, and how people react when a face somehow doesn't fit into the mathematical norm. “If I'm talking to you, I'll just sort of naturally figure out if the balance of your face makes sense to me as a human being,” said Richard Hopper, head of the craniofacial surgery center at Seattle Children's Hospital.
SPORTS
July 22, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
Robert Griffin III has passed a major test toward his goal of playing in Week 1 of the NFL season, getting the go-ahead from the team doctors days before the Washington Redskins open training camp. "Doctors cleared me to practice. Coach is going to ease me in," Griffin announced Monday on Twitter. The two sentences represent hurdles past and future. Even though Griffin says he has the medical clearance after recovering from torn knee ligaments, it is now up to Coach Mike Shanahan to determine how often and how vigorously Griffin practices when the Redskins open camp Thursday in Richmond, Va. The Redskins had no comment on Griffin's tweet.
SPORTS
April 22, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
BALTIMORE - When Chad Billingsley was put on the 15-day disabled list Sunday because of pain in his throwing elbow, Manager Don Mattingly wondered if the former All-Star's season would end on an operating table. "It's hard not to think about it," Mattingly said. That's because Billingsley considered reconstructive elbow surgery last year, when he missed the final month of the regular season because of a partially torn elbow ligament. But instead of resigning himself to a procedure that would sideline him for the entire 2013 season, Billingsley opted for injections of platelet-rich plasma and rehabilitation.
SPORTS
March 7, 2013 | Wire reports
St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal will have major surgery on his right elbow next week. The team did not say in its statement how long the three-time All-Star will be out. Dr. James Andrews, the noted orthopedist, examined Furcal on Wednesday and will perform Tommy John surgery. The 35-year-old Furcal has been sidelined since reinjuring the elbow he hurt late last season. Furcal and the team had tried rehabilitation rather than reconstructive surgery in the off-season.
SPORTS
April 22, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
BALTIMORE - When Chad Billingsley was put on the 15-day disabled list Sunday because of pain in his throwing elbow, Manager Don Mattingly wondered if the former All-Star's season would end on an operating table. "It's hard not to think about it," Mattingly said. That's because Billingsley considered reconstructive elbow surgery last year, when he missed the final month of the regular season because of a partially torn elbow ligament. But instead of resigning himself to a procedure that would sideline him for the entire 2013 season, Billingsley opted for injections of platelet-rich plasma and rehabilitation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 1995 | THAO HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A woman was shot in the stomach and her 4-year-old son was shot in the cheek as they walked home from a hair salon Friday evening. Police did not know if the shots came from a car or from someone on foot, Lt. Jose Garcia said. Martha Ruvalcava, 28, and her two sons, 4-year-old Jesse and 10-year-old Armando, were waiting to cross the street at a traffic light near Flower Street and McFadden Avenue about 6 p.m. when Ruvalcava and Jesse were shot.
SPORTS
February 28, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
PHOENIX — Matt Kemp is expected to play Friday for the first time since off-season surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left shoulder. But Carl Crawford , the Dodgers' other rehabbing All-Star outfielder, hit a bump in his comeback from reconstructive elbow surgery. "It depends on how he comes in in the morning," Manager Don Mattingly said of Kemp's status. "The morning tells us usually. You may feel good at the end of the day, but the next morning you see how it's going. " Kemp has been hitting against live pitching this week and said he has been pain-free, but, Mattingly cautioned, "he's just getting started.
NEWS
February 27, 2013 | By Geoffrey Mohan
They're not exactly routine, but face transplants are becoming more common. The latest to be announced, on Tuesday at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston, involved a former transplant nurse whose husband tossed industrial-strength lye on her during a brutal assault in 2007. (He's in prison for more than 30 years.) Carmen Blandin Tarleton had chemical burns over 80% of her body when she arrived at the hospital, where she was put in a medically induced coma for three months. She emerged severely disfigured and legally blind, according to the hospital.
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