New standards aim to improve surgery for the oldest patients

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 92-year-old had a painful tumor on his tongue, and major surgery was his best chance. Doctors called a timeout when he said he lived alone, in a rural farmhouse, and wanted to keep doing so. “It was ultimately not clear we could get him back there” after such a big operation, […]

Rangers OF Joey Gallo has right wrist surgery

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Texas Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo will miss at least a month after the All-Star slugger had surgery Thursday to remove part of a bone in his right wrist. Gallo left Tuesday’s game in Seattle because of soreness in his wrist. After undergoing X-rays and an MRI, the 25-year-old Gallo returned to […]

Rays’ Snell to undergo arthroscopic surgery on left elbow

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — If the Tampa Bay Rays are going to hang in the AL playoff race, they’ll have to do it without reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell. The 26-year-old left-hander was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday and is expected to be sidelined until at least September due […]

Advances in Health: Transition Home After Orthopaedic Surgery

Connecticut Orthopaedic Specialists and Comprehensive Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Care, in collaboration with Hartford HealthCare, have formed the Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at MidState Medical Center. The Institute is physician run and provides patients with convenient access. The Institute was designed with patients’ diverse needs in mind, offering 21 all-private rooms and valet parking. Patients will notice modern LED […]

Advance in Health – When is surgery the right option for you?

At one time or another, everyone has had a minor toe, foot, or ankle injury that caused pain or swelling. Most of the time our body movements do not cause problems, but it’s not surprising that symptoms develop from every day wear and tear, overuse, or an injury. Sudden (acute) injury An acute injury may […]

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