Click HERE if you’re having trouble viewing the gallery on your mobile device.The Oakland Athletics work out at Yankee Stadium in preparation for a do-or-die wild card game tomorrow night in the Bronx. The winner of the game will advance to the American League Division Series against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on Friday. Pitcher Liam Hendriks will start for the A’s and Luis Severino will start for the Yankees. The A’s have a 97-65 record versus the Yankees 100-62 record. …
Geocaching with friends: What is life without laughter? Whether laughing at ourselves or with a friend, there’s a sense of humility that comes along with geocaching. We’ve highlighted some funny moments that geocachers experience.Which scenario do you relate to the most?How long does it take you to stop looking for the cache: You didn’t think it would end this way: We’ve all been there: Sometimes you get on a roll and got to keep going: Muggle: Wow, look at this view! Geocacher: Hold on—I’m looking for the cache!SAMSUNG That voice in your head: Share with your Friends:More And when you’ve finally succeeded: SharePrint RelatedGeocaching, the Gift of FriendshipMarch 11, 2013In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”Geocacher of Month Nominees for April 2013 – Add Your CommentsApril 25, 2013In “Community”Geocaching 2 by 2 – Power your Relationships with GeocachingJune 3, 2013In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter”
Matt Prior leaves the field after being dismissed during the first Test match against India at Trent Bridge cricket ground in Nottingham, England on July 11, 2014. Photo by Philip Brown(Reuters)England wicket-keeper Matt Prior on Monday announced that he is taking break from cricket due to fitness problems.According to reports, he will miss the remainder of the home series against India and also the entire season for Sussex which he represents in county cricket. Prior is likely to be replaced by Jos Butler. The 32-year-old cricketer’s decision comes hours after the hosts lost to India by 95 runs at Lord’s in London.This is India’s second Test win at Lord’s after a period of 28 years. At the same venue, India registered their lone win back in 1986.Resuming the second session at 173/5, England were bowled out for 223 while chasing a target of 319 runs.Pacer Ishant Sharma was the pick of the Indian bowlers with career best figures of 7/74. He was adjudged the Man of the Match.Prior did not have a good stint with his bat, scoring 23 and 12 in the match.The third Test between India and England is scheduled to be held at Southampton from July 27.
‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Alaska dictated the pace behind the backcourt partnership of two-time MVP Willie Miller and 1996 MVP Johnny Abarrientos, who accounted for 20 and 11 points, respectively.Proceeds of the event that includes the Ginebra-Purefoods duel ongoing at press time will benefit the Samahan ng mga Dating Propesyonal na Basketbolista ng Pilipinas Foundation, Inc.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations LATEST STORIES Allan Caidic. PBA IMAGESSan Miguel Beer leaned on Allan Caidic and Danny Ildefonso to carve out a 96-83 trouncing of Alaska in the “Return of the Rivals” benefit showcase on Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Aptly called the “Triggerman,” the ageless Caidic shone when it mattered most. He uncorked four triples in the final period as San Miguel snuffed out Alaska’s ’comeback bid.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The 55-year-old Caidic, the Philippine Basketball Association’s 1990 Most Valuable Player who suited up for San Miguel from 1993 to 1998, led all Beermen with 26 points.After a lethargic first-half performance, Ildefonso made his presence felt in the third frame, conspiring with Denok Miranda to knot the game at 49. He went on to pour in 13 of his total 14 points in the second half.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“Do you have painkillers?” Caidic, who still holds the PBA record for most triples (17) in a game, said in jest during the post-game chat.“We’re no longer used to man-to-man defenses that run for 12 minutes,” said Caidic.“It’s challenging on our part. But more than the result, more than the game, it’s about the solidarity of the players, the support of the fans.” ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Caloocan closing in on playoffs MOST READ View comments
DefinitionOsteotomy of the knee is surgery that involves making a cut in one of the bones in your lower leg. This can be done to relieve symptoms of arthritis.Alternative NamesProximal tibial osteotomy; Lateral closing wedge osteotomy; High tibial osteotomy; Distal femoral osteotomyDescriptionThere are two types of surgery:Tibial osteotomy is surgery done on the shin bone below the knee cap.Femoral osteotomy is surgery done on the thigh bone above the knee cap.During surgery:You will be pain-free during surgery. You may get spinal or epidural anesthesia, along with medicine to help you relax. You may also receive general anesthesia, in which you will be asleep.Your surgeon will make a 4 – 5 inch cut on the area where the osteotomy is being done.The surgeon may remove a wedge of your shinbone from underneath the healthy side of your knee. This is called a closing wedge osteotomy.The surgeon may also open a wedge on the painful side of the knee. This is called an opening wedge osteotomy.Staples, screws, or plates may be used, depending on the type of osteotomy.You may need a bone graft to fill out the wedge.In most cases, the procedure will take 1 – 1 1/2 hours.Why the Procedure Is PerformedOsteotomy of the knee is done to treat symptoms of knee arthritis. It is done when other treatments no longer offer relief.Arthritis most often affects the inside part of the knee. Most of the time, the outside part of the knee is not affected unless you have had a knee injury in the past.advertisementOsteotomy surgery works by shifting the weight away from the damaged part of your knee. For the surgery to be successful, the side of the knee where the weight is being shifted should have little or no arthritis.RisksThe risks for any anesthesia or surgery are:Allergic reactions to medicinesBreathing problemsBleedingInfectionOther risks from this surgery include:Blood clot in the legInjury to a blood vessel or nerveInfection in the knee jointKnee stiffness or a knee joint that is not well-alignedBefore the ProcedureAlways tell your doctor or nurse what drugs you are taking, even drugs, supplements, or herbs you bought without a prescription.During the 2 weeks before your surgery:You may be asked to stop taking drugs that make it harder for your blood to clot. These include aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve), blood thinners such as warfarin (Coumadin), and other drugs.Ask your doctor which drugs you should still take on the day of your surgery.Tell your doctor if you have been drinking a lot of alcohol — more than 1 or 2 drinks a day.If you smoke, try to stop. Ask your doctor for help. Smoking can slow down wound and bone healing.On the day of your surgery:You will usually be asked not to drink or eat anything for 6 to 12 hours before the procedure.Take the drugs your doctor told you to take with a small sip of water.Your doctor or nurse will tell you when to arrive at the hospital.After the ProcedureBy having an osteotomy, you may be able to delay the need for a knee replacement for up to 10 years, but still stay active.A tibial osteotomy may make you look “knock-kneed.” A femoral osteotomy may make you look “bow legged.”Outlook (Prognosis)Your doctor may fit you with a brace to limit how much youre able to move your knee during the recovery period. The brace may also help hold your knee in the correct position.You will need to use crutches for 6 weeks or more. At first, you may be asked to not place any weight on your knee. Ask your doctor when it will be OK to walk with weight on your leg that had the surgery. You will see a physical therapist to help you with an exercise program.Complete recovery may take several months to a year.ReferencesCrenshaw AH. Soft tissue procedures and corrective osteotomies about the knee. In: Canale ST, Beaty JH, eds. Campbells Operative Orthopaedics. 12th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2012:chap 9.Review Date:8/12/2013Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.