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Cards blow out Yreka, to face Durham in final

first_imgCorning >> The host Corning Cardinals overpowered Yreka in the late game Friday, 63-34, in a game that was out of hand early for the Miners. The win puts the Cardinals into the championship Saturday evening against Durham, which beat Anderson in the other semifinal Friday.“Durham’s tough, they’re talented, they play hard, they’re a lot like us, they play good man-to-man defense and they’re going to get in your face and make it tough to score,” Cardinals coach Kurt Wilkins said. “This year …last_img read more

South Africa calls for restraint in Syria

first_img6 February 2012 South Africa has condemned the violent loss of life in Syria and called for maximum restraint from all parties to the conflict, which has continued to escalate despite calls from the international community for the Syrian government and opposition to settle their differences peacefully. “We urge the parties to immediately stop the violence and commit themselves to finding a peaceful political solution through a Syrian-led and owned, transparent and all-inclusive political process that will fulfil the legitimate aspirations of the Syrian people,” International Relations spokesperson Clayson Monyela said in a statement on Monday. Pretoria believes that the political process should ensure people’s fundamental political rights and freedoms, and restore the people’s dignity through the delivery of democracy, political reform, justice, human rights and socio-economic development. “We believe that such a solution will ensure long-term peace and stability,” Monyela said, urging the Syrian government to speed up the implementation of the reforms already announced. Monyela urged the opposition to commit to fully participating in the implementation of these reforms.South Africa backs UN resolution UN Security Council members were unable to agree over the weekend on a resolution backing an Arab League plan to resolve the crisis in Syria. Thirteen of the Council’s 15 members voted in favour of a draft text submitted by Morocco, but China and Russia exercised their vetoes. A veto by any one of the Council’s five permanent members means a resolution cannot be adopted. South Africa was one of the countries who voted in favour of this draft resolution. During the vote, Pretoria said it believed that it had the potential to help facilitate a Syrian-led political dialogue between the Syrian parties to bring long-term peace and stability to that country in accordance with the aspirations of the Syrian people. “Fundamentally, no foreign or external parties should interfere in Syria as they engage in the critical decision-making processes on the future of their country,” Monyela said on Monday. “Any solution must preserve the unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria.” Pretoria also believes that the efforts of the League of Arab States, as the organisation with knowledge of and proximity to the situation in Syria, should be supported and given the necessary political space to find a solution to the Syrian crisis. The Arab League plan, as outlined in the draft, calls for “a Syrian-led political transition to a democratic, plural political system, in which citizens are equal regardless of their affiliations or ethnicities or beliefs, including through commencing a serious political dialogue between the Syrian government and the whole spectrum of the Syrian opposition under the League of Arab States’ auspices, in accordance with the timetable set out by the League of Arab States”. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Hip fracture surgery

first_imgDefinitionHip fracture surgery is done to repair a break in the upper part of the thigh bone. The thigh bone is called the femur. It is part of the hip joint.See also: Hip painAlternative NamesInter-trochanteric fracture repair; Subtrochanteric fracture repair; Femoral neck fracture repair; Trochanteric fracture repair; Hip pinning surgeryDescriptionYou may receive general anesthesia before this surgery. This means you will be unconscious and unable to feel pain. You may have spinal anesthesia.With this kind of anesthesia, medicine is put into your back to make you numb below your waist.The type of surgery you have depends on the kind of fracture you have.If your fracture is in the neck ofthe femur (the part just below the top of the bone) you may have a hip pinning procedure.During this surgery:You lie on a special table. This allows your surgeon to use an x-ray machine to see how well the parts of your hip bone line up.Thesurgeon makes a small incision (cut) on the side of your thigh.Special screws are placed to hold the bones in their correct position.This surgery takes 2 – 4 hours.If you have an intertrochanteric fracture (the area below the femur neck), your surgeon will use a special metal plate and special compression screws to repair it. Often more thanone piece of bone is broken in this type of fracture.During this surgery:You lie on a special table. Thisallows your surgeon to use an x-ray machine to see how well the parts of your hip bone line up.Thesurgeon makes a surgical cut on the side of your thigh.The metal plate or nailis attached with a few screws.This surgery takes less than 1 hour.Your surgeon may perform a partial hip replacement (hemiarthroplasty) if there is concern that your hip will not heal well using one of the procedures above. Hemiarthroplasty replaces the ball part of your hip joint.advertisementWhy the Procedure Is PerformedIf a hip fracture is not treated, you may need to stay in a chair or bed. This can lead to life-threatening medical problems, especiallyif you areolder. Because such serious problems can develop, surgery to fix the fracture is often recommended.RisksFollowing are risks of surgery:Avascular necrosis. This is when the blood supply in part of the femur is cut off for a period of time. This can cause part of the bone to die.Injury to nerves or blood vessels.Parts ofthe hip bone may not join together at all or in the correct position.Blood clots inthe legs or lungs.Mental confusion (dementia): Older adults who fracture a hip mayalready have problems thinking clearly. Sometimes surgery can make this problem worse.Pressure sores (also called pressure ulcers or bed sores) from being in bed or a chair for long periods.Before the ProcedureYou will likely be admitted to the hospital because of a hip fracture. You probablywill not be able to put any weight on your leg or get out of bed.Tell your doctor or nurse whatmedicines you are taking. This includes medicines, supplements, or herbs you bought without a prescription.On the day of the surgery:You willlikely be asked not to drink or eat anything after midnight before your surgery. This includes chewing gum and breath mints. Rinse your mouth with water if it feels dry, but do not to swallow.Take themedicines your doctor told you to take with a small sip of water.If you are going to the hospital from home, be sure to arrive at the scheduled time.After the ProcedureYou will stay in the hospital for 3- 5 days. Full recovery will take from 2- 3 months to a year.After surgery:You will have an IV (a catheter, or tube, that is inserted into a vein, usually in your arm). You will receive fluids through the IV until you are able to drink on your own.Special compression stockings on your legshelp improve blood flow in your legs. These reduce your risk of getting blood clots, which are more common afterhip surgery.Your doctor will prescribe pain medicines. Your doctor may also prescribe antibiotics to prevent infection.You may have a catheter inserted into your bladder to drain urine. It will be removed when you are ready to start urinating on your own. Usually it is removed 2 or 3 days after surgery.You may be taught deep breathing and coughing exercises using a device called a spirometer. Doing these exercises will help prevent pneumonia.You will be encouraged to start moving and walking as soon as the first day after surgery. Most of the problems that develop after hip fracture surgery can be prevented by getting out of bed and walking as soon as possible.advertisementYou will be helped out of bed to a chair on the first day after surgery.You will start walking with crutches or a walker. You will be asked not to place too much weight on to the leg that was operated on.When you are in bed, bend and straighten your ankles often to increase blood flow to help prevent blood clots.You will be able to go home when:You can move around safely with a walker or crutches.You are correctlydoingthe exercises to strengthen your hip and leg.Your home is ready.Follow any instructions you are given about how to care for yourself at home.Some people need a short stay in a rehabilitation center after they leave the hospital and before they go home. At a rehab center, you will learn how to safely do your daily activities on your own.You might need to use crutches or a walker for a few weeks or months after surgery.Outlook (Prognosis)You will do better if you get out of bed and start moving as soon as you can after your surgery.Health problems that develop after this surgery are oftencaused by being inactive.Your doctor and nurse will help you decide whether it is safe for you to go home after you have had this surgery to repair your hip fracture.ReferencesButler M, Forte M, Kane RL, et al. Treatment of common hip fractures. Evid Rep Technol Assess (Full Rep). 2009 Aug;(184):1-85, v.LaVelle DG. Fractures and dislocations of the hip. In: Canale ST, Beaty JH, eds. CampbellsOperative Orthoaedics. 11th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Mosby; 2007:chap 52.Simunovic N, Devereaux PJ, Sprague S, et al. Effect of early surgery after hip fracture on mortality and complications: systematic review and meta-analysis. CMAJ. 2010 Oct 19;182(15):1609-16.Review Date:11/15/2012Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more