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University Hospital celebrates 100th transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedure

...replace valves in the heart and thus can be performed on patients who are poor candidates for the traditional valve replacement surgery.University began offering the surgery in February 2013 but it took more than a year of work and planning before...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-09-30/university-hospital-celebrat
Veterans find VA 'choice' care program has delays

...choice" care program after he received knee-replacement surgery and rehabilitation at Augusta's Charlie Norwood...sessions over a two-month period after he had replacement surgery on his right knee at the Augusta VA's downtown...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2015-09-26/veterans-find-va-choice-care
Ironman of the Day: David Pope

...Keith and Steve, are participating in the Ironman 70.3 Augusta. Howard is 15 months removed from double knee-replacement surgery."It's cool to see three generations do this," David said. "It'll be neat to cheer on my dad and uncles...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-09-26/ironman-day-david-po
Social Security's disability fund to run dry in 2016

...increasing share thereafter. Among the initiatives is a proposal to change the way hospitals are paid for hip and knee replacement surgery.The Medicare and Social Security trustees are the secretaries of the Treasury, Health and Human Services, and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-22/social-securitys-disabilit
Alex Rodriguez hits first homer since returning from year-long suspension

...waiting for a third opinion that they expect will confirm the ace pitcher needs season-ending elbow ligament-replacement surgery.General manager Jon Daniels said Wed nesday that Dr. David Altchek, the New York Mets' medical director and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-03-11/alex-rodriguez-hits-firs
Braves, ex-close Matt Capps come to terms on minor league deal

...spring training."? Pitcher Ivan Nova hopes to throw off a mound soon for the first time since elbow ligament- replacement surgery. TIGERS: Are optimistic Victor Martinez will be ready for the start of the season after the slugging designated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-02-10/braves-ex-close-matt-cap
Braves top Mets, remain unbeaten

...innings this season.TRAINER'S ROOMMets: With Bobby Parnell likely to return next month after elbow ligament-replacement surgery last April, Collins says the team will be patient."The one thing we aren't going to do (is) rush him back...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-04-11/braves-top-mets-remain-u
Gosselin's hit lifts unbeaten Braves over Mets

...inflammation in the back of his shoulder and Bobby Parnell not expected back until next month from elbow ligament replacement surgery, manager Terry Collins believes RHP Jeurys Familia is ready to seize the closer's role."If you're a bullpen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-04-11/gosselins-hit-lifts-unbe
Tigers' Justin Verlander to go on DL for first time in his career

...regular-season game since Aug. 24, 2013. The 26-year-old right-hander is recovering from elbow ligament-replacement surgery that Oct. 22. REDS: Plan to put starter Homer Bailey on the 15-day disabled list ahead of Monday's opener...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-04-02/tigers-justin-verlander-
Matt Wieters behind plate for first time in six months after Tommy John surgery

...arm was replaced with a tendon from his forearm.The Rangers said Dr. James Andrews reported elbow ligament-replacement surgery went as expected, with no complications.Darvish is to have a follow-up exam Wednesday. He will rejoin the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-03-17/matt-wieters-behind-plat