Music ‘calms nerves before surgery’ as well as sedative

Image copyright Uni of Pennsylvania Image caption Patients listened to music while having an anaesthetic before surgery Listening to the “world’s most relaxing song” before an operation could be just as good at calming patients’ nerves as medication, US researchers say. The song, written to reduce anxiety, blood pressure and heart rate, performed as well…

Bullock has back surgery day after Knicks signing

Newly signed Reggie Bullock underwent surgery Wednesday for a cervical disk herniation, the New York Knicks announced. The team said it would provide an update on his rehab and progress around the start of training camp. On Tuesday, Bullock signed a two-year, $8.2 million deal with the Knicks. The sides reworked the deal after his…

Babies ‘don’t need tongue-tie surgery to feed’

Image copyright Getty Images Babies with tongue-ties rarely need surgery to help them feed, a US study suggests. It found two-thirds of babies referred for the procedure did not need it and were able to feed with other support. Tongue-tie occurs when the strip of skin connecting the tongue and the floor of the mouth…

Klay Thompson’s surgery a success, agent says

Golden State Warriors All-Star guard Klay Thompson underwent successful surgery Tuesday in Los Angeles to repair his torn ACL, his agent, Greg Lawrence, told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Dr. Neal ElAttrache performed the procedure at the Kerlan-Jobe Institute. Thompson is expected to make a full recovery and follow a standard recovery time of five to seven…

Klay undergoes ACL surgery in L.A., source says

Golden State Warriors All-Star guard Klay Thompson underwent successful surgery Tuesday in Los Angeles to repair his torn ACL, a league source told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Dr. Neal ElAttrache performed the procedure at the Kerlan-Jobe Institute. Thompson is expected to make a full recovery. There’s no timetable on a return, but his agent, Greg Lawrence,…

Durant undergoes surgery for ruptured Achilles

OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State Warriors star forward Kevin Durant suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon during Monday’s victory over the Toronto Raptors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals and underwent surgery Wednesday in New York City. “What’s good everybody I wanted to update you all: I did rupture my Achilles. Surgery was today and…