TOTTENHAM were lucky to hold on for a 2-2 draw against their bitter rivals Arsenal in the 199th North London derby at the Emirates today.And while Mauricio Pochettino will be pleased enough with the result, he will certainly be happier with his team’s performance compared to last weekend’s embarrassing home defeat to relegation candidates Newcastle.2 Christian Eriksen justified his return to the starting eleven with the opening goal against ArsenalCredit: Richard Pelham – The SunSpurs are ninth in the Premier League after the draw and the 3,000 away fans in the corner will at least be glad of the improved showing by their team.And here’s what William Pugh thought of the Lilywhites’ performances at their neighbour’s home.HUGO LLORIS – 5Stitched up Vertonghen in the first-half with a hospital pass which led to Rose’s booking and an attacking free-kick for Arsenal. Beaten at the near post for Arsenal’s first too. Made some good saves elsewhere but probably didn’t fill his defence with confidence.DANNY ROSE – 6Showed great commitment to block Pepe’s 22nd minute back post header which would have certainly made it 1-1. Decent enough second-half.TOBY ALDERWEIRELD – 5Solid. Nothing spectacular in a new-look back four.DAVINSON SANCHEZ – 5Filled in well enough at right-back given his side’s emergency situation in the position. Arsenal tried to exploit but he held firm on the whole.JAN VERTONGHEN – 5Same as his defensive partner. Did what he had to. Spurs fans will be glad to see him back in the fold.HARRY WINKS – 6Got up and down the pitch well. More effective in the first half. No huge complaints. Certainly better than his centre-midfield partner.2 Moussa Sissoko spurned a last-gasp chance in a thrilling draw at the EmiratesCredit: ReutersMOUSSA SISSOKO – 4Committed a lot of fouls and none really of the tactical kind. More like the kind where you are getting run around by the opponents and pull or kick them because you are tired.ERIK LAMELA – 6Quiet first ten minutes. Great run and shot for Spurs’ opening goal. Booked for a shirt pull in the first-half. Rightfully subbed as he was ineffective after half-time.CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN – 7Right place right time for the goal. Most of Spurs attacks went through him… as usual. Just does the simple things well and Spurs will hope he stays. Very impressed by his defensive work also.HEUNG-MIN SON – 7Looked lively and threatening in the first half. Focal point of all Spurs’ counter-attacks which was when they looked most dangerous. Curling effort to make it two on 18 minutes but denied by fantastic Leno save. Kept Arsenal defenders on their toes for entire second-half.HARRY KANE – 6Flick on to set Lamela away for the opening goal. Nailed penalty home with aplomb. Smashed one off the post on the hour mark which should have killed the game. Other than that… errr.SUBSDELE ALLI (on for Lamela, 59 mins) – 5Nothing of note. Will likely struggle for game time if Eriksen and Lo Celso are in front of him.Most Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticGIOVANO LO CELSO (on for Son, 78) – 5Barely enough time to have an impact. Surprised he didn’t come on instead of Alli earlier.Tottenham boss Pochettino denies ‘stupid rumours’ he is going to quit after Arsenal clash
A brother of singer Dana Rosemary Scallon is to appear in court in two weeks time on three child abuse charges.The Metropolitan police in London says John Brown, who has a house in Urris, Inishowen, and an address in Bracknell, London, was charged yesterday with three cases of indecent assault.It follows complaints from two women. Mr Brown is well-known in County Donegal and was a regular spokesperson for Dana on local radio.He was also behind several building developments in Buncrana and Newtowcunningham.He will appear at a magistrates court hearing in London on June 7.The Metropolitan police say the charges arise out of an investigation into allegations dating back to the 1970s.DANA’S BROTHER DUE TO APPEAR IN COURT ON CHILD ABUSE CHARGES was last modified: May 23rd, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DANA’S BROTHER DUE TO APPEAR IN COURT ON CHILD ABUSE CHARGES
Source:https://www.jefferson.edu/ Reviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Sep 6 2018Surgical reconstruction is a life changer for people with end-stage ankle arthritis, a painful condition that limits patients’ abilities to go up and down stairs, get out of a car and even walk. Now researchers from The Rothman Orthopedic Institute at Jefferson Health demonstrate that surgical reconstruction boosts patients’ range of motion by more than 60 percent and that translates to significantly less pain and better function completing everyday activities with improvement continuing for at least the first two years following surgery. The findings will enable surgeons to not only best inform patients about what improvements to expect as they recover during the first two years after surgery and but also what the surgical repair can do for them-;namely, provide a superior quality of life.”They’re really dramatically better than they were before surgery on average,” said Steven Raikin, MD, Director of Foot and Ankle Service at the Rothman Orthopedic Institute at Jefferson Health and professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Jefferson Medical College, who published the work September 5th in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.Traumatic injury or repeated sprains wear down cartilage that usually cushions the ankle joint. Bone-on-bone grinding and arthritis can occur as the protective buffer erodes away. As a result, patients with ankle arthritis have limited range of motion in their ankle. Together with debilitating pain, the condition prevents patients from doing everyday activities as simple as getting up from a chair. When non-surgical options such as medications, steroid injections or bracing have failed, surgery becomes the only option. Total ankle arthroplasty, or a complete surgical replacement of the ankle joint, has only become a viable choice in the last decade. With new methods and updated devices, results from total ankle arthroplasty appear effective, but patients wanted to know more about the recovery period. “The whole idea was to try to create expectation parameters for patients getting ankle replacements at different time periods in the first two years following surgery,” he said. Related StoriesVitamin D supplementation may not reduce the risk of heart diseaseStudy shows potential culprit behind LupusHow a simple MRI scan can help patients with anginaDr. Raikin and a team of surgeons and researchers from The Rothman Institute and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital assessed more than 100 patients’ range of motion, pain levels and function completing everyday activities before surgery and then again at three months, six months, one year and two years after total ankle arthroplasty surgery.On average, surgery improved patients’ ankle range of motion in the sagittal plane by 66 percent, from a 20.7-degree angle before surgery to a peak of 34.3 degrees six months post-surgery. As patients’ range of motion improved, so did their quality of life. “We are able to give a dramatic improvement in range of motion and pain with these ankle replacements,” said Dr. Raikin. Patients’ pain scores plummeted from 74 on a 100-point scale to 15 and their ability to complete everyday tasks shot up from 50 to 80 out of 100 over the two-year follow-up. What’s more these improvements correlated strongly with enhanced ankle flexibility.When the team analyzed surgical outcomes, they found that the critical recovery window happened much earlier than they thought. The first six months post-surgery were crucial, according to their data. “The vast majority of the improvement patients get, they actually get in the first six months,” said Dr. Raikin. “This is very important because we have to really motivate patients earlier on.”Patients’ range of motion peaked at the 6-month mark with improvement slowing down from there for example. Pain and functionality followed the same trend. Dr. Raikin is now pushing his patients in their recovery earlier and quicker as a result of this study. That said, patients do continue to improve both their range of motion and their pain and functionality until about 2 years. “So, if they’re not where we expect them to be, they can still catch up,” Dr. Raikin said.