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Costa Rica's former president Oscar Arias Sanchez (1986-1990, 2006-2010) underwent surgery on his right foot last Sunday to repair a ruptured tendon. 

The surgery was performed at the Clinica Biblica, a private hospital in downtown San Jose, per instructions from Arias' personal physician. The former president and Noble Peace laureate said he has been suffering from recurring pain and discomfort for several weeks.

Arias' daughter, Silvia Aria, spoke with members of the media after the surgery, stating that the surgery began at 10:30 AM and lasted two hours.

Arias was accompanied to the hospital by his wife Suzanne Fischel and other relatives. The first medical report after surgery found Arias, 73, in good health.

Arias was president of Costa Rica twice and won the Noble Peace Prize in 2007 for his efforts to end and negotiate peace accords for years of civil wars in Central America. 

Reference: Tico Times

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Liam Hemsworth fans across the world are hoping for a speedy recovery for the popular Australian actor.

Hemsworth injured his right ankle while filming The Hunger Games: Mockingjay 2 in Berlin this weekend. Production stopped on Saturday and resumed last Wednesday. 

The actor was seen with his driver and two people from his entourage for a second-round check-up at the doctor's today, where he was for an hour and a half. Even though he was limping, Hemsworth was all smiles and was in good spirits. 

The rumor is that Hemsworth sustained the injury when he kicked a styrofoam stone dummy, but it has not been confirmed. 

Before getting injured, Hemsworth was showing off his dance moves at the Cannes Film Festival. The cast of Mockingjay 2 got dance fever at the 67th Festival, with Hemsworth the first to hit the dance floor. The crew boogied out to songs by Beyonce, Michael Jackson, and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. 

References: E! Online and Perez Hilton

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A picture taken of pop singer Kesha at Coachella over the weekend may lead some people to believe that she had a little too much fun. 

Kesha was posing with The Strokes' Julian Casablancas and Haim's Danielle Haim and appeared to be favoring a bandaged left ankle in the picture. One would think the singer had injured herself during the day's music activities, as she had appeared earlier in the day without the bandage. 

However, the bandage was just fashion related. E! News reported that the bandage was just a result of her strappy black and gold sandals.

Even with her shoe malfunctions, Kesha seemed to be enjoying herself at Coachella, looking happy and healthy in a pink and white floral romper.

The singer has been in good spirits since leaving a rehabilitation center last month after receiving treatment for an eating disorder. 

At the time she tweeted, "Happy to be back! Feeling healthy & working on tons of new music. I can't thank my friends enough for all the love & support you have given me. Life is beautiful. I'm so blessed to have u all."

Kesha has made a new start for herself, first by dropping the dollar sign from her name and changing up her Twitter account. She also cancelled her spring tour dates to focus on her recovery. 

"I was so looking forward to performing at these dates, but I need to follow my doctor's advice and get my health back on track," she said. "All of your support has been so amazing. I couldn't have done this without you all. I look forward to coming back stronger than ever on the next tour."

Reference: E! News

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Comedian George Wallace won a $1.3 million in a civil lawsuit against a Las Vegas casino resort for injuries he suffered in 2007 when he tripped over audio cables during a performance. 

Wallace was appearing at a corporate holiday party at the Bellagio when he sustained a ruptured Achilles tendon from getting tangled in the cables. His attorney Dominic Gentile said that the cables should have been properly secured.

Wallace, who was in Jerry Seinfeld's wedding, filed the lawsuit against the casino in 2009 for negligence. An eight member jury found the Bellagio had breached its duty of care, according to a court document detailing the verdict. 

The comedian, 61, was awarded $1.2 million for loss of income, $100,000 for pain and suffering, and $8,500 for medical expenses.

Talking to reporters after the verdict was announced, Wallace said that the injury caused him to walk with a permanent limp. 

Gentile had asked that his client be awarded several million in damages and said that he respected the court's decision. 

The Bellagio's lawyers argued that its employees were not responsible for Wallace's injuries, said spokeswoman Mary Hynes. Hynes said the Bellagio was "reviewing the jury's verdict and our legal options."

Wallace is known for his work on "The Tonight Show", "Oprah", and "The Late Show With David Letterman". 

A ruptured Achilles tendon is a complete or partial tear that occurs when the tendon is stretched beyond its capacity. Forceful jumping or pivoting, or sudden accelerations of running, can overstretch the tendon and cause a tear. An injury to the tendon can also result from falling or tripping.

Achilles tendon ruptures are most often seen in "weekend warriors"- typically, middle-aged people participating in sports in their spare time. Less commonly, illness or medications, such as steroids or certain antibiotics, may weaken the tendon and contribute to ruptures.

A person with a ruptured Achilles tendon may experience the following symptoms:

  • Sudden pain in the back of the calf or ankle- often subsiding with a dull ache
  • A popping or snapping sensation
  • Swelling in the back of the leg between the calf and heel
  • Difficulty walking, especially uphill or up stairs, and difficulty rising up on the toes

These symptoms require prompt medical attention to prevent further damage. Until the patient is able to see a podiatrist, the R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) method should be used.

Treatment options for an Achilles tendon rupture include surgical and non-surgical approaches. The decision to proceed with surgery is based on how severe the rupture is and the patient's health status.

Non-surgical treatment is typically associated with a higher rate of re-rupture and is a good method for minor tears, less active patients, and those with medical conditions. This may include a walking boot, cast, or brace to restrict motion and movement.

Reference: Reuters

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Julie Andrews was forced to give up a scintillating roll in Oscar-nominated The Wolf of Wall Street because she was recovering from ankle surgery.

The veteran British actress was offered a small roll that would have given her the opportunity to kiss leading man Leonardo DiCaprio. 

However, since the Sound of Music actress was recuperating from ankle surgery, the role of Aunt Emma went to Joanna Lumley instead. 

Andrews told Britain's Birmingham Post newspaper, "I've had problems for a long time with my ankle, after I twisted it many years ago. With general wear and tear it got worse, and eventually it just had to be taken care of. I was finding it very hard to walk, I was hanging on to anything I could find. I didn't like what I saw for the future.

"So I had the operation nearly two years ago. I'm fully recovered now, but I wasn't over it when I got the Wolf of Wall Street offer. I would love to have been part of the film but I couldn't alas. It was really a tough choice, but I didn't feel up to it. I was still having a hard time getting about, so regretfully I had to decline the offer. I'm sure Joanna Lumley was fabulous in the role."

Reference: News Net 5 Cleveland

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