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"ER" Out on a Limb (2006)

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ER: Season 12: Episode 16 -- Weaver contemplates hip replacement surgery after she finds it hard to do her labor-intensive job. Meanwhile, Kovac tries to ease Abby's fears about raising a child together. Neela decides to attend a support group for military spouses, but when she offers her opinions on the war, the meeting turns into a debate.


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Original Air Date:
16 March 2006 (Season 12, Episode 16)
Weaver contemplates hip replacement surgery after she finds it hard to do her labor intensive job. Meanwhile... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Lesli Linka Glatter 
Writing credits
Michael Crichton (created by)

Karen Maser  writer

Produced by
Tommy Burns .... producer
Christopher Chulack .... executive producer
Michael Crichton .... executive producer
R. Scott Gemmill .... executive producer
Jonathan Kaplan .... co-executive producer
Shelagh O'Brien .... co-producer
Joe Sachs .... co-executive producer
Janine Sherman Barrois .... co-executive producer
Wendy Spence .... producer (as Wendy Spence Rosato)
Richard Thorpe .... producer
John Wells .... executive producer
Virgil Williams .... co-producer
Lydia Woodward .... consulting producer
David Zabel .... executive producer
Lisa Zwerling .... co-producer
Original Music by
Martin Davich 
Cinematography by
Arthur Albert (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jacque Elaine Toberen  (as Jacque Toberen)
Casting by
John Frank Levey 
Production Design by
Charles M. Lagola 
Set Decoration by
Tim Colohan 
Costume Design by
Lyn Paolo  (as Lyn Elizabeth Paolo)
Makeup Department
Kimberly Fiallo .... makeup artist
Ketty Gonzalez .... hair stylist
Felicia Herron .... hair stylist
Connie Kallos .... key hair stylist
Rolf John Keppler .... key makeup artist (as Rolf Keppler)
Mel Stetson .... key hair stylist
Brian A. Tunstall .... hair department head (as Brian Andrew Tunstall)
Production Management
Tommy Burns .... unit production manager
Dieter Ismagil .... post-production supervisor
Frantz Richard .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tony Eng .... second second assistant director
Deborah Greaney Donovan .... second assistant director (as Deborah Greaney)
Ronan O'Connor .... second assistant director
Princess O'Mahoney .... first assistant director
Art Department
Rick Ladomade .... property master
Elizabeth Burroughs .... set dresser (uncredited)
Jerome Johnson .... props (uncredited)
Vanessa Cecilia Terrazas .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
Sound Department
Kevin B. Barron .... assistant sound editor (as Kevin Poor)
Brendan Beebe .... boom operator
James Clark .... sound mixer (as James P. Clark)
Damon Cohoon .... assistant sound editor
Dave Concors .... sound re-recording mixer (as David Concors)
Michael Crabtree .... foley artist
Doug Davey .... sound re-recording mixer
Al Gomez .... supervising foley editor
Thomas A. Harris .... supervising adr editor
Eric Moss .... assistant sound editor
Walter Newman .... supervising sound editor
Troy Porter .... adr mixer
Adam Sawelson .... sound re-recording mixer
Deron Street .... sound assistant
Kenneth Young .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Scott Forbes .... special effects coordinator
John Smith .... special effects coordinator
Bob Turk .... special effects foreman
Chris Carnel .... stunt double: Noah Wiley
Zach Hudson .... stunt double: Shane West
Gary Hymes .... stunt coordinator
Christie Sanders .... stunt double: Linda Cardellini
Camera and Electrical Department
Éric Le Roux .... camera operator
Terence Nightingall .... steadicam operator
Steve Randolph .... additional camera operator: second unit
Casting Department
Melanie Burgess .... casting assistant
Sara Isaacson .... casting associate
Brad Kenny .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lisa Eisler .... costume supervisor
Donna L. May .... set costumer
Radford Polinsky .... set costumer
Steven Zimbelman .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Brian Stanley .... post-production assistant
Jeff Mack .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
Location Management
Carrie Goodman .... assistant location manager
Music Department
Sharyn Gersh .... music editor
James Newton Howard .... composer: theme music
Ann Kline .... music supervisor
Sarah Sheehe .... music supervisor
Other crew
Zach Baliva .... assistant to producer
Alex Deerr .... production assistant
Fred Einesman .... medical supervisor
Andrew Fash .... assistant to executive producer
Anthony Figueroa .... script coordinator
Jon W. Fong .... technical advisor (as Jon Fong)
Gregory Garvin .... script coordinator
Michael Goto .... technical advisor: medical scenes
D.C. Hamilton .... production assistant (as David Hamilton)
David Kreger .... chef assistant
John Malakoff .... production travel consultant
Billy Mallon .... medical consultant
Greg Moran .... medical consultant
Howie Nicoll .... assistant: Christopher Chulack
Kristian A. Quino .... production assistant
Carly Reichert .... set production assistant
Patrick Smith .... production assistant
Käthe Walton .... production coordinator: Chicago
Benjamin Benedetti .... account executive (uncredited)
Amy D'Alessandro .... titles (uncredited)
Jack E. Herman .... extras set coordinator (uncredited)
Alexandra Hisserich .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Käthe Walton .... production accountant: Chicago (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Crichton  created by

Art Direction by
Stephanie Girard 
John Hansen 
Music Department
Mike Deasy .... musician
Georg Brandl Egloff .... composer: additional music
Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

45 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

The high school girl (Michelle) who asks Abby about her bruise makes an extended guest appearance in Season 13 as Mae Lee Park, a surgical med student from San Francisco.See more »
Abby Lockhart:What's up?
Neela Rasgotra:I just made Ray happy.
Abby Lockhart:You're such a giver.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Features "World Poker Tour" (2003)See more »


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Out on a Limb (#12.16), 14 May 2015
Author: ComedyFan2010 from Canada

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

This episode has a lot to do with Weaver's hip replacement. It is interesting why she is so worried about getting it. And her conversation with Abby makes one understand it. Really well thought through and one can understand her. Again a brilliant performance by Laura Innes. I hope it all will end up well for her.

I feel bad for Pratt. But am glad that Luka just gave him a 5 days leave. I wold hate to see him go.

I also liked Neela's talk at the club of military wives. What she said really made sense.

I am very curious what will happen with Sam, i kind of hope she will decide to take the offer.

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