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Old 07-09-06, 02:34 PM   #1
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Will Floyd be a TDF contender next year after a hip replacement?

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/07/09/sp...landiscnd.html
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Wow. If this is true, and he's only at about80%, I can't wait to see him at 100%!!!

Go Landis!

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My first choice is Hincapie. But I would love to see Floyd take the whole thing. Something about his attitude that I really like.
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I can't in good conscience support anyone whose favorite musical artist is Kid Rock.

So go Hincapie!
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I'm all good with Kid Rock. He's cool.

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I can't in good conscience support anyone whose favorite musical artist is Kid Rock.

So go Hincapie!
His favorite artist? I though he was Kid Rock. I've never seen them in the same room together.

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Floyd is a TDF contender with a hip that's about 50% rotted away, god only knows how good he'll be with a nice smooth titanium and teflon jobbie.
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Here is what velonews is saying:

http://www.velonews.com/tour2006/new...s/10316.0.html
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Old 07-09-06, 07:04 PM   #9
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Will Floyd be a TDF contender next year after a hip replacement?
When I think that my mom could barely walk from the car to the house before her hip replacement, and was climbing ladders up cliffs to tour Anazasi pueblo ruins the next year, I'd have to say not only yes, but hell yes.

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I personally think Kid Rock sucks but I still would root for Landis. It's not Floyd's fault that Kid Rock sucks.
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umm....I dunno.

I wish him the best. But I can still remember when Bo Jackson had just had his hip replaced and he played a baseball game. He was out in the field running from home to 1st and his hip was twisting VERY unnaturally....freaky even. And I wouldn't call what he was doing "running" by any stretch of the imagination. Not sure how to describe his movement.
Bo never played professionally again after that game.

What is the state of the technology at this point? Will Landis be able to get 100 percent full function?

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Old 07-09-06, 09:59 PM   #12
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Wow, that's really sad to hear. I sure hope this isn't the end of his career, but I know nothing about the procedure, though I suspect we'll know a lot more tomorrow.
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Absent any muscle damage, which it sounds like he doesn't have, my guess is that he'll be good as ever if not better.
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umm....I dunno.

I wish him the best. But I can still remember when Bo Jackson had just had his hip replaced and he played a baseball game. He was out in the field running from home to 1st and his hip was twisting VERY unnaturally....freaky even. And I wouldn't call what he was doing "running" by any stretch of the imagination. Not sure how to describe his movement.
Bo never played professionally again after that game.

What is the state of the technology at this point? Will Landis be able to get 100 percent full function?
Landis and his doctor seem to think that a Bo Jackson result is unlikely because he doesn't have to worry about weight-bearing being an issue while cycling. They also don't know what will really happen. Regardless, it will help a great guy walk and live without so much pain.
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In a word--YES!

See avatar....I speak from experience here.

I actually think it will help and could make him better because he won't have to deal with a limp or pain while walking, etc. off the bike. The muscles involved will be trained to keep a more straight alignment from the hip down.

Another reason for me to personally bond with Floyd the biker....my pick to win it all this year (once Basso was booted I admit)
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Hey, Bo Jackson came back to professional baseball for a time with a fresh hip, why not Floyd for a year or two?


Hip, now you have a FANTASTIC reason to get Floyd on the Greenhouse Show.... can you get that set up, and if so, can Floyd meet everyone for a ride? Maybe some titanium/ceramic wristbands with a statement of "It's Hip to be Square Tapered" or something like that? All proceeds going to some worthy cause like osteoperosis or arthritis or some other degenerative bone condition?
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Hey, Bo Jackson came back to professional baseball for a time with a fresh hip, why not Floyd for a year or two?


Hip, now you have a FANTASTIC reason to get Floyd on the Greenhouse Show.... can you get that set up, and if so, can Floyd meet everyone for a ride? Maybe some titanium/ceramic wristbands with a statement of "It's Hip to be Square Tapered" or something like that? All proceeds going to some worthy cause like osteoperosis or arthritis or some other degenerative bone condition?
I like it....
Will work on it....
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I guess he won't be doing the Tour of Elk Grove. Dang.

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“Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to make the world’s first hip-replaced cyclist. Floyd Landis will be that man. Better than he was before. Better…stronger…faster.” - Oscar Goldman
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I would tend to say no. As in not next year. Recovery takes time. But the year after that could be an entirely different story.
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I can see it now. Floyd makes Lance like recovery and wins the tour two years in a row.

What color will his joint replacement support bracelets by.
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See post 16 above.

'Maybe some titanium/ceramic wristbands with a statement of "It's Hip to be Square Tapered" or something like that?'

Yes, yes, my fine attempt at Campy humor....
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Floyd's 31. Hip replacement will cost him most of next year. These guys are so highly tuned that something like that will take a year to get used to. There's a huge difference between your grandma and an elite cyclist.

He'll maybe be 33 when he competes in another Tour. 33 with an artifical hip? Can't see it happening. 32 with an artifical hip? If he does go through with it, this year is his last real shot at the tdf.
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The surgery has come a long way. They now mark the exact relation of the hip to the socket prior to replacement, and use a computer to align the prosthetic hip correctly. So he probably won't have any odd movement--but on the other hand this is major surgery, and even a recovery that would be considered more than satisfactory to most of us could easily end a pro athlete's career.

I'm amazed he can ride on a necrotic hip. He's got to be minimizing just how much that hurts. Other people I've known with this condition have been severely disabled. An equestrienne friend just had the surgery last month, and is now hobbling around--but pain free. For Landis, the psychological pain--knowing that you're that good, but fearing that your career is over--must be as bad as the physical. Maybe that's what's driving him to win this one.

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In a word--YES!

See avatar....I speak from experience here.

I actually think it will help and could make him better because he won't have to deal with a limp or pain while walking, etc. off the bike. The muscles involved will be trained to keep a more straight alignment from the hip down.

Another reason for me to personally bond with Floyd the biker....my pick to win it all this year (once Basso was booted I admit)
Hip- people are saying Floyd is out for '07 TDF. Do you concur with that?
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