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HIP surgery completed on Landis

Old 09-28-06, 01:24 PM
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HIP surgery completed on Landis

Well...he's in the club now....

http://www.velonews.com/news/fea/10941.0.html
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remind me hipster - is that 6 or 12 weeks before he can sit with his knees parallel to the ground, or sleep without a pillow between his legs, etc, etc...
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Speedy recovery for him.
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the Hgh will help with that
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"he can return to racing likely for the 2007 Tour de France"

LOL..not bloody likely.
 
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Six weeks.

His will be speedier than mine, because I had TOTAL replacement.
Couldn't even bend over for six weeks.....slow going for sure.
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Originally Posted by DocRay
"he can return to racing likely for the 2007 Tour de France"

LOL..not bloody likely.
Care to put some money on that?
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Hip, my dad's total hip replacement recovery is about 90% now, he's getting around with a cane a bit, but mostly recovered.

My mom went in for her resurfacing this morning. Recovering well as I heard.
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Originally Posted by Hipcycler
Six weeks.

His will be speedier than mine, because I had TOTAL replacement.
Couldn't even bend over for six weeks.....slow going for sure.
can you define 'total replacement'?
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Originally Posted by Hipcycler
Six weeks.

His will be speedier than mine, because I had TOTAL replacement.
Couldn't even bend over for six weeks.....slow going for sure.
If that happened to me I'd be out of a job...sometimes I feel like that's all I do.
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Originally Posted by botto
can you define 'total replacement'?
Sure botto....

They scrape out the pelvis and smack a high-tech plastic liner in there....
They hollow out my femur down into my thigh and jam a titanium rod down there....
They use a ceramic ball in the joint at the top of that rod that fits into the plastic socket....

Put the muscle back over everything to hold it in place, and that's the long rehab I went through.
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Originally Posted by Hipcycler
Sure botto....

They scrape out the pelvis and smack a high-tech plastic liner in there....
They hollow out my femur down into my thigh and jam a titanium rod down there....
They use a ceramic ball in the joint at the top of that rod that fits into the plastic socket....

Put the muscle back over everything to hold it in place, and that's the long rehab I went through.
OK, that sounds like what my father had done to him. How's Floyd's different?

Just askin' ...
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Less work.
Shaved...not replaced.
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Originally Posted by Hipcycler
Less work.
Shaved...not replaced.
aha. i'll admit it. i was lazy. never clicked your link. now i see the difference. my father had the 'jam it in' technique, like you did - i believe.

got confused by the 6 week thing (he was slightly ahead of the curve - kind of stubborn. surprise, surprise )
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I was off work for six weeks after the surgery.
The first two weeks are really tough....can't move a whole lot, yet the rehab the****** comes over and starts forcing you do to all kinds of fun stuff.

But I went from needing a high-chair seat on the toilet to riding a century in just over six hours!
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Originally Posted by Hipcycler
I was off work for six weeks after the surgery.
The first two weeks are really tough...
i know. i went back and helped my old man (and mother) out for his 1st week out of the hospital.
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Sweet Hip, now you guys will be buddies. You can call him up and stuff. If he likes you enough he'll be your agent and get you onto a pro team. Then you won't need to worry about your winter rig, it'll be supplied to you.
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Care to put some money on that?
sure, he has a ban for two years at least for doping.
 
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hip, i thought what he had was a degenerative condition. which makes me think that scraping and smoothing wouldn't fix the problem; the ball of the femur will continue to atrophy. obviously i'm messing this up, so where is my mistake?

btw, i've been in milwaukee 5-6 times this year on business, and i've seen nothing but rain. you really wanna loosen up that hip, get outa there

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Originally Posted by Hipcycler
But I went from needing a high-chair seat on the toilet to riding a century in just over six hours!
Fastest recovery in the history of medicine.
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Originally Posted by Hipcycler
I was off work for six weeks after the surgery.
The first two weeks are really tough....can't move a whole lot, yet the rehab the****** comes over and starts forcing you do to all kinds of fun stuff.

But I went from needing a high-chair seat on the toilet to riding a century in just over six hours!

Ive been thinking about it, and if floyd trains his ass off over his ban(which he will no doubt) when he comes back after 4 years he could still have enough life in him to win grand tours. If the hip is as god as the doctors anyway.
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Originally Posted by smoke
hip, i thought what he had was a degenerative condition. which makes me think that scraping and smoothing wouldn't fix the problem; the ball of the femur will continue to atrophy. obviously i'm messing this up, so where is my mistake?

btw, i've been in milwaukee 5-6 times this year on business, and i've seen nothing but rain. you really wanna loosen up that hip, get outa there

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Landis had "avascular necrosis" which is a reduction, or loss of, blood flow to the hip. This was a result of trauma to the hip. Actually he broke it. As a result of reduced blood flow, the bone in the joint was unable to regenerate.
Avascular necrosis has several causes. Loss of blood supply to the bone can be caused by an injury (trauma-related avascular necrosis or joint dislocation) or by certain risk factors (nontraumatic avascular necrosis), such as some medications (steroids), blood coagulation disorders, or excessive alcohol use. Increased pressure within the bone also is associated with avascular necrosis. The pressure within the bone causes the blood vessels to narrow, making it hard for the vessels to deliver enough blood to the bone cells.
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Originally Posted by smoke
hip, i thought what he had was a degenerative condition. which makes me think that scraping and smoothing wouldn't fix the problem; the ball of the femur will continue to atrophy. obviously i'm messing this up, so where is my mistake?
Resurfacing is a misnomer. If it's the surgery I'm thinking of, they replace the ball and socket:



Total hip replacement looks like this:

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Originally Posted by cyclintom
Care to put some money on that?
Can I join DocRay in putting money on that?
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Originally Posted by Miller2
Avascular necrosis has several causes. Loss of blood supply to the bone can be caused by an injury (trauma-related avascular necrosis or joint dislocation) or by certain risk factors (nontraumatic avascular necrosis), such as some medications (steroids), blood coagulation disorders, or excessive alcohol use. Increased pressure within the bone also is associated with avascular necrosis. The pressure within the bone causes the blood vessels to narrow, making it hard for the vessels to deliver enough blood to the bone cells.
Gee, you lot don't let up on the poor guy do you? Inferring steroids, blood disorders and excessive alcohol consumption caused his hip problem. Don't you think he's had enough, being accused of doping?

Now, when's he up for the brain surgery?
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