In his most recent blog entry, Blake Adams relayed that he will undergo surgery on his left hip on Tuesday as previously expected.
Adams wrote: "After a MRI, X-rays, strength tests, and a Bio-Motion exam, it was determined by Dr. [Marc] Philippon and his staff [at the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colo.] that I should undergo Hip Arthroscopy Surgery rather than a Total Hip Replacement. This was certainly a relief because at my age (37), the idea of having a Total Hip Replaced is mind-blowing! Dr. Philippon will remove the cyst, the bone spurs, shave and reshape my femur, and repair a torn labrum. Prior to my appointment, I was aware of the cyst and bone spurs. However, the torn labrum was definitely news to me and to be honest, I have no idea when it tore! Regardless, I am happy and comfortable with the diagnosis and I am looking forward to getting healthy." He doesn't know how soon he'll be able to return to competition, but given the timing, expect him to take as much time as necessary. He doesn't want to burn even one start that would be more valuable attached to a medical extension should he need one.
Tue, Jan 29, 2013 12:25:00 AM