Train, I was fortunate to do my surgery in Vail at the steadman hawkins clinic with Marc Philippon. He was great. I had a 12-3 tear anterior in the labrum, plication of the capsule, a rim trim, osteoplasty , and unfortunately a micro-fracture procedure for two small spots of missing cartilage in my acitabulum. When in was all over I was told that the recovery is a "predictable" one. Which is to say they have seen it all. That made me feel more comfortable. Unfortunately, my PT's at Vail were not so encouraging about any further pounding the hip joint might incur if it does not have to. One of my PT's used to ride juniors with Watson, so he was a very good rider. He basically said your wakebaording days are over if you want to continue playing golf, and they're pretty much over if you don't want a future hip replacement. I asked him if I could at least surf, and he said that wouldn't be a problem. Things I can do are, road bike (but the wife won't let me), spin, swim, walk, and anything else that doesn't require running or jumping for extended periods of time. As far as baseball is concerned, I was in therapy with Carlos Delgado in Vail at the same time. He was on the table for 5 hours! Needless to say his hip was really jacked, and at 37 years old his return to pro ball is very unlikely. Everybody needs to assess what they are willing to risk versus how much pleasure you get out of it, I guess. My boat is for sale and I am disappointed in that, but if i can return to playing pro golf next year I will gladly give up wakeboarding, wakeskating and wakesurfing. Any more questions, feel free to ask. I am now 5 months post op and feeling great. Rehab is the key. I went twice a day for 61 straight days in Vail and I really feel that has sped up my recovery. It's a very tough recovery as I'm sure you're finding. It's a long road and sometimes it feels like it will never end, but keep your head up and stay positive.
Last edited by amo; 07-07-2010 at 3:14 PM.