Todd Eldredge has hip replacement surgery; expecting first child with fiancée in May

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  1. Iceman

    Iceman Well-Known Member

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    For Todd, yes; but not necessarily the rest of us.;)
  2. zilam98

    zilam98 New Member

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    can i work with him with his rehabilitation for his hip? ;)
  3. Katarzyna

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    Certainly people who never skated! :lynch:

    IMHO skating boots are pretty much horrific. I got a lot of problems with mine recently when doing only single jump combinations and learning to do a sit spin. So I can imagine the pressure that elite skaters must have on their feet and other part of their bodies due to lack of shock absorbance. It looks like with ski or rubber boots for jogging a lot of research has been done to improve them, but figure skating is a sport that isn’t pursued by many people, so the producers of skates just don’t put much effort into scientific research regarding improvements in this field. :wall:

    May I just wish back figures now? It’s not only skaters then had less time for freeskate, as a consequence of it they also had less time to work on triple-triples or regarding the men to work on quads. :(

    I too think it’s not so much the falling. Skaters fall every time when they learn new jumps (e.g. when they start to get their doubles or triples), but doing a quad instead of a triple just puts much more pressure on the body. :fragile:

    Anyways, I hope Todd will recover soon and regarding the positive part of the news: I’m happy for him that he will become a dad soon! :)
  4. essence_of_soy

    essence_of_soy Well-Known Member

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    Interesting that two Callahan students have had this problem, one career - ending.
  5. Johnny_Fever

    Johnny_Fever New Member

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    Anybody remember the previous woman? I saw her on some home improvement show once. She had this pink fetish. She kept adding pink things to the interior of Todd's home. No wonder he dumped her.
  6. Rex

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    Tell me about it?

    Re Galindo: I thought that his hip replacements were a result of his HIV meds? Wasn't/isn't there a combo of HIV meds whose side effects include damage to the joints? I know of a couple of young guys with HIV who had this happen to them...
  7. Skate Talker

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    Thanks to all who ended my "wasn't Todd already married" confusion.
  8. Jasmar

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    Falling repeatedly on one area definitely causes that area to break down more quickly than others. And my experience as a skater, and watching other skaters in practice, is that many tend to have a certain way they fall; those that frequently land on the hip usually ended up having hip issues even as teens (though not as drastic as the elite skaters, obviously).

    Add to that the frequency of falls while learning triples (for most people), and it can sure be a lethal combination on the body.

    One of my daughters was a competitive gymnast for a year when she was 6. She had *one* injury - an ankle sprain - that never healed properly despite excellent post-injury care and therapy; even though she took the required rest time of, she kept re-injuring it when she came back. She ended up having to quit within half a year, and the ankle has never been the same.
  9. aftershocks

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    ^^ :( That's too bad. How old is she? Has she been able to take up another, less bone and tendon-stressing activity? What about aqua therapy, isometrics, and acupuncture for her ankle?
  10. Lacey

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    I seem to remember with Tara that it was the 3 loop that might have caused her hip problem, was it only one hip, that's enough LOL, something like the force on the hip before takeoff, am I even making sense, and didn't she have a combo of that? Did Todd do a 3 loop, must have? I hope he has some great rehab process set up.
  11. AragornElessar

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    I think you're remembering right Rex, because I also remember hearing that about being the cause for Rudy's two hip replacements. Was thinking about Rudy the other day after watching his Ave Maria gala performance from 96 Worlds on my Complation Tape I've got. I've really got to try and see if I can figure out how to dub it onto DVD now that I've got a duel VCR and DVD/DVR. I'm sure I can do it. I just have to sit down and figure out *how* to do it. :)

    On that same tape is Todd's World Championship winning program, as well as a few other of my favourites. Mom made the observation once that he came across as just a cute and adorable Teddy Bear of a guy. From that moment on in this house, Todd became known as Toddy Bear. :D

    Many wishes of a speedy recovery and Congratulations on the little one that's on his or her way Toddy Bear!! May you, Sabrina and the little one have many years of joy and happiness together!! :)
  12. aftershocks

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    ^^ That's a sweet recollection about Todd. Thanks for sharing. I once met Todd in person and I was very impressed by his genuine kindness, affable manner, and appreciation toward fans; characteristics of a true gentleman. One of the more memorable moments for me in figure skating, occurred at 1996 Worlds when Todd went up into the audience and placed his gold medal around his Mom's neck. Her reaction was priceless.
  13. Rex

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    Sounds like Todd is very happy. Good for him.
    I am curious about what made the first marriage implode. I remember seeing that show called The Knot, where his bride was all crazy planning for the wedding.
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    His 1st wife had two dogs that slept in canopy beds. How frilly is that? I guess she got custody of the dogs.
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    She's doing a little dance on it, and I'm trying to convince her to go with Zumba, since that's what ultimately rehabbed my own ankle. But she's mostly moved into acting.
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    ^^ Dance sounds like fun. What is it about Zumba that helped you?

    Best of luck to your daughter re her ankle, and with her acting career!
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    Love the "Toddy Bear" reference That's our personal nickname for him, too! :) We think alike, I guess.

    aftershocks, I can vouch for Todd as a classy guy, down to earth, and humble. A total gentleman whom we've been fortunate to talk to & see skate many times through the years (1998 US Nationals, COI, SOI, several Disson shows).
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    Why does that not surprise me? :rolleyes:
  19. ProgramerUSFS

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    I wonder if diet doesn't have more to do with why some skaters have hip issues vers the ones that don't. There are skaters who have skated for many many years and don't have these issues. What are your thoughts on the diet aspect?
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    I am not an orthopedist :D but I think diet shouldn't matter greatly? More likely how much 'abuse' was brought on the hip, recuperation exercises and physiotherapy, and personal bone structure and density? Perhaps some posters who have been through this can shed some light?
  21. Iceman

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    Is she waiting on a divorce to become final the reason they aren't already married? When was their engagement originally announced? I don't recall reading about it anywhere until now.
  22. ProgramerUSFS

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    I see. I wonder if he ever had setbacks or injury to this hip in the past?
  23. BYTCH

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    Todd E posted this on his facebook page Saturday: My beautiful fiancé & I welcomed our son Ayrton Zen Eldredge this morning! He is 6lb 13oz. The best experience ever!!! Picture of Ayrton posted on Twitter
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    Wonderful news!!

    Figures a racing car fan would name his son Ayrton. :)

    Welcome to the World Little One!! :D
  25. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Mazal Tov to Todd, Sabrina, big brother Ryder, and baby Ayrton! I think it's also kind of cool that Sabrina's son is named Ryder (thinking Ryder Cup here). Pure coincidence, but I still think kind of neat.
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  28. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    You're welcome. I know lots of folks don't frequent the Trash Can forum, so that's why I posted a link here. Thanks for bumping up this thread to update Ayrton Zen Eldredge's birth. :)

    Todd tweeted this new photo ("forgot to attach pic of his first racing suit! Here he is!"): http://twitter.com/toddeldredge/status/207487696363458562/photo/1/large

    He also tweeted this May 24th update:
    "1month from surgery! Driving, coaching & trying 2 walk most of time w/o my cane. Week 5 goal no cane at all! Hoping 2 hit the ice in 2 weeks"
  29. skatesindreams

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    That picture of the baby is so cute!
    Wishing Todd a continuing, uneventful recovery.
  30. AragornElessar

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    First off...That picture of Ayrton in his racing suit is just too beyond adorable for words.

    Second, thanks for starting the thread over at the Trash Can Sylvia, but I hope we still have the announcements over here too. I rarely visit the Trash Can, so would miss any new additions to the Families of skaters if it wasn't also posted over here at GSD too.

    Just putting that out there. :)
  31. Buzz

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    Sorry I saw this thread so late. I love Todd! He is one of my all time favs and so happy to hear of little Ayrton's birth. Love the photo of the baby in the F1 driver's uniform! Michael Schumacher should be very worried! :respec:
  32. paskatefan

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    Aw ... that photo is precious! :encore:
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    So happy for Todd, What a wonderful new chapter in his life!! Baby Ayrton is so cute!