OSPT Patient Competes in Iron Man After Long Injury

Lisle Adams was getting to compete in an Ironman competition in Maryland when a roadside incident days before the event left him pinned between two cars. He suffered a shattered pelvis, a broken femur, soft tissue damage and torn ligaments in both legs.

“When the vehicles opened up and I fell to the ground, I remember trying to run away but I couldn’t,” said Adams.

After 10 surgeries and 11 blood transfusions, doctors were able to save his life.

In October, with the help of OSPTKY Physical Therapist Jim Rothbauer, Adams competed in his first Ironman competition since the accident.

“I’ve been a PT for 23 years and I’ve never seen anyone with the extent of injuries that Lisle has had,” said Rothbauer.


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