A New Lease on Life

Kathy Olmsted was no stranger to pain. But after undergoing back surgery, she was alarmed when she noticed discomfort in her hip.

“I was out walking, and I thought, ‘Oh man, it feels like I pulled my groin muscle. What’s going on?’” says Olmsted.  “So I went in to see my back surgeon. And he said, ‘Your back looks good, but I looked at your x-ray and you need hip surgery.’”

Olmsted knew that she had to have hip replacement surgery, but she had to choose between two types: the posterior approach and the anterior approach.

After doing some research and consulting with her surgeon, Michael Gruber, M.D., Olmsted decided on the anterior approach.

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