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.