ROGERS, Ark. June 14, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Pain in Mindy Shufelt’s hip began several years ago and slowly got worse. Because of a physically demanding job where she’s on her feet, she resorted to a strange gait to help her get through the day. She calls it “the pirate walk.”
“Hitch and drag, hitch and drag,” she explained.
An X-ray showed severe hip arthritis that was “bone on bone.” Mercy orthopedic surgeon, Dr. W. Cody Grammer, recommended total hip replacement and because of Mindy’s age and otherwise good health, she was able to leave the same day as her surgery.
In her late 40s, Mindy isn’t the typical hip replacement patient. She liked the idea of avoiding a hospital stay for financial and practical reasons. She also knew her medical team wouldn’t recommend the outpatient procedure if it wasn’t in her best …