By Jacob Hansen
Jean Saya is 61 years old and the busy owner of Cal Skate Roller Blading and Skate Center in Rohnert Park, California. Recently, Jean underwent hip replacement surgery at Kaiser Permanente. This is a story of her experience going through surgery and the process of recovery.
Jean had a progressively deteriorating hip joint. She had arthritis in the hip, which was a problem the past ten years. A year and a half ago, she experienced an extreme pain in her hip socket which was caused by a fractured pelvis from a bone cyst. Bone cysts are quite common in arthritic joints. Kaiser Permanente offered this surgical procedure as an option to Jean a year before the bone cysts became known. However, Jean wasn’t ready to undergo a surgery at that point and only chose surgery after she could no longer perform her daily activities.
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