Jane Kaczmarek speaks out about her struggle with hip pain by joining a Depuy Orthopaedics, Inc. campaign.
Anatomy of Movement Experience is an "educational program that demonstrates the disabling effects of osteoarthritis and encourages those suffering with severe knee or hip pain to start a conversation with a doctor about their treatment options," according to a press release.
“Like me, many people endure severe hip pain for years before consulting a doctor. I even started moving my car from one end of the mall to the other just to avoid long walks,” says Kaczmarek. “It was not until I had to pass on a big movie offer due to the pain that I knew I had to get help and talk with my doctor about treatment options.”
The program plans to travel the country and stopping at health and consumer expos where visitors can tour a 30-foot walk-through exhibit of the human leg, talk with healthcare professionals about severe hip and knee pain, take an osteoarthritis self assessment quiz and speak with other patients about their experiences with total joint replacement.
"Looking back on the years of pain that I experienced, choosing to have my hips replaced was one of the best decisions I have ever made,” says Kaczmarek. “Following a rehabilitation program after my surgeries, within weeks I was back to walking long distances, climbing stairs and doing the things I wanted to do. I couldn’t believe I waited so long.”