Born with congenital hip dysplasia, Kaori was always aware that she may face painful mobility issues later in life. She remained active in an attempt to keep herself mobile and manage her condition until she experienced a pain in her hip that she had never felt before.
“I’ll never forget the sound my hip made that day while I was on a run. It was a huge crack!” says Kaori. “I immediately knew I had done something wrong.”
Following her injury, Kaori visited a number of specialists and attempted various treatment options before finally receiving a referral for a total hip replacement.
Click here to watch more of Kaori’s story about how innovation at Women’s College Hospital helped her return home just hours after surgery.