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For her hip replacement, Kay Schmidt underwent a new method called SUPERPATH, which had her up walking the same day.

A hip new life

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Kay Schmidt has always been active. For 40 years she has run a daycare and she walks two miles daily with her husband and dogs. Last fall when she started having hip pain, Schmidt figured she had tweaked something, but by time the Super Bowl came around she could hardly get up the stairs at her friend's party.

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"Every step it would hurt. I couldn't even lift my foot from the gas to the brake," said Schmidt.

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Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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