Ashley Selman’s Hip Resurfacing with Dr. Vail 2013
Uploaded on Jul 22, 2013
Ashley Selman — part drill sergeant, part cheerleader — met every grunt and bead of sweat in her training studio with encouragement.
"Good job!" she yelled. "Great form!"
Selman, whose successful career as a fitness trainer developed from her love of sports, was finishing up her last day at work before a scheduled hip replacement surgery.
At the age of 43, she is an unlikely candidate for this type of procedure. But the former collegiate athlete’s hip troubles go back almost 30 years, when she injured her right hip during a skiing accident as a teenager. She had learned to live with the discomfort, but eventually the pain began to interfere with everyday life.
"Basically my cartilage is worn down. I have multiple bone spurs," Selman said. "The bone shape has changed over time. And I have pain with pretty much every movement of my hip."