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Actress Jane Kaczmarek Teams Up With DePuy Orthopaedics to Launch Osteoarthritis Awareness and Education Program
Date:9/15/2011

WARSAW, Ind., Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Motivated by her behind-the-scenes struggle with severe hip pain, Emmy®-nominated actress and bilateral hip replacement patient Jane Kaczmarek is joining forces with DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. (DePuy) to launch the Anatomy of Movement Experience, 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.

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For Jane, whose lifestyle demands 10-12 hours a day on her feet, years of battling severe hip pain due to osteoarthritis nearly forced her to give up on a career in TV and film.

"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 Anatomy of Movement Experience is a unique exhibit that is traveling the country and stopping at health and consumer expos. At the Anatomy of Movement Experience, 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 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 rehabilitat
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