Life-Changing Orthopaedic Surgery Puts Swimmer Back in the Pool

Melodee Nugent, a strong swimmer and working mom, was born with hip dysplasia and uneven leg lengths, resulting in the need for a total hip replacement. She met with her orthopaedic team at Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital, where her surgeon made a digital template of her hip – a virtual blueprint to help guide the procedure. Melodee’s leg was also lengthened in surgery- something she describes as life-changing. Now she’s back in the pool, and living pain free.