58 year old Robert Baldwin may not look very active at the moment, but this computer technician is an avid bike rider and jogger. In the last few years though, Robert's outdoor activities have been put on hold because of pain.
"It's been progressing for 7 or 8 years now just slowly getting worse," he explains.
Robert has severe arthritis in his hip, but his doctor Doug Vermillion feels he can take Robert's pain away with a minimally invasive hip replacement surgery. With just two small cuts he will give Robert a new hip in just under 5 hours. Dr. Vermillion says the minimally invasive procedure works better than traditional hip replacement because there is less cutting of the skin and no damage to the muscles.
"What happens is that instead of basically cutting a muscle you weave through it just like going through curtains and the curtains go back at the end of the case," he explains.