Woman travels from California for medical procedure in Minden


“There’s nothing we can do for you.”

This hopeless statement of finality was all Karen Battles heard for a year and a half as she tried again and again to find someone who could treat her excruciating hip pain.

Battles, a 58-year-old runner from California, has suffered from a rare cause of hip pain called ischiofemoral impingement since November of 2016.

Through months of being juggled from specialist to specialist, every doctor along the way either did not want to treat her, suggested a procedure that would leave her unable to run, or even doubted


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