Hello Dr. Raj, Mostly we read about patients who are dealing with only problems related to the joint to be replaced. I will soon be scheduling hip replacement surgery as my condition is bone-on-bone however, in addition to this problem, I also have fibromyalgia secondary to osteoarthritis in various other joints. MRI's of a few years ago showed moderate to severe lumbar stenosis. I am 55 years old.
Assuming all goes well with surgery, will these other problems interfere with recovery? Do you think that perhaps my lower back pain felt mostly on my left side may be relieved somewhat in that the left hip is the bad one?
I realize you can't predict outcomes but thought you might be able to comment on this.