I'm pretty young at 49. For about 4 years, I've experienced hip, back, leg, and now groin pain. It progressively got worse, so I changed ortho docs because my old one insisted that it was an SI joint problem and continually suggested more SI joint injections. I also did physical therapy for 6 weeks, which did not work as well as I hoped.
I recently visited my family doc and she took x-rays, which showed arthritis, large bone spurs, and joint space narrowing in my hip. The pain is continual, it never stops. It's been this way for quite awhile. I'm concerned with what the new orthopedic doc might suggest when I visit him in a couple of weeks. Is this the type condition that would benefit from a hip replacement? I'm willing to do just about anything at this point.View Thread
Well, it's official. Went to the ortho doc today. I have advanced osteoarthritis in my right hip, so a hip replacement is needed at only 49 years old. The doc said the best method for me would be the anterior. Apparently recovery time is less with this approach. Just trying to learn as much as I can prior to seeing the doc again in about 2 weeks.View Thread