I'm still having issues with my hip and wondering what anyone's experience has been. I'm at the stage where I'm wondering if I need one or not. My activities have been diminished a lot, but I'm still getting around ok. But I'm always in pain and can't take pain killers. I've tried chiropractic, traction, acupuncture, and many months of PT. I had a lidocaine shot in my hip which only helped for a couple of hours. It made walking and stair climbing much easier but aggravated my sciatica which is also an element of my pain. The hip is affecting the back which is affecting the leg which is affecting the hip....
How did you know it was time to replace it? Was the surgery and aftermath difficult? Would you do it again? Are you sorry you waited to long or sorry you had it done?