I had my right hip done by Dr. Gross on 1/11/2011. Other than running, I’ve returned to every activity I’ve ever done, and honestly don’t even think about my hip 99.9% of the time. Anyone reading this who’s on the fence……just consider what you want the next 5 years to be like. I was 44 at the time I had mine done, and realized that there was a good chance it wouldn’t last my lifetime. However, I said that if I had to be sedentary, I’d rather do it at 65 years old than 45 years old. But, by then there will be even better technology, so I can be active maybe until 85 years old. (Except the rest of the body doesn’t want to comply all the time). SO glad I did it.
Unfortunately, the other hip is showing signs now. Only intermittently now, so no problem, but likely within maybe 3 years it’ll have to get done. And I won’t hesitate for a moment….