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Hi David and welcome to the Versus Arthritis online community.
Hip replacement is a pretty straightforward operation now and although can have complications, most feel it very worthwhile. My brother had both hips replaced within 12 weeks of each operation. This was about 14 months ago and he doesn't even think about it now 😃
Recovery: quoting from our website...
How quickly you get back to normal depends on many different things including your age, your general health, the strength of your muscles and the condition of your other joints.
It is well worth reading the whole page we have on Hip Replacement surgery, which can be found here:
The forums also have many discussions on this subject. Typing "Hip Replacement" into the search box produces more than a thousand results... Here is the link if you need it:
I'm sure our members will also be along to reply to you with their own first-hand experiences. 🙂
Do let us know how you get on with your recovery.