THR Success vs Problems
After reading about the experiences of many others I’m a little concerned the after effects of my THR will be worse than the current problems with my osteoarthritic hip. I used to enjoy regular 8 mile walks but suddenly five months ago I found I couldn’t really manage to walk more than five minutes or do much which involves standing. But when I don’t walk or stand too long I’m OK. I know osteoarthritis is a condition which usually deteriorates and the diagnosis of my x-ray was “severe degenerative change in the left hip with complete loss of the superolateral joint space”. I decided to have THR because I can no longer enjoy walking and I thought the operation might have a higher probability of success than it would if I delayed and the hip deteriorated more. From what I’ve read elsewhere the odds of a favourable outcome are good so I’m wondering if those who’ve had a successful THR are less likely to post on forums like this thus giving a less favourable impression?