Hip osteoarthritis fear and worry
Hello everyone, I've just registered on this site after a very recent diagnosis of hip osteoarthritis. I've been in excruciating pain now for over 6 months and have tried endless rounds of physiotherapy and pain relief. I've not been advised to have a hip replacement. I'm 53 and really fearful of the future. I've been told that hip replacements last 20 years at best and worry about replacement hip surgery when I'm much older. I wondered if anyone could offer me any advice or support through their own experience to (hopefully!) reassure me? Thanks very much. It's great to meet you all.