Long term damage?
I suffer from osteoarthritis in my hip. I was due to have (much delayed) surgery tomorrow but it has been cancelled. Of course, no-one knows how long it will be until I am offered surgery again.
My condition has been categorized by my consultant as both 'urgent' and 'severe'. If surgery is delayed and my condition continues to worsen, does this have a bearing on how well the hip will 'recover' post-surgery? Can I still expect a fully functioning hip or does a badly deteriorated hip pre-surgery pose long term problems or issues post-surgery?
I'm 60, female and very active.
Your knowledge and thoughts are much appreciated.