I experienced several years of limited mobility of a weakening hip joint. At first my activity was lessened and I wasn’t able to exercise with full range of motion. Getting in and out of a vehicle became highly problematic and would necessitate using my arm to help lift my pant leg to help the leg into the car. The final straw was when I could no longer bend to take care of my beloved perennial garden. By then, the pain was excruciating and had elevated my blood pressure.
My treatment and recovery
I was in and out of the hospital in 23 hours after the procedure. Staples removed on day 16. On Day 17 I was swimming laps in a 50-yard pool. Day 30 up to 20 minutes on the stair stepper.