It's been 3 years since my left THR (and my posting on here). I had the posterior approach and the recovery time seemed long. This site BTW proved to be invaluable at that time. So here I return....my right hip is shot, I've lost about 2 inches in leg length, barely walking with a cane and am on a daily diet of percocet. I need it replaced. I saw my surgeon today and he was less than enthusiastic about the anterior approach. He doesn't do them because after all his classes he attended and research he did he believes it to be more hype than fact plus it holds more risk for nerve damage and fracturing. However, he's more than happy to do my THR posterior in April. There are a couple of ortho surgeons down the street from his facility that have been doing anterior for a few years now, but they're so popular I may not get an initial consultation until April and surgery further down the road. Is it truly worth the wait?