I had Ceramic hip replacement on 12th July, 2012. I have not been able to do a straight leg lift since prior to the operation. During a physio session about 3 weeks after surgery, my physio insisted even though I said I really couldn't, that I do a straight leg lift on the count of 3. Determined that I am, I gave it my best shot, and what an extremely horrific stabbing pain in the groin. I have been very good and doing all other physio given. Getting into and out of chairs, cars, bed, all painful in the groin area. I have read about iliopsoas impingement from hip replacement and couldn't believe the symptom match. I had to have my hip screwed in (3 screws) due to shallow hip sockets. I am seeing my surgeon on the 6th of February, but would love to know if there are any exercises for this condition that might help, in case this is what it is! I'm desperate to get better. On the bright side, I love my new hip...way better than grade 4 arthritis!