Hi All I am new to the forums. Sorry if there is already an existing thread, but couldn't find one. I was diagnosed with bilateral AVN yesterday and my right hip is in need of THR, but the OS has suggested an urgent core decompression for my left hip which is currently pain free. I am concerned that the recovery time will be more than the one week he has intimated. I work offshore and only get paid for the time I work and do not qualify for sick pay, so a fast recovery time is essential for obvious reasons. Can anyone share their experiences on recovery time? I am a47 year old male, 6' 3" and around 118KG. Thank you!