Hello everyone I'm really glad to have found this place, I'm 2 weeks post hip arthroscopy today, and until now I hadn't had any contact with anyone else who's had the same op. It doesn't seem that common in the UK (I believe it's not available on the NHS, at least not yet). I've had microfractures in the socket, and some impingement on the femur head cleaned up. It wasn't a large area, but I am still coming to terms with the prospect of the likelyhood of a THR at some undetermined time in the future. None of my family has or has had arthritis like this, it wasn't what I expected at 50. Although I know my recovery will be a little different from those of you with THR, it is at least good to know there's somewhere I can go to reassure myself my continuing aches and pains are quite normal. My physio told me to be more patient and I notice there are others being told to slow down, so I'm beginning to realise it's all quite normal and nothing to worry about. One question, what sort of age do most people discover they have hip arthritis (I know, piece of string, how long etc, but I feel too young for this)? I had problems starting with pain sitting down and standing up from about age 45. And initially no one seemed to listen, maybe because of my age. It took 4 different GP's before I was referred to hip specialist (and a physio missed it too). TIA for any replies.