Hi everyone, I came across this amazing website as I was doing research in anticipation for my surgery. This site has helped me out a lot and I felt the need to share my story. When I was 13, I fractured my right femoral head in a car accident and the injury went unnoticed until I started experiencing hip pain 8 weeks after the accident. After putting me on crutches for a long period of time my hip showed no signs of progress. After this, my doctor suggested we try a bone growth stimulation device, which ended up not working. At this point in time, we had exhausted all of our options and couldn't move forward with a THR because of my age. The only option left was to ride it out until I was older and manage the pain in the mean time. Early on, the pain wasn't bad, but as I got older it progressed and in the last couple of years it became so bad that I live a sedentary lifestyle to minimize pain. Because of this, my surgeon thought it was in my best interest to move forward with a THR. Fortunately, I live in Houston and have access to amazing surgeons and consulted with 3 of the best Hip/Knee specialist in town, one being the Doctor I've been seeing since I was 13. All 3 suggested I move forward with the surgery due to impact the injury has had on my quality of life so I set a date with my original surgeon. My recovery has gone wonderfully and I was up and walking the same day. I was walking without crutches by the second week and driving by the third. I was able to drive longer distances by the 4th week and started going into the office again. I saw my surgeon last week and he lifted all restrictions and told me to ease into bending. I do have a slight limp still due to muscle atrophy, but it's slowly going away as I gain strength in the leg. The surgery has been life changing for me and I no longer feel like a 28 year old trapped in a old man's body. I recommend anyone contemplating this surgery to seriously considering moving forward with it!