I had an emergency hip pinning three weeks ago after a ski gondola accident. They couldn't get me to a hospital large enough to do the surgery for 36 hours or so. We left it to the doctor to decide rather to pin or replace and he said it looked like my bone was healthy enough to pin and keep my own hip. I haven't had much pain (no pain meds necessary after the first few days) but today, three weeks post op, I'm feeling pain from my glutes down to the back of my knee and my leg looks a little swollen. I did reach forward for something on the ground from my wheel chair and I'm wondering if that is the issue. The doctor in BC said no weight bearing for three months but when I visited the surgeon here in the US he said to go ahead with 50% weight bearing so I am toe touching when using my walker. After looking at all the possible issues with hip pinning I'm a bit stressed. Blood clots, bone death...geeze! It's enough to scare anyone. I think I just need some assuring words. I have another appointment on the 23rd. Had one at two weeks post op and they said no healing had occurred but no loss of bone either. Anyone know when they should see healing? How much exercise is too much? Is there such a thing as too little? I heard I shouldn't be bending all the way forward but it wasn't uncomfortable until now. Is it something I should avoid? So many questions. Sorry. Since this is the first pain I've had it's thrown me for a loop!