https://bonesmart.org/forum/threads/possible-hip-replacement.40335/page-2#post-1010678 I last posted on the above thread last year when I saw a surgeon. Fair to say it was a disaster! He took one look at the xray, says it was fine but did order an MRI, again which showed no significant abnormality. He said the pain was probably revered from my spine (I do have a mild scoliosis). Feeling very deflated I agreed with my GP to make some lifestyle changes, lost some weight (not that I was very over weight) and tried to get fit. Guess what, it made no difference to my hip pain. I had also changed jobs and have private health care so my GP referred me to a rheumatologist who was amazing. Said he didn’t care what my xray said, I have a very stiff painful hip. He ordered an arthrogram which showed marked degeneration of the antero-superior and anterior acetabular labrum although no detachment. He then referred me to a different surgeon, very experienced in "less usual" hip problems. Have just seen him and he told me I have an impingement as well as the labral degeneration and my pelvis is tilted by the scoliosis. He is happy to do an arthroscopy but equally will offer a replacement. I do not have significant arthritis. I really am not sure what to do, any thoughts?