hello everyone - had my LTHR in January 2012 and it looks like my right hip is now arthritic. I’m nervous to have it replaced even though my first one was much easier than I expected. I’ll be alone this time so that’s contributing to the nervousness. Anyway, with the first one the pain was in one spot in the groin. Hurt awful and there was no doubt it was the hip. This time it’s everywhere so I keep telling myself it must be something other than the hip. Pain in lower back, outer thigh (had injection for bursitis before we knew it was OA), inner thigh, outside of knee, inside of knee, shin, middle of leg crease. It’s not in the same spot all the time! Of course, I have all the other symptoms of inability to walk long distance, constant aching and limited range of motion but the worst pain is in the middle of leg crease not down in groin. It’s odd. I’m trying to make the decision on replacement as it’s bone on bone in one spot with small amount of joint space left otherwise. But I keep questioning if it’s just the hip! Did anyone have these random pain patterns? Will help to know I’m not crazy AND arthritic.