HI guys, Just found this website and very glad I have. What a wealth of info and support. I'm in my mid forties from the UK. I have an upcoming THR shortly and during the same op I will have 3 hip pins removed. I am more nervous/concerned about the removal of the pins. The surgeon indicated that removing my pins can pose difficulty/complexity to the op as my 3 pins inside my hip which I have had for almost 30 years are smooth K Wires which can not be screwed out as the ends of the pins are smooth. Surgeon indicated it will be a challenge and he may have to consult on the best approach on removing these. Perhaps cutting a part of each pin in half, removing these and then pulling out the remaining halves. I am told the op because of the problem with the pins should last around 3 hours. Another surgeon I saw confirmed these concerns and indicated that the best approach to removing these pins will most likely be realised after my leg is opened. Has anyone had any experience with such pin removals as mine during a hip replacement op? Thank you for your assistance.