Hi everyone, First I would like to apologize for the length of this message. I don't have the communication skills I had before a head injury last year. I joined BoneSmart to provide a surgeon recommendation to @Flwrgirl and I hope my experience will be helpful. I have an appointment with Dr. Kristopher Case Sanders on Friday. I saw him a few years ago and was referred to another surgeon because I was not a candidate for hip replacement. He was kind, knowledgeable and more thorough than the other hip orthopedic surgeons I had seen. For a little background. I am hypermobile, which contributed to my hip injury in February 2016. I was bounced from doctor to doctor before anyone figured out what was going on. Dr. Sanders thought it might be the labrum based on symptoms, but it did not show up on imaging. All of the previous doctors just said they did not see a problem. The surgeon Dr. Sanders referred me to knew it was the labrum and scheduled a hip scope for June 2017. At this point I had tried hip injections and PT. He removed some bone , put 3 anchors in the labrum, cleaned up a gluteus medius tear, removed inflamed bursas, lengthened the IT band and PSOAS. In addition, he did microfracture (I believe is what it was called) to encourage cartilage to regrow. He said the reason it did not show on the MRI was because it wasn't torn in a traditional way, but instead sheared off the bone. It was better for a few weeks, but then I started having more problems. My rheumatologist felt it may have been from the surgery triggering an autoimmune/inflammatory arthritis flare. She treated accordingly, which helped some. In May of 2018 I was in a bad auto accident which led to many injuries, including occiptal neuralgia, a head injury and of course I further injured my hip. I again tried injections and PT, followed by another surgery in September 2018. They removed 1 anchor and added five more for a total of 7 in the labrum. He also cleaned up damage and attempted to do microfracture. There were some issues with the bone collapsing a little when touched. I was doing better with steroids to help with the autoimmune trigger from surgery. I had hand and elbow surgery in May 2019, which doesn't want to heal. I continued to slowly improve with my hip and had even gotten to the point I could use it to step on a curb or step (without repetition), which I had not been able to do since February 2016. Several weeks ago my hip started going down hill a little. A few weeks ago on a Friday, I started having significantly more pain. I followed up with my hip surgeon last week who took an xray. It showed the joint space was completely gone. He looked at images from the surgery in September of 2018 which showed normal space. He said my only option at this point to fix it was a total hip replacement. He spoke very highly of Dr. Case Sanders and sent the referral. I started reading reviews and finding everything I could about Dr. Sanders (other than what I remembered from one visit). On Saturday I dislocated, subluxed or locked my hip. It is something that has happened a few times and is so painful I cannot talk, move or straighten my leg. Since then, my hip is much worse I have tremendous pain walking from room to room. I hope they can schedule the hip replacement very soon. The question posted made me think of a video I watched during my research. It was on the Facebook page for Dr. Kristopher Case Sanders discussing hip replacements. I remember there is a part of the video where they answered a question on obesity. They mentioned it may require a different approach than the anterior. This led me to believe they may use a different approach, but may still do the surgery. I'm not sure that I know enough to refer someone. It was a bit of an impulse due to believing I may know of a doctor who could help or might be worth checking on. During the past 3 years, at times, the worst part was feeling as though I had run out of options. I just wanted to put the info out ther in case it worked out for someone who needed it. NOTE: There is another Dr. Sanders in the same city who is an orthopedic surgeon.