Feb 2017 I had a Left THR which seemed to go normally, I was unable to weight bear from the start but surgeon said it would come later. Fast forward to the 6 week check when my best efforts produced a very good penguin walk, and the surgeon said the new x-ray was showing the stem had slipped, they were going to remove it the next week and put a cemented one in. We thought that was good quick action. At the pre-op the staff ask you to sign for permission to operate and ask which op your having, which limb etc, so I said I was having a left hip revision due to the stem slipping.......Um, apparently not - yes ma'am the stem has slipped, but the stem has slipped due to a crack in the femur. Oh my, that was a shock. At the 6 week follow up he showed me the cerclage cable on the x-ray and said it was to help the bone heal and they don't cause any problems. Sad to report I had problems all right, the first time I went back with pain in the outer thigh he said it's probably scar tissue/tendonitis and we agreed a cortisone injection sounded like the solution. No improvement after another couple of months and I was feeling quite down with it all. He put another injection in but this time nothing, zilch! What a let down. The last time I went, a year ago now, I asked if it could be the cerclage cable rubbing something on the inside because that's what it feels like, and could he take it out for me? He said no, not likely to be the cerclage, also said he's not going back in there anyway. I would appreciate any and all feed back, maybe @Josephine could have a look if she's around, your opinion would be appreciated if you have the time and thanks for listening everyone. And just one last comment, it's been a week since I wrote that PM to BB, but honestly, I can't believe it, my leg is so good it's like being reborn! It's so good, but I have bated breath waiting for it all to disappear and go back to the pain! In the meantime.