I am a 40 year old active male and over the last 2 months I was crippled with hip pain. After seeing a couple of Dr’s they diagnosed me with hip dysplasia that had warped the socket. On 1-29-19 I went in for my anterior THR. I have a lot of muscle in my hip area but the doc felt comfortable doing the anterior approach. I was super nervous going into surgery. When I woke and was laying in the recovery room I could already tell the difference. The groin and hip pain I was had was gone. They got me up to stand and I was blown away that the crippling pain I had was gone. I am almost a week out of surgery and the only pain I have is in my quad. After talking to the doc he said that is normal, with the muscle mass I had pre-surgery it created a lot of trauma and over time the swelling and tightness will fade. I have been doing my at home PT religiously and start out patient therapy today. I have a 6 year old daughter and 3 year old boy/girls twins at home that I use as motivation to keep pushing forward. It also helps reading about everyone else’s experience and knowing I’m not the only one.