Six weeks ago I had an anterior THR. All went well except I now have an area of my front/outer thigh, about 6" x 10", which has lost normal sensation, apparently due to damage to the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. I believe this is quite common, but that sensation is not always fully restored. The popular view seems to be that nothing can be done about it, other than to just wait .... and nerve repair is very slow. One person anecdotally reported some improvement by taking shorter steps when walking, whilst another report seemed to indicate that extreme stretching in certain exercises may not be beneficial. I am endeavoring to be proactive so as to improve my chances of restoring normal sensation. I have listed below what I am doing to hopefully expedite repair of my nerve. I don't know if any of it makes any difference. I encourage others to contribute to this thread with their ideas of what they perceive may, or may not, have assisted them. - I never sleep on the affected area as the pressure may be damaging; - I gently massage the area; - I abstain from alcohol; - I conscientiously do my physiotherapy; - I walk daily. I am now able to walk a total of an hour a day; - I consulted a naturopath who prescribed Repairase and zinc tablets for me. - I am eating a healthy diet. - I might see an osteopath.