- Aug 23, 2006
I am new to the forum and have several questions. My hip has severe OA ,zero cartilage left and bone spurs. Yet, I exercise constantly to keep my leg strong as possible, have PT and can keep the pain minimal.... but then there are the bad days.. you all know.! But not all the time. I have been a skier my whole life ( I am 52 now and still pretty fit) but can no longer ski without considerable pain. Otherwise - I can get by. My doctor recommends against the MIS, using a 4 inch single incision, ( he says it is more stable and ensures a safe placement) but is recommending ceramic on ceramic, rather than metal. Do you recommend the surgery if you aren't on your last legs, so to speak?