Hello. I’m a 61 yo female. I have pain in both hips though a lot worse on the right. I have had cancer (now in remission) which left me with scarring to the spinal cord from healed lesions. As a result I have mobility problems. I use a walker around the house and a wheelchair outside. In 2011 I started getting worsening of right hip pain. MRI showed a labral tear, mild OA and tendinitis and bursitis. I saw an OS who refused surgery as I was still undergoing chemo. I had an injection into the bursa. Fast forward 2015, hip pain worse. Had an X-ray which showed moderate arthritis (both hips) and bone spurs. I was given an intra joint injection (R) of cortisone. I received slight relief which only lasted a few weeks. My pain is usually moderate and sometimes more severe but my main issue is the “giving way” which has caused me to almost fall on a number of occasions. My GP ordered another XRay and an ultrasound of R hip a week ago. They showed moderate to severe OA with osteophytes with severe muscle atrophy (unable to visualise the labrum). My GP seems to think I should just start using my wheelchair all the time because he doesn’t think I’m a candidate for surgery. I have other medical problems and require hospitalisation for a week each month for intravenous treatment for bone marrow failure. With this treatment there is uncertainty how long my life expectancy is...it “could” be normal...we don’t know. I insisted and have been given a referral to an OS. Now that I’ve bored you, my question is...as the pain in my hip doesn’t ease with sitting, staying in my wheelchair isn’t going to solve anything...am I being unduly optimistic to think my hip can be repaired? Would the combination of a tear, OA and atrophy be sufficient to justify a THR or is the fact the OA is only moderate to severe and not severe a deal breaker? I was supposed to see the OS next week but I have to go into hospital for 3 weeks so now I’ve got an appointment 20th Feb. Hoping for the potential to keep what mobility I have.