Hi All, I saw a link to this site on another site. I wish I had found you all before! I just had my surgery on Thursday (10/11) Total left hip replacement, anterior approach, using Stryker Mako robotics. Anesthesia was a spinal block and some sedation. I was a bit anxious about not having general anesthesia, but it actually was wonderful. Was up and walking just an hour after post-op with the PT since there was no groggy/loopiness from general. So far, so good. Went home about 24 hours after start of surgery. Very little pain and up and walking well with a walker. Stairs are no problem. Hope to move to a cane by week's end. Pain managed effectively with Tylenol and Celebrex. PT cleared me in hospital that I did not need home PT and will move to outpatient PT immediately. Looking forward to learning from all of you on how to make the recovery as fast, efficient, and painless as possible!