4 years ago I had a bilateral hip replacement. 2 months ago I started experiencing a lot of pain in my right hip. 2 orthopedic surgeons said the stem was loosening proximally but still well fixed distally. The said I was not ready for a revision yet, but to "hang in there" and bear the pain as best I could as the stem was "notoriously difficult to remove" and may require an osteotomy. Unfortunately the pain gets worse every day. I am a 70 year old yoga/pilates instructor and very athletic and would like to stay active. I'm considering going out of state to Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. So my question to this forum audience is that does anyone had a similar experience and could recommend a surgeon at HSS that is successful with this type of revision surgery?