Hi, this is my first post. Right hip replaced due to Perthes damage, last July 2017. Recovery uneventful really. All good. Occasional feeling of an ache where I perceived the end of the stem to be but really nothing much. Until last month. Maybe a coincidence, maybe not, but I had a back spasm from carrying something the wrong way and groin pain started around the same time. This was front of groin pain, hurt to lift leg, hurt to turn over at night. Worse in the morning first thing and got better throughout the day. Didn’t particularly hurt to walk. Saw consultant, got an xray and he’s happy. I asked about a slight shadowy bit at the top of the neck of the stem but he said that most Exeter stems show this?? Anyway, I an osteopath for some deep tissue massage and some checks and after that the groin pain cleared up for a few days. Then last week I was picking something up, twisting from right to left, nothing out of the ordinary, and I got the most incredible searing pain from the inside of my groin this time, around my hip joint and into my buttock. I could barely stand and the hip felt unstable. I was petrified I was going to dislocate. Went to A&E and they examined me (all passive ROM was absolutely fine with no pain) and xray showed no sign of being close to dislocation. So, huge relief to know that but I really am worried about what’s caused this sudden change? Pain started to improve again over the past week but I just had to do an emergency stop in my car to avoid a pedestrian and I got the same shooting pain again. And now it’s sore (not unless I move it) and feels unstable again (unstable in the way that sudden movements and lifting now hurts, rather than the joint feeling unstable). Walking is ok as long as I tense my muscles and go carefully rather than my old fast walking. My buttock area is now tender as is the area over the outer side of the joint. Has anyone else had this? @Josephine do you have any insight? Thanks in advance as I’m so despondent about this.