@ Mojo333, @ Elf1, @ CricketHip, @ Layla, at the end of the 6 week precaution period will OS evaluate the hip before lifting the precautions or is it automatically lifted after 6 weeks of healing? Reason I ask: My employer wants to know if I can go on an overseas trip 2 weeks after my 6 week precaution period? Trip involves 15 hour flight, more walking than I am used to and no opportunity to elevate and ice. Employer needs an answer now. Therefore I want to know if a hip is considered healed after 6 week precaution period is over or is a evaluation by the OS required. I am afraid this trip will set back my healing process and I will regret it. Would like to hear your opinions?