After almost 6 years it is time to get another new hip. Surgery is scheduled for February 26. My right hip was replaced in May 2013, and I could not be happier with the results. Like many here I knew I would need a new left hip and the time is now. I'm using the same surgeon as before, and he tells me there have been improvements in the last 6 years and recovery should be easier. Even though I am 72, he thinks I can expect similar results. (no guarantees, of course) The anterior approach only left me with a fading 4 inch scar. I am interested in the experience of others that have had a second THR after several years.