I have nursed along IT Band pain with cortisone shots for years, but in the last two years, the arthritis has created a "bone on bone" situation, and now there is additional pain in the front of my leg. My doctor is very highly regarded, and my sister had the same THR a couple of years ago with great results. Still, I'm apprehensive! Part of it is the fear of the unknown. Though I realize that it's a "day in the office" for the surgeon and team, I've never experienced this before, and am a bit anxious about it! Someone I met at a "what to expect" type pre-op class told me about this site. I've already taken comfort in people's comments and questions. Glad to be here! My surgery is scheduled for late Feb., 2023. A bit of reassurance would be most welcome! Thx.