9 things no one ever tells you about getting a hip replacement
A little over three months ago, I had a hip arthroplasty, otherwise known as a Total Hip Replacement, at age 42 (OK, it was a week before my 43rd birthday, but I’m sticking with 42). I know I’m not the youngest by far to get a THR, but I am indeed below the average age of 65+ for this orthopedic procedure.
I needed it. My decrepit right hip basically gave out after years of degeneration due to congenital hip dysplasia, as though I were a Labrador. The journey to orthopedic repair and recovery was exhausting and exhilarating, and revealed several surprises.