I had been diagnosed with degenerate joint disease of the left hip back in 2006. I believe it all started with a snow skiing accident in the early 1980s. I was told at the time of diagnosis that when it got to where the pain was sufficient, I would most likely need a hip replacement.
For about 15 years I just lived with the pain and the limited range of motion issues. I was thinking the longer I can endure this, the more perfected the procedure and materials used will be.