The problem started with a pain in the right hip that i would adjust by striking my hip with a closed fist - that should fix it! As the years went by, the pain and then lack of mobility became a issue and then the "norm". I stopped riding a bicycle, I had to limit my running and my speed went away and now I was gaining weight. I was having difficulty boarding my sailboat and had abandoned racing because of the discomfort.
It was when I realized that soon I would not be able to tie my shoes that I decided it was time to act. The operation and physical therapy could not have gone better. I did suffer from what i believe were very tight "hip flexors" and hot yoga helped resolve that problem. A year later, I ran a 5 mile Turkey Trot. I bought a new bicycle and have resumed "cautious" skiing. The mobility is above average for a man my age. The limp and pain are gone. I am more active today than I have been in years. I am not the fastest guy - but I am Back In The Game. Thank you HSS and Doctor Su for giving back so many pleasures in life I would have lost.