I am a skier and my left hip was riddled with arthritis and mostly bone on bone. Had hip replacement at 9:30 in the morning. Discharged at 3:30 the same day. Was walking with a cane the same day. Minimal pain for such an operation. Almost full recovery within 3 weeks and full recovery after 6 weeks. I plan on skiing this coming winter (2020-21) when I will be 80. Dr. Alexiades is a terrific surgeon and he has a wonderful office staff that is always available to take care of any issues. I highly recommend him for hip surgery.