I had a right hip replacement done in April '09 after suffering from arthritis for some years. The actual procedure carried out is a Birminham Mid Head Resection and is similar to resurfacing except some bone is removed and the prosthesis stem is longer. I have been feeel ing good about my progress; I am approaching full mobility; initial pain has reduced to almost nothing. Worringly, however, in the last few weeks I have experienced increasing pain in my right groin when walking and excercising and am wondering whether this is normal or whether there is a problem with the replacemnt joint. I should add that my left hip is arthritic and I get some pain from that and also from arthritis in my lower back.
I would be interested in any comments / experiences particularly in relation to this specirfic operation. I am reluctant to go back to the surgeon just yet as I had a recent review and all seemed OK at that time.