Making the decision to go ahead with a hip replacement operation is never going to be easy. Only you can decide, if and when, the benefits of the operation outweigh the risks. Your surgeon would not have offered you the operation if it was not likely to be beneficial to your mobility.
It sounds like you are otherwise very healthy, which is an excellent start should you choose to go ahead. Why don’t you discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor again? Make sure you are fully informed before you make the final decision. You can always delay the operation and decision making for a bit until you are completely ready (and you can always change your mind).
Answered by Dr Emmajane Down.
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