I’ve had 2 total hip replacements, both due to osteoarthritis (wear and tear). The first was the left hip, on December 4 2015. I was 50 at the time. Then, the right hip on April 25 2017. Both operations were performed by Dr. Gordon Lundy at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, CA.
I first started having pain in my left hip around 2011 or so. This was the first time that rest did not really help. I tried the usual alternative approaches. I never guessed that it was ordinary arthritis, and I didn’t realize how easy and routine joint replacements have become.