Wow this is an old thread. Happy to report, I had my R hip replaced at 47, with no complications. It's been 3 years and at 50, I still work in the ER, 4 10hr shifts a week. I'm on my feet all day and I pull my own weight. I may have to get the L one replaced in the next couple of years, but hey, I'll be the bionic nurse. Just wanted to let you'll know, I'm still workin and going strong.