Future anterior THA

Hey everyone and thank you for this website and the inspiration. I’m only 47 but will be undergoing anterior approach THA in May 2021. While I’ve had pain on/off since I was about 5 years old, the main issues started about 4 years ago. While I wouldn’t classify myself as a “runner”, I’m quite fit and relish in being able to hike, life, and trail run. I’ve not been able to run AT ALL in 4 years. I work in the physical therapy world (PTA) for over two decades and have treated many many people with hip replacements and known them to be mostly HIGHLY successful. Still, when it is YOUR hip, it is very scary…especially when you know what the true potential risks are (still small, I get it).


Thank you so much for this forum and I hope to keep you all updated on my progress (even if I don’t run long distances) as I love how this forum is about being YOUR best self.


In health,

Ryan Crandall

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