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I had the same situation, but it was my left hip that was a mess of bone spurs and little cartilage.
But why would your doc recommend cortisone? Your cartilage is gone and it’s not growing back. The cortisone won’t cure anything; it will just mask the pain.
If you want to run again, or have any mobility again, find a doctor experienced in THR. I had my hip replaced two weeks ago (anterior approach) and I have had a great recovery. Never needed a cane or walker except in the hospital. No pain killers other than Tylenol. I also didn’t need a bath bar or raised toilet set. In short, my recovery has been textbook perfect. Been riding a recumbent bike daily, and working with a PT on regaining mobility. Plan on running again this summer.
Just do it if you find a doctor whom you trust.