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Petemeads
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Hi Darren, I have held off commenting up to now because my ops were both lateral incisions (Hardinge technique?) So neither anterior or posterior. You end up with a big scar down your thigh but that seems to be the only downside.

I have a metal resurfacing and a ceramic/ceramic THR but I believe ceramic/poly will be just as good. My surgeon confidently stated I would not be able to break my ceramic device (which is uncemented, and I have not got good bones) so I was jogging before my 6 week checkup. My devices are 7 and 4.5 years old, last spring I ran Gold county standards at all distances from 1 mile to 30k, longest walk so far has been 42 miles. I’m 70 and expect the hips to outlast the rest of me. Good Luck!

Pete