Hi, i have leg Perthes diagnosed at 5, however my parents decieded against traction. I had x-rays and was signed off at 17 however now at 27 I'm struggling and have lots of pain, however I think I've been living with pain all my life and become a bit immune to it. Now I'm struggling, I am self employed and have a very active job. My doctor has suggested a hip replacement. I've been looking and personally think I prefer the anterior approach (from in front) as I can get back to work and there is better range of motion ect after and fewer disadvantages. However I'm struggling to find a specialist in in this area (anterior approach) as you. An imagine I want it to be right so would like someone who had done many, o don't want to be the guinipig! Any recommendations will be greatly appreciated. Also if you have had this done please let me know I'd be interested to hear about how it went, where and who. Good and bad!