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Two weeks ago, I had arthroscopic surgery on my left hip to repair, what the dr. thought was, a labral tear. Turns out my hip has grade (or is it stage) 4 osteoarthritis. I am 54 and am still in the freaked out stage. He said to hold off as long as possible to get the hip replaced. Right now the pain is pretty high, but am hoping that's just from the arthroscopy and will return to a more tolerable pain level.
Not looking forward to a hip replacement, but what scares me the most is that this will show up in other joints as I get older. My weight is normal and I don't know of any family history so am not sure what caused this. Is it possible that I just have one bad joint or is it likely to affect others in time?
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