I'm 43 and had R-THR just over a year ago, and then L-THR back in October of 2011. I'm looking for comments from other THR recipients, and what their doctor told them was a safe limit on the amount of weight they should lift. My doctor didn't really specify, and unfortunately I never really thought of it at the time. I have a titanium stem with a ceramic ball and titanium/poly combo cup. Thanks for the comments!!!