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Knee & Hip Problems board

HI Gsouth -

About 8 months ago, I began taking arthrotec for what was just diagnosed as osteoarthritis in both hips. At first the medication worked well. Then not so well. I am limping and my quality of life is severely compromised. I can no longer commute by train to my job as many stairs are involved, and getting into a car on the drivers side is very painful - I actually have to lift my right leg to even get in. If I turn in bed at night, I wake in pain. In my opinion, this is no way to live. I am having bilateral THR next Wednesday. I think that it will be a temporary inconvenience that will get me my life back. Good luck!