I haven't looked at this post in a while. I had my surgery done by Dr. Carlson, at St. Francis in Shakopee, MN.
I had my right hip totally replaced 2 days before Thanksgiving '07. I returned to work the Monday after Thanksgiving, yes 1 week later. I'm 47 years old. My replacement was due to hereditary arthritis and abuse.
These pics were snapped 2 weeks ago at Deal's Gap, eight months after total hip replacement.