Conflicting Recommendations - Hip Replacement
I am 56 years old with chronic hip pain in both hips. MRI shows an impingement in my left hip and labral tears in both hips and moderate osteoarthritis. I also have bursitis. My pain is on the outside of my hips. Joint replacement doc said that if the arthritis is causing the pain, I would have pain in interior/groin area which is why he thinks most of my pain must be coming from my bursitis. I've been through PT 3 times, steroid hip injections, injections in bursa, trigger point injections and nothing has helped. My doctor finally recommended hip replacement surgery but he is retiring, so he referred me to another doctor who said he would not recommend hip replacement but did not give me any other alternative recommendations because I've already tried everything. Should I now get a third opinion?