My 60+ sister always seems to get the odd outcome for surgeries and it has happened again now with her anterior hip replacement. Her board-certified surgeon informed her that, as he prepared her joint, an instrument he was using punched a hole about as big around as his little finger through her femur. Now she is on less than 50% weight bearing on that leg for the next 4-6 weeks with the hope that it heals well and does not cause a fracture. Needless to say, she is depressed and it makes her return home (single with an active pet) more problematic. Has anyone else experienced this with anterior (or other types of) hip replacement? I’d like to give her some reassurance and hope.