I was in awful pain in the groin several months ago. X ray and MRI showed OA. The specialist said I need a LTHR. I have waited all of these months because I have major back problems also and need surgery. The neurosurgeon for the back said which ever one hurts the worst do first. Well its different everyday.The hip only hurts real bad when I move a certain way or get up and down, but my limp hurts as I come down so hard on the good leg.. I’m thinking of doing the LTHR because it seems a little less avasive and maybe it will help my limp which will help the back some. I can live with all of this with pain meds, but I would like a better quality of live. Has anyone had anything similar…??