In 2004, I had hip repair of a 30 yr old injury that was never discovered. The labrum was torn, nearly completely through, a bone spur had grown on the innermost part of the ball, and a lump on the other side preventing the hip to have good rotation. So the spur and lump were ground off and the labrum was smoothed over, it was extremely frayed as it had been torn for so long. Surgeon said it may very well have been a 30 year injury by the amount of fray. It was painful surgery and it took months to heal. And my hip continued to get stronger for the next three years. I was happy the surgery had worked. At the time I was given the choice, hip replacement or try this somewhat new surgery to try and repair. I so wanted it to work! But pain has returned, and I've been in extensive therapy, massages, adjustments. I finally asked if I could have an MRI, because its just so painful. The results are showing problem with the hip. My chiropractor says he can not help me and suggests I get an opinion from the ortho and see if hip replacement is what I need. Also said he would refer me for second opinion, but I know in my heart he is right, although I've been denying it for months that it is my hip that hurts. Did your hip replacement work for you? Is the groin pain gone? What can you do? Think I will be able to ride my horse?