Dr. Ochiai in northern Va did mine in September and I'm pretty much back to normal. I didn't have resurfacing done so I was able to start running in about 6 weeks. I was doing a lot of yoga before and started with light stretching pretty early after the surgery. Did physical therapy for a few months until the strength was fully recovered. The only setback I've had is some ITBS on the repaired hip side but it's going away and I'm hoping to race some this summer. No horror story here. He's a very good surgeon.