Re: Aikido After Hip Replacement
As a Physiotherapist and Senior Lecture in Sports Therapy I would suggest a hip resurfacing such as the Birmingham Hip (now the most popular arthroplasty worldwide).
Failure rate even amongst active sports people is only around 6% and a full hip replacement can always be considered if need be at a later date. I've known several Aikidoka who've had this procedure and it seems to work fine.
"Down time" is crucial i.e. don't rush back but full trainiing after about 26 weeks should be possible.