I have degenerative osteo-arthritis all throughout my spine. Recent X-rays show both hips with degeneration, and a piece of bone broken off. My pubic symphysis is also fusing itself. My PCP has recommended I see a specialist for arthroscopic surgery, to, in his words, "put off my hip replacments". Yikes! Anyone had this done? How long did it last? Was the recovery period very long? If I have to have surgery, why not do it once and be done with it? Any ideas appreciated. Thanks.