Hi.  I had a parital knee replacement three years ago and have had a problem with, I thought was my Hip, but I have been told it my lower back..  The pain originated from the top part of my butt right from the start, along with servere pain in my left leg and Tentonitis and also calf area, which has subsided now.  I am suffering with stiffnes and lower back pain more than ever now and when I walk or do too much, it affects my whole body.

I have been told that Cortisone injections, would help, but I'm scared of the long term consequences.  Sureely there must be some kind of operation, that just will relieve the tension, I feel in the top part of my Butt, Hip.  Could you please advise me.  Many Thanks