My S.O. Jane fell while we were at Santa Fe two weeks ago and broke her hip. Surgery the next day replaced the ball, not the socket. Recovery is going well - cane only, no more walker. The incision was posterior, not anterior, so she will have a lot of muscle recovery to deal with. She plans to ski next season. Any experience with this? BTW, we're in our seventies - one of the reasons we were at Santa Fe - it's free. Very nice mountain, and super competent patrol.