Mar 04, 2016· After 20 years of competitive powerlifting, 17 of which were spent at Westside Barbell, I found myself in need of total hip replacement. Both hips were shot. I discussed all options with my doctor, Dr. Thomas Ellis M.D. of Orthopedic One, and total replacement was my only option. On August 4, 2015, I underwent double anterior total hip replacement.