Were the hips symptomatic at all before he blew out the ACL? If not, I think we'd try the brace even if just to give us time to decide what to do. Is that 3K just for the ACL repair or for hip surgery, too?
Dang! I guess 'no cancer' is a good thing, but still....
"We are--each of us--dying; it's how we live in the meantime that makes the difference."
"It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived!"
"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."