Today is the day I will find out if my intuition is right. I will soon be heading to Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque to meet with my surgeon and have xrays taken of my hip. They will either show that it is the cause of my current leg problem or, as my intuition says, is not the cause. In any case, I do agree with my surgeon that it is the only way to find out for sure.
I'll get back to you with the results.