If you have or going to have 'replacement parts', check this out~
I found this site before my total hip replacement and now that I am going to have two knees replaced, I have been re-visiting a site that is WONDERFUL...lots of knowledge and caring writers. The site is: www.bonesmart.org
I hope it helps you find some answers and compassion from those of us who "have been there and done that".
Replacement is not for "wimps".....but "usually" there
are good out-comes.