I had a RTKR in Oct 2016. Even before that in the fall of 2015 X rays were taken of hips and knees. The doctor ( not a surgeon) said there were degenerative changes in the knee and also both hips and "gee the femoral heads are deep"( meaning I had a recessed acetabulum. I had had all cartilage removed from the R knee in 1971 so I was seeking relief from pain there( yes after 45 years the arthritis had kicked in. I had been told I would have it by 1981).. I brushed off the hips. ( a little background I have always had some R hip pain since 1981 but off and on and not affecting hiking biking or everyday life). After 3 cortisone shots I got a RTKR not from the doctor who had given me the injections but from a nearby practice that is very compartmentalized and does knees and hips. Each surgeon does one or the other. This makes their volume of "their " joint high. And their reputations high. My surgery ( Oct 2016)and recovery were uneventful and I was walking and hiking though I did notice I could not lift my operated knee high and I had no idea why.. The ROM of the knee was fine.. The extension deteriorated each checkup while walking. I had had a LAD blockage stented, cancer of the uterus and the TKR in two years. I was sick of being sick. My OS of the knee followed me until this year and the replaced knee has been stable and nonremarkable. He thought that the lack of extension was due to the hip.. Bingo.. I was trying to bury that news! I tried yoga.. I could not get the knee within two inches of the mat when supine.. Crossing legs impossible ( but its always been difficult). Trying to put my right foot a foot away from my left.. Pain. Getting a GYN exam for my checkups from my GYN oncologist progressively difficult. You all know how important those are. They are currently impossible. My hip acts as a hinge joint and not a ball and socket joint Per my hip surgeon now things are that the femoral head is all eroded and there is impingement of the joint. The head is now cone shaped. I am sorry that I do not have x ray pictures to share. The hard part is that when I started to seek help for my hip I went to the same office which is highly regarded and ergo....backlogged. In October I was told by a Physicians Assistant to follow the ELF diet and turned away from surgery but advised to follow up with my PCP.. I found the advice about the Eat Less Food demeaning and told my PCP so when I visited her in April ( I did work to reduce weight! )She found everything else fine ( BMI 38 labs great). She must have pulled magic ( she is one awesome doctor who tolerates no bs )cause the next week I had a call from the surgeons office to come stat( May 1). I was approved for surgery for August 19 after that visit. Its a long wait til August 19. Things deteriorate so fast at some point. I misjudged the point.. I cannot get up of most chairs or get out of the car without pain.. Walking is OK for a mile and a half. Sleeping is not possible for an uninterrupted eight hours. Changing positions in bed is agony. I think that is the worst. I can bicycle but lots of you know how hard it is to get on even when you have to lay the bike down and take mini steps over. And its a senior bike! Acetominophen even 4000 mg a day does nothing. I have lots of stairs at home and they are OK but my other leg is getting the workout! I'm just jabbering.. Activity helps pass the time..