Hello all! Just registered here, because at 47 I've been diagnosed with mild osteoarthritis.
My grandmother had both hips replaced at 59, and my mother had one replaced at 67, for the exact same reason, so I always figured that if I didn't drop dead of something else first I would eventually need new hips. This is still a long way from being that bad, and not every case deteriorates ... but I thought I'd drop by and see if I can pick up useful information from what everyone else is doing.
Nice to meet you!