Elbow joint replacement


I have had Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis for many years and as a result have a knee replacement which is great and have 6monthly steriod injections in my ankle. I am now struggling with the pain in my elbow joint which I have had a few steriod injections into the joint which gives short term relief. However my orthopaedic consultant is not willing to inject the joint anymore as the only option now is a joint replacement.

My hobbies are fishing and gardening. As I am informed that the maximum weight I will be able to lift is a bag of sugar I would be unable to carry on with my hobbies.

Does anyone have experience of having had a elbow replacement and if so I would love to hear of the limitations to day to day living.