Hi, @holybible Thank you for your thoughts. First, it appears my computer "autocorrected" what I wrote. I do not have a shattered hip, I have a collapsed hip and that makes a big difference. Did you have an anterior or posterior approach for your first replacement? I had read that anterior apparently has a risk of femoral nerve damage. Can any type of neural manipulation (Barral Institute has some info) help your nerve pain or has that not worked? I worry, too, about a dislocation if I do undergo surgery. I've heard of two people this summer who had several repeat manipulations because their joint dislocated. Which buttock muscles were atrophied? Gluteus max? medius? minimus? That is great (and encouraging to me) that you can walk without a cane now and can go to the gym. I hope your nerve pain can be solved soon.