Arthritis runs in John’s family. But at 75 years young and an active sportsman he wasn’t ready to give up his favorite activities. Three months after his hip replacement he was hitting tennis balls and was back on the snow.

After two decades, I can bend over without my back going out. It makes me tear up with gratitude. I love this surgeon. I feel grateful that he worked so hard, learned so much, and cares so deeply about healing people.”

“Anyone who is questioning or nervous about getting a hip replacement, don’t spend any more of your life in pain or with limitations. There is so much life ahead of you. Thank you Dr. Mast”

Woz shares details of his experience of anterior hip replacement with the SF Hip & Pelvis Institute, his surgery and rapid recovery.

“I could no longer stand up straight or hike without being all bent over. Then I wasn’t able to bend over anymore and walking became painful. Sleep was constantly interrupted … My husband and I became afraid that I would end up in a wheelchair..”

My physical therapist asked me not to tell his other patient how well I was recovering because he was recovering from a posterior hip replacement …. He was probably 4 weeks “behind” me in his recovery!

I have had 2 back surgeries and a partial knee replacement.  The hip replacement was by far the easiest to recover from.  I went to a family wedding 3 weeks after the surgery ( not dancing though) and was back to the jobsites after about 6 weeks.

“Within a few weeks after my hip replacement, I was able to climb stairs without pain. As remarkable as this was, this was just the beginning.”

David is an active 60-year-old who lives on the peninsula.  He was having severe hip pain while riding his bike and walking – but following his hip replacement performed by Dr. Mast, he is now back to riding his bike for hundreds of miles a month.