David – back to cycling 100s of miles every month after hip replacement
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.
David was experiencing severe hip pain, both while riding his bicycle and walking, which led to him seeking help from a local therapist. As a result, he was referred to Dr. Mast. Following a consultation, it was agreed that he was a good candidate for a hip replacement.
According to David: “The experience before surgery was comforting because I knew that the treatment would be positive and I enjoyed the many conversations with Dr. Mast. Post-surgery went very well. I had a concern with some swelling but that subsided very quickly. No surprises at all.”
Following his surgery, he has been back riding his bike 175-225 miles per week as well as swimming three days per week. He has no problems walking and has skied several times over the winter.
David’s advice for anyone considering a hip replacement/ other hip surgery? : “Get it done earlier rather than later and begin moving immediately…”