Who is a candidate for anterior hip replacement?

The short answer is almost everybody is a candidate for anterior approach hip replacement.

The Anterior Hip Replacement Bikini Incision

Bikini incisions aren’t just cosmetically less noticeable, they also heal better than standard incisions in patients with skin folds.

Dawn’s rapid recovery following anterior hip replacement

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.”

Katy’s transformative simultaneous bilateral anterior hip replacement

“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”

Steve Wozniak’s anterior hip replacement journey

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

Marilyn – back to hiking without pain after hip replacement

“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..”

Michael – traveled from Oregon for anterior hip replacement

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!

Paul – no limitations after hip replacement

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.

Tom – Climbing stairs pain free was just the beginning

“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 – Back to cycling 100s of miles a month

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.