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How Common Is Nerve Damage With Anterior Hip Replacement?

Dr. Mast clears up some misunderstandings about nerve damage associated with anterior hip surgeries.

How Long Will My Hip Replacement Last?

The good news is that hip replacement surgeries today are better than ever. The biomaterials are well proven and we now have better knowledge of any potential risks.

Pre-surgical Optimization

Consultations often involve frank discussions about the potential surgical risks that you as an individual face. Our aim is to help you understand the possible issues and work with you to minimize them.

Anterior Hip Replacement Recovery

While everyone recovers at their own speed, we take a look at the typical timelines for hitting key recovery milestones.

Private Contract for Medicare Patients

If you are a participant in Medicare or are considering enrolling in a Medicare Plan while under the care of Dr. Mast…this applies to you!

Will I need physical therapy after hip replacement?

Many patients find that they are able to hit their recovery goals much faster when guided by a physical therapist – as they are able to focus effort on the areas that need the most work.

Should you use ice or heat after hip replacement surgery?

Most patients find ice beneficial for the first 7-10 days after surgery to help reduce swelling and pain.

Questions to Ask Your Orthopedic Surgeon Before Your Hip Replacement

There are a lot of things to think about when you are considering a hip replacement. It’s good to have a list of questions and concerns to take to your consultations. You’ll find a lot of information about our processes at SFHips here, however you may also find this list helpful:

How to find the right surgeon for your hip replacement

With more than 450,000 total hip replacements performed annually in the US, it is considered to be one of the most successful operations in the medical field. However, with all surgeries – there’s a spectrum of outcomes, and one of the best ways of ensuring that your surgery is successful is by finding the right surgeon.

We’re making some changes to how we support our Medicare Patients

As of July 1, 2022, Dr. Mast has “Opted Out” of the Medicare system. This means that while all other aspects of Hip Surgery, including, but not limited to; the medical facility, the medical staff, anesthesia, medications, durable medical equipment, and physical therapy, are still covered by Medicare, his fees are not.