Steve Wozniak’s anterior hip replacement journey

Dr. Mast recently had the opportunity to catch up with the legendary Steve Wozniak when he interviewed him about his first-hand experience of hip replacement, in his capacity as Vice President of the Anterior Hip Foundation during the organization’s event in Las Vegas. Steve also gave us a glimpse into why he has a reputation as a bit of a joker.

We have a home in Colorado that we’re going to move to. When my right hip goes someday… I’ll probably want to fly back to the tried and trusted doctor I had before…

Steve shares how the hip pain that was causing him to limp was making his already grueling travel schedule increasingly challenging. Having to carry a heavy bag through countless airports meant that he had started resorting to using a wheelchair.

However, following a personal recommendation, he came to us for a consultation and subsequently had an anterior hip replacement. In this video, he shares details of his experience with the Hip & Pelvis Institute, his surgery, and rapid recovery. He also shares insights into his wife’s treatment as we also took care of her hips in a simultaneous bilateral hip replacement.

Nicholas Mast MD is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in conditions of the hip and pelvis.

Trained in pelvic and acetabular trauma and reconstruction by some of the best in the field, his treatments range from non-replacement options for the management of hip osteoarthritis to complex revision surgeries and hip preservation techniques including periacetabular osteotomy.

He is the most experienced surgeon in the region in the use of the anterior approach for hip replacement and regularly uses this minimally invasive, fast recovery anterior approach to treat a wide variety of hip conditions.