Climbing stairs pain free after hip replacement was just the beginning for Tom

Prior to his hip replacement surgery, Tom was barely able to manage the pain of climbing the set of stairs to visit his son and family.

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

Now, one year after surgery, over the last month I was able to enjoy two weeks of walking 6-7 miles each day along steep streets and climbing endless stairs amidst beautiful hillside Pueblo Blanco towns of Spain.

This was followed by spending two weeks in Italy which included a week in the magnificent Italian Dolomite Alps, hiking 8 miles a day with breathtaking views. Finally, returning home, I have to say perhaps the ‘cherry on top’ of it all, was my 15-month-old grandson’s delight, when I took him on a ‘hike’ carrying him around in his new toddler backpack. With deep gratitude, I am thankful to you and your team.

Attached are some photos which speak louder than words!”

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.