Dr. Kevin Stroh, a podiatrist from Lodi, California, saw his active lifestyle grind to a halt when arthritis destroyed both his hips. A search for the best surgeon he could find led Stroh to the office of Dr. Thomas Vail, chair of Orthopaedic Surgery at UCSF. Although Vail's recommendation to get a double hip replacement wasn't what Stroh had hoped to hear, the surgery gave him his adventurous lifestyle back.