Patient Stories

At Hofmann Arthritis Institute our mission is to diminish pain, enhance mobility and improve quality of life for our patients. We believe that combining the best surgical techniques with the best doctors and the best technologies results in the best possible clinical outcomes.

With Hofmann Arthritis Institute, you have access some of the most recognized orthopedic surgeons in the western U.S. Becker’s Healthcare, a leading source of surgery centers and leaders of orthopedic practices, listed Dr. Aaron Hofmann on the National “70 Knee Surgeons and Specialists to Know.”

Patients of the Hofmann Arthritis Institute experience a shorter hospital stay, quicker rehabilitation and a smaller scar. Many are able to return to an active lifestyle within weeks of the procedure. We often hear our patients say, “I wish I would have done this sooner.”

Connie P.
Connie P.

Dr. Hofmann is absolutely the best in new joint replacement. We had mother and daughter “duo” knee replacement surgery. We both want to thank Dr. Hofmann and his associates for giving new life to our knees… To walk without pain in our knees is a miracle.

J. Thornhill
- Salt Lake City, UT -

I got up and started to walk. It was pretty remarkable, I was actually walking the halls at Salt Lake Regional Medical Center 48 hours after knee-replacement surgery. I love golf. Now I am very confident that I will be able to go right back to the game, adjust my swing and shoot a better score.

Wilford Brimley
Wilford Brimley

Nationally recognized actor and Utah resident is a satisfied Hofmann Arthritis Institute patient.  He says, “Partial knee replacement — it’s the right thing to do!”

M. Weldon
- Park City, Utah -

I just wanted to drop you a quick thank you letter to tell you how impressed an excited I am about my new total hip replacement. I had a lot of anxiety about the surgery and as expected, I was very nervous as well. I am now two-and-a-half weeks post-surgery, and I feel amazing. The entire surgical experience exceeded my expectations. Your process was very professional and because the entire hospital staff knew I was a Hofmann patient, I felt they gave me exceptional treatment. The follow up Coumadin care after I left the hospital was without delay and effortless.

In my and my wife’s opinion, my surgical experience and your expertise is world class and we would highly recommend you without reservation. I cannot thank you and your staff enough. You are a gifted, talented hip replacement doctor. I feel strong and confident that I have the correct device and results as indicated by the X-ray you gave me. This in turn makes me extremely happy and overwhelmingly satisfied that I chose you as my surgeon.

Dorothy T.
Dorothy T.

Dear Dr. Hofmann, Thanks to your skill and the help of all your caring staff I skied on Thursday, March 15th, exactly three months after surgery. This picture was taken by my husband on top of Snake Creek at the Brighton Ski Resort. See you next year for my yearly check up.

Anonymous Patient
Anonymous Patient

Dear Hofmann staff, I wanted to give everyone an update on my knee. At four-and-a-half months, I no longer think about my knee. I am no longer amazed every time I get up from a chair and just walk away pain free. I am hiking the fields with my dog again, she thanks you, too!

P. Clark
- West Jordan, UT -

The staff here has been outstanding. They were so patient and quick to respond. The entire group is top notch. They had a good sense of humor. Thank you for everything.

A. Redd

Thank you for the exceptional care and hip replacement. I always felt love and concern from the nurses and all employees. It was a TERRIFIC experience.

D. Martin
- Your 100th MakoPlasty Patient -

I want to thank Dr. Hofmann and his entire staff for the exceptional service that I have received while staying at Salt Lake Regional. Peggy, Joan, Darby, Jolie, Christian, and so many more that I know I am missing were wonderful. They are much appreciated and you should be thankful for such a great doctor and staff representing your hospital. Thanks again for the great care.