"I should have had my hip replaced two years ago. Like many people, I was skeptical of having a man-made part placed in my body. When the pain got to be too much and cortizone ceased to help, I finally made the decision. I have known and trusted Dr. Lapkass for many years and I knew I knew he was using the anterior approach for hip replacement. All of my research pointed me in that direction. The surgery went off without a hitch and my hip feels like it did back before the arthritis ate it up. I'm only 5 weeks out from surgery and it feels great. I'll be hiking up areas in Hatcher Pass that I haven't been in for over two years and I'll be riding my bike to work again! Yippeee!" – Sheri M.