When Rick Lessard first saw Community Health Network orthopedic surgeon David Jones, MD, more than a year ago, he could barely walk. Although just 56, Lessard had severe arthritis in both hips. After an initial consultation, Dr. Jones recommended anterior approach hip replacement surgery, which is less invasive and has a faster recovery than traditional hip replacement surgery. Lessard had surgery on his right hip in November 2013, and just one month later he returned for the same surgery on his left hip. Now one year later, he’s enjoying regular activities without the intense pain he experienced before.