SuperPath® Direct Superior Hip Technique


Tissue Sparing Approach

MicroPort Orthopedics is at the forefront of surgical techniques for total hip replacement designed to minimize tissue damage and streamline recovery. Tissue sparing surgical hip approaches like SuperPath®, complemented by a full range of hip replacement implants and instrumentation, can help patients achieve Full Function, Faster.1

SuperPath® is a portal assisted total hip approach that accesses the capsule superiorly through the interval between the gluteus medius and piriformis without requiring the cutting of any muscles or tendons. The femur is prepared with the head and neck intact reducing the chance of fracture. The acetabulum is prepared under direct visualization and a cannula facilitates the use of inline instrumentation.

A growing number of experienced surgeons across the world have embraced SuperPath® as their preferred total hip technique to deliver faster recovery to patients – all without the typical postoperative hip restrictions associated with traditional THA techniques.2

The SuperPath® Direct Superior Portal Assisted Hip Approach is a tissue-sparing approach where no muscles or tendons are cut.

 

SuperPath® Unique Features
  • Preserves the entire capsule, external rotators and iliotibial band.
  • In-Situ femoral preparation without surgical dislocation to reduce the risk of femoral fracture.
  • Portal-assisted acetabular preparation.
  • Familiar patient positioning, anatomic landmarks and extensile approach to maintain OR consistency.
  • First published use in 2008.
References:

1. Gofton W, Chow J, Olsen KD, Fitch DA. Thirty-day readmission rate and discharge status following hip arthroplasty using the supercapsular percutaneously-assisted total hip surgical technique. Int Orthop 2015;39:847-51.
2.
Chow. “Modified Micro-Superior Percutaneously-Assisted Total Hip: Early Experiences & Case Reports.” Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine (2011) 4:146–155.
3. Pugely AJ, Callagham JJ, Martin CT, Cram P, Gao Y (2013) Incidence of and risk factors for 30-day readmission following elective primary total joint arthroplasty: analysis from the ACS-NSQIP. J Arthroplast 28(9):1499-1504. Doi:10.1016/j.arth.2013.06.032

Disclaimer

Individual results and activity levels after surgery vary and depend on many factors including age, weight and prior activity level. There are risks and recovery times associated with surgery and there are certain individuals who should not undergo surgery.

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