SuperPATH for Total Hip Replacements
SuperPATH (Super capsular percutaneously-assisted total hip replacement) is a recently developed technique that is less invasive than traditional approaches. It only requires a 3” incision, which reduces the number of muscles and tissues that are normally cut or damaged.
During a traditional hip replacement, hip dislocation is done. This increases your chances of having a dislocated hip post operatively. With SuperPATH, there is no hip dislocation. It allows the surgeon to build the implant in place, therefore, resulting in zero risk of dislocation after surgery. By having the ability to protect all of the important structures around the hip joint, it will protect critical tendons from stretching or traumatizing the muscles that are so important to your hip function.
An additional benefit of this technique is faster recovery time. Patients are normally able to walk with little or no assistance within a couple hours of having the surgery. Pain level postoperatively is low. Because it is such a small incision, scarring is kept to a minimum and rate of infection is low. There are little or no limitations on activity. You are still able to cross your legs or bend forward.
If you’d like to see if the SuperPATH technique is right for you, give Health Vantis a call at 877-344-3544 and we can connect you to a surgeon trained to do this technique.