Biloine W. Young • Wed, January 21st, 2015
MicroPort Orthopedics Inc., a global producer of orthopedic implant products, reports that Jimmy Chow, M.D., has performed over 1,000 total hip arthroplasty surgeries using the firm’s Supercapsular Percutaneously Assisted Total Hip approach. Called SuperPath, this technique is a modification of the standard posterior hip approach that offers special treatment of the soft tissues surrounding the hip.
The company maintains that this approach facilitates a faster return to function and independence for patients. Among benefits claimed is a decreased operative time, decreased blood loss and decreased post-operative recovery time. The resulting benefit to patients and surgeons is fewer post-operative restrictions.
Brad Penenberg M.D. and Stephen Murphy, M.D., developed the SuperPath Hip technique and launched it in 2010. Penenberg is a member of the attending staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and serves as an Assistant Professor at the University Of Southern California School Of Medicine and the Tufts University School of Medicine.