SuperPath® is a portal assisted THA approach that accesses the capsule superiorly through the interval between the gluteous 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.
Familiar Lateral Decubitus position provides maximum laxity of the Hip Capsule.
Skin Incision inline with the Femur aligning with the muscle fibers of the Gluteus Maximus.
Soft Tissue Management.
Gluteus muscles, the Piriformis Tendon, and other External Rotators are preserved enabling faster return to function.
Superior Capsulotomy inline with the Skin Incision preserves the integrity of the Hip Capsule.
Preparation with the Femoral Head and Neck intact shows anatomical version and limits the possibility of calcar fracture.
Direct visualization of anatomical landmarks facilitate proper placement of implants.
Shorter Length of Stay
1,6 days versus 3,2 days
91,5% versus 27,3%
66% Lower Post-Discharge Costs
28% Lower In-Hospital Costs
30 Day Readmission Rate
2,3% versus 4,2%