A new medical device transforms the highly invasive hip replacement medical procedure into an outpatient experience.
A revolutionary patented medical device developed under the leadership of Harbinder S. Chadha, MD, has transformed the previously highly invasive hip replacement medical procedure into an outpatient experience. The surgical technique for a SUPERPATH hip replacement was developed as an alternative to traditional total hip replacement. The SUPERPATH technique is a minimally invasive procedure that returns patients to their feet within days, and in some cases, hours, instead of weeks or months. Patients who have undergone this procedure are frequently able to walk unassisted the day after surgery, and allow them to be discharged from the medical facility without the characteristic restrictions, such as crossing their legs, associated with complete hip replacement.
According to Dr. Chadha, Orthopedic Surgeon based out of the Otay Lakes Surgery Center, “With SUPERPATH, there is no surgical dislocation of the hip. Patients can also experience as little as a three-inch incision. It’s important to understand that ‘minimally invasive’ does not only refer to the incision, but also results in fewer traumas to the muscles and tendons underneath the skin. A SUPERPATH hip replacement is designed to precisely reconstruct the hip without cutting critical tendons and stretching or traumatizing muscles that are important to hip function. Ninety-nine percent of patients who undergo this procedure return home either the same day or the day after. With this technique, incisions are smaller, blood loss is reduced, and therefore, the need for a blood transfusion is minimized. In addition, there is a reduced amount of pain resulting in a shorter recovery time accompanied by the added benefit of less pain medication.”