First Use of SUPERPATH<sup>®</sup> in East China

Shanghai, China – 29 August, 2014 –Shanghai MicroPort Orthopedics Co ("MicroPort Orthopedics Shanghai") witnessed the first use of its SUPERPATH® surgical techniques in East China, in a hip arthroplasty by Shanghai Huashan Hospital on August 26. 
 
SUPERPATH® technique is a tissue-sparing procedure which offers patients a more rapid return to function, less pain and less blood loss when compared to traditional hip reconstruction surgical techniques. 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, and with SUPERPATH®, there is no surgical dislocation of the hip. Patients can also have as little as a 3-inch incision. Because of the elimination of damage to these important structures during reconstruction, patients typically have a short hospital stay, and a number of patients walk the same day as their surgery.
 
In the case by Huashan Hospital, SUPERPATH® is expected to enable the patient, aged above 60 who suffered from fractures of femoral neck, to walk within four days, one week earlier compared to traditional surgical techniques.
 
"This case represents a good beginning for SUPERPATH® in China," said General Manager of MicroPort Orthopedics Shanghai Shengqiang Wang. "With the growing demand for joint replacement, we believe this revolutionary surgical technique will gain higher recognition among patients and surgeons."