Guangzhou, China – In partnership with the Fifth Affiliated Hospital of Southern Medical University, Shanghai MicroPort Orthopedics Co ("MicroPort® Orthopedics") recently helped a disadvantaged patient to walk again after staying in bed for four months.
The patient, 67, broke his right neck of femur in September but failed to receive treatment promptly as he cannot afford the surgery. After learning the situation, the Fifth Affiliated Hospital of Southern Medical University reached out to an NGO to fund the surgery and MicroPort® Orthopedics donated a hip prosthesis needed in the treatment. With their help, the patient received a free Total Hip Arthroplasty surgery using the SuperPath™ Hip technique, and managed to walk on the next day after the surgery.
Chenglong Pan, who conducted the surgery, spoke highly of the SuperPath™ hip technique, which was introduced to China from 2014 by MicroPort® Orthopedics. He pointed out, 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 because of the elimination of damage to the important structures during reconstruction, patients typically have a short hospital stay, which offers them a more rapid return to function.
MicroPort® Orthopedics is committed to serving patients with joint diseases. We hope to benefit more patients through medical innovations and charitable giving.