Suzhou, China – On September 17, MicroPort® Orthopedics hosted SuperPath™ Minimally Invasive Hip Arthroplasty and Fast Recovery Seminar in the First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University. The symposium focused on the advantages and surgical tips of SuperPath™ Micro-posterior Total Hip Arthroplasty ("SuperPath™"). Around 100 experts from Jiangsu, Beijing, Guangxi, Jiangxi, Shandong and Henan provinces attended the event. Meanwhile over 200 people watched online by allinmd.cn.
During the symposium, Professor Yaozeng Xu, Joint Surgery Director of the First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University, performed bilateral total hip replacement in one-stage procedure to an arthritis patient. Meanwhile, Director Jun Zhou explained the key steps of the surgery to attendees based on his personal clinical experience. The surgery achieved successful result with complete soft tissue and little blood loss, which fully demonstrated the advantages of SuperPath™.
In the discussion session, Professor Yaozeng Xu introduced the possible difficulties and coping tactics of using SuperPath™ technique in total and hemi hip arthroplasty based on surgical videos. Director Rongqun Li analyzed the clinical efficacy of SuperPath™ total hip arthroplasty through large amount of follow-up data. Dr. Lianfang Zhang shared the clinical experience in performing a bilateral total hip arthroplasty with SuperPath™ technique. Director Jun Zhou presented on the latest advancement in fast recovery philosophy and analyzed the advantages and disadvantages of modular femoral stem through detailed literatures.
By live surgeries, surgical observations, and instrument operating, the experts in attendance had better understanding in the advantages and surgical skills of SuperPath™ technique. One expert said, as a minimally invasive hip arthroplasty technique, SuperPath™ follows the "Fast Recovery" philosophy, which is definitely worth being introduced to local hospitals to benefit more patients.
As the world's first total hip arthroplasty minimally invasive technique that facilitates a faster return to function for patients, SuperPath™ technique not only offers patients with small incision, but also provides added advantages like preservation of the external rotators, decreased operative time, decreased intra-operative blood loss, increased post-operative stability, as well as decreased post-operative recovery time and pain. SuperPath™ technique has been used in 25 provinces and cities of China, and an increasingly more surgeons have mastered the technique, allowing more patients to get a faster return to function with reduced complications.