MicroPort Orthopedics Reaches Fast Recovery<sup>®</sup> Milestone with 1,000 SuperPath<sup>®</sup> Hip Procedures

Arlington, Tenn. - 30 December - MicroPort Orthopedics, a leading global producer of orthopedic implant products, announced today that Dr. Jimmy Chow has performed over 1,000 Total Hip Arthroplasty surgeries using the SuperPath® Hip technique. The Supercapsular Percutaneously Assisted Total Hip (SuperPath®) approach is a modification of the standard posterior hip approach that offers gentle treatment of the soft tissues surrounding the hip. This facilitates a faster return to function and independence for patients.
 
The SuperPath® approach maintains the advantages of the standard posterior approach, while offering added advantages to surgeons like preservation of the external rotators, decreased operative time, decreased intra-operative blood loss, increased post-operative stability and decreased post-operative recovery time. The resulting benefit to patients and surgeons is fewer post-operative restrictions. The SuperPath® Hip technique, launched in 2010, is an innovative solution based on pioneering procedures developed by Dr. Brad Penenberg and Dr. Stephen Murphy that focus on soft tissue management to facilitate a faster recovery from hip replacement.
 
"The SuperPath® Hip Technique combines the best of each (earlier) procedure(s) to empower any orthopedic surgeon to offer his patients a more comfortable surgical and post-op experience, without having to experience a steep learning curve. The surgeon has complete freedom during the operation," said MicroPort Orthopedics CEO, Ted Davis. "The SuperPath® procedure results in a faster return to function for patients. That's what Fast Recovery® is all about."
 
Dr. Chow is a partner at the Hedley Orthopaedic Institute in Phoenix, AZ. He is also the Director of Orthopaedics Hip & Joint Surgery for Phoenix St. Luke's Medical Center where he serves as faculty for both ACGME and ISAKOS fellows.
 
Dr. Penenberg has extensive experience with primary and revision hip and knee arthroplasty, as well as allograft and autograft uses for bone deficiency. He is a member of the attending staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California School of Medicine and the Tufts University School of Medicine.
 
Dr. Murphy is an orthopedic surgeon at New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH) and Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine. He was one of the first American surgeons to popularize the use of peri-acetabular osteotomy for hip dysplasia and was the first to publish on the topic of femoroacetabular impingement.