SUPERPATH® stands for Supercapsular Percutaneously Assisted Total Hip.
The SUPERPATH® Micro-Posterior Approach is a tissue-sparing approach where no muscles or tendons are cut.
The femur is reamed and broached with the head intact to spare the external rotators and avoid calcar fracture.
To prepare the femoral canal, broaches are utilized according to the appropriate ream-and-broach or broach-only stem selected.
An oscillating saw with a narrow blade is used to create the femoral neck osteotomy along the top of the broach.
Schanz pins are utilized to rotate the head and remove it through the main incision.
A 1cm stab incision is made horizontally and the blunt trocar and cannula are then passed through the stab incision.
Pass the acetabular reamer through the main incision. The reamer shaft is passed through the cannula and mated to the reamer in situ.