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SUPERPATH® Hip Replacement is a differentiated total hip technique being performed by a growing number of experienced surgeons.

Michael Anderson, MD

"SUPERPATH® is the best of all surgical approaches to the hip that I have used.  It is innovative and allows for easy adaptation by the surgeon and surgical team.  Patients have a faster hospital recovery with less pain. It is my current approach for total hip arthroplasty in the majority of my patients."

Dr. Michael Anderson specializes in minimally-invasive surgery of the hip and knee. After completing an adult reconstructive surgery fellowship through Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Anderson returned to Milwaukee, WI, where he currently practices with Aurora Advance Healthcare. He is also Chairman of the Orthopaedic Department at Aurora Grafton Medical Center. Dr. Anderson is a paid consultant for MicroPort. The opinions of Dr. Anderson are his alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of MicroPort Scientific Corporation.

Bob Atkenson, MD

Dr. Bob Atkenson, M.D.

Orland Park, IL

"The SUPERPATH® hip replacement technique has become my surgical approach of choice In my experience, the tissue sparing nature of the SUPERPATH® surgical approach is unique among hip replacement procedures. In most circumstances there are no implant choice or postoperative patient bending restrictions. My brother (Dr. Paul Atkenson, a board certified orthopedic surgeon) and I both use this technique at our practice. Our patients may be on their feet within 3-4 hours following the operation and discharged from the hospital within 24 to 48 hours."

Dr. Robert Atkenson, M.D. is a board certified orthopedic surgeon from Orland Park, Il who together with his brother, Dr. Paul Atkenson, specializes in minimally invasive hip and knee replacement. He has extensive experience with the anterolateral, lateral, posterior and transtrochanteric surgical approaches to the hip. Dr. Robert Atkenson graduated with high honors from the University of Notre Dame in Engineering on an academic scholarship and with Tau Beta Pi honors distinction. Upon graduation he attended the University of Illinois Medical School where he received his medical doctorate. While in medical school at the University of Illinois he was selected as a James Scholar and participated in the James scholarship program. After performing an internship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, he came back to the University of Illinois for general surgery and orthopedic residencies. He and his brother Dr. Paul Atkenson are among the first in Illinois to perform this procedure. The opinions of Dr. Atkenson are his alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of MicroPort Orthopedics.

Paul Atkenson, MD

Dr. Paul Atkenson, M.D.

Orland Park, IL

"SUPERPATH® hip replacement, by virtue of its tissue sparing nature, results in minimal post operative pain,  rapid rehabilitation and no postoperative bending restrictions.  Unlike minimally invasive surgical approaches, SUPERPATH® does not restrict implant choice or compromise surgical exposure. It avoids unnatural twisting or strained positions and preserves the hip joint capsule, discouraging post operative complications such as dislocation or venous thrombosis. My brother (Dr. Robert Atkenson, a board certified orthopedic surgeon) and I both use this technique at our practice. Our patients may be on their feet within 3-4 hours following surgery and discharged from the hospital within 24 to 48 hours."

Dr. Paul Atkenson, M.D. is a board certified orthopedic surgeon from Orland Park, Il who together with his brother, Dr. Robert Atkenson,  specialize in minimally invasive hip and knee replacement. He has extensive experience with all surgical approaches to the hip. Dr. Paul Atkenson graduated with high honors and a degree in mathematics on an academic scholarship from Wabash College and went on to receive his medical doctorate and post graduate orthopedic residency from the University of Illinois. He and his brother are among the first in Illinois to perform the SUPERPATH® hip procedure. The opinions of Dr. Atkenson are his alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of MicroPort Orthopedics.

Harbinder Chadha, MD

Harbinder Chadha, MD

San Diego, California
http://www.sharp.com/san-diego-doctors/dr-harbinder-chadha-63627

“Unlike other less-invasive hip approaches, SUPERPATH® does not restrict me to only being able to use one type of hip replacement prosthesis. I can choose the best implant for the patient. The muscle-sparing plane of the approach minimizes blood loss and there is very little pain. My patients don't feel the need to stay longer than 23 hours in the hospital, and definitely need less rehab.”

Dr. Chadha is a Board Certified Orthopedic surgeon. He completed his fellowship at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation and his residency at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Chadha is a paid consultant for MicroPort. The opinions of Dr. Chadha are his alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of MicroPort Scientific Corporation.

Jimmy Chow, MD

Jimmy Chow, MD

Phoenix, AZ
http://www.chowhipandknee.com/

“SUPERPATH® is a major part of my practice. I like that I help patients get better faster and maintain their function after surgery. This is due to the muscle and tendon sparing nature of SUPERPATH®. If, for any reason, patients need additional surgery in the future, more tissue is still available, and this reduces the difficulty of the procedure and increases the odds of a better outcome. Additionally, my patients are often on their feet within 3 to 4 hours of surgery. The doctors who refer them are amazed and so are the physical therapists. It's not uncommon for therapists to tell my patients they are performing at one week what other patients are doing at one month.”

Dr. Chow has been heavily involved in the overall development of the SUPERPATH® procedure, which combines two tissue-sparing techniques, PATH® created by Dr. Brad Penenberg and SUPERCAP® created by Dr. Stephen Murphy. Both procedures have more than 7 years of clinical use in less invasive total hip arthroplasty.3,4 Dr. Chow has successfully performed more than 500 SUPERPATH® procedures, and is helping to train other physicians on this micro-posterior approach. He has published his experiences using this technique, and continues to present his findings internationally.

Dr. Chow has advanced training in both total joint replacement surgery and arthroscopic surgery. He has been formally trained at the New England Baptist Hospital, where he completed the prestigious Otto E. AuFranc Fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Chow also completed a fellowship in Arthroscopic Surgery from the Orthopaedic Center of Southern Illinois in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Dr. Chow is a paid consultant for MicroPort. The opinions of Dr. Chow are his alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of MicroPort Scientific Corporation.

Spencer Frink, MD

Spencer Frink, MD

1720 Murchison
El Paso, TX 79902
T: 915-533-7465
F: 915-534-1238
spencer.frink@eposg.com

“I believe the SuperPath® technique for total hip arthroplasty is the least invasive of all current approaches to the hip. In my experience, the technique provides exceptional visualization while minimizing the trauma to tendons and soft tissue. It is exciting to see my patients recovery so quickly compared to the traditional approaches and with no hip bending restrictions. I feel this technique has decreased the risk of post-operative complications and improved outcomes for my patients.”

Dr. Frink is a Fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon with a specialization in orthopaedic oncology at the El Paso Orthopaedics Surgery Group. He completed his orthopedic residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. He completed his orthopedic oncology fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He is a retired Air Force Colonel who finished his career in the Air Force as Commander and Head of Orthopaedic Surgeon and Rehabilitation Services at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He has extensive experience in total join replacements surgery from primary to complex reconstructions. He has been using the SuperPath® technique for total hip arthroplasty since 2011. He is the first orthopedic surgeon to perform the SuperPath® technique in the West Texas/Southern New Mexico region. The opinions of Dr. Frink are his alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of MicroPort Orthopedics Inc.

Elvis Grandic, MD

Elvis Grandic, MD

Boynton Beach, FL
http://elvisgrandicmd.com/

“In a market where patient satisfaction, good long term results, and rapid recovery are important, SUPERPATH®, has allowed my practice to flourish. The majority of patients are walking hours after surgery and discharged to home within 48hrs. SUPERPATH® is arguably the least invasive of all hip replacement procedures.”

Dr. Elvis Grandic is a fellowship trained specialist in minimal invasive hip and knee replacement. With a focus on soft tissue preservation and rapid recovery, he provides the latest state of the art hip and knee reconstructive surgery in the region. These include total and resurfacing hip replacements, total and partial knee replacements, and complex revision of total joint procedures.

Dr. Grandic received his Baccalaureate of Science degree in Biochemistry from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He received his Medical Doctorate from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York where he graduated Cum Laude. He was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha, an elite national medical honor society.

Dr. Grandic continued his medical training at Upstate Medical University completing his Orthopedic Residency under the guidance of one of the pioneers of joint replacement, Dr. David Murray. Dr. Grandic was awarded the prestigious Otto E. Aufranc Fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Surgery at the world renowned New England Baptist Hospital - part of the Harvard care group in Boston, Massachusetts. The opinions of Dr. Grandic are his alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of MicroPort Scientific Corporation.

Bruce Haupt, MD

Bruce Haupt, MD

Gallipolis, OH
South Charleston, WV
http://www.holzer.org/

"I was searching for a muscle sparing and minimally invasive improvement to the anterior approach for total hip replacements. After adopting the SUPERPATH® technique for all of my total hips I couldn't be more pleased with the results and improved rehabilitation for my patients. I consider it the next evolution in total hip replacement surgery."

Dr. Haupt began his career with the United States Air Force where he held the rank of Captain and holds a medical degree from Vanderbilt University of Nashville, TN. He completed his orthopedic residency at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinatti, OH. Dr. Haupt is associated with the following professional societies: the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Medical Association, and the West Virginia State Medical Association. The opinions of Dr. Haupt are his alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of MicroPort Scientific Corporation.

William B. Kurtz, MD

William B. Kurtz, MD

Nashville, TN
http://www.nashvillejointreplacement.com/

“There are 3 reasons why I do the SUPERPATH® approach. First, the improved hip stability means less chance of a postoperative hip dislocation. Preventing a postoperative hip dislocation starts with eliminating the intraoperative hip dislocation. Second, the in situ preparation of the femur allows me to use the implanted femoral component to measure the leg length and offset. I can thereby return the leg typically to whatever length the patient requests. Third, the intact femoral bone means the femur is stronger while I prepare the femoral canal to receive the femoral component which decreases the likelihood of an intraoperative femur fracture.”

Dr. Kurtz is a board certified orthopedic surgeon in Nashville, TN who specializes in the primary and revision joint replacement surgery of the hip and knee joints. He is the Chief of Orthopedics at Baptist Hospital and a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Society of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the Society for Arthritic Joint Surgery, Mid-America Orthopedic Association, and the Vanderbilt Orthopedic Society. He has three patents regarding hip replacements and continues to design techniques to improve patient outcomes.

Dr. Kurtz is a graduate of The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas with Alpha Omega Alpha honors distinction. He then completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, followed by a subspecialty fellowship in adult reconstructive joint surgery at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston. In addition, he holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Rice University. The opinions of Dr. Kurtz are his alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of MicroPort Scientific Corporation.

Daniel Le, MD

Daniel Le, MD


Houston, TX

"For me, SUPERPATH® represents an opportunity to spare the hip capsule, short rotators, and quadratus. My experience has been that, in the short term, sparing these leads to better intrinsic stability, faster rehab, and greatly minimized pain. In the long term, sparing these tissues will encourage a minimized dislocation risk and retained native tissue in anticipation of future surgery. Most importantly, I have found my SUPERPATH® patients to have a much better experience than with standard approaches."

Dr. Le is fellowship trained in hip and knee replacement surgery. He completed his medical training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and orthopedic residency training at UCLA. Dr. Le subsequently trained at the New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, where he completed the prestigious Otto E. Aufranc Fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Surgery. He initially learned the SUPERCAP™ approach from its developer, Dr. Stephen Murphy in Boston, and later learned the SUPERPATH® modification from Dr. Jimmy Chow in Arizona. Dr. Le is the first to combine the SUPERPATH® approach with the HipSextant navigation system, which is a method for cup positioning that aims for optimal precision. Some of his clinical and research interests are surgical accuracy, primary and revision hip and knee replacement, hip dysplasia, periprosthetic fractures, and periprosthetic infection. Dr. Le is on the clinical and residency teaching faculty at Houston Methodist Hospital. The opinions of Dr. Le are his alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of MicroPort Orthopedics.

John T. Moor, MD

John T. Moor, MD

Sarasota, FL
http://www.advancedsportsmedicine.com/

"SuperPath® has given me a solution for my patients where I can provide superior patient care with excellent results. These results will be measured not only by the level of long term patient satisfaction, but now I believe we can truly achieve a faster recovery. Most of my patients are walking hours after surgery and can go home sooner than most patients that undergo a traditional surgical technique."

Dr. John Moor is the only dual-fellowship-trained (in sports medicine and shoulder surgery) orthopedic surgeon in Sarasota. He trained with Richard Hawkins, MD of the world-renowned Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Vail. In addition to his fellowships, Dr. Moor earned his Baccalaureate degree from Ohio State University and his Medical Degree from the Medical College of Ohio. Dr. Moor has received national recognition as one of "America's Top Surgeons" by the Consumers' Research Council of America. He has also been a guest speaker at national orthopaedic conferences, and he's had the honor of teaching international orthopaedic surgeons with the Arthroscopy Association of North America. His other experiences include, teaching as an Associate Professor at Florida State and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, and he is also a reviewer for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.

Dr. Moor cares for patients from all over the United States; including professional athletes, college sports teams, and Olympians. He believes in treating orthopedics issues with the least invasive tools and technology. This is why SuperPath® technique for hip arthroplasty fits well with how he is caring for his patients. The opinions of Dr. Moor are his alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of MicroPort Orthopedics Inc.

Dean Olsen, MD

Dean Olsen, MD

Burnsville, MN
http://www.superpathhip.com/

“I have been using the SUPERPATH® technique since April 2010. I can honestly say that it is the single greatest improvement in the care I deliver to my patients in my 20-year career. The recovery speed of the patients has been remarkable. It is nice to be able to release patients with no movement restrictions after they have such a significant surgery. I was initially sold on SUPERPATH® when I realized that I no longer needed to pick and choose which patients could benefit from a minimally invasive hip procedure. Every one of my hip replacement patients are SUPERPATH® candidates.”

Dr. Dean Olsen was trained by Dr. Jimmy Chow of the Arizona Center for Bone and Joint Disorders. Dr. Olsen and Dr. Chow continue to collaborate to further improve the patient experience surrounding the SUPERPATH® hip replacement procedure.

Dr. Olsen is originally from Oregon where he did all of his initial orthopedic training. Dr. Olsen trained orthopedic residents in the US Navy from 1993 to 1996 and has lived in Minnesota since 1996. The opinions of Dr. Olsen are his alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of MicroPort Scientific Corporation.

Clifton B O'Meara, MD

Clifton B O'Meara, MD

Georgetown, TX
http://georgetownorthopedics.com/about/

Dr. O'Meara is a Board-Certified Orthopedic surgeon. He holds a medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch of Galveston, TX. He completed his general surgery internship as well as his residency at The University of Arizona in Tuscon. Dr. O'Meara is associated with the following professional affiliations: the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Texas Medical Association, and Willamson County Medical Society. The opinions of Dr. O'Meara are his alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of MicroPort Scientific Corporation.

Jeffrey Rocco, MD

Jeffrey Rocco, MD

http://www.utahorthopaedics.com/

5782 S. 500 E.
Ogden, UT 84405

"I have done traditional Posterior approaches, Anterior approaches, and SuperPATH® approaches for total hips. In my experience, SuperPATH® is by far the least invasive with the earliest recovery. SuperPATH® delivers on promises of minimal tissue disruption where I have seen other approaches fail."

Dr. Rocco is a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, and has been performing total hip surgery since 1995. He completed his Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City in 2002. He completed a fellowship in Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery with Dr. Arthur Manoli at the Michigan International Foot and Ankle Center. He now practices at Utah Orthopaedics in Ogden, Utah. The opinions of Dr. Rocco are his alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of MicroPort Orthopedic Inc.

Robert Sciortino, MD

Robert Sciortino, MD

224 South Woods Mill Road
Suite 255 South
Chesterfield, MO 63017
T: 314-434-3240
www.jonessciortino.com

“I have studied and tried many different versions of minimally invasive hip replacement surgeries in the past. However when I learned the SUPERPATH® technique, which allows for preparation and mating of the components in situ without surgical dislocation, I began to see the real advantages of this tissue sparing approach. The SUPERPATH® technique is truly unique out of all of the less invasive hip replacement techniques that I have seen. My SUPERPATH® patients are surprised with their rapid recovery.”

Dr. Robert A. Sciortino is a board certified orthopedic surgeon. He specializes in adult reconstruction and sports medicine. He has a special interest in minimally invasive hip and knee replacement surgery. He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and his medical degree from Vanderbilt University. He trained in orthopedic surgery at St. Louis University, and has been practicing in the St. Louis area since 1992. He currently practices at St. Luke's Hospital - Chesterfield, MO, which is consistently voted ”One of America's 50 Best Hospitals.” (2007-2014). The opinions of Dr. Sciortino are his alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of MicroPort Orthopedics Inc.

Juan A Serrato, MD

Juan A Serrato, MD

Webster, TX
http://www.juanserratomd.com

"The advantages that SuperPATH® affords patients over traditional hip replacements are amazing, in my opinion. For surgeons, it truly merges time-honored techniques and principles with new instrumentation, without sacrificing visualization or results. In the event that a difficulty should arise, you can simply extend the incision and approach. My patients are leaving the hospital sooner, with minimal pain, and with more independence."

Juan A Serrato, MD specializes in sports medicine and general orthopedics. He is a native Houstonian and has returned there to build his orthopedic practice. Dr Serrato attended the University of St. Thomas in Houston, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Biology and minors in both Chemistry and Theology. He attended Baylor College of Medicine in Houston on the research track, which included two Howard Huges Medical Institute Fellowships. He then did his orthopedic surgery residency at Tulane in New Orleans, and completed a fellowship at the renowned Cincinnati Sports Medicine Center and Noyes Knee Institute. He is one of the first in the Houston area to offer SuperPATH® to his patients. The opinions of Dr. Serrato are his alone and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of MicroPort Scientific Corporation.


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