SuperPATH® Minimally Invasive Total Hip Arthroplasty - An Australian Experience


  • Suleman Qurashi Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, The Canterbury Hospital, Canterbury, NSW, Australia Harbour City Orthopaedics, Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • Jason Chinnappa The Canterbury Hospital, Canterbury, NSW, Australia
  • Pasquale Rositano The Canterbury Hospital, Canterbury, NSW, Australia
  • Stephen Asha St. George Hospital, Kogarah, NSW, Australia



Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip, Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures, Patient Outcome Assessment, Learning Curve, Complications


Introduction: SuperPATH is a new minimally invasive technique for hip replacement surgery that was introduced in Australia in 2013. The aim of this study was to assess short-term patient outcomes and surgical results of SuperPATH hip replacements in Australia.

Methods: A retrospective cohort analysis of the first 100 SuperPATH hip replacements by a single surgeon was performed. Surgical outcomes were reviewed with a minimum follow-up of 1 year post operation. A functional and patient satisfaction questionnaire was administered at a minimum of 6 weeks post operation.

Results: There were 3 major complications with 1 revision operation in this series. There were no dislocations. By 2 weeks post operation, 86% of patients were ambulant without walking aids, 84% of patients were able to dress themselves independently and 91% of patients did not need opioid analgesia. 81% of patients were driving within 4 weeks of surgery. Of patients who were working full-time prior to surgery, 33% of them were back at work or functional baseline within 1 week post surgery, and 52% by 2 weeks. 100% of patients were extremely satisfied with the operation.

Conclusion: We conclude that SuperPATH is a safe technique of hip arthroplasty with excellent functional recovery and patient satisfaction.

Author Biographies

Jason Chinnappa, The Canterbury Hospital, Canterbury, NSW, Australia

MBBS, MS (Ortho)

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Pasquale Rositano, The Canterbury Hospital, Canterbury, NSW, Australia


Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Stephen Asha, St. George Hospital, Kogarah, NSW, Australia


Department of Emergency Medicine


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How to Cite

Qurashi, S., Chinnappa, J., Rositano, P., & Asha, S. (2016). SuperPATH® Minimally Invasive Total Hip Arthroplasty - An Australian Experience. Reconstructive Review, 6(2).



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