Changsha, China – From March 3 to March 5, Suzhou MicroPort OrthoRecon ("MicroPort® OrthoRecon") recently attended the Fifth Annual Meeting of Chinese Hip Society ("CHS") and hosted a satellite meeting. The conference was hosted by Chinese Medical Association and the Orthopedic Branch of Chinese Medical Association, and organized by CHS and Xiangya Hospital of Central South University. It attracted around 700 attendees and there were over 8,000 people watched live on line.
On March 4, MicroPort® OrthoRecon hosted a satellite meeting of "How SuperPath™ Micro-posterior Total Hip Arthroplasty ("SuperPath™") Improves Patient Satisfaction." During the meeting, Professor Yihe Hu of Xiangya Hospital of Central South University was invited as the Chairman, and Professor Yunsu Chen of Shanghai Sixth People's Hospital and Professor Chuan He of Shanghai Ruijin Hospital were invited as keynote speakers. Based on relevant findings of Chinese and foreign medical literature, Professor Chen concluded key problems that lead to patient dissatisfaction toward their hip arthroplasty: around 33% patients are not satisfied with their postoperative recovery to function of going up and down stairs and 38% are not satisfied with the recovery to function of cutting toenails and putting on shoes or stocks. To answer these problems, SuperPath™ is designed as a superior capsular approach to deal with acetabulum side which can preserve anterior and posterior capsular, as well as prevent external rotators. This technique can provide patients with lower dislocation rate and improve patients' satisfaction of fast recovery to normal daily life movements like going up and down stairs. Based on his own experience, Professor Chuan He shared the operating skills of SuperPath™ step by step, which gave the attendees a comprehensive understanding of SuperPath™, especially for the beginners. In the closing statement, Professor Yihe Hu said:" MicroPort® OrthoRecon is globalized company rooted in China. Its SuperPath™ technique has a relatively short learning curve for surgeons who are familiar with posterior approach, and it corresponds with the market trend of the orthopedic industry as it offers fast return to patients and improves patient satisfaction."
As the world's first MIS posterior approach THA technique that facilitates a faster return to function for patients, SuperPath™ was introduced to China in 2014 and so far has been performed in around 200 domestic hospitals located in 24 provinces and cities. The SuperPath™ technique is truly a "minimally invasive" procedure which aims to get patients back on their feet within days, with smaller incision, less pain and less blood loss. MicroPort® OrthoRecon will keep promoting the revolutionary solution to help offer patients with hip joint diseases a more comfortable post-op experience and a faster return to hip function.