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Arizona Surgeon Performs Hip Replacement Surgery with Fast Recovery, Less Pain

Dr. Jimmy Chow Only Surgeon in Arizona to Perform SuperPATH® Tissue-Preserving Hip Replacement Surgery

Phoenix, Ariz. (Vocus) May 24, 2010 -- Patients are traveling to Phoenix from far and wide to have a revolutionary hip replacement surgery: the SuperPATH® tissue-preserving technique, performed by Dr. Jimmy Chow, M.D. at St. Luke’s Medical Center. Whereas the recovery from traditional hip replacement surgery can take months, this new technique shortens the recovery time to a matter of weeks in most cases.

Dr. Chow, a hip and knee replacement surgeon with the AZ Center for Bone & Joint Disorders is one of five surgeons nationwide (and the only surgeon in Arizona) to regularly perform the SuperPATH technique. This technique builds a traditional hip implant in place, without having to cut any muscles or tendons. This is done without having to dislocate or relocate the hip during the surgery, a common element to all other hip replacement surgery techniques. Potential advantages include shorter recovery time, less pain and a more natural feeling hip.

For 62-year-old patient Raymond Dean, the procedure exceeded his expectations and has drastically improved his quality of life. Dean had the procedure two weeks ago to address a hip injury he sustained during an ATV accident almost 30 years ago. His hip condition had worsened with time, leaving him almost unable to walk in recent months. After having the surgery, he walked the hospital halls that night, checked out of the hospital the next day, and has already resumed normal activities.

''I am pleasantly surprised at how quickly I felt better,'' Dean said. ''Following surgery, I was sore, but not in any pain. I didn’t even take any pain medication afterward, because I felt so good!''

Dean travels frequently for his job, and said that travel had become unbearable because of his hip pain. ''Now that I have had the SuperPATH procedure, I am excited for my next flight, which I know will be free of pain and discomfort.''

Dean’s experience is typical of SuperPATH patients.

“Historically, hip replacement surgery has been an invasive surgical procedure with a long recovery time,'' said Dr. Chow. ''With SuperPATH, we spare the surrounding soft tissue, which enables patients to heal quickly and results in fewer post-operative limitations. Most patients can leave the hospital within 24 hours of the procedure.”

Additionally, the SuperPATH approach can be customized for each patient’s needs.

“Unlike most other minimally invasive techniques, the SuperPATH approach is an adjustable approach, allowing for appropriate surgical implantation regardless of most deformities,” Dr. Chow said.

About Jimmy Chow, M.D. (
Dr. Chow is a physician with AZ Center for Bone & Joint Disorders, which is a Physician Group of Arizona, Inc., practice. Dr. Chow has advanced training in both total joint replacement surgery and arthroscopic surgery. He was formally trained at the New England Baptist Hospital, part of the Harvard Caregroup in Boston, Massachusetts. There, he completed the prestigious Otto E. AuFranc Fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery. Dr. Chow has also completed a fellowship in arthroscopic surgery from the Orthopaedic Center of Southern Illinois, in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.

About St. Luke’s Medical Center (
Serving the Valley for more than 100 years, St. Luke’s Medical Center is a 235-bed tertiary care facility offering a full range of medical services, including emergency care, orthopedics, cardiac care, bariatrics physical rehabilitation, pain management and wound care. St. Luke’s has a long history of innovation as the first hospital in Arizona to open a cardiac catheterization lab, and the first in the Valley to perform open heart surgery. With a focus on serving the diverse healthcare needs of the community, experienced staff provide high quality care with the latest technology, in a caring environment. For more information, visit


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