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Arizona Surgeon Performs Hip Replacement Surgery with Fast Recovery, Less Pain
Date:5/24/2010

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 unabl
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