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Am I a SuperPATH candidate if I have had previous hip surgery?


Q: I had a right hip fracture repaired with screws and then the screws started coming out and would catch the tendon on the side of my leg, so the surgeon removed them. When I was finally released by the surgeon, I was told I had arthritis in that hip and I should consider a hip replacement. I am still limping around well over a year after surgery. Am I a candidate for SuperPATH hip replacement? If so, how do I begin the process of being evaluated for it?



A: Pretty much anyone who is a candidate for standard hip replacement would be a candidate for a SuperPATH procedure.  I have converted many patients from a hip fracture fixation to a total hip replacement with SuperPATH.  There are subtleties to the procedure that I may have to adjust/plan for given the increased difficulty of the case.



The evaluation process can be started by simply calling my office @ 602.553.3113 x6.  My assistant will be in touch with you regarding obtaining necessary information and pre-operative work-up.  More information can be found here & here.



  • Arthritis Foundation
  • UIC Education
  • AAOS
  • Stanford University
  • New England Baptist Hospital

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