About the Technique
AnteriorPATH uses a newly designed instrument to place a cannula (think of a BIC pen) through a small 1cm incision on the patient’s thigh. The cannula is then used as a portal to the hip joint joint. This in turn allows Dr. Assini to move the surgical incision into a more favorable location in the groin. The ‘bikini’ incision is located in the flexion crease of the groin and is known to heal more readily, reduce nerve injury and allows better visualization for component placement. A faster healing incision reduces infection risk and better component placement leads to improved pain relief and joint function.
AnteriorPATH was introduced in 2019 and is an important step forward in total hip evolution. Dr. Assini and the other surgeon designers are completing a Multicenter Trial to quantify and publish the benefits for patients.