Recent advances in surgical technique (SuperPath, Path and Supercap) for total hip arthroplasty have shown some promise. Early findings report short term safety and reliability with results comparable or better than studies from other hip approaches. Less invasive techniques may result in less pain bleeding, quicker return to activity and less hospital length of stay with a potential to significantly reduce post-discharge costs.
Bate and switch.
When I saw this topic listed, I eagerly accessed the link expecting to read a review of current approaches. Instead, I was forwarded to an industry site (MicroPort) which was essentially an advertisement. While I do appreciate industry sponsorship of NAON's educational efforts, I do not consider non-referenced educational materials posted on industry web sites as the foundation for answering clinical questions.
I agress with the L.Q. We need evidence-based research to move orthopedic nursing forward.NOT a vendor recommendation.
Ann S. Goodson,MSN,RN,ONC