VALLEY STREAM, NY – Stanislav Avshalumov, DO, one of the board certified orthopedic surgeons at Franklin Hospital, performed the first SuperPath® Hip Replacement on Long Island. With this procedure, not only may the patients return to their daily activities much earlier than after other hip replacement surgeries, but there is also only a low risk of a hip dislocation, one of the most feared post-surgical complications for this population.
The SuperPath® procedure, developed for use with MicroPort Orthopedics products, does not involve surgical dislocation of the hip, thus leaving the joint capsule intact. By disturbing less muscle tissue and tendons, a person can recover faster. It requires only a small incision. The incision is two to three inches long compared to the traditional incision of 8 to 10 inches.
Dr. Avshalumov has performed almost a dozen of these procedures to date, with patients getting back to their everyday activities within days.
“It is wonderful to be able to offer our patients a procedure that returns them back to their daily lives much faster than other hip replacements,” Dr. Avshalumov said. “Our goal is to provide our patients with the highest level of care and get them back to doing the things that they love safely as soon as we can.”