Path® hip approach

First used in 2004, PATH® (Percutaneously Assisted Total Hip) is called the “Direct Posterior Approach” because it spares key muscles, tendons and soft tissue to optimize THA outcomes and allow for faster patient recovery than traditional approaches. By utilizing familiar patient positioning and anatomic landmarks, potential complications often found in other less invasive approaches are reduced. Portal assisted acetabular positioning allows the surgeon to achieve consistent and accurate cup placement with minimal soft tissue disruption without the need for navigational tools.1