Hip and Knee Reconstruction — Minimally Invasive and Arthroscopic Surgery
Jimmy Chow, M.D., is a fellowship-trained, board-certified hip and knee replacement surgeon, with a focus on soft-tissue preservation and rapid recovery. With advanced training in hip and knee arthroscopy, plus total joint replacement surgery, he provides comprehensive care for a wide range and severity of joint disorders, including:
- Micro invasive total hip replacement, SuperPATH
- Hip resurfacing
- Hip arthroscopy
- Less invasive patient-matched total knee replacement
- MAKOplasty Partial Knee Resurfacing
- Knee arthroscopy
Dr. Chow received formal training at the New England Baptist Hospital, part of the Harvard Caregroup in Boston, where he completed the Otto E. AuFranc Fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery. Dr. Chow also completed a fellowship in arthroscopic surgery from the Orthopaedic Center of Southern Illinois in Mt. Vernon, Ill.
Most recently, Dr. Chow was named an honoree of the Phoenix Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 class of 2013. The 40 Under 40 program recognizes 40 individuals under the age of 40 who are making strides in their careers and having a positive impact on their communities.
First Surgeon in Arizona to Perform SuperPATH Tissue-preserving Hip Replacement Surgery
Dr. Chow was the first surgeon in Arizona to perform the SuperPATH tissue-preserving hip replacement surgery procedure. Using cutting-edge technology with advanced surgical techniques, Dr. Chow can administer a total hip replacement without damaging muscles or tendons, or dislocating the hip during surgery. With minimal postoperative limitations, patients recover from surgery much more rapidly than traditional hip replacement and other minimally invasive techniques. Dr. Chow has been heavily involved in the overall development of the SuperPATH procedure, which combines two tissue-sparing techniques, PATH and SUPERCAP™, for minimally invasive total hip arthroplasty. He has successfully performed more than 1,000 SuperPATH procedures, and is helping to train other physicians on this hybrid micro-superior technique. He has published his experiences using this technique, and continues to present his findings internationally.
First Surgeon in Arizona to Perform MAKOplasty Partial Knee Resurfacing Surgery
Dr. Chow is also the first surgeon in Arizona to offer the state-of-the-art partial knee resurfacing procedure, MAKOplasty. For patients suffering from knee osteoarthritis or degenerative knee conditions, MAKOplasty helps relieve associated knee pain and restore knee function.
“I led an active lifestyle in sports and dance for as long as I can remember and then took up running about 5 years ago where I enjoyed participating in 5K’s and 10K’s. In 2012, I started experiencing hip pain when I would go running or exercise and it progressively got worse to the point that even a short walk was painful. Being such an active person, I knew the pain wasn’t going to just go away and I needed to have it checked out. Once I consulted with Dr. Chow at Hedley Orthopaedic Institute, I knew I’d found the right doctor. Dr. Chow took the time to listen to me and took an interest in my need to continue to have an active lifestyle. In July 2012, Dr. Chow performed a total hip replacement on my right hip using the SuperPATH approach and it was life-changing! I was home from the hospital in less than 24 hours, driving on day 8 post surgery and on day 12 post surgery, I was back in the gym at a spin class. I couldn’t believe it, I was back on my feet in less than 2 weeks after a total hip replacement – it was amazing!! Soon after my surgery I purchased an ElliptiGO, which is an outdoor elliptical bicycle that combines the best of running, cycling and the elliptical trainer that gives a low-impact, high performance workout – perfect for me. Using the ElliptiGO, I completed a 100-mile bike event in a single day just 6 months after my total hip replacement and this past summer I participated in the 525-mile, 8-day California Coast Classic bike tour benefiting the Arthritis Foundation and I’m planning to participate again later this year. I’ve become a stronger endurance athlete since my surgery and I’m in better shape now than I was in my mid-20’s.Thank you Dr. Chow for giving me a second lease on a wonderful, active life!”
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