Craig R Ruble MD Orthopaedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine

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Craig R. Ruble, M.D. Orthopaedic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Fellowship Trained

Dr. Ruble is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive joint replacement surgery of the knee, hip, and shoulder. After graduating at the top of his class to earn his medical degree from the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Medicine.

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Welcome to our Patient Education Video library! Our video animations provide information about various medical conditions including anatomy, symptoms, & treatment procedures in presentations that are simple & easy for patients to understand.

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SuperPath Hip Replacement

SuperPath Incision MicroPort Orthopedics - Hip MicroPort Orthopedics - Knee SuperPath Hip Replacement

SuperPaths are percutaneously-assisted total hip surgery, or SuperPath surgery, is a newer, more novel technique of performing a standard total hip arthroplasty where your surgeon utilizes a smaller initial incision and, more importantly, a very limited dissection in the deep tissues. This technique avoids cutting any muscles or tendons and thereby not having to repair them during surgery and wait for them to heal for an extended period postoperatively. This technique performed by cutting through the superior part of the capsule only is also referred to as the northern approach or northern exposure.

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