Dr. Stephen B. Murphy is a surgeon and medical device inventor, specializing in hip and knee replacements. Dr. Murphy has more than 30 years’ experience as an orthopedic surgeon and is one of the highest volume hip replacement specialists in the Boston area. Many of Dr. Murphy's operations take place at outpatient centers, which enable patients to go home hours after their surgery. A pioneer in the field of computer-assisted joint reconstruction, he holds 45 patents in the fields of implant and instrumentation design and surgical navigation technology. He has recently developed:
In addition to being a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), the American Academy of Hip and Knee Surgeons, and the Hip Society, Dr. Murphy is a past president of the International Society for Computer-Assisted Orthopedic Surgery (CAOS) and the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty (ISTA).
Among other awards and accolades, Dr. Murphy has received the Maurice E. Muller Award for Excellence in Computer-Assisted Orthopedic Surgery from CAOS and the John Charnley Award from the Hip Societyas senior author on economic research.
The Superior Approach for total hip arthroplasty is a technique aimed to maximally preserve the integrity of the soft tissue surrounding the hip joint. By avoiding trauma to muscles and tendons, this technique can help patients get back on their feet faster with less pain. The Superior Approach and its derivatives have now been used in tens of thousands of surgeries in the Americas, Asia, Europe, Australia, and Africa.Watch video
The HipInsight™ system is the world’s first augmented reality-based digital surgery platform for total hip arthroplasty. The system effectively gives the surgeon “x-ray vision” to see anatomy, instruments, and implants inside the patient’s body in real-time.
Utilizing the industry-leading Microsoft HoloLens 2™ and cloud-based preoperative plans, the HipInsight™ system delivers seamless, intuitive, and accurate guidance when and where the surgeon needs it.
HipXpert is a patient-specific surgery planning and navigation system. Combining 3D preoperative templating with intraoperative guidance for each patient’s hip, the HipXpert system is the comprehensive navigation solution for total hip arthroplasty.