Traditional total hip replacement procedures require incisions on the side or back of the patient and the displacement of muscle tissue in order for the surgeons to gain access to the hip joint. The anterior approach hip replacement technique allows surgeons to access the hip joint through an incision on the front of the hip. This approach does not displace muscle tissue, lessening the impact of the surgery. The anterior approach hip replacement is a minimally invasive surgical procedure and results in a smaller scar and a shorter recovery time than traditional hip replacement surgery.
The Hana® Table gives surgeons a new platform on which to perform direct anterior approach total hip replacement procedures. The specially designed table allows for the precise placement of a patient's body during the procedure. The freedom to reposition the patient for optimal access to the hip joint gives surgeons a significant advantage over procedures performed on traditional flat operating tables.
Benefits of Anterior Hip Replacement With the Hana® Table
The Hana® Table allows surgeons to precisely adjust the position of the patient's legs, hips, and torso, and allows surgeons to perform direct anterior approach hip replacement procedures with less damage to the tissues and muscles surrounding the hip joint than a traditional surgery. Consequently, the amount of scar tissue created by the procedure is reduced and the length of time needed to recover from the surgery is shortened.