Marina Del Rey Hospital Obtains New Advanced Surgical Table
Marina Del Rey Hospital recently obtained the Hana® Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Surgery Table – the only surgical table designed exclusively for hip and knee arthroplasty. Mizuho OSI, the leading manufacturer of specialty surgical tables for spinal, orthopedic trauma, and image-guided surgery, is the manufacturer of the Hana® table.
With its unique capability to position the leg, the Hana® table enables the surgeon to replace the hip through a single incision, without detachment of muscle from the pelvis or femur. The table allows for safe hyperextension, adduction, and external rotation of the leg for femoral component placement – a positioning option not possible with conventional tables. The Hana® table incorporates a patented femoral lift and support system enhancing femoral exposure for improved component placement. The lack of disturbance to the lateral and posterior soft tissues provides immediate stability of the hip after surgery.
The Anterior Approach surgery procedure for hip replacement is a technique that minimizes the pain and time from surgery to recovery. The Anterior Approach allows the surgeon to reach the hip joint from the front of the hip as opposed to the lateral (side) or the posterior (back) approach. In this way, the surgeon can simply work through the natural interval between the muscles. The most important muscles for hip function, the gluteal muscles that attach to the pelvis and femur, are left undisturbed and therefore these do not require a healing process.