New Surgical Table for Hip Replacement Patients

By: Aprill Murphy

ALBION, Nebraska (August 29, 2022) – Boone County Health Center (BCHC) in Albion recently purchased the Hana® Orthopedic Surgery Table –a state-of-the-art specialized surgical table designed for hip arthroplasty and arthroscopy.

This table allows for an anterior approach to hip surgery replacement. This technique minimizes the pain and time from surgery to recovery. The anterior method 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.

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.

On August 2nd the first anterior approach hip replacement procedure at the Health Center was done using the table. Dr. Jordan Ochs performed the surgery procedure.

“Boone County Health Center is always looking for new technologies and medical procedures that will benefit our patients,” said Kim Heying, Surgery Director at BCHC. “The Hana table, is a worthy addition to our resources. The anterior approach for hip surgery allows for less trauma to the patient and a faster recovery time. The table will also be utilized for other types of orthopedic surgery.”