Thanks to The Hana Orthopedic Table from Union City, Calif.-based Mizuho OSI, patients who undergo hip replacement surgery at Trinitas Regional Medical Center are experiencing less pain and faster healing time.
Dr. Mark Ghobrial an orthopedic surgeon, said there are clear benefits of the Hana table that are designed for Anterior Approach to Total Hip Arthroplasty (AATHA), compared to traditional methods of surgery.
“The Hana table allows me to approach the hip through the front of the thigh with a single incision,” Ghobrial said. “Now, there is no need for detachment of the muscle from the pelvis or femur, which is less invasive as in traditional hip replacement surgeries. I do not cut any of the muscles or tendons as in traditional hip replacements. It’s a muscle-sparing approach.”
The Hana Orthopedic table offers fluoroscopic X-ray guidance during surgery, which allows for more accurate positioning of the components, and therefore, a more accurate match of the patient’s anatomy.
“By going between the muscles, there is less muscle damage for the patient, who will recover quicker, spend less time in the hospital, won’t experience the same degree of pain as he or she might have in the past, and is unlikely to experience dislocation,” Ghobrial said. “And formal physical therapy isn’t necessarily required after surgery. All of these amazing benefits lead to less interruption of life and a faster return to a patient’s everyday life.”
Ghobrial, who completed advanced training in minimally invasive direct anterior hip replacement at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, said his goal is to collectively work with each patient to diagnose their issue, provide multiple treatment options and help guide them to make the best decision to feeling better and becoming more active in their daily life.