Surgical Table Facilitates Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement Surgery

August 06, 2008

NEW YORK, NY. August 6, 2008 – Surgeons at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases (NYUHJD) have successfully performed a minimally invasive anterior total hip replacement using the innovative hana® hip and knee arthroplasty table, a first for a New York academic medical center.

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Orthopedic surgeons perform 300,000 hip replacements annually in the United States. This represents a 50% increase between 1990 and 2002. Patient satisfaction remains high, with 95% of patients reporting improvements in quality of life and pain reduction.

Despite these positive outcomes, only a quarter of patients clinically indicated for a total hip actually follow through with the operation. Many patients choose not to undergo total hip replacement surgery for fear of revision surgery resulting from component wear. Other barriers include prolonged rehabilitation, concerns of possible hip dislocation and the possibility of a postoperative leg length discrepancy.

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