Anterior Approach Hip Replacement

HANA Table allows for minimally invasive surgery

Having surgery can be scary but, with the HANA Table you will get back to your normal life faster.

Hip replacement surgery normally involves surgical access to the hip through the side or back of the leg/hip area, cutting through muscle to get to the joint.

Henry Ford offers a new surgical method referred to as HANA (Hip And Knee Arthroplasty), allowing our surgeons to reposition you for better access to that large joint. Using this table, our surgeons can replace your hip through a single, smaller incision.

The anterior approach surgical method using a HANA table allows the surgeon to make an incision on the front of the leg near the hip, instead of above the hip and through thicker muscle. With a normal operating room table, you lie sideways on a horizontal table. However, with the HANA table, you remain on your back and this specialized table drops the leg down, allowing the surgeon to make a small incision right near the top of the large leg bone. Since that area naturally has very little fat or muscle, there is less trauma.

Benefits of the using the HANA Table for anterior total hip replacement

There are many benefits to the HANA table procedure which gets you back to your normal life faster. Some benefits include:

  • Faster recovery
  • Less pain
  • Less muscle trauma
  • Smaller incision
  • Less scarring
  • No restriction of post-operative activity
  • No need for special height accommodations such as shoe lifts or elevated toilet seats
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