Orthopedic surgeons George Aitken, M.D., and Joseph Leith, M.D., with the new Hana® surgical table and some members of the KDMC orthopedic surgery team, including nurse Shelly Marcum, surgical technician Paula Hunt, and nurse Bob Evans. The Hana table provides for improved access and positioning options not possible with conventional tables, resulting in smaller, more precise incisions, fewer incisions and less disturbance of soft tissues.
King’s Daughters Medical Center recently acquired the Hana® orthopedic surgery table. The table allows doctors to manipulate the patient’s legs and hips for improved access and positioning options not possible with conventional tables. This gives the surgical team greater flexibility to extend and rotate the body and adjust the height and position of the hips and knees independently, resulting in smaller, more precise incisions, fewer incisions, and less disturbance of soft tissues.
The Hana table, which looks like a piece of exercise equipment, features two independent, adjustable struts that grip the feet to move and rotate the patient’s lower limbs. It has been used at King’s Daughters for a variety of orthopedic procedures, such as hip replacement and repairing hip fractures. Orthopedic surgeons George Aitken, M.D. and Joseph Leith, M.D., were first to use the Hana table at KDMC. Five other orthopedic surgeons perform procedures at King’s Daughters and will utilize the table as well.
“At King’s Daughters we have a team dedicated only to orthopedic cases and available 24/7,” said Brandy Preston, manager of the KDMC General Surgery Department. “We provide outstanding orthopedic care for scheduled and emergency procedures, and have a deep talent pool that enables us to perform multiple orthopedic surgeries at the same time when needed.”
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