Dr.Corey Burak The Country's Foremost Authority on the Advanced Anterior Hip Replacement Procedure Call 914-631-7777 Dr.Corey Burak The Country's Foremost Authority on the Advanced Anterior Hip Replacement Procedure Call 914-631-7777

Hanna Table

Hanna Table

Dr. Burak was the first orthopedic surgeon in the northeast United States to use the anterior approach technique. He states that the key to truly maximizing the benefits of this less-invasive technique involves the use of the Hana table. Basically, the table is a positioning device. The table allows traction of the operative extremity, combined with hyperextension, external, and internal rotation of the hip, and lowering of the foot to the ground during the surgery. The anterior approach with the [Hana] table allows Dr Burak to operate on anybody. He has performed this procedure on patients weighing from 95 to 400 pounds. A common question patients have is, ‘Am I a candidate?’ Dr. Burak tells everybody that indeed they are.

PRECISION PLACEMENT

Dr. Burak adds that the table was originally designed to repair fractures, so it’s “radiolucent”, allowing him to use real-time imaging to perform the operation. Surgeons have good visualization of the acetabulum and are able to achieve greater precision. “With this anterior approach operation, if the implants aren’t placed correctly, we are able to move them” he explains; “we don’t have to wait until we’re in the recovery room. Plus, it enables us to get the leg lengths and other biomechanical parameters of the hip more exact by using the X-ray”. The benefits are impressive; all muscles and natural stability are preserved.

Hanna Table

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