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Unique Table Aids Hip Replacement

Thu, 08/12/2010 - 6:06am

As part of the services offered through the Joint Replacement Program at Baptist Medical Center, Orthopedic Surgeon Trevor Pickering, MD, in Jackson, Miss. is performing a new approach to hip replacement using a specially designed table.

Dr. Pickering is with Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center and performs the procedure using the hana® table housed at Baptist. The hana® table allows for positioning of the hip to an extent not possible with conventional tables. While utilizing the table, surgeons are able to reach the hip socket without detachment of the muscles or tendons from the hip or thighbones. Baptist is the only hospital in Mississippi to own this unique table designed specifically to aide orthopedic surgeons in the anterior approach to hip surgery.

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