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HSHS St. Nicholas, Prevea introduce alternative hip replacement surgical table

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January 26, 2023

SHEBOYGAN – HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital and Prevea Health in Sheboygan are offering an alternative approach to hip replacement surgery with the use of the HANA surgical table.

The HANA surgical table is designed to improve a surgeon’s accessibility and visibility of the hip during the replacement procedure, allowing the surgeon to access the hip joint from the front of the hip (anterior) rather than from the side (lateral) or back (posterior).

Patrick Riggle, a Prevea Health orthopedic surgeon who performs total hip replacement procedures at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital, said through the anterior approach, the hip can be replaced without cutting through major muscle groups that surround the joint, resulting in a less invasive procedure with reduced recovery time and less discomfort.

“Most patients are able to go home the same day following surgery,” he said. “In most cases, they are able to go up and down stairs even before leaving the hospital.”

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