Arizona Orthopaedic Group Physicians Now Perform Anterior Hip Replacement at Banner Medical CenterWritten by Laura Dyrda | Wednesday, 27 October 2010 10:46
Surgeons from Arizona Orthopaedic Associates in Phoenix have partnered with Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa, Ariz., to perform anterior hip replacements, according to an Arizona Orthopaedic Associates news release.
Banner Desert Medical Center installed OSI-Pro FX tables, which allow the surgeons to position the patient's body for the anterior procedure. Conventional tables do not offer the same leverage in patient positioning.
The anterior hip replacement is a minimally invasive procedure where the physicians use an interoperative x-ray to ensure precise hip placement. Patients are able to return to mobility 2-8 weeks after the surgery.
Read the Arizona Orthopaedic Associates release on anterior hip replacement.
Read other coverage on hip replacement:
- Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Raise Questions
- Targeted Pain-Blocks Can Reduce Pain and Speed Recovery for Knee, Hip Replacements
- Dr. Mark McFarland Performs Virginia's First Outpatient Total Hip Replacement Surgery
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