The HANA® Table
The HANA® Table is a specially designed surgical table that allows for manipulation of the hip during the procedure to an extent not possible with conventional tables. The HANA® table is used in our centre allowing surgeons to perform Direct Anterior Approach Total Hip Arthroplasty safely and more effectively than the traditional approach.
Intellijoint’s 3D mini-optical Navigation System
Clearpoint Health Toronto also uses Intellijoint’s 3D mini-optical navigation system during the surgery. This technologically advanced, smart, simple, sophisticated solution for total hip arthroplasty provides surgeons with vital intraoperative measurements, enabling proper positioning and equalization of leg length. Accurate implant positioning and selection can assist in the prevention of leg length discrepancy, recurrent instability, dislocation, and can avoid costly revision surgery.
What does Direct Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery treat?
This surgery is available to patients who have been deemed suitable for hip replacement surgery. Patients have often been prescribed this treatment if they are suffering from worn or damaged hip joints, osteoarthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis.
If you have been advised that you are in need of a hip replacement, you are likely a candidate for DA hip surgery.
Recovery after Direct Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery
We work with you pre and post-op to ensure you have the right local supports in place. Most patients arrive in Toronto the day before surgery and return home two to three days after.
It is important to remember that Direct Anterior Hip Replacement is still major surgery. Please keep in mind that setbacks and complications can still happen and there is typically post-operative pain and swelling. It is important to remember that everyone reacts differently to surgery and anaesthetic, but in our experience, this approach allows for faster rehabilitation to get you back to your normal activities as quickly as possible.