Shady Grove Adventist Hospital Uses New Tool in Total Hip Replacement Surgery
Minimally-Invasive Approach Can Mean Quicker Recovery Time
Rockville, MD – Patients at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital can now shorten their recovery time following total hip replacement surgery. On Aug. 25, The Joint Center at Shady Grove became the first hospital in Montgomery County to use the Hana table, which offers a less invasive alternative – Anterior Approach Total Hip Arthroplasty.
“We are pleased to offer this leading-edge tool as one more way to serve our patients who are facing joint replacement surgery,” said Dennis Hansen, President of Shady Grove Adventist Hospital.
The anterior (front) approach can mean less time in the hospital – 2 to 4 days, compared to 3 to 10 days with the conventional approach – because the minimally-invasive procedure means less cutting, which allows patients to heal faster and to return to their activities sooner.
“Some patients can even walk the night of their surgery. Many patients are climbing stairs the next day. Moreover, they are back to work and driving within two weeks and back to light sports and hobbies within eight weeks,” said Sridhar Durbhakula, M.D., Shady Grove Adventist Hospital orthopedic surgeon.
Carolyn Deeley of Derwood, Md., had both hips replaced on the Hana table. “I am convinced, if anyone has to have hip replacement surgery, they should do the anterior approach,” she said. “If youcan have less pain, why wouldn’t you? It’s clearly the answer.”
The Hana table looks more like exercise equipment than a surgical table, but the specialized design allows complete anatomical control. Shady Grove physicians can position patients in a way to access the hip joint at the natural interval between the muscles.
“Separating tissue instead of cutting, in most cases, means a smaller incision, less trauma and less pain,” explained Brett Hampton, M.D., Shady Grove Adventist Hospital orthopedic surgeon.
The Joint Center at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital performs approximately 200 hip replacement surgeries each year.
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital is a not-for-profit, acute care facility in Rockville, Maryland, with 336 licensed beds. Shady Grove is committed to delivering excellent health care through a ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing. The hospital offers a broad range of health services and is recognized for excellence in emergency care; high-risk obstetrical and neonatal care; cardiac and vascular interventional care oncology care; several surgical specialties; and a number of specialized services for children. The Shady Grove Adventist Emergency Center in Germantown provides emergency medical care to more than 35,000 residents each year. Shady Grove Adventist Hospital is part of Maryland-based Adventist HealthCare, an integrated health care delivery system that is one of the largest employers in the state of Maryland.