Phelps New Hip and Knee

PHELPS MEMORIAL OBTAINS NEW HIP AND KNEE ARTHOPLASTY SURGICAL TABLE

Sleepy Hollow, NY (January 8, 2007) – Phelps Memorial Hospital Center recently obtained the hana™ Hip and Knee Arthoplasty Table – the only surgical table designed exclusively for hip and knee arthoplasty. OSI, the leading manufacturer of specialty surgical tables for spinal, orthopedic trauma, and image-guided surgery, is the manufacturer of the hana table. On October 23, 2006, the first anterior hip replacement procedure at the hospital was done using the table. Corey Burak, M.D. of Hudson Valley Bone & Joint Surgeons performed the surgery procedure at Phelps.

“Phelps Memorial is always looking for new technologies and medical procedures that will benefit our patients,” said Keith Safian, FACHE, President & CEO of Phelps Memorial Hospital. “The hana table, is a worthy addition to our resources. The Anterior Approach for hip surgery allows for less trauma to the patient and a faster recovery time. The table will also be utilized for other types of orthopedic surgery.”

With its unique capability to position the leg, the hana™ enables the surgeon to replace the hip through a single incision, without detachment of muscle from the pelvis or femur. The table allows hyperextension, adduction and external rotation of the hip for femoral component placement – a positioning option not possible with conventional tables. The lack of disturbance to the lateral and posterior soft tissues provides immediate stability of the hip after surgery.

The Anterior Approach surgery procedure is a technique that minimizes the pain and time from surgery to recovery. The Anterior Approach allows the surgeon to reach the hip joint from the front of the hip as opposed to the lateral (side), or the posterior (back) approach. This way, the hip can be replaced without detachment of muscle from the pelvis or femur during surgery. The surgeon can simply work through the natural interval between the muscles. The most important muscles for hip function, the gluteal muscles that attach to the pelvis and femur, are left undisturbed and therefore do not require a healing process. Phelps Memorial Hospital Center is a 235-bed community hospital with 450 medical staff, representing 34 clinical specialties. Phelps is the exclusive Westchester satellite for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, a clinical affiliate of Mount Sinai Hospital, and a member of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System.

OSI manufactures the hana Surgical Table used primarily in Anterior Approach surgery. The merits of this procedure are several: 1) Less muscle trauma for the patient; 2) reduced hospital stay; 3) smaller incision - 4 to 5 inches as opposed to 10 to 12 inches; 4) faster recovery - 2 to 8 weeks as opposed to 2 to 4 months; 5) additional benefits include reduced pain, reduced blood loss, reduced tissue healing required, reduced risk of dislocation, and more rapid return to normal activities.

OSI has been designing and manufacturing medical products for over 27 years, and is headquartered in Union City, California. OSI was founded in 1978 as Orthopedics Systems, Inc., and is now a subsidiary of the Mizuho Ikakogyo Co., Ltd., in Tokyo, Japan, who acquired OSI in 2002. Mizuho is the leading surgical table manufacturer in Japan and Asia with significant share of the U.S. general surgery table market as well. Mizuho was founded in 1922. OSI products are sold in the U.S. through direct sales representatives and worldwide through authorized international distributors.