The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American College of Surgeons recommend that doctors postpone elective surgeries due to COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) and we are following that guidance strictly. The concern is not that a knee replacement or hip replacement would be more likely to result in complications at this time, but rather that we need to keep hospital resources and medical equipment available for those with the greatest need.
Discovering that you need surgery to repair your knee can bring a range of emotions — from anxiety about the procedure to enthusiasm about more mobility and less pain. One of the first topics to discuss with your doctor is the difference between a total knee replacement and a partial knee replacement. Then you can work together to make the right choice for your individual circumstances.
In recent history, one piece of medical equipment stands out above all others for orthopedic surgeons who perform hip replacements. It’s the Hana table. Unlike a traditional, flat operating table, the Hana table allows the legs to be placed in separate stirrups so that the hips and legs can easily be repositioned during the course of a surgery.