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Dr. Joseph Ciotola, Mercy Orthopedics, Now Offering New Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery Using New Hana Table
Hana Table Exclusively Designed for Knee & Hip Arthroplasty — Mercy
First in Baltimore to Offer Hana Table
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Joseph Ciotola, Mercy Orthopedics, has
begun performing the anterior approach to hip replacement surgery,
utilizing the new Hana table, developed by OSI Products, the only
OR table exclusively designed for hip and knee arthroplasty. According
to OSI representatives, Mercy is the first hopsital in Baltimore
to offer this technology to its patients.
According to Dr. Ciotola, the anterior approach involves a smaller
incision, has a much faster and less traumatic recovery time than
traditional hip surgery "because unlike traditional surgeries,
you are not cutting through muscle with this approach. Many patients
are walking about in just 48 hours after this surgery and within
10 days are completely free to do whatever they want," Dr.
Ciotola said. "This is a huge difference from traditional
hip replacement where after surgery patients can't bend over,
can't cross their legs in a chair, as long as 2-3 months after
surgery," he added.
With the anterior approach, a single, 8-10 centimeter incision
is made, with healing time of approximately one week. There are
minimal post-operative precautions and can be performed even on
obese patients, "so almost anyone is eligble for this type
of procedure," Dr. Ciotola said. Traditional hip replacement
surgery typically requires a 6-10 inch incision, several months
of healing, multiple post-operative precautions, and often is
not an option for obese patients.
Dr. Ciotola earned his medical degree from The University of
Maryland School of Medicine where he also completed his general
surgery internship and orthopedic surgery residency. He specializes
in total hip replacement; ACL reconstruction; carpal tunnel syndrome;
total knee replacement; general orthopedics; cubital tunnel syndrome;
rotator cuff repair; thumb arthritis; total shoulder replacement;
shoulder stabilization; fracture and orthopedic trauma care; and
minimally invasive hip replacement. Dr. Ciotola is an author of
various research papers and is a member of the American Academy
of Orthopedic Surgeons.