Mizuho OSI Hana Table Featured in Live Surgical Broadcast at Inaugural Arthroplasty Conference in India

Unique Table Positioning Capabilities Optimize the Anterior Approach to Total Hip Arthroplasty, Helping Minimize Pain and Recovery Time

UNION CITY, Calif.Feb. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Mizuho OSI®, a leading manufacturer of specialty surgical tables, pressure management solutions, and table-specific patient care kits, today announced it will be attending the first Annual Arthroplasty Conference, Hyderabad (AACH) at the Hyderabad International Convention Center in India from February 24-25, 2018. Using the Mizuho OSI Hana® Orthopedic Surgery Table, Dr. Andrew Wickline will be conducting a total hip replacement applying the anterior approach at KIMS Hospital Secunderabad, which will be broadcast live to attendees of the conference on February 24 at 9:00 a.m. IST.

Dr. Wickline is an orthopedic surgeon in Upstate New York and is the state’s volume leader in joint replacement. Working with Dr. Uday Krishna Myneni at KIMS Hospital, he seeks to showcase the benefits of the anterior approach and how technology like the Hana Table can optimize this surgical technique through the broadcast. Anterior Hip Replacement allows the surgeon to reach the hip joint from the front of the hip, leaving muscles attached to the pelvis and femur undisturbed. This method of hip replacement minimizes pain and the time from surgery to recovery for the patient.

“After introducing the anterior approach into my surgical practice, I have seen firsthand the impact the procedure can have on patient recovery and satisfaction,” said Dr. Wickline, Genesee Orthopedics. “As someone who strives for the combination of perfection and efficiency in my practice, the ability to deliver consistent, superior outcomes with the least amount of disruption to the patient is my goal. This innovation allows the majority of patients to go home the same day, lowering cost and improving patient satisfaction. I look forward to sharing my experiences with colleagues at the AACH.”

As techniques and technologies around arthroplasty have evolved in recent years, the AACH is the first international conference devoted to connecting aspiring and practicing arthroplasty surgeons with masters in arthroplasty from across the world. The conference includes panel discussions, case studies, technique videos, and live surgical demonstrations alongside free paper sessions that allow upcoming arthroplasty surgeons to showcase their work on an international platform.

“The AACH fills a much-needed niche in the orthopedics industry, fostering the transference of knowledge between surgeons of different generations, and even countries,” said Greg Neukirch, Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Mizuho OSI. “We’re honored to have one of our tables featured in this year’s program with Dr. Wickline, and look forward to the ongoing discussion and education about the anterior approach throughout the industry.”

About Mizuho OSI
Mizuho OSI® is a U.S. based company and the leader in the markets for specialty surgery and patient positioning. The company’s portfolio includes specialty surgical tables for procedure-specific approaches that improves patient outcomes in spine and orthopedic surgeries, a range of general surgical tables, and consumable surgical patient care products. Mizuho OSI products are sold direct in the U.S. and Germany, and by the Mizuho Corporation in Japan. Both companies sell their products and solutions worldwide through authorized international distributors. Mizuho OSI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mizuho Corporation located in Tokyo, Japan, a leading surgical table manufacturer in Asia. The Mizuho Group also includes Trilux Medical®, a subsidiary of Mizuho OSI. Trilux Medical is a provider and manufacturer of surgical lights, surgical pendants, operating room patient integration, video management systems, and turn-key operating room solutions. Trilux Medical products and solutions are sold direct in Germany and worldwide through authorized international distributors. More information is available at www.mizuhosi.com