IOT PURIST Leg Positioning System was featured in an article on Keys to Success With Same-Day Total Hips on page 86 of the September issue of Outpatient Surgery.
Keys to Success With Same-Day Total Hip Replacement
The article is about a surgeon reflecting on the keys of success of 100 same-day outpatient total hip replacements.
Richard B. Schultz, MD of Round Rock, Texas and a customer of Leg Positioning Systems from IOT, provides some insight on the advantages of same-day total hip replacement. In this article Dr. Schultz states that, “…we’ve performed about 100 outpatient hip replacements. Here’s an inside look at our multifaceted program that readies them (the patients) for same-day discharge.”
Dr. Schultz discusses in this article about the advantages of anterior approach in hip replacement surgery. “The anterior approach is the shortest and least disruptive way to reach the hip. It also spares the major muscles and ligaments of the hip, so there’s less muscle and soft tissue to fix after the joint is replaced, which is one of the main reasons patients can ambulate soon after surgery and prepare for same-day discharge.”
“Special table attachments aren’t required to perform hip replacements.” Dr. Schultz continues “I believe the anterior approach is much easier to manage with the use of a specialized table attachments that provides leg traction without requiring my assistant to pull traction and relocate and dislocate the hip. The mechanical leverage of the table attachment also limits the physical stress on my assistants, who are free to focus more of their attention on other more important patient-centric concerns.”
The article also talks about the foundations for the future. “Demand for outpatient hip is on the rise and our increasing caseload is limited only by the number of patients…”
With the increased demand, the IOT PURIST Leg Positioning System offers many clinical, operational and logistical advantages making it an ideal solution for Ambulatory Surgery Centers and Outpatient same-day total hip replacement surgeries.
The design of the IOT PURIST Leg Positioning System is based on our experience with the anterior approach over the past eleven years. It works with any standard operating table and its quick setup, mobility and staff-friendly operation facilitates back-to-back surgeries.
Please contact us at (409) 658-1017 – it only takes one call to setup a product trial. Attractive lease and rental options available.
Please visit our booth (314) at the upcoming ORX Conference to learn more about the IOT PURIST Leg Positioning System and our many other products.
ORX (OR Excellence) Conference
October 12-14, 2016 | Bonita Springs, FL | www.OReXcellence.com
For more information about the ORX Conference, preview the special edition of the Outpatient Surgery Magazine – OR Excellence – June 2016.