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Friday, May 08, 2009 - North Broward Medical Center Surgeons Reach “Hip” Milestone

Deerfield Beach, FL –Broward Health North Broward Medical Center orthopedic surgeons Dr. Bruce Janke and Dr. Steven Naide recently completed their 300th anterior hip replacement using the specifically designed hana table. North Broward Medical Center is one of only a handful of area hospitals featuring the hana table, which is exclusively designed to aide surgeons in the anterior approach to hip replacement surgery.

“We couldn’t be more proud to have both Dr. Janke and Dr. Naide on staff here at North Broward Medical Center,” says Pauline Grant, CEO. “They are the most experienced surgeons in the area using the hana table and we applaud their expertise in performing this innovative procedure.”

Patients receiving anterior hip replacement experience none of the precautions related to traditional hip replacement, including no post op dislocation precautions, no restriction of post-op activity, immediate use of normal toilet height, no post-op abduction pillow (between the knees) required, cross legs as desired, no shoe lift requirements and no post-op sexual activity limitations.

The hana table is a specially designed surgical table that allows surgeons to replace the hip without detachment of the muscle from the hip or thigh bones. With this anterior approach, a small 4 inch incision is made just below and to the outside of the groin. Two muscles are then pushed aside, giving the surgeons access to the hip socket to perform the replacement. No muscles at any time during the procedure are split or detached. For the patient, that results in a faster recovery, less pain, smaller incision, less blood loss and less scarring.

“Approximately 375,000 Americans undergo hip replacement surgery each year,” says Dr. Bruce Janke, Medical Director of the Joint Replacement Center at North Broward Medical Center.  “With this number expected to almost double over the next 25 years due in part to the aging population, it is important that people know they have a choice in the type of procedure they undergo.”

The newly opened Joint Replacement Center at North Broward Medical Center features the latest advances in joint replacement surgery, private rooms and family-centered patient education. The hospital just recently earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ for health care quality for Hip and Knee Replacement from the nationally recognized Joint Commission, the first and only hospital in Broward County to achieve this prestigious certification for these procedures. As Medical Director of the Joint Replacement Center, Dr. Janke played a vital role in the process of attaining this celebrated certification.

Broward Health, providing service for more than 50 years, is a nationally recognized system offering world class health care services to our neighbors in South Florida. One of the 10 largest public health systems in the nation, Broward Health includes Broward General Medical Center, North Broward Medical Center, Imperial Point Medical Center, Coral Springs Medical Center, Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston and more than 30 facilities of the Community Health Services and Broward Health Physician Group. For more information visit www.browardhealth.org.