Holzer Health System Obtains New Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Surgical Table

Holzer Health System recently obtained the Hana® Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Surgery Table – the only surgical table designed exclusively for hip and knee arthroplasty. Mizuho OSI, the leading manufacturer of specialty surgical tables for spinal, orthopedic trauma, and image-guided surgery, is the manufacturer of the Hana® table. Charles Bishop, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Holzer Health System, is providing anterior approach hip replacement at the Gallipolis location.

“Holzer is always looking for new technologies and medical procedures that will benefit our patients,” said JT Holland, Director, Holzer Orthopedic Services. “The Hana® table is a worthy addition to our resources. The Anterior Approach for hip surgery allows for less trauma to the patient and a faster recovery time. The table will also be utilized for other types of orthopedic surgery.”

With its unique capability to position the leg, the Hana® table enables the surgeon to replace the hip through a single incision, without detachment of muscle from the pelvis or femur. The table allows for safe hyperextension, adduction, and external rotation of the leg for femoral component placement – a positioning option not possible with conventional tables. The Hana® table incorporates a patented femoral lift and support system enhancing femoral exposure for improved component placement. The lack of disturbance to the lateral and posterior soft tissues provides immediate stability of the hip after surgery.

“Patients that should take advantage of the anterior approach hip replacement include people who have osteoarthritis, hip fractures, and pain that worsens when walking,” shared Dr. Bishop. “The anterior procedure allows us to have fewer complications and a smaller incision, which should promote faster post-operation recovery.”

The Anterior Approach surgery procedure for hip replacement is a technique that minimizes the pain and time from surgery to recovery. The Anterior Approach allows the surgeon to reach the hip joint from the front of the hip as opposed to the lateral (side) or the posterior (back) approach. In this way, the surgeon can simply work through the natural interval between the muscles. The most important muscles for hip function, the gluteal muscles that attach to the pelvis and femur, are left undisturbed and therefore these do not require a healing process.

While the Hana® table is an innovative device for the Anterior Approach, it is also an excellent resource for many orthopedic surgical procedures including femur fractures (supine or lateral positions), tibia fractures, hip pinnings, hip scopes, and total knee arthroplasties.

Dr. Bishop has recently joined Holzer and provides a broad range of orthopedic services. He is currently accepting patients at Holzer’s Gallipolis location. He is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine in Toledo, Ohio, and his residency at Marshall University in Orthopedic Surgery. When asked what the best part is about joining the Holzer system, Dr. Bishop replied, “Everyone here is very kind. The staff, community members, and patients are all welcoming and receptive to the treatments we have available. I enjoy being a part of the Holzer family.” Dr. Bishop and his wife, Jessica, reside in Huntington, West Virginia with their daughter, Clara.

For  more information, or to make an appointment with Dr. Bishop, please call 1-855-4-HOLZER or visit

About Holzer Orthopedics
Holzer Orthopedics consists of specialists, who will assess and treat your condition. And, if joint replacement is needed, our experienced surgeons will operate using the most advanced technologies and the latest minimally invasive procedures to ensure that your recovery is not only rapid, but as comfortable and pain-free as possible. Our orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, and occupational therapists are dedicated to restoring your mobility and your strength using the most advanced surgical, medical, pain management, and rehabilitative therapies available today, so that you can return to enjoying the everyday activities you enjoy most — at whatever pace you choose.

About Mizuho OSI

Mizuho OSI manufactures the Hana® Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Surgery Table used primarily in Anterior Approach hip replacement surgery. The merits of this procedure include: 1) less muscle trauma, 2) shorter hospital stay, 3) smaller incision (3 to 5 inches versus 10 to 12 inches), and 4) faster recovery (2 to 8 weeks versus 2 to 4 months). Additional benefits of this procedure may include more rapid return to normal activities, reduced pain, reduced blood loss, reduced tissue healing required, reduced risk of dislocation, more accurate leg length control, and more accurate implant positioning.

Mizuho OSI has been designing and manufacturing medical products for over 35 years, and is headquartered in Union City, California. Mizuho OSI was founded in 1978 as Orthopedics Systems, Inc., and is now a subsidiary of the Mizuho Ikakogyo Co., Ltd., in Tokyo, Japan, who acquired OSI in 2002.