TeDan Surgical Innovations has launched the Phantom Series MIS Anterior Hip Retractor System, a hip retractor that enables surgeons to perform entire anterior approach hip replacements without a fracture table or a surgical assistant.
The anterior approach for hip replacements is gaining popularity because it minimizes muscle damage, expediting patient recovery time and reduces post-operative discomfort. The Phantom MIS obviates the need for a fracture table and additional surgical assistants for this procedure as is usually necessary. It utilizes a system of adjustable surgical arms with attachable retractors that were designed for increased visibility and help decrease wound size and minimize tissue trauma.
The video below shows the system in action: