Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway First Hospital in Arkansas to Utilize Stryker System for Hip Surgery

CONWAY, Ark. (Dec. 21, 2018)Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway recently became the first and only hospital in Arkansas to utilize the Stryker Pivot Guardian Distraction System for hip arthroscopy.

“This technology gives our patients across the state access to the latest advancements in hip surgery,” said Tim Bowen, Vice President and Administrator at Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway. “Baptist Health remains committed to providing quality services while responding to the changing health needs of Conway and surrounding communities.”

The Pivot Guardian Distraction System is designed to minimize the time and effort required for transport, setup and takedown. Its state-of-the-art, post-free table design focuses on improving the patient experience and enhancing operating room efficiency, including a boot design that stabilizes a patient’s leg and allows for better hip positioning.

Hip arthroscopy is used to treat a wide range of hip-related problems like:

  • Hip impingement
  • Labral tears
  • Bursitis
  • Tendon repairs
  • Loose cartilage from a fall or injury

Traction controls allow surgeons to have more precise control and better range-of-motion, and a gauge estimates the amount of force on the patient. The Pivot Guardian Distraction System is also designed to mitigate groin complications and heel sleep associated with the surgery.

A study by The American Journal of Sports Medicine of 1,000 hip arthroscopies performed without the use of a perineal post found in every case that the technology allows for safe and adequate access to the hip joint without groin-related soft tissue or nerve complications.

For more information about hip arthroscopies at Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway, call Baptist Health HealthLine at 1-888-BAPTIST.

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