A new surgical table is going to be a game changer in local orthopedic care.
Tuesday, July 26, Humboldt General Hospital trustees approved the purchase
of a Hana Surgical Table—a significant investment for the hospital
that boils down to one thing for orthopedic surgeon Patrick Osgood: Patients
no longer need to travel to Reno for hip replacement surgery.
The table represents the latest advancement in hip replacement, allowing
Dr. Osgood to perform the surgery using the “direct anterior approach.”
“I have done this approach to total hip replacement since 2008,”
said Dr. Osgood. “In my opinion, without question, this is a superior
approach for total hip arthroplasty.”
Dr. Osgood has had many patients who had their first hip done via the traditional
“posterior approach.” Then, they had their other hip done
from the direct anterior approach.
“One hundred percent of the time, they said their hip from the anterior
approach was a far better experience.”
With the more advanced approach, Dr. Osgood said patients’ dislocation
rate (a common factor with the less advanced approach) is almost zero.
The time to rehab is much faster, and most patients are out of the hospital
in 24 hours—sometimes less.
“Being able to offer total hip arthroplasty using this approach will
really enhance the healthcare of this community,” said Dr. Osgood.
The table will also be used for hip fractures and femur fractures, and
it represents just one more addition to the multitude of services offered
at the Humboldt General Hospital Orthopedic Clinic by Dr. Osgood and fellow
practitioners Lud Kroner, MD, and Curtiss Mull, MD.
In addition to hip replacement surgery, Dr. Osgood performs total knee
and shoulder replacement surgery. The surgeons also offer shoulder, knee
and ankle arthroscopic procedures; fracture care; general orthopedic procedures
like carpal tunnel release, trigger finger release, rotator cuff repair;
and much more.
The clinic is open Monday through Friday, but the doctors provide emergency
orthopedic services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
As a native Nevadan, Dr. Osgood has spent the last decades perfecting his
skills in Reno, Nevada, and Truckee, California. He brings over 20 years
of orthopedic experience to the HGH Orthopedic Clinic.
Dr. Kroner, a Wisconsin native, began providing orthopedic care in 1979.
Now, 38 years later, he’s still got one goal in mind: “I want
to help people get moving again. My job is to make that a possibility.”
Dr. Curtiss Mull’s interest in orthopedics came as a result of the
multiple athletic injuries he suffered in high school and college.
“Those injuries affected my participation so much that I had to give
up football in college,” he says. “My association as a patient
with my orthopedic surgeons had a significant influence on me.”
The Ohio native has been practicing for 42 years.
Together, the three offer more than 100 years of general, trauma and specialized
“Patients no longer need to travel to Reno for quality orthopedics,”
said Dr. Osgood. “Our orthopedic surgeons offer 24/7 quality care.”
Humboldt General Hospital’s Orthopedic Clinic is open Monday through
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information or to schedule an appointment,
please call (775) 625-3090.