Pink Hip Kit in use with patient on table

Pink Hip Kit®

The Pink
Hip Kit

b y   X o d u s   M e d i c a l

Postless Patient Positioning

Simple, Safe Solutions that Help Patient Safety Advocates Meet

Guidelines & Recommendations

Pink Hip Kit

Official AORN Guidelines Recommend1

  • “Protect the patient from positioning-related neuropathies.” Section 3.7 - Positioning the Patient
  • “Prevent the patient’s body from contacting metal portions of the OR bed and other hard surfaces.” Section 3.15 - Positioning the Patient

  • “After positioning or repositioning the patient, verify there are no areas where devices or equipment are resting against the patient.” Section 3.29 - Positioning the Patient
  • “Identify potential hazards associated with positioning activities and establish safe practices.” Section 3.1 - Positioning the Patient
  • “A standardized product selection process assists in the selection of functional and reliable products that are safe, cost-effective, and environmentally preferable and that promote quality care, as well as decreases duplication or rapid obsolescence.” Section 1.1 - Environmental Cleaning

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No Post-Related Injury

with and without post comparison

Postless Distraction

The Pink Hip Kit safely provides counter-traction necessary to offset the forces of hip distraction. It gently secures patients in position, improving safety relative to traditional systems that leverage the perineum against rigid posts.

A uniquely immersive, enveloping, skin-friendly material further protects patients against Hospital-Acquired Pressure Injuries (HAPIs).

counter traction example

Enhanced C-Arm Imaging

The absence of a perineal post allows for unobstructed visualization in C-arm imaging, improved surgeon access, and increased freedom of movement; yielding more thorough and efficient fluoroscopic exams.

enhanced c-arm imaging

Range of Motion

The Pink Hip Kit enhances range of motion during joint manipulation, permitting a more complete dynamic exam without the need to change surgical techniques.

hip rotation example

Watch & Learn

Observe how and why The Pink Hip Kit helps improve surgical outcomes and enhance patient safety

Product Overview Featuring Dr. Harris, Dr. Lewis, Dr. Makhni and Dr. Mitchell

Pink Hip Kit Experience with Dr. Evanson

Proven Pressure Management

In a study of 15 subjects ranging from 16-54 BMI (average BMI 35.5), the Pink Pad provided an average peak pressure reduction of 43%.

US Government Data2 show Hospital-Acquired Pressure Injuries (HAPIs):
  • Are the direct cause of death for roughly 60,000 patients each year
  • Add an estimated $43,180 in costs per hospital stay
  • Result in more than 17,000 medical lawsuits, annually (the second most common claim after wrongful death)
  • Increase hospital stays by nine days on average

Images shown are of the same 30.85 BMI subject, on a solid surface, with and without the Pink Pad. Tests were conducted with an Xsensor Sensor Pad Model PX 100:48.144.02

Pressure Map

Clinical Evidence

  • “This post-free distraction technique for hip arthroscopy is a simple, cost-friendly alternative to conventional methods that eliminates the possibility of iatrogenic groin and perineal injuries caused by distraction through a post.” 3
  • “(The Pink Hip Kit) can be used with a standard hip arthroscopy table, is easy to learn, allows for adequate distraction, and allows for greater access to the femoral neck during osteochondroplasty…” 3
3 Read the Study in Arthroscopy Techniques
  • “When discussing this technique with patients, it is important to highlight that it diminishes the possibility of iatrogenic pressure injury to the pudendal nerve and skin of the perineum. …Postless technique prevents any compression and pressure to these regions.” 4
4 Read the article in Video Journal of Sports Medicine
  • “Postoperative erythema was significantly less common on the Pink Pad…” 5
5 Read the Most Recently Published Pink Pad Research
  • “In the control group, 15 patients reported pudendal nerve neurapraxia with an average duration of 10 days... Two patients (4% of the males) in the control group reported erectile dysfunction of 4 months. None reported pudendal complications in the postless group.” 6
6 Read the Study in the Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
  • “Transitioning away from using the typical setup for hip arthroscopy, all Duke hip specialists have adopted as best practice an innovative postless distraction system, which has been shown to cause fewer potential postoperative complications.” 7
7 Read the Duke Health article
  • “With failures of periacetabular osteotomy linked to postoperative impingement and the high incidence of intra-articular pathology in the dysplastic hip, there has been a great interest in combining hip arthroscopy with the periacetabular osteotomy. Here, we describe a technique for a single table, single drape, postless combined hip arthroscopy, and periacetabular osteotomy.” 8
8 Read the Study in Arthroscopy Techniques

What our Customers are Saying...

In the time I've switched over to using The Pink Hip Kit, I've not had any reports of even temporary paresthesia related to what used to be from the traction post. So it's been a really nice advancement for the field and one of those advancements that truly does improve patient safety.

— Eric C. Makhni, MD MBA
    Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery
    Henry Ford Health System • Detroit, MI
    Team Physician, Detroit Lions

Available Pink Hip Kits

72205286 - The Pink Hip Kit - Smith & Nephew Table
72205286 - The Pink Hip Kit
Smith & Nephew Table
Exclusively Distributed by Smith & Nephew
72205682 - The Pink Hip Kit - Hana Table, with Boot Liners
72205682 - The Pink Hip Kit
Hana Table, with Boot Liners
Exclusively Distributed by Smith & Nephew
40622ARTBL - The Pink Hip Kit - Arthrex Table, with Boot Liners
40622ARTBL - The Pink Hip Kit
Arthrex Table, with Boot Liners
40618STRBL - The Pink Hip Kit - Stryker Table, with Boot Liners
40618STRBL - The Pink Hip Kit
Stryker Table, with Boot Liners
40625NU - The Pink Hip Kit - Nuova BN Table
40625NU - The Pink Hip Kit
Nuova BN Table
40624MAQ - The Pink Hip Kit - Maquet Table
40624MAQ - The Pink Hip Kit
Maquet Table

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