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By Mr Panos GikasConsultant Orthopaedic and Sarcoma SurgeonHonorary Lecturer, Department of Physics, UCL
Recently there has been an increase in interest in performing hip replacement surgery by less invasive means, and by smaller incisions. Some of these so called minimally invasive techniques however are only reduced skin incision techniques and are associated with the same muscle and/or tendon injury as “conventional” approaches.
ByMr Panos GikasConsultant Orthopaedic and Sarcoma SurgeonHonorary Lecturer, Department of Physics, UCL
Mr Panos Gikas is a Consultant Joint Reconstruction and Sarcoma Surgeon based at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. He completed his medical and postgraduate training in London then completed a Seddon Travelling Fellowship in orthopaedic oncology at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney where he further developed his specialist skills in the management of bone and soft tissue tumours and complex joint reconstruction. In addition, he has also completed a clinical fellowship in Geneva in developing the use of the anterior muscle sparing approach to the hip joint before taking up a consultant post at the world-renowned Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.
Linda underwent a right Medacta total knee replacement. Due to her active lifestyle, Linda needed a special type of knee implant. The expert orthopaedic surgeon Mr Gikas ensured Linda’s operation was a success and the nursing staff gave her the very best care and comfort.
Peter suffered serious arthritis in his hip causing him pain, sleeping problems and reduced mobility. He underwent an anterior approach total hip replacement at the RNOH by Mr Gikas, consultant orthopaedic surgeon. Now, five weeks after surgery, Peter is able to sleep and walk with no pain and his quality of life has significantly improved.