News & Innovation

Mazor X Stealth Edition (MXSE) Robotic Assisted Spinal Surgery technology

The latest enabling technology for Robotic Assisted Spinal Surgery at RNOH. The Medtronic Mazor X Stealth Edition (MXSE) offers real-time 3D image guidance, advanced anatomy recognition & enhanced navigation accuracy. RNOH is the first Reference Centre within Europe to train visiting surgical teams from around the globe in partnership with Medtronic Ltd, the manufacturer of the MXSE.

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The RNOH number 9 in the WORLD

STOP PRESS - Newsweek ranks the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust number 9 in the TOP 50 'World's Best Specialized Hospitals 2021'. 

Here is what Nancy Cooper, Global Editor in Chief had to say...
"If you or a loved one needs specialized care in one of those areas, as millions of us do, you want to know which hospitals or medical centers have state-of-the-art facilities and the most knowledgeable, accomplished physicians.

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Pioneering robotic arm assisted surgery revolutionises hip and knee joint replacement

We have welcomed the Stryker Mako robotic-arm to the hospital, a revolutionary piece of technology assisting our surgeons with hip and knee replacements. RNOH has always strived to be at the forefront of medical advancements, and the arrival of Mako serves to cement the hospital’s reputation for excellence. The technology will be used by our surgeons to offer patients in North London and surrounding areas an alternative to traditional methods of joint replacement surgery.

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RNOH Private Care Patient-specific hip and knee replacements

By James Donaldson
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Joint Reconstruction Unit

Patient-specific hip and knee replacements are a relatively modern concept and are increasingly being used in an effort to improve clinical and functional results and long-term implant survival.

Patient-specific instruments (PSI) are custom made on a case-by-case basis, specific to both the anatomy of the patient and the surgical plan created by the surgeon.

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Complex lower limb reconstruction

By Mr Panos Gikas
Consultant Orthopaedic and Sarcoma Surgeon
Honorary 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.

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Young Adult Hip Problems By Mr Tahir Khan Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the RNOH PPU

By Mr Tahir Khan
Consultant Orthopaedic

Hip joint is pivotal to normal bipedal ambulation. Any deformity in the articulation leads to significant disability in young, active individuals. Patients with hip problems, typically complain of the following:

  • Groin pain after physical activity
  • Dull ache or Discomfort after walking, running, dancing or prolonged sitting
  • Stiffness affecting hip movements
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