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The Spinal Surgical Unit at RNOH includes one of the largest Spinal Deformity Services in Europe and the unit has a world-renowned reputation for its pioneering work.

The Spinal Surgical Unit at RNOH includes one of the largest Spinal Deformity Services in Europe and the unit has a world-renowned reputation for its pioneering work.

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.

The MXSE can be used for both open and minimally invasive procedures and is seen as an extension of the surgeon’s skills; supporting the surgeon throughout the procedure. The technology will be used in both paediatric and adult spinal surgical cases across a range of pathologies including spinal deformity, degenerative spinal disease, traumatic fracture fixation and in the management of spinal cancers.

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

Robotic Assisted Spinal Surgery will help surgeons to perform complex spinal procedures in a more minimally invasive way and may, as a result, potentially reduce the overall time patients have to stay in hospital. Owing to the increased accuracy of implant placement, it is expected that we will also see a reduction in the rate of revision spinal surgeries.

RNOH aims to deliver the best patient and staff experience; our early adoption of enabling technologies will deliver an environment where our field leading surgeons can continue to pioneer surgical techniques and build great teams to deliver excellence in orthopaedic care.

The Spinal Surgical Unit at RNOH includes one of the largest Spinal Deformity Services in Europe and the unit has a world-renowned reputation for its pioneering work. Specialist spinal surgeons treat a wide variety of patients with very complex problems. The RNOH is at the forefront of paediatric and adult spinal deformity surgery (scoliosis and kyphosis). Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine and the RNOH successfully treated HRH Princess Eugenie for this condition when she was 12 years old. It is expected that the MXSE undertook its first scoliosis case in mid-November under the guidance of a highly trained RNOH surgical team.