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Lateral elbow pain (pain on the outside of the elbow) is a common symptom. It is estimated to affect between 1-3% of the adult population each year! There are several possible causes for this but one of the most frequent is lateral epicondylopathy or ‘tennis elbow’ (TE).
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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With restrictions on visiting loved ones in the hospital to help protect patients and staff, the RNOH Trust have put together a range of communication tools to help families stay connected.
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.
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.
By Mr Tahir Khan
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: