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Peripheral Nerve Injury Unit

Introduction

The RNOH is recognised as a leading UK tertiary centre for the treatment of complex peripheral nerve injuries. Services include highly complex brachial plexus nerve repair and nerve transplantations in both infants and adults. Some patients are seen and treated as emergencies as a result of acute trauma, and others are referred because of chronic problems associated with earlier injury. The unit also deals with nerve tumours in the upper and lower limbs.

Range of services

  • Exploration, repair and non-operative treatment in adult brachial plexus injury
  • Exploration, repair and non-operative treatment in obstetric brachial plexus injury (OBPP)
  • Peripheral nerve injury in upper or lower limbs
  • Nerve tumours
  • Palliative upper limb surgery after central nervous lesion i.e. reconstruction of spastic deformity
  • Injuries to the lumbo-sacral plexus
  • Surgical reconstruction of limb function after peripheral nerve injury

Referrals

Referrals are accepted from GPs and consultants, as well as from Accident and Emergency units:

  • Emergency: By telephone to the unit co-ordinator/registrar initially, then by fax
  • Urgent: By telephone to the unit co-ordinator/registrar then by letter
  • Outpatient: By letter

**Please note: All referrals should be accompanied by scan/diagnostics/results**

Key contacts

All enquiries and correspondence should be addressed to the Stanmore branch of the hospital.

Unit co-ordinator:
Telephone 0203 947 0051
Mr Michael Fox's secretary:
Tel: 0203 947 0051
Email carol.jones@rnoh.nhs.uk
Dr Marco Sinisi's secretary:
Tel: 0203 947 0051
Email elizabeth.hare@rnoh.nhs.uk
Mr Tom Quick’s secretary:
Tel: 0203 947 0051
Email juliette.houghton@rnoh.nhs.uk

Fax: 020 8420 6582

Consultants - Specialist Interests

Peripheral Nerve Injury

Mr Mike Fox - Peripheral nerve, shoulder, and complex nerve injuries and associated trauma, and obstetric brachial plexus lesions
Mr Tom Quick - Nerve injury in adults and children. Obstetric Brachial palsy. Conditions of the growing shoulder and elbow. Neuromuscular conditions of the...
Mr Marco Sinisi - Obstetric and adult brachial plexus lesions, nerve traumatic lesions, tumours and reconstructive work after paralysis.
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