Orthopaedic Speciality Clinics

Bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligament and nerves work in unison to carry bodyweight and initiate motion. When foot and ankle problems manifest, patients can experience pain, inflammation and mobility challenges.

Conditions Treated

We treat patients who suffer from a broad spectrum of foot and ankle conditions that include:

Achilles pain/tendonitis Flat foot Sports injuries
Arthritis Toe deformity (claw, hammer, mallet) Plantar fasciitis (heel pain)
Bunions Instability Diabetic foot

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons specialising in Foot and Ankle

  • Mr Paul Moroney
  • Mr James Walsh
  • Prof. Robert Flavin

Outpatient Clinic Times

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The Hospital is perhaps best known for hip and knee replacement surgery. In fact, we perform more than 1,600 total hip and knee replacement and revision surgeries annually and treat a host of other conditions.

Conditions Treated
Some of the conditions treated at the Hospital may include:
Knee
 Osteoarthritic knee Rheumatological knee conditions Sports injuries – anterior cruciate ligament rupture, meniscal injury
Knee deformity Painful knee arthroplasty Paediatric knee
Hip
Painful Hip Arthroplasty Osteoarthritic hip Rheumatological Hip
Acetabular dislocation/dysplasia of the Hip (a shallow hip socket that destabilises the hip) Perthes (disruption to the blood supply around the femoral head, causing bone tissue to die, resulting in femoral head deformity) SUFE – Slipped upper femoral epiphysis (a fracture in the growth plate, which results in slippage of the overlying end of the femur)
Avascular necrosis (disruption of blood supply to femur causing premature cell death) Paediatric hip
Joint Replacement Surgery (Knee and Hip)
At the National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh, we have performed more than 40,000 hip replacement surgeries to date.
Enhanced Recovery Programme for Total Hip Replacement Patients
The Hospital runs a successful Enhanced Recovery Programme that enables healthy patients to avail of same-day discharge following total hip replacement surgery.

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons specialising in Hip & Knee

  • Mr James Cashman
  • Mr Peter Keogh
  • Mr Patrick Kenny
  • Mr Keith Synnott
  • Prof. John O’Byrne
  • Ms Noelle Cassidy
  • Mr Niall Hogan
  • Mr Neil Burke
  • Mr Michael Donnelly
  • Mr Gavin McHugh
  • Mr Paul  Curtin
  • Mr Denis Collins
  • Mr Conor Hurson
  • Mr Alan Molloy
  • Mr Gary O’Toole
  • Prof. Damian McCormack
  • Mr Paul Connolly
  • Mr Seamus Morris
  • Mr Parnell Keeling

Outpatient Clinic Times

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A healthy spine is essential to a pain-free and active lifestyle. At the National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh, we provide excellent surgical and non-surgical treatments to relieve back pain and improve function and mobility. In addition to performing numerous spinal surgeries annually, we offer minimally invasive interventional radiological treatments for a range of spinal conditions.

Conditions treated
Conditions treated at the Hospital may include:
Tumours Spinal deformity Chronic back pain
Scoliosis (curvature of the spine) Herniated disc (bulged, slipped or ruptured) Kyphosis – curvative of the vertebrae
Ankylosing spondylitis (inflammation of the joints of the spine) Lumbar spinal stenosis (narrowing of vertebral column and compression of the nerves and blood vessels) Osteoporosis (porous bone) and other degenerative conditions

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons specialising in Spine

  • Mr Seamus Morris
  • Mr Keith Synnott
  • Mr Marcus Timlin
  • Mr Connor Green
  • Ms Noelle Cassidy
  • Prof. Damian McCormack
  • Mr Paul Connolly

Outpatient Clinic Times

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Conditions that affect the hand, wrist, arm, elbow and shoulder limit your ability to perform everyday tasks. At the National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh, we explore non-surgical treatments where possible; however, in some instances, surgery is unavoidable.

Conditions Treated
Hands
Arthritis Complex fractures Carpal tunnel syndrome
Hand cysts and tumours Finger conditions (trigger finger, mallet finger) DeQuervain’s disease (irritation and swelling of the thumb tendon)
Dupuytren’s contracture (a hereditary condition that causes the tissue to thicken) Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (a chronic condition causing pain, stiffness, swelling, sweating and discolouration)
Wrist
Complex fractures Joint pain Ganglions (small fluid-filled sacs or cysts)
Tendonitis (inflammation or swelling of the tendon)
Elbow
Sports injuries Medial Epicondylitis (Golfers elbow) Cubital Tunnel Syndrome (a fluid build-up caused by trauma)
Osteochondritis dissecans (loss of blood to the cartilage within elbow joint) Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis elbow)
Arm
Radial tunnel syndrome (dull aching pain at the top of the forearm caused by pressure on the radial nerve)
Shoulder
Chronic pain Joint damage Sports injuries
Rotator cuff injury Osteoporosis (porous bone) Frozen shoulder (stiffness and pain)
Brachial Plexus injury (stretched, compressed or ripped nerves connecting the shoulder and spinal cord)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons specialising in Upper Limb

  • Mr Darragh Hynes
  • Ms Olivia Flannery
  • Prof Hannan Mullett
  • Mr Patrick Groarke
  • Mr David O’Briain
  • Ms Grainne Colgan
  • Mr Kieran O’Shea

Hours of operation

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The Sports & Exercise Medicine Clinic is dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and management of conditions that affect and prevent activity.

We know that when disease and injury strike, it can be devastating for those who lead an active lifestyle. We will diagnose your injury and formulate a treatment pathway to aid your recovery. And we will provide you with expert advice to guide your return to activity and sport, and help prevent injury recurrence. Our approach to treatment combines general, orthopaedic and rehabilitation medicine and allied sports sciences, for effective patient outcomes.

The Clinic also offers Occupational Health Services.

Conditions Treated
Foot and ankle
Plantar fasciitis Achilles tendinopathy Stress fractures
Ankle impingement Tendon issues- e.g Peroneal/ tibialis posterior Tarsal tunnel syndrome (painful foot condition caused by nerve compression)
Knee
Patella tendon/ patellas instability Patellofemoral pain Early Knee Osteoarthritis
Knee pain in athletes, particularly runners Meniscal injury and tear (cartilage damage)
Hip/ Groin
Osteoarthritis Buttock pain Labral tear
Muscle micro tear
Leg
Anterior cruciate ligament injury/tear Recurrent calf/hamstring/quadriceps injury
Spine
Lumbar/ Thoracic and cervical non-surgical cases Adolescent back pain – Spondylolysis
Shoulder
Rotator cuff pathology/ subacromial impingement Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder) Non-surgical glenohumeral labral injuries
Elbow
Carpal Tunnel syndrome De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis Common extensor/ flexor origin tendinosis (tennis/ golfers) elbow
Other
Exertional compartment syndrome Concussion Tired athlete
All running-related injuries Cycling-specific injuries Recurrent calf/ hamstring/ quadricep injuries
Exercise-related medical conditions (asthma/ migraine/ cramps etc) Adolescent apophysitis (tightened muscle attaching to the growth plate (apophysis) at the hip causing irritation and inflammation)

Sports & Exercise Clinic Expertise

  • Dr Noel McCaffrey
  • Dr Pat O’Neill
  • Dr James O’Donovan

Outpatient Clinic Times

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The National Joint Register

The National Joint Register was established in 2005 to collect the data of patients undergoing total hip replacement surgery at the Hospital. The register was the first of its kind in Ireland. Led by Mr Patrick Kenny, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, the register has recorded details of more than 10,000 hip replacement surgeries since inception in 2005. The information it holds enables us to communicate with past patients, review their progress at regular intervals and determine the efficacy of the surgical technique and implant used. Moreover, should a device fail or cause complications in the future, we can consult the register to identify and contact the patients affected.

The Irish National Orthopaedic Register

In 2018, the Irish National Orthopaedic Register was introduced to record national patient data for joint replacement surgery. The pre-existing joint register will continue to run concurrently for the foreseeable future as it contains rich historical data collected since 2005.

https://www.hiqa.ie/areas-we-work/health-information/data-collections/irish-national-orthopaedic-register-inor