Paediatric orthopaedic consultants specialise in the treatment of children who are still growing. They prescribe non-surgical and surgical treatments designed to address the patient’s condition while anticipating their future growth.
Limb reconstruction surgery addresses limb length and structure for patients who experience growth challenges and deformity from birth or following a trauma. An external fixator or frame is fitted to the limb post-surgery and adjusted at regular intervals to encourage gradual correction and growth. Limb reconstruction surgery can be very effective in children who are still growing.
Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine that becomes apparent in sufferers as they reach puberty and patients with severe scoliosis may require surgery. The National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh performs over 50 scoliosis operations each year. We are committed to reducing waiting lists for children who require surgery, and in 2018, we were the first Hospital in Ireland to successfully perform a two-surgeon approach to scoliosis surgery, which enabled 2 scoliosis surgieries to be performed in a single day. This approach contributes to expedited surgeries and reduces waiting lists, and we are delighted to introduce this service for patients.
Perthes is a rare paediatric condition that typically affects children between 4 and 10 years of age. It is a hip condition that occurs when the blood supply to the femoral head becomes disrupted for reasons unknown, and the bone begins to die. One or both hips can be affected. Patients experience pain and stiffness and may lose mobility. If it is left untreated, the patient may require total hip replacement surgery. If the disease is caught in the early stages, it is treatable. The National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh is currently working on a clinical trial with XXX, Texas to learn more about the condition and create effective interventional treatments for enhanced clinical outcomes.
||Scoliosis and back abnormalities
|Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
||Perthes (see below)
|Surgical Treatments Include
|Limb reconstruction surgery
||Platelette rich plasma injections (non-surgical)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons in Paediatric Orthopaedics
- Mr C. Green
- Mr P. Connolly
- Ms N. Cassidy
- Prof D. McCormack
Hours of Operation
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