Conditions Treated

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 Joint replacement
Arthritis Toe deformity (claw, hammer, mallet) Plantar fasciitis (heel pain)
Bunions Instability Sports injuries
Diabetic foot Foot and ankle injuries

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in Foot and Ankle

  • Mr Paul Moroney
  • Mr James Walsh
  • Mr Shane O’Neill
  • Mr Yaseer Aljabi
  • Prof Robert Flavin

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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
Conditions treated at the Hospital may include:
Cartilage injury Microfractures Sports injuries
Knee pain Osteoarthritic knee
Knee reconstruction Osteomites (bone spur)
Hip pain Osteoarthritic hip Post-traumatic hip conditions
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 (death of bone tissue, from lack of blood supply) Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
Joint Replacement (Hip & Knee)
Genetic, inherited, developmental, degenerative and traumatic factors can give rise to joint problems. Symptoms include pain, stiffness, loss of mobility and impaired function. Surgery is necessary when all medical and drug treatments have been exhausted.
Same-Day Surgery & Discharge (Total Hip Replacement Surgery
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 Dennis Collins
  • Mr Connor Hurson
  • Mr Alan Molloy
  • Mr Gary O’Toole
  • Prof. John O’Byrne
  • Mr Adrian Cassar Gheiti
  • Mr Sven O’hEireamhoin
  • Mr Paul Connolly

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) Cervical lordosis (destabilisation of the head and spine)
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
Interventional Radiological Treatments
Interventional radiological treatments may include:
Pain Management – nerve blocks Fracture management and bone stabilisation Discectomy (minimally invasive removal of herniated discs)
Kyphoplasty (injection of medical-grade cement to stabilise compression fractures) Vertebroplasty (insertion of a balloon to restore normal vertebral position and injection of medical-grade cement) Tumour ablation (image-guided targetting with hyperthermal energy for cell destruction

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons specialising in Spine

  • Mr Seamus Morris
  • Mr Keith Synnott
  • Dr Marcus Timlin
  • Mr Connor Green
  • Ms Noelle Cassidy
  • Prof Damian McCormack
  • Mr Paul Connolly
  • Ms Stacey Darwish
  • Mr Sam Lynch

Consultants in Radiology – Interventional Radiological Treatments

  • Prof Stephen Eustace
  • Prof Eoin Kavanagh

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
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 (an hereditary condition that causes the tissue to thicken) Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (a chronic condition causing pain, stiffness, swelling, sweating and discolouration)
Complex fractures Joint pain Ganglions (small fluid-filled sacs or cysts)
Tendonitis (inflammation or swelling of the tendon)
Sports injuries Ulnar nerve compression (tennis elbow) Cubital Tunnel Syndrome (a fluid build-up caused by trauma)
Osteochondritis dissecans (loss of blood to the cartilage within elbow joint)
Radial tunnel syndrome (dull aching pain at the top of the forearm caused by pressure on the radial nerve)
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

  • Ms Olivia Flannery
  • Prof. Hannan Mullett
  • Mr Patrick Groarke
  • Ms Grainne Colgan
  • Mr Kieran O’Shea
  • Ms Ann-Maria Byrne
  • Ms Ciara Fox

Hours of operation

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Rheumatological diseases affect the joints, soft tissue, connective tissue, bones and organs of sufferers, causing pain, swelling, stiffness and other unpleasant symptoms. It is estimated that 1 in 3 people of all ages suffer from a rheumatological disease. Our Consultant Team at the National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh offer whole person treatment plans, effective pain management and expert advice for patients.

Conditions Treated
Some of the conditions we treat include:
Arthritis: rheumatoid, psoriatic and osteoarthritis Ankylosing spondylitis Rheumatic disorders: lupus and vasculitis

Consultants and Doctors in Rheumatology

  • Dr John Stack
  • Prof G. McCarthy

Hours of operation

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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

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.

Conditions Treated
Achondroplasia (dwarfism) Cerebral palsy Scoliosis and back abnormalities
Foot deformities Growth challenges Hip dysplasia
Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis Perthes (see below) Post-traumatic reconstruction
Surgical Treatments Include
Limb reconstruction surgery Platelette rich plasma injections (non-surgical) Scoliosis surgery

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons in Paediatric Orthopaedics

  • Mr Connor Green
  • Mr Paul Connolly
  • Ms Noelle Cassidy
  • Prof Damian McCormack
  • Ms. Grainne Colgan
  • Mr Enda Kelly
  • Mr Thomas Donnolly

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)
Patella tendon/ patellas instability Patellofemoral pain Early Knee Osteoarthritis
Knee pain in athletes, particularly runners Non-surgical meniscal injury and tear (cartilage damage)
Hip/ Groin
Osteoarthritis Buttock pain Labral tear
Muscle micro tear
Anterior cruciate ligament injury/tear Recurrent calf/hamstring/quadriceps injury
Lumbar/ Thoracic and cervical non-surgical cases Adolescent back pain – Spondylolysis
Rotator cuff pathology/ subacromial impingement Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder) Non-surgical glenohumeral labral injuries
Carpal Tunnel syndrome De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis Common extensor/ flexor origin tendinosis (tennis/ golfers) elbow
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

Outpatient Clinic Times

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