Sports Surgery Clinic


As a leading international centre for the treatment of orthopaedic, spinal, sports and exercise related injuries, the Sports Surgery Clinic (SSC) delivers new standards for excellence in patient care. With enhanced patient diagnosis, treatment and recovery times, the SSC offers in one location a rapid access facility for screening, diagnosis, rehabilitation, and surgical treatment of acute and chronic sports injuries.


Imaging & Sports Medicine


We work closely with specialists in diagnostic imaging to obtain the most up to date x rays and MRI’s of your injury. This specialist team play a strong role in helping us establish your diagnosis and treatment plan. When surgery is not required, our sports medicine colleagues and physiotherapists may take an important role in help manage your injury or pain.

Research & Clinical Trials


Cathal believes in evidence-based care.
Research and ongoing trials are essential in addressing the best result for our patients

There is a particular interest in the role of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine strategies within Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine at Trinity College Dublin and our clinical site at Sports Surgery Clinic. Our research focuses on the investigation of biological augmentation of traditional surgical options for soft tissue injury as well as exploring novel treatment strategies for soft tissue, ligament, cartilage and meniscus injury.  Clinical trials are led by Professor Moran to facilitate sharing of the scientific expertise available at TCD, RCSI, AMBER (and other leading regenerative medicine centre’s in Ireland) with specialised clinical services.  In addition to the traditional exploration of tissue-engineered constructs using scaffolds, cells and other biological factors, there is considerable interest in the role of mechanobiology in the healing and repair process, with particular emphasis on how this relates to rehabilitation of tissues following surgical intervention.

An outside photo of the Sports Surgery Clinic, Santry, Dublin 9, where Professor of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Cathal Moran works