As a highly specialised Orthopaedic and Sports Surgeon, Cathal will discuss all options and liaise closely with your physiotherapy team before and after any knee surgical procedures are undertaken. Specialist knee services include:
ACL / Cruciate Tear & Reconstruction
Cartilage Injury, Repair and Regeneration
Meniscus Tear, Debridement and Repair
Patellar Instability & MPFL Reconstruction
Knee Arthritis and Non Surgical Care
Limb Re-alignment Surgery
Knee Replacement (Partial and Total)
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Exercise, rehabilitation and physiotherapy are key aspects of resolving pain and injury. Following knee surgery, rehabilitation forms an important part of your recovery. Cathal works closely with many of Ireland’s leading physiotherapists to deliver the highest quality of care we can to our patients. We ensure all patients receive an expert diagnosis and rehabilitation program before any surgical procedures are considered.
Please see our Physiotherapy page for all guidelines for exercises after surgery.
Many patients and athletes can be returned to a high level of performance, work and play without knee surgery. Occasionally advanced reconstruction is required, but minimally invasive keyhole surgery options are used where possible, with an emphasis on the most up to date techniques in modern orthopaedics and sports medicine.
Please see our Animations link below to view the techniques we use for your knee surgery where this is required.
In orthopedic sports medicine, the promise of regenerative medicine—or, the more accurate term, restorative medicine–is to accelerate healing and to decrease scar formation, adhesions, pain, and inflammation at the site of injury or surgical repair. (We can’t yet regenerate damaged tissues and joints or make them normal again. Rather, we’re creating a more favourable healing environment.) While not yet substantiated, this evolving area of medicine may improve long-term outcomes as well. Where suitable, we will discuss the role of such cell and biological injections for your knee pain/injury with you.
Please see our page on Regenerative Medicine for more details on this specialist practice we provide.