Below you will find additional information and animations on the surgical approaches for all of our treatments including:
Rotator Cuff Repair
Clavicle and AC Joint ReconstructionSee Our Animations
Exercise, rehabilitation and physiotherapy are key aspects of resolving pain and injury. Following shoulder surgery, rehabilitation forms an important part of your recovery. Cathal works closely with many of Ireland’s leading physiotherapists to deliver the highest quality care 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 shoulder surgery. Occasionally advanced reconstruction is required, but minimally invasive keyhole 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 above to view the techniques we use for your shoulder 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 shoulder pain or injury with you.
Please see our page on Regenerative Medicine for more details on this specialist practice we provide.