Professor Brian M Devitt

Brian Devitt is an internationally trained orthopaedic surgeon with subspecialty expertise in knee surgery. He has a particular interest in sporting injuries including anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, meniscal repair, cartilage restoration procedures, multi-ligamentous knee reconstruction and hamstring repair. In addition, he cares for patients with degenerative conditions, such as knee arthritis, and performs partial and total knee replacements as well as osteotomies.

Brian completed his medical school training at University College Dublin, Ireland, and carried out his specialist training in Trauma & Orthopaedics at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He also achieved a Masters in Sports and Exercise Medicine. Brian chose to pursue a career in academic orthopaedic sports surgery, and carried out three years of fellowship training. The first year was a research fellowship at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute. He then carried out a clinical fellowship at the University of Toronto in sports surgery. Finally, he completed two clinical fellowships in Melbourne; the first was a knee reconstruction fellowship at OrthoSport Victoria (OSV) and the second a fellowship at Hip Arthroscopy Australia. Following his fellowship, Brian worked as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at OSV and Epworth Healthcare.

Brian has a keen interest in research and is Full Professor and Chair of Orthopaedics and Surgical Biomechanics at Dublin City University. He has extensive research experience with a specific focus on clinical outcomes studies and biomechanical studies. He has published widely and speaks frequently at national and international meetings.

Professor Brian M Devitt

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon – Knee Specialist


Sports knee injuries

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament tears
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament tears
  • Complex multi-ligamentous injury
  • Patellar dislocation
  • Meniscal tears
  • Cartilage damage

Muscle and tendon injuries

  • Hamstring tears and avulsions
  • Quadriceps injury

Degenerative knee conditions

  • Knee osteotomies
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Total knee replacement

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any patient queries. I look forward to working with you

  • MRCSI Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
    • Member of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • MB BCh BAO  University College Dublin
  • MMedSc University College Cork
    • Masters in sports and exercise Medicine
  • Medical Doctorate MD University College Dublin
    • Medical doctorate awarded by thesis
  • Diploma in Management Westmoreland Institute, Dublin
    • Diploma in healthcare management
  • FRCSI Trauma & Orthopaedics Board Certification Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
    • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • FFSEM Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
    • Fellowship of the Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine
  • FRACS Orthopaedics Australian Board Certification Royal Australian College of Surgeons
    • Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Doctor of Philosophy La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
    • Aetiology, diagnosis, and treatment of Anterolateral Rotatory Laxity of the Knee
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine  (ISAKOS),
  • Magellan Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS),
  • Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RSCI),
  • European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA),
  • Australian Knee Society (AKS), Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA),
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Study Group.

Brian is Full Professor and Chair of Orthopaedics and Surgical Biomechanics. This is a jointly-appointed post which is based within the School of Health and Human Performance, Faculty of Science and Health and with close affiliations with the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics.

Brian’s list of research publications, book chapters and books are available here.

Professor Joseph M Queally

“My philosophy of care is to understand the individual needs of my patients and deliver a bespoke treatment plan that is based on the most up to date evidence. Ultimately the primary aim is to achieve a return to the best possible level of function so patients can return to daily life as soon as possible.”

Professor Queally is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the UPMC Sports Surgery Clinic and Associate Professor at Trinity College Dublin. He specialises in treating patients with musculoskeletal injuries (both trauma and sports injuries) and chronic conditions affecting the lower limb including the hip, knee and ankle joints. He has specific expertise in hip and knee joint replacement (primary, complex and revision), arthroscopic (keyhole) knee surgery, upper and lower limb fracture fixation and joint injection.

Professor Queally graduated from University College Dublin in 2002 and completed the Irish surgical training programme in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery with the award of FRCS (Tr &Orth) in 2014. He then completed a fellowship in complex trauma (pelvic and lower limb) and joint replacement at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge in 2015. Addenbrooke’s is a major academic health science centre in the UK and is the major trauma centre for the East of England with a 21-bed trauma ICU and a trauma catchment population of 6 million. He was subsequently appointed a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Addenbrooke’s in 2016 and was the departmental Head of Trauma at the time of his return to Ireland in 2019 to a Consultant post at St James’s Hospital.

Primary, complex primary and revision hip and knee joint replacement, knee arthroscopy, trauma.

  • MB BCh BAO University College Dublin 2002
  • MD (molecular biology of hip replacement failure): University College Dublin 2012
  • Higher Surgical Training Trauma and Orthopaedics RCSI: 2010-2015
    FRCS Tr & Orth: 2014
  • M Ed (Surgical Education): Imperial College London 2017
  • Fellowship: Trauma & Arthroplasty, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge 2015 -2016
  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon: Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge 2016-2019
  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon: St James’s Hospital, Tallaght University Hospital 2019 – current

Prof Queally has extensive research interests that mirror his clinical interests and has published widely in the fields of trauma, osteoarthritis and joint replacement with over 40 publications in leading journals including the BMJ, New England Journal of Medicine and Cochrane. He is an Associate Professor at Trinity College Dublin and continues to direct research focused on osteoarthritis and joint replacement. He has over 800 citations of his research, has won awards for his research in joint replacement and is currently an NIHR grant holder for a large multi-centre trial (ACEFiT trial) investigating the role of total hip replacement in acetabular fractures He was the departmental Head of Trauma Research prior to leaving Addenbrooke’s and oversaw the running of 15 clinical trials. He also has extensive experience in surgical education and has completed a Masters in Surgical Education at Imperial College London. For detailed information on his academic activity please search “Joseph Queally” on google scholar.

10 key publications

1. Knee Fix or Replace Trial (KFORT): a randomized controlled feasibility study. Hull PD, Chou DTS, Lewis S, Carrothers AD, Queally JM, Allison A, Barton G, Costa ML. Bone Joint J. 2019 Nov;101-B(11):1408-1415.
2. Total Hip Arthroplasty or Hemiarthroplasty for Hip Fracture. HEALTH Investigators. N Engl J Med. 2019 Dec 5;381(23):2199-2208.
3. Mastery in music and surgery – exploiting parallels in performance. BMJ
4. Cost-utility analysis in orthopaedic trauma; what pays? A systematic review. Coyle S, Kinsella S, Lenehan B, Queally JM. Injury. 2018 Mar;49(3):575-584.
5. Intramedullary nails for extracapsular hip fractures in adults. Queally JM, Harris E, Handoll HH, Parker MJ. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 Sep 12;(9)
6. The role of osteoblasts in peri-prosthetic osteolysis. O’Neill SC, Queally JM, Devitt BM, Doran PP, O’Byrne JM. Bone Joint J. 2013 Aug;95-B(8):1022-6
7. Dislocation of primary total hip arthroplasty and the risk of redislocation. Brennan SA, Khan F, Kiernan C, Queally JM, McQuillan J, Gormley IC, O’Byrne JM. Hip Int. 2012 Sep-Oct;22(5):500-4
8. Total hip replacement in patients with neurological conditions. Queally JM, Abdulkarim A, Mulhall KJ. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2009 Oct;91(10):1267-73.
9. Cobalt ions induce chemokine secretion in primary human osteoblasts. Queally JM, Devitt BM, Butler JS, Malizia AP, Murray D, Doran PP, O’Byrne JM. J Orthop Res. 2009 Jul;27(7)
10. Assessment of a new undergraduate module in musculoskeletal medicine. Queally JM, Cummins F, Brennan SA, Shelly MJ, O’Byrne JM. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Feb 2;93(3):e9.