Mark Jackson Knee Surgeon

Mark Jackson

Partial and total knee replacements, ACL and ligament reconstructions, knee arthroscopy, meniscal surgery and repair, general sports injuries of the knee

M.B.B.S (Lon), BSc (Hons), FRCS (Tr&Orth), DipSEM (GB&I)
  • Irish Medical Council
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • Irish Orthopaedic Association
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Royal College of Surgeons (England)
  • AO Alumni

Development of an Anterior Cruciate Ligament database in the Sports Surgery Clinic for prospective data collection. This is to enable the continued study of patients who have sustained this injury and to maximise the results and success in return to sports and activities.

  • Mid-term results of third generation alumina on alumina ceramic bearings in cementless total hip arthroplasty. A ten year minimum follow-up. E. Yeung, P Thornton-Bott, R. Chana, M. P. Jackson et al. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2012;94 138-44.
  • The role of patient factors and implant position in squeaking of ceramic-on-ceramic total hip replacements. S. A. Sexton, E. Yeung, M. P. Jackson et al J Bone Joint Surg Br 2011;93-B 439-442
  • The effect of obesity on the outcome of hip and knee arthroplasty.Yeung E, Jackson M, Sexton S, Walter W, Zicat B, Walter W.Int Orthop. 2011 Jun;35(6):929-34.
  • Timing of reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament in athletes and the incidence of secondary pathology within the knee. J. Kennedy, M. P. Jackson, P. O’Kelly, and R. Moran. J Bone Joint Surg Br 2010;92-B 362-366
  • Ceramic-on-ceramic bearing surface and risk of revision due to dislocation after primary total hip replacement  S. A. Sexton, W. L. Walter, M. P. Jackson, R. De Steiger, and T. Stanford J Bone Joint Surg Br 2009;91-B 1448-1453
  • The impact of obesity on the mid-term outcome of cementless fixed bearing total knee arthroplasty. J Bone Joint Surg (Br) 2009: 91B: 1037-1043
  • The effect of obesity on the mid-term survival and clinical outcome of cementless total hip replacement. Joint Surg Br 2009;91-B 1296-1300
  • Superior pole sleeve fracture following patellar stabilisation. Brennan S, Walls R, Jackson MP, Moran R. Knee. 2009 Jun;16 (3):235-7.
  • Chessiar K, Jackson MP, Brewin J, Butler-Manuel A. Results of retrograde nailing for supracondylar total knee replacement peri-prosthetic fractures. Int Orthopaedics; 2009 33(4): 981.
  • Sampson M, Jackson MP, Moran R et al. 3T MRI for the diagnosis of meniscal and anterior cruciate ligament pathology: a comparison to arthroscopic findings. Clin Radiol 2008 63(10): 1106-11.
  • Moran R, Jackson MP, Falvey E. “Better outcomes for sports injuries” The Irish Medical Times 18/04/2008.
  • Dodd L, Jackson MP, Varma R: Poller blocking screws and intramedullary nailing in tibial malunion. Annals Royal College Surgeons England; 2007 89(8): 816-8.
  • McGillion S, Jackson MP, Lahoti O: Arthroscopically assisted treatment of triplanar distal tibial injuries. Journal of Paediatric Orthopaedics B; 2007 16(5):313-316.
  • Rudol G, Jackson MP, James SE: Tibial plateau fracture complicating unicompartmental knee arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty; 2007 22(1) 148-150.
  • Hussein R, Jackson MP, Hinves B. Long term results of the ABG1 hip. Hip International 2006; 16(2) 179-183 (Abstract).
  • Jackson MP and Clasper J. “The floating metacarpal”-fracture dislocation of the head and base of the index metacarpal. Injury. 2005; 36(4) p87-89.
  • Gossop M, Keaney F, Sharma P, Jackson MP. The unique role of diamorphine in British medical practice: a survey of general practitioners and hospital doctors. Eur Addict Res. 2005; 11(2):76-82.
  • Jackson MP and Singh D. Total ankle replacement. Current Orthopaedics 2003; 17 (4) 292-298.
  • Jackson MP, Philp B, Powell BWEM, Murdoch L: High frequency oscillatory ventilation to treat severe paediatric inhalation injury. Burns 2002; 28(5) 509-511.
  • Jackson MP, Nussey S, and Mudan S: Metformin induced lactic acidosis. Clinical Intensive Care 2000; 11(4).
Mr Tom McCarthy Sports Surgery Clinic

Tom McCarthy

Hip and Knee Reconstruction Surgery/Joint Replacement, Arthroscopy/Sports Surgery,Trauma

• Graduate of N.U.I. Cork
• Irish Higher Surgical Training Scheme in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery R.C.S.I
• Clinical Fellow University of Toronto
• Hip and Knee Reconstruction/Arthroplasty
Mount Sinai Hospital
• Clinical Fellow University of Toronto
• Arthroscopic/Sports Surgery
St. Michael’s Hospital and Women’s College Hospital

• Sports Surgery Clinic Santry
• St. James Hospital Dublin

Mr Gavin McHugh Sports Surgery Clinic

Gavin McHugh

Gavin is originally from Tyrone where he completed grammar school at the Christian Brothers in Omagh and obviously maintains a high level of support for his native county’s GAA achievements. He then completed his undergraduate training in Trinity College Dublin and subsequently his internship in the AMNCH Tallaght.
He went on to Basic Surgical Training in general surgery, orthopaedic surgery, vascular surgery & plastic surgery in 2003-2005 and at this point realised his interest lay in the field of orthopaedics. He completed his Doctor of Medicine thesis in  2006 – 2008 and worked as Clinical Tutor in both the Royal College of Surgeons & the Health & Human Performance Department in Dublin City University at this time.
He entered Higher Surgical training in Trauma & Orthopaedic surgery in 2009 – 2015 and this included a year’s Fellowship training in Christchurch, New Zealand.
He is married with two children. Apart from spending time with his family, his hobbies include weight training, hiking, cycling & skiing and he has travelled extensively throughout Europe, North & South America, Africa, Asia & Australasia.
Gavin is committed to providing the highest level of care for his patients in a friendly and down to earth manner. Whilst his areas of interest include soft tissue knee reconstruction and Hip and Knee Arthroplasty, he is particularly interested in knee navigation for both unicondylar (partial) and Total Knee Replacements.
  • Primary, complex primary & revision Total Knee Arthroplasty
  • Unicondylar knee replacement
  • Patellofemoral joint disorders & replacement
  • Knee arthroscopy & ligament reconstruction
  • Primary, complex primary & revision Hip Arthroplasty
  • Trauma
  • MB BCh BAO BA: Trinity College Dublin 2002
  • Diploma in Sports & Exercise Medicine: 2007
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD): University College Dublin 2011. The role of Prehabilitation on the outcome of Total Knee Arthroplasty.
  • FRCS (Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery): September 2013
  • Fellowship Training: Christchurch, New Zealand 2014-2015 – Soft tissue knee reconstruction & lower limb arthroplasty
Professor Cathal Moran SSC

Professor Cathal J Moran

Professor Cathal Moran is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Sports Surgery Clinic and the Professor and Chair of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine at Trinity College Dublin. He specialises in Knee Surgery and Shoulder Surgery. His sub-specialty interest is in sports injuries, including ACL reconstruction, cartilage injury, meniscus surgery, rotator cuff repair and shoulder stabilisation surgery. He also performs Shoulder Replacement and Knee Replacement Surgery.
Professor Moran completed his training in the Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship at Hospital for Special Surgery and Cornell Medical College in New York, the Cartilage Repair Centre at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and Antwerp Orthopaedic Centre in Belgium.  He has worked extensively with professional athletes and teams across Ireland, the US and Europe. He is a Principal Investigator at Trinity Centre for Bioengineering, RCSI Bioengineering and AMBER research centres, as well as a lead surgeon for SSC’s participation in international multi-centre clinical trials. He links this research to the development new options for cartilage and ligament injury at Sports Surgery Clinic.

Knee Surgery:                                   

ACL Reconstruction
Ligament Repair
Cartilage/Meniscus Repair & Replacement
Osteotomy / Alignment Surgery
Knee Replacement
Shoulder Surgery:
Rotator Cuff
Biceps & Labrum
Shoulder Instability Surgery
Shoulder Replacement
• Orthopaedic Sports Medicine & Shoulder Fellowship Program,
Hospital for Special Surgery & Weil Cornell Medical College, New York
Knee & Shoulder Sports Surgery Fellowship,
Antwerp Orthopaedic Centre, Antwerp, Belgium
• Cartilage Repair Visiting Fellowship, Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School
• Higher Surgical Training Programme in Orthopaedic Surgery,
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
FRCS (Tr & Orth)
MD, National University of Ireland, Galway (Research Doctorate)
MB, BAO, BCh, NUI, Galway (Medical School Degree)
BSc in Pharmacology, NUIG & University of California San Francisco
PhD, Biological Augmentation / Tissue Engineering in Cartilage Repair
NUI Galway
  • European Society for Sports Traumatology and Knee Surgery
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • International Cartilage Repair Society
  • Irish-American Orthopaedic Society
  • ESSKA DePuy Synthes Degenerative Joint Fellowship
  • Biomet Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship
  • International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS) & Zimmer Cartilage Travelling Fellowship
  • The President’s Gold Medal, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • National Orthopaedic Residents Prize, Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital (Joint Winner)
  • National Specialist Registrar Academic Fellowship Programme
  • Clinician-Scientist Training Award from HRB & HSE
  • Prize Session Winner, Annual Meeting of Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland (ASGBI)
  • First Place RCSI Basic Surgical Training Program
  • Graduate Student Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco
  • HRB Science Degree Scholarship for Medical Undergraduates
  • Health Research Board Student Research Scholarship
  • National Gold Medal in Pharmacology, Irish Universities
In addition to his research role as a lead surgeon for SSC’s participation in international multi-centre clinical trials, Professor Moran is a Principal Investigator at Trinity Centre for Bioengineering, RCSI Bioengineering and AMBER research centres. He links research at these centres to the development new options for cartilage and ligament injury at Sports Surgery Clinic.  Professor Moran has completed orthopaedics and sports medicine research training at the Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI) in Ireland; University of California, San Francisco; UC Irvine,California;  Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota; and Hospital for Special Surgery / Weill Cornell Medical College in New York.  He has published over 50 papers and given over 200 presentations.
Selected publications include:
Moran CJ, Pascual-Garrido C, Potter H, Chubinskaya S, Cole BJ, Rodeo SA.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Feb 19;96(4):336-44.
Fabricant PD, Taylor SA, McCarthy MM, Moran CJ, Kang RW, Cordasco FA
J Bone Joint Surgery, February 2015, Vol 3, Issue 2.
Moran, CJ, Busilacchi,A., Lee CA, Athanasiou, KA., Verdonk, PC
Arthroscopy. 2015 Feb 14. pii: S0749-8063(14)00976-1.

Clinical Application of Scaffolds for Partial Meniscus Replacement

Moran CJ, Withers D, Kurzweil P,  Verdonk PC
Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review. 2015.
Accepted – PDF Copy Available from Authors.

Cell distribution and regenerative activity following meniscus replacement.

Moran CJ, Atmaca S, Declercq HA, Cornelissen MJ, Verdonk PC.
Int Orthop. 2014 Sep;38(9):1937-44.
PMID: 24993651
Extra-articular Augmentation of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction:  The Monoloop Procedure
Moran CJ, Lagae KC, Verdonk PC, Declercq G
ESSKA Book, 2014
Meniscus Extrusion Following Meniscus Allograft Transplantation
De Coninck T, Moran CJ, Huysse W, Verdonk R, Verstraete K, Verdonk PC
ESSKA Book, 2014
Arthroscopic Meniscal Allograft Transplantation With Soft Tissue Fixation Through Bone Tunnels
Peter Verdonk, Tim Spalding, Ben Parkinson, Cathal Moran
ESSKA Book, 2014
Moran CJ, Verdonk PC, Lagae KC, Declercq G
Arthroscopy Journal – Accepted July 2014
A History of Meniscus Surgery; From Ancient Times to the 21st Century
Cathal J Moran, Berardo di Matteo; Vittorio Tarabella,; M Marcacci, Rene Verdonk
KSSTA – Accepted July 2014
Moran CJ, Barry FP, Shannon FJ, Maher SA, Rodeo SA.
American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2012 Apr;40(4):934-44
Gene-modified mesenchymal stem cells express functionally active nerve growth factor on an engineered poly lactic glycolic acid (PLGA) substrate.
Rooney GE, Moran CJ, McMahon SS, Ritter T, Maenz M, Flügel A, Dockery P, O’Brien T, Howard L, Windebank AJ, Barry FP.  Tissue Eng Part A. 2008 May;14(5):681-90
Neurotrophic Factor-Expressing Mesenchymal Stem Cells Survive Transplantation into the Contused Spinal Cord without Differentiating into Neural Cells. Rooney GE, McMahon SS, Ritter T, Garcia Y, Moran C, Madigan NN, Fluegel A, Dockery P, O’Brien T, Howard L, Windebank AJ, Barry F. Tissue Eng Part A. 2009 Oct;15(10):3049-59.
Moran CJ, Shannon FJ, Barry FP, O Byrne JM, O Brien T, Curtin W.
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (Br); 2010
Sept; 92(9); 1195-1202
Professor Kevin Mulhall

Professor Kevin Mulhall

Hip and knee reconstructive, arthroplasty and joint preservation surgery.

MB, MCh, FRCSI (Tr & Orth)
• Graduate of National University of Ireland, Galway
Irish National Trauma & Orthopaedic Training Scheme
• AO Trauma Fellowship, BG Unfallklinik, Germany
• Observership Balgrist Clinic, Switzerland
• Adult Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, University of Minnesota
• Adult Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship, University of Virginia
• Cappagh National Orthopaedic Residents Prize 2000.
• Arthroplasty Fellows Conference Award AAOS 2004.
• Travelling Award of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 2004.
• BOA – Sanofi Travelling Fellowship 2004.
• BOA Ambassador to EFORT 2004.
• Best Paper Prize, EFORT 2004.
• Ethicon Foundation Travel Award 2004.
• Smith & Nephew – BOA Research Award 2005.
• BOA European Travelling Fellowship 2005.
• BOA-ASEAN Travelling Fellowship 2006.

• Sports Surgery Clinic

• Mater Private Hospital

• Millin Lecturer Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 2006.
• ABC Travelling Fellow 2008.

Mr Shea O'Flanagan

Shea (James) O’Flanagan

Mr. Shea O’Flanagan is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in knee and upper limb surgery. He trained in Orthopaedic Surgery in Ireland, England, Hong Kong and Sweden. He has a wide experience in treating sports related injuries, degenerative conditions, post-traumatic conditions of the knee and upper limbs. His sub-special areas of interest include:

  • Shoulder Surgery: rotator cuff surgery including repair, the treatment of frozen shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)
  • Hand Surgery: Carpal tunnel surgery including endoscopic carpal tunnel release, surgery for Dupuytren’s disease
  • Upper limb tendonitis
  • Knee surgery: He deals with meniscal tears including meniscal repair and total knee replacement.
MSc. (Orth), FRCSI, FRC Ed (Orth), F.F.S.E.M.
  • Graduated from Trinity College Dublin.
  • Orthopaedic Surgical Higher training programme.
  • Hold Fellowship in RSCI and College of Surgeons in Edinburgh in Orthopaedics
  • Masters in Science Degree from the University College London (UCL)
  • Hold Fellowship in Hand Surgery in Hong Kong.
  • Hold Orthopaedic Fellowship in Adult Reconstruction in Malmo Sweden.
  • Is a Fellow of the Faculty of Sports Exercise Medicine RCSI/RCPI.
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon Sports Surgery Clinic
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon Bon Secours Hospital Dublin
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon Connolly Hospital Blanchardstown
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital
  • Past Secretary of Insitute of Orthopaedics in Ireland
  • Past Iinspector of Orthopaedic Training Posts & member of Specialist Advisory Comittee (SAC) IN ORTHOPAEDICS
  • Fellow of Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine in Ireland
  • Past Chairman of Medical Board, Connolly Hospital

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 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.

Mr Keith Synnott

Keith Synnott

• HST in trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery RCSI 1997-2003
• Clinical fellow in Spine surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York 2003-2004

• Sports Surgery Clinic
• Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
• Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital
• Mater Private Hospital
• National Rehabilitation Hospital

• Sir Walter Mercer medal winner 2001
• BOA young ambassador to HKOA 2002
• ABC travelling fellow 2006