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

Interests:

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.

Mr Mihai Vioreanu Sports Surgery Clinic

Mihai Vioreanu

Mr. Mihai Vioreanu is an Irish trained Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with expertise in knee and hip surgery obtained in Canada and Australia.
After graduating with honors from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy ‘Victor Babes’ Timisoara, Romania Mihai moved to Dublin where he completed his Specialty Training in Orthopaedic Surgery in RCSI.
He pursued further sub-specialized training in Primary and Revision Hip and Knee Replacement at the world-renowned Arthroplasty Centre in Vancouver, Canada. He then travelled to Sydney, Australia during 2013 and 2014 to perform sports knee surgery (i.e. ACL reconstruction, tibial osteotomies, patello-femoral reconstruction) under the supervision and guidance of Dr. Justin Roe and Prof. Leo Pinczewski. During this time he was awarded the ESSKA–APKASS Travelling Fellowship facilitating him to visit some of the best centers in Sports Surgery in Asia-Pacific (China, Hong-Kong, New-Zealand, Australia and Japan).
Along with developing his orthopaedic surgical career Mihai also played international rugby and represented Romania at two Rugby World Cups, 1999 in Ireland and 2003 in Australia.
Mr. Vioreanu is highly involved in clinical research. He attended over 40 international courses and meetings and has published a number of high quality clinical studies, book chapters and surgical techniques. A keen teacher, he was the first Orthopaedic Lecturer in RCSI where he designed and delivered a musculoskeletal program for medical students.

Mr. Vioreanu recently joined Sports Surgery Clinic, bringing the latest innovations and experience in knee and hip surgery from North America and Australia.

Logo Mihai Vioreanu

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  • Sports Knee Fellowship, North Sydney Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Centre, Sydney, Australia. (2014)
  • Adult Reconstructive Fellowship, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. (2013)
  • Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons, FRCSI(Tr&Orth) – Higher Surgical Training, RCSI, Ireland. (2012)
  • Professional Certificate in Healthcare Management Practice – Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, UCD, Ireland. (2012)
  • Master in Surgery, MCh – University College Dublin, Ireland. (2008)
  • Postgraduate Diploma, Applied Biomechanics – Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK. (2007)
  • Member of Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, MRCSI – Basic Surgical Training, RCSI, Ireland. (2005)
  • Medical Doctor (Hons), MD – University of Medicine and Pharmacy ‘Victor Babes’ Timisoara, Romania. (1999)
  • Best Poster Award, APKASS Congress, Nara, Japan 2014
  • ESSKA / APKASS Asia-Pacific Travelling Felowship 2014
  • OMEGA Fellowship Grant – Vancouver, Canada 2012 – 2013
  • Irish Institute of Orthopaedic Surgery Educational Grant 2012
  • Irish Orthopaedic Association Educational Grant 2012
  • Irish Institute of Orthopaedic Surgery Educational Grant 2012
  • DePuy Travelling Fellowship, Bordeaux, France 2010
  • RCSI Ethicon Foundation Travel Grant, Bologna, Italy 2009
  • 2014 – Visiting Fellow, Brisbane Orthopaedics Sports Medicine Centre (Dr. Peter Myers)
  • 2014 ESSKA-APKASS Travelling Fellowship
Hong-Kong (Prof. KM Chan)
Auckland (Dr. Mark Clatworthy & Dr. Matt Brick)
Melbourne (Dr. Tim Whitehead, Prof. Julian Feller & Prof. John Bartlett)
Sydney (Dr. David Parker & Dr. Justin Roe)
  • 2013-2014 Clinical Fellow, Sports & Arthroplasty Knee Surgery, NSOSMC & AOA, Sydney, Australia (Dr. Justin Roe & Prof. Leo Pinczewski)
  • 2012-2013 Clinical Felllow in Adult Reconstruction, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. (Prof. Clive Duncan, Prof. Bas Masri, Dr. Nelson Greidanus & Prof. Don Garbuz)
  • 2006-2012 Specialist Registrar in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, RCSI, Dublin
  • 2009 Ethicon RCSI Travelling Fellowship to Rizolli Orthopaedic Institute, Bologna, Italy. (Prof. Maurillio Marcacci & Prof. Stefano Zaffagnini)
  • 2005-2006 Lecturer in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery, RCSI, Dublin.
  • 2002-2005 Senior House Officer, Basic Surgerical Training, Mater Misericordae & St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin.

PUBLISHED SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS

An Acetabular Liner with Focal Constraint for Prevention of Dislocation After THA: Evaluation of 82 Consecutive Cases JT Munro, MH Vioreanu, CP Duncan, BA Masri. Clin Orthop Relat Res.2013 Feb 2.
A posterior intra-focal wire assists reduction of the oblique, extension supracondylar fracture of the humerus in children. M. Vioreanu, J.F. Baker, R. Gul J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2013 Apr;21(1):110-2.
Design, implementation and prospective evaluation of a new interactive musculoskeletal module for medical students. M. Vioreanu, B. J. O’Daly, M. J. Shelly, B. D. Devitt, J.M. O’Byrne. Ir J Med Sci. 2012 Oct 6.
Clostridium perfringens infection complicating periprosthetic fracture fixation about the hip: successful treatment with early aggressive debridement. Baker JF, Vioreanu MH, Harty JA. Hip Int. 2012 Feb 16:0.doi:10.5301/HIP.2012.9046.
Smith Petersen Vitallium mould arthroplasty – a 62 year follow-up. J. Baker, M. Vioreanu, H. Khan J Bone Joint Surg Br.2011 Sep;93(9):1285-6. PMID: 2191154
Olecranon fractures in the elderly. Is tension band wiring the right treatment? S. Umer, M. Vioreanu, P Fleming. Injury Extra 01/2011; 42(9):122-123. DOI:10.1016/j.injury.2011.06.278
Double-talus sign? J. F. Baker, M. H. Vioreanu, H. A. Khan Injury Extra, Volume 42, Issue 12, December 2011, Pages 201-202.
Cobalt ions induce chemokine secretion in a variety of systemic cell lines. Devitt BM, Queally, M, Vioreanu M, Butler JS, Murray D, Doran PP, O’Byrne JM. Acta Orthop. 2010 Dec;81(6):756-64.
Intra-operative imaging technique to aid safe placement of screws in percuteanous fixation of pelvic and acetabular fractures. M. Vioreanu, K. J. Mulhall Acta Orthopaedica Belgica, No 3, Vol. 77/3, June 2011
“Between the Jigs and the Reels” Bilateral Metatarsal Phalangeal stress fractures in a young Irish dancer. E. O’Halloran, M. Vioreanu, B. Padinjarathala Clin J Sport Med. 2011 May 10.
Book Chapter “ Upper Limb Injuries” in Sports Emergencies. Management Scenarios. M. Vioreanu, H. Mullett – Chapter Authors Churchill Livingstone. ISBN: 9780443068652

Book Chapter “ Chest Problems” in Sports Emergencies. Management Scenarios. M. Vioreanu, S. P. Gaine – Chapter Authors Churchill Livingstone. ISBN: 9780443068652

Less Invasive innominate osteotomy. Chukwunyerenwa CK, Sehgal R, Vioreanu M, Doyle F, Molony D, McCormack D. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2010 Jul;19(4):318-22.PMID: 20375913
Heelys and Street Gliders injuries; a new type of paediatric injuries M Vioreanu, E Sheehan, A Glynn, N Cassidy, M Stephens, D McCormack Pediatrics. 2007 Jun;119(6):e1294-8. PMID: 17545360
Early mobilisation in removable cast compared with immobilisation in cast after operative treatment of ankle fractures. A prospective randomised study. Vioreanu M, Dudeney S, Kelly E, Hurson B, O’Rourke K, Quinlan W. Foot Ankle Int. 2007 Jan; 28(1):13-9,

Displaced ankle fractures in the geriatric population: operative or non-operative treatment. Vioreanu M, Brophy S, Dudeney S, Kelly E, Hurson B, O’Rourke K, Quinlan W. Foot and Ankle Surg. 2007 Jan; 13(1):10-14,

HIV1 Protease Inhibitors Selectively Induce Inflammatory Chemokine Expression in Primary Human Osteoblasts. A Patricelli, M Vioreanu, P. Doran, W.G. Powderly Antiviral Res. 2007 Jan 9.
The role and structure of medical team in modern rugby M Vioreanu. Sport Med Jour, Journal of Romanian Sports Medicine Association, 6: 326-328, 2006
Vertebral fractures and concomitant fractures of the sternum. M Vioreanu, J Quinlan, I Robertson, J O’Byrne. Int Orthop. 2005 Dec; 29(6):339-42. Epub 2005 Aug 5.
Surgical Management of an Osteoporotic Spinal Fracture with Delayed Onset Paraplegia. M Vioreanu, P Connolly, D McCormack. Eur J of Orthop Surg and Traumatol, 15: 313-315.2005
Functional Outcome Following Traumatic Spondilolisthesis of the Axis. European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology
I Robertson, M Vioreanu, G O’Toole, J O’Byrne.
Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs): insights from a new familial GIST kindred with unusual genetic and pathological features
O’Riain C, Corless CL, Heinrich MC, Keegan D, Vioreanu M, Maguire D, Sheahan K. Am J Surg Pathol. 2005 Dec; 29(12):1680-3.
Traumatic transection of innominate artery. D Veerasingam, M Vioreanu , J McCarthy , O’Donoghue Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2003 Dec;2(4):569-71.

INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Canadian Orthopaedic Association Meeting, Montreal, Canada, June 2014. Wagner Cone Stems in Primary THA for Developmental Dysplasia and Other Deformities of the Proximal  Femur. M. Vioreanu, D.S. Garbuz, N.V. Greidanus, B.A. Masri, C.P. Duncan (Poster)
Canadian Orthopaedic Association Meeting, Montreal, Canada, June 2014. Field Testing the Unified Classification System for Periprosthetic Fractures Affecting the Pelvis in Association with Hip Replacement Arthroplasty: An International Collaboration. M. Vioreanu, F. Haddad,  C.P. Duncan (Poster)
ESSKA – APKASS Travelling Fellowship, Hong-Kong, Auckland, Melbourne & Sydney Invited Lecture, Assessment of conservatively “healed” ACL when combined with MCL injury. M. Vioreanu, L. Salmon, A. Walter, J. Roe, L. Pinczewski
Mater Orthopaedic Research Day. Sydney, Australia, November 2013. Ten year comparison of Oxidized Zirconium & Cobalt-Chrome Femoral Components in Total Knee Arthroplasty. A Randomised Controlled Trial. M. Vioreanu, L. Salmon, A. Walter, J. Roe, L. Pinczewski
Canadian Orthopaedic Association Meeting, Winnipeg, ON, Canada, June 2013 Tapered Fluted Modular Titanium Stems for the Management of Vancouver B2 and B3
Fractures after Hip Replacement M. Vioreanu, JT Munro, B. Masri, N. Greidanus, D. Garbuz, C. Duncan
Canadian Orthopaedic Association Meeting, Winnipeg, ON, Canada, June 2013 An Acetabular Liner with Focal Constraint: A Review of 82 Consecutive Cases. M. Vioreanu, JT Munro, B. Masri, N. Greidanus, D. Garbuz, C. Duncan
Annual Meeting Juan De Fuca Association, Victoria, BC, Canada, May 2013 The Wagner Cone Stem for the Challenging Femur in Hip Replacement M. Vioreanu, B. Masri, N. Greidanus, D. Garbuz, C. Duncan
Orthopaedic Research Day, UBC, Vancouver, Canada, April 2013 The Unified Classification System to Describe Fractures of the Pelvis Associated with Hip Arthroplasty. An International Evaluation. M. Vioreanu, B. Masri, N. Greidanus, D. Garbuz, C. Duncan
Grand Rounds, Orthopaedic Surgery, UBC, Vancouver, Canada, February 2013. Trunnion Disease in Hip Replacement M. Vioreanu, M. Whitehouse, D. Garbuz, C. Duncan
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Summer Meeting, San Diego, USA, July 2006. Displaced Ankle Fractures in the Geriatric Population: Operative or Non-operative treatment. Vioreanu M, Brophy S, Dudeney S, Kelly E, Hurson B, O’Rourke K, Quinlan W.
American Orthopaedic Association Meeting. Foot and Ankle Speciality Day, New Orleans, USA, March 2005 Early mobilisation in removable cast compared with immobilisation in cast after operative treatment of ankle fractures. A prospective randomised study. Vioreanu M, Dudeney S, Kelly E, Hurson B, O’Rourke K, Quinlan W.
Romanian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (SOROT) Meeting, Bucharest, Romania, October 2005. Early mobilisation in removable cast compared with immobilisation in cast after operative treatment of ankle fractures. A prospective randomised study. Vioreanu M, Dudeney S, Kelly E, Hurson B, O’Rourke K, Quinlan W.
Romanian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (SOROT) Meeting, Bucharest, Romania, October 2005. Displaced Ankle Fractures in the Geriatric Population: Operative or Non-operative treatment. Vioreanu M, Brophy S, Dudeney S, Kelly E, Hurson B, O’Rourke K, Quinlan W.
Romanian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (SOROT) Meeting, Bucharest, Romania, October 2005.Percutaneous Achilles Tendon Repair – A novel surgical technique. Comparison of open and modified percutaneous repair of Achilles tendon ruptures. Vioreanu M, Brophy S, Quinlan W, O’Rourke K.
British Orthopaedic Organisation (BOA) Meeting, Birmingham, UK, September 2005.Early mobilisation in removable cast compared with immobilisation in cast after operative treatment of ankle fractures. A prospective randomised study. Vioreanu M, Dudeney S, Kelly E, Hurson B, O’Rourke K, Quinlan W.
British Orthopaedic Organisation (BOA) Meeting, Birmingham, UK, September 2005.Functional Outcome Following Traumatic Spondilolisthesis of the Axis.Vioreanu M, Robertson I, Connelly P, O’Toole G, O’Byrne J.
British Trauma Society Meeting, Athens, Greece, October 2005. Early mobilisation in removable cast compared with immobilisation in cast after operative treatment of ankle fractures. A prospective randomised study. Vioreanu M, Dudeney S, Kelly E, Hurson B, O’Rourke K, Quinlan W.
British Trauma Society Meeting, Athens, Greece, October 2005.Displaced Ankle Fractures in the Geriatric Population: Operative or Non-operative treatment. Vioreanu M, Brophy S, Dudeney S, Kelly E, Hurson B, O’Rourke K, Quinlan W.

XXIII SICOT/ SIROT Triennial World Congress, Istanbul, Turkey, September 2005 A Review of 4h column vertebral fractures M. Vioreanu, J. Quinlan, I. Robertson, J. O’Byrne

Mihai’s previous participation in sport at a high level greatly enhanced his insight in treating the injured athlete both before surgery and during the rehabilitation period.
Mihai played 32 test matches for Romania and participated in two Rugby World Cup tournaments.
He joined De La Salle Palmerston RFC in Dublin and played for five seasons while training as a surgeon.
He also had the chance to play in the Dublin Hospitals Cup competition, representing each hospital where he was working at the time.
Mr Dan Withers

Dan Withers

Daniel Withers completed his orthopaedic surgical training in Mersey Deanery (UK) in 2014. He has completed both a Sports Knee Fellowship at Sports Surgery Clinic and a Research Fellowship in the Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Department, Trinity College Dublin. He also held the role of sports doctor to the Trinity College sports teams.

As part of his fellowships, he was been involved in pre-clinical trials in relation to cartilage and meniscus regeneration, as well as research into mechanisms of ACL injuries in rugby. During his fellowship at Sports Surgery Clinic, he gained considerable experience in treating large numbers of patients with all aspects of knee problems (including osteoarthritis, ligament injuries, meniscal injuries, patellofemoral disorders).

At the end of 2017, Daniel was appointed the first Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon to work alongside Ray Moran in the Ray Moran knee Clinic at SSC.

Dan specialises in the following areas of the knee:

  • Sports Knee Surgery
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Meniscal Reconstruction
  • Knee Ligament Surgery
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement