Professor Joseph M Queally

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

“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 including pelvic and complex lower limb.

  • 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 opinionblogs.bmj.com/bmj/2018/12/20/
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.

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