SSC are delighted to welcome the following consultants to our team.
Mr Maurice O’Flaherty MSc (Sports Med) FRCSEd (Tr & Ortho) is a Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon, specialising in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Trauma Surgery and Sports injuries.
He graduated in Medicine (MB BCh BaO) at Queens University Belfast in 2002, going on to follow a surgical career path, gaining a place on the Northern Ireland Orthopaedic Higher Surgical Training scheme in 2007. He obtained his Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh (Trauma & Orthopaedics) in 2012 and went on to take up a place on the prestigious Surrey Foot and Ankle Fellowship in London.
Mr O’Flaherty has also graduated from the University of Bath, England, gaining a Masters of Science degree in Sports & Exercise Medicine. He spent time training with doctors and allied health professionals from all aspects of sport and exercise medicine, including Premier League Football and Rugby Union. He works with many high-level sportspersons including GAA players, Ulster Rugby, Ulster Hockey, NI Netball and Irish League Soccer.
He is a Consultant in the Royal Victoria Hospital and Musgrave Park Hospital Belfast, being a member of the on-call Trauma team in the former, which is a designated Major Trauma Centre. He is currently a certified Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructor.
He was appointed Lead Clinician for Foot & Ankle Surgery in the Belfast Health & Social Care Trust in 2019.
Specialist interests include all aspects of complex foot and ankle problems including ankle instability and stabilisation, ankle arthroscopy (keyhole surgery), lower limb sports injuries and fractures, achilles tendon injuries and surgery, bunion (hallux valgus) surgery, lesser toe deformities, heel pain, tendon problems and foot and ankle arthritis.
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.
“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.”