Advanced Programme for Hip and Knee Replacement (MEND+)

Our Advanced Programme for Hip and Knee Replacement (MEND+) is available free of charge for hip and knee replacement patients.

At Bon Secours Hospital Tralee, we understand that everyone’s recovery is different. Through our MEND+ programme, we will work with you before, during and after your operation to understand what you want out of your recovery and get you back to doing the things you love. 

 

MEND+ provides the following six elements to help maximise your recovery:

 

Access to Prehab: Acess to exercise classes in the weeks before your operation to build strength and to enhance your recovery after your operation

Acess to 'Joint School': Learn what to expect before, during and after your operation. Attend a physiotherapy class and have a one to one medical and physio assessment 

4* Hotel accomodation: Complimentary accomodation the night before your operation, for you and a relative/friend, to help you get a good night's sleep before your operation 

Orthopaedic Nurse Specialist: Direct access to Margaret, our Orthopaedic Nurse Specialist, to answer queries from you or your family, in the weeks before your operation

Physiotherapy Sessions:  Access to 2 complimentary physiotherapy sessions with our Chartered Physiotherapists after you leave the Hospital 

Local Gym Membership: Access to complimentary 3 month gym membership at an approved local gym/lesiure centre to help you to maximise your recovery 

 

To learn more about our MEND+ Advanced Programme for Hip and Knee Replacement, see our information leaflet

 

For more information, please contact Orthopaedic Services Manager- Hilary Fitzgerald at 066 7149800

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Eimear Conroy
Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon
Orthopaedics , Advanced Programme for Hip and Knee Replacement (MEND+) Orthopaedic Surgery
Bon Secours Hospital Tralee
Phone: 066 7164543 Fax: 066 7164562

Ms. Eimear Conroy

Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

Biography

Ms. Eimear Conroy is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in hand and wrist surgery and hip and knee arthroplasty (hip and knee replacement).

Ms. Conroy is a strong advocate of evidence based practise, including appropriate, effective pain management and exercise based rehabilitation at an early stage for her patients. She uses computerised navigation systems in knee replacement surgeries to aid restoration of alignment and optimise recovery and encourages her patients to engage in an accelerated rehabilitation and discharge programme after all surgeries.

After working in Boston Children’s Hospital in 2012 with Dr Peter Waters and Dr Donald Bae on upper limb paediatric cases, Ms. Conroy moved to New Zealand and completing a Fellowship in Hand and Wrist Surgery in 2014 at Middlemore Hospital Auckland under the guidance of Mr. Michael Boland.  Ms. Conroy then went on to complete a Fellowship in Arthroplasty and Trauma in 2015 at Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand, under the mentorship of Mr. Hugh Blackley and Mr. Jacob Munro, before returning to Ireland, to Kerry, where she has worked since 2015. 

 

Specialist Interests

As well as hip and knee replacement, Ms. Conroy performs both arthroscopic (keyhole) and open hand and wrist surgeries, including Ulnar sided wrist pain, carpal tunnel, post traumatic wrist pain/arthritis, acute and chronic ulnar collateral ligament ruptures (Gamekeeper’s Thumb) and Medial and Lateral Epicondylitis.

 

Education

  • Fellowship Royal College of Surgeons Trauma and Orthopaedics FRCS 2011
  • United States Medical Licencing Examination USMLE August 2011
  • Masters in Applied Biomechanics MSc, 2010
  • Masters in Surgery MCh, University College Dublin, December 2006
  • Associate Fellow Royal College of Surgeons Ireland AFRCSI, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, December 2003.

 

Awards

  • Ipsen Fogarty Travelling Fellowship
  • Michael Floyd Medal Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital
  • European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society Marie Curie Scholarship
  • Henderson Prize, University College Dublin

 

Appointments

  • Bon Secours Hospital Tralee
  • University Hospital Kerry.

Qualifications

MB, BCh, BAO (Hons), Masters in Surgery (MCh), MSc Applied Biomechanics, FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics)

Contact Details

  • Ms. Eimear Conroy
Ghulam Gardezi
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Orthopaedics , Operating Theatre, Advanced Programme for Hip and Knee Replacement (MEND+) Orthopaedic Surgery
Bon Secours Hospital Tralee
Phone: 066 714 9892 Fax: 066 714 9805

Mr. Ghulam Gardezi

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Biography

Mr. Ghulam Gardezi is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in hip and knee arthroplasty (replacement), arthroscopy and anterior cruciate ligament repairs.

Mr. Gardezi began his orthopaedic training in 1986 in Mayo Hospital, Lahore, before moving to the Acute Trauma and Orthopaedic Department at University Hospital Kerry in 1989. Mr. Gardezi began his higher surgical training in 1994 at Cappagh Orthopaedic Hospital, completing his training in Beaumont, St. James’s and Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Dublin.

Mr. Gardezi received his FRCSI in Trauma and Orthopaedcs in 1993, and received his FRCSEd from the Royal College of Surgeons in 1993.  

Specialist Interest

Mr. Gardezi’s subspecialty is lower limb surgeroy; hip and knee arthroplasty and anterior cruciate ligament repairs.

Examples of procedures undertaken by Mr. Gardezi include, but are not limited to,

  • ACL Reconstruction
  • Arthrocentisis major joint bursa
  • Arthrocentisis wrist/elbow/ankle
  • Arthroplasty of Hip (hip replacement)
  • Arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction/repair/menisectomy
  • Arthroscopy of knee for removal of cartilage, loose body or foreign body, synovectomy, debridement
  • Carpal tunnel, decompression
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Evacuation of Haematoma
  • Excision Baker's Cyst
  • Excision Exostosis
  • Excision Pre Patella Bursa
  • External Fixation Distal Fractured Colles
  • External Fixation Distal Phalanx
  • External Fixation Distal Radias
  • Fractured Femur
  • Hammertoe    
  • Hammertoe Bilateral
  • Hammertoe, unilateral, correction of (Terminal Symes Procedure)
  • Internal fixation Fracture (Colles'), internal fixation of
  • Manipulation Hip/Shoulder under GA
  • Metatarsal Osteo
  • Metatarsal Osteo (Bilateral)
  • Prosthetic replacement (total) of knee joint, unilateral
  • Removal of ganglion
  • Removal of Ganglion (2)
  • Removal of Plates and Screws
  • Repair of Ruptured Achilles tendon
  • Simple Bunionectomy
  • Transmetatarsal Amputation Toe
  • Trigger finger correction

 

Education & Expertise

  • MBBS, King Edward Medical College, Lahore
  • FRSCI Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland
  • FRCSEd Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh

 

Contact Details

  • Mr. Ghulam Gardezi
Ross Kingston
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Orthopaedics , Operating Theatre, Advanced Programme for Hip and Knee Replacement (MEND+) Orthopaedic Surgery
Bon Secours Hospital Tralee
Phone: 066 716 4512 Fax: 066 716 4574

Mr. Ross Kingston

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Biography

Mr. Ross Kingston is an Orthopaedic Surgeon with a special interest in shoulder and upper limb surgery including rotator cuff repair, arthroscopy, stabilisation surgery, shoulder and elbow replacement and shoulder reconstruction.  

Mr. Kingston began his orthopaedic training in 1998, working in the Regional Orthopaedic Hospital, Limerick as well as Connolly Memorial, Cappagh Orthopaedic Hospital and Adelaide and Meath Hospital, Dublin, before beginning his higher Surgical Training in 2001, in Hospitals including Beaumont, Mater Dublin,Temple Street and Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital.

Mr. Kingston, a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, received his FRCSI in Trauma and Orthopaedcs in 2005, and received his M.Ch through RCSI and UCD in 2006.

Mr. Kingston completed an upper limb felowship in Melbourne and joined the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee in 2007. Mr. Kingston, an active member of both the Irish and American Shoulder and Elbow Society and is recognised for excellent patient outcomes and advanced surgical technique, including superior capsular reconstruction for treatment of irreparable rotator cuff tears.

Specialist Interest

Mr. Kingston’s subspecialty is upper limb/shoulder surgery including arthroscopic techniques, shoudler and elbow replacement and shouler reconstruction.

Education & Expertise

AFRCSI 1998

FRSCI (Traume and Orthopaeics) 2005

M. Ch. (RCSI/UCD) 2006

Awards

Sylvester O’Halloran Poster Prize, 1998

Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland Award, 2000

Best Paper, Irish Orthopaedic Associaion, 2003

Cappagh Prize, 2003

Contact Details

  • Mr. Ross Kingston
John Rice
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Orthopaedics , Advanced Programme for Hip and Knee Replacement (MEND+) Orthopaedic Surgery
Bon Secours Hospital Tralee
Phone: 066 716 4543 Fax: 066 716 4562

Mr. John Rice

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Contact Details

  • Mr. John Rice

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