Orthopaedic Surgeons at Bon Secours Hospital Tralee specialize in the evaluation and treatment of disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves (musculoskeletal system). Our team provides expert diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation for bone, joint or connective tissue disorders.
Subspecialties within the department include adult reconstruction, pediatrics, sports, hand, shoulder, elbow and wrist.
Our Orthopaedic Surgeon experts use the latest techniques and technology to improve care for people with musculoskeletal problems. Our Surgeons use minimally invasive techniques to promote recovery, including shoulder reconstruction as an alternative to replacement, laparoscopic techniques as an alternative to open knee and shoulder surgery, and navigation for joint replacement.
Our Orthopaedic Surgeons have expertise in the following areas of orthopedics, including but not limited to:
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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.
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.
Mr Davarinos uses the latest techniques for his patients including computer assisted knee navigation and an Anterior Minimally Invasive Surgery (AMIS) for hip replacements, also known as the ‘bikini’ hip replacement. The AMIS technique allows the Surgeon to perform a hip replacement or arthroplasty through a small skin incision, avoiding injury to the muscles, tendons and nerves. The AMIS technique allows the patient to recover more quickly than some other techniques because no muscles are cut. Patients who undergo a bikini hip replacement can potentially benefit from decreased pain after their operation, a shorter hospital stay and a faster return to daily activities.
Mr Davarinos graduated from Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine in 2004. He completed his intern year and basic surgical training in Dublin, and became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2008. Mr Davarinos continued his orthopaedic training in the UK and Greece in 2015 before being awarded a specialty degree in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery and completed further subspecialty training in hip and knee replacement.
Mr Davarinos was awarded his first Fellowship from the European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT). On completion of training in Geneva and Athens, Mr Davarinos focused on the AMIS technique for total hip replacement. Mr Davarinos completed a fellowship in knee and hip arthroplasty in Canada and graduated from McGill University as an Orthopaedic Fellow in June 2018.
Areas of Specialist Interest: Apart from general trauma and orthopaedic surgeries, Anterior Minimally Invasive Surgery (AMIS) for total hip replacements and computer assisted knee navigation.
The KINNEAR MEDAL at Tallaght University Hospital for “Excellence in Teaching” in 2006
MSc Thesis. Library Holding at the MUSC. (1999) Analysis of aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) and aryl hydrocarbon receptor nuclear translocator (ARNT) in signal transduction processes.
Davarinos N, A Pollenz PS. Aryl hydrocarbon receptor imported into the nucleus following ligand binding is rapidly degraded via the cytoplasmic proteasome following nuclear export PMID: 10497241 Journal of Biological Chemistry. 274(40): 28708-15, 1999 Oct 1. Impact Factor-7.67(1999) Trinity Student Medical Journal. Vol (1): 77, May 2000.
Pollenz RS. Davarinos NA. Shearer TP. Analysis of aryl hydrocarbon receptor-mediated signaling during physiological hypoxia reveals lack of competition for the aryl hydrocarbon nuclear translocator transcription factor. PMID: 10570039 Molecular Pharmacology. 56(6): 1127-37, 1999. Impact Factor-5.47 (1999)
Davarinos N, Ellanti P, Khan Bhambro K.S, Keogh P. Skin puckering an uncommon Sign of underlying Humeral Neck Fracture: A case report. Ir J Med Sci. 2011 Mar 13. PMID 21400213
Ellanti P, Davarinos N, Morris S, Rice J. Bilateral synchronous rupture of the quadriceps tendon. IJMS 2010 Oct. 1 PMID: 20882362
Davarinos N, Ellanti P, Morris S, Mc Elwain J.P. Epidemiology of Pelvic and Acetabular trauma in a Dublin tertiary hospital. A 10-year experience. Ir J Med Sci. 2011 Dec 30. PMID: 22207476
Ellanti P, Davarinos N, Burke TE, D’Souza LG. Long-term functional outcome of bilateral spontaneous and simultaneous Achilles tendon ruptures. Journal tittle: Foot & Ankle Specialist 2012 Oct;5(5):318-20 PMID: 22547533
Ellanti P, Davarinos N, Morris S, McElwain JP. Impact of road traffic "penalty points" on high energy pelvic trauma. J Emerg Trauma Shock. 2013 Apr;6(2):110-2 PMID: 23723619
Published Presentation Abstract: Comparison of antiglide plate and lag screw with lateral plate and lag screw for Weber B fractures. M. Ashraf; Davarinos N; P. Ellanti; R. Thakral; P. Nicholson; S. Morris; and J. Mc Elwain. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - British Volume, Vol 92-B, Issue SUPP_II, 275-276
Ellanti P, Davarinos N, Connolly MJ, Khan HA. Bilateral luxatio erecta humeri with a unilateral brachial plexus injury. J Emerg Trauma Shock 2013;6:308-10 PMID: 24339673 [PubMed]
N. Davarinos, P. Ellanti, and G. McCoy. “A Simple Technique for the Positioning of a Patient with an above Knee Amputation for an Ipsilateral Extracapsular Hip Fracture Fixation,” Case Reports in Orthopedics, vol. 2013, Article ID 875656, 3 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/875656 PMID: 24416607 [PubMed]
Nikolaos Davarinos, John Thornhill, JP McElwain, and David Moore, “A Delayed and Rather Unusual Presentation of a Bladder Injury after Pelvic Trauma: 5 Years after a Road Traffic Accident,” Case Reports in Orthopedics, vol. 2014, Article ID 873079, 3 pages, 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/873079 PMID: 24716066 [PubMed]
Nikolaos Davarinos, Barry James O'Neill, and William Curtin, “A Brief History of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction,” Advances in Orthopedic Surgery, vol. 2014, Article ID 706042, 6 pages, 2014. doi:10.1155/2014/706042
Niall P McGoldrick, Eabhann M O’Connor, Nikolaos Davarinos, Rose Galvin, John F Quinlan, “Cost benefit analysis of the use of tranexamic acid in primary lower limb arthroplasty: A retrospective cohort study” World J Orthop. 2015 Dec 18;6(11):977-82. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v6.i11.977. PMID: 26716094 PMCID: PMC4686445 DOI: 10.5312/wjo.v6.i11.977
Bowel preparation prior to percutaneous ilio-sacral screw insertion: Is it necessary? Hasnain Raza, Andrea Bowe, Nikolaos Davarinos, Michael Leonard. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2016 Jul 4. PMID: 27377371 DOI: 10.1007/s00068-016-0704-3.
Davarinos Nikolaos, Bonvin Alexis, Christofilopoulos Panayiotis; Ligamentum teres reattachment post-surgical dislocation of the hip: a case report. Regenerative capacity reaffirming its greater role in hip stability and function? Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery, https://doi.org/10.1093/jhps/hnx040
Orthopaedica Hibernica an account of the development of Orthopaedics in Ireland, Chapter 31, pg 218: Pelvic trauma by J.P.McElwain and Nikolaos Davarinos
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.
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,
Mr. Patrick Kiely is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a specialist interest in paediatric orthopaedics.
Mr. Kiely’s clinical practise focuses largely on paediatric and adolescent orthopaedic surgery with a major clinical, educational and research focus on spinal pathologies and paediatric sports injury.
After working as a consultant spinal surgeon in Nottingham, UK, and as a senior lecturer in the University of Sydney, Mr. Kiely pursued his interest in paediatric orthopaedic surgery at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney. Mr. Kiely has worked as a speciality orthopaedic surgeon at University teaching hospitals including the National Children’s Hospital and Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, since 2007.
Bon Secours Hospital Tralee
Adelaide and Meath incorporating National Children’s Hospital (AMNCH)
Our Lady’s Hospital Crumlin (OLCHC)
Santry Sports Clinic
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.
Mr. Kingston’s subspecialty is upper limb/shoulder surgery including arthroscopic techniques, shoudler and elbow replacement and shouler reconstruction.
FRSCI (Traume and Orthopaeics) 2005
M. Ch. (RCSI/UCD) 2006
Sylvester O’Halloran Poster Prize, 1998
Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland Award, 2000
Best Paper, Irish Orthopaedic Associaion, 2003
Cappagh Prize, 2003