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The Orthopaedic Department at the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee comprises of six of Ireland's leading Orthopaedic Surgeons. Our expert team are skilled in a wide range of orthopaedic conditions and offer a MEND+ Advanced Programme for Hip and Knee replacement patients.

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 Surgeons operate in laminar flow (‘clean air’) state of the art theatres with the technology needed to provide state-of-the-art surgery for our patients. Our Radiology Department provides the technology for a comprehensive suite of diagnostic tests and outpatient treatments for our patients. 
  • Our Chartered Physiotherapists work with our Surgeons to provide a range or pre-habilitation and rehabilitation for all types of musculoskeletal conditions and promote enhanced recovery principles to optimize the recovery of all of our orthopaedic patients.  
  • Our Orthopaedic Surgeons are supported by a Clinical Nurse Specialist who leads our pre assessment clinic for orthopaedic procedures, to help our patients plan for their recovery before, during and after their surgery.

 

Common Procedures:

Our Orthopaedic Surgeons have expertise in the following areas of orthopedics, including but not limited to:

  • Assessment and diagnosis of paediatric, adolescent and adult orthopaedic conditions;
  • Treatment of orthopaedic conditions including shoulder, elbow, hip and knee joint replacement surgery;
  • Minimally invasive joint replacement;
  • Arthroscopic surgery of shoulders, elbows, knees;
  • Reconstructive surgery including anterior cruciate ligament and shoulder;
  • Recurrent shoulder dislocation repair;
  • Achilles ankle tendon rupture repair;
  • Ligament tear repairs;
  • Fracture repairs.

MEND+ Advanced Programme for Hip and Knee Replacement

Mobility and ENhanceD Recovery

MEND+ is available free of charge for hip and knee replacement patients.

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MEND+ Advanced Programme for Hip and Knee Replacement at Bon Secours Hospital Tralee

 

 

Guidelines For Physiotherapists

Rehabilitation Guidelines following Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair, click here

Rehabilitation Guidelines following Superior Capsule Reconstruction, click here 

 

 

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Ms. Eimear Conroy

Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon Orthopaedics ,Advanced Programme for Hip and Knee Replacement (MEND+) Orthopaedic Surgery

Bon Secours Tralee

P:066 7164543

F: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

Mr. Nikolaos Davarinos

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon Orthopaedics ,Advanced Programme for Hip and Knee Replacement (MEND+) Orthopaedic Surgery

Bon Secours Tralee

P:066 7164568

F:066 7164581

Mr. Nikolaos Davarinos

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

Biography

Mr Nikolaos Davarinos is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon fellowship trained in hip and knee replacements. Mr Davarinos holds a Specialist Registration in Trauma and Orthopaedics in Ireland, UK and Greece.

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.

Education

  • B.S. in Biochemistry, ACS certified 1996
  • B.A. in Chemistry 1996
  • MSc in Biomedical Sciences 1999
  • Medical Degree: M.B., B.Ch, B.A.O 2004
  • MRCS: RCSI 2008
  • Orthopaedic Specialty Board Exams 2015

 

Professional Memberships

  • Young Member of European Hip Society (EHS)
  • AAOS International Membership

 

Awards

The KINNEAR MEDAL at Tallaght University Hospital for “Excellence in Teaching” in 2006

 

Publications

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

 

Book Chapter

Orthopaedica Hibernica an account of the development of Orthopaedics in Ireland, Chapter 31, pg 218: Pelvic trauma by J.P.McElwain and Nikolaos Davarinos

 

Qualifications

MB, BCH,BAO, MRCSI, MSC, BS & BA BIOCHEM

Contact Details

  • Mr. Nikolaos Davarinos
  • Suite 10, Kerry Clinic, Bon Secours Hospital, Tralee, Co. Kerry.

Mr. Ghulam Gardezi

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Orthopaedics ,Operating Theatre,Advanced Programme for Hip and Knee Replacement (MEND+) Orthopaedic Surgery

Bon Secours Tralee

P:066 714 9892

F: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

Mr. Patrick Kiely

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Orthopaedics Orthopaedic Surgery

Bon Secours Tralee

P:066 7164543

F:066 7164562

Mr. Patrick Kiely

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Biography

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. 

Qualifications

MB, BCh, BAO (Hons), FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics), FRSCI

Appointments

Bon Secours Hospital Tralee

Adelaide and Meath incorporating National Children’s Hospital (AMNCH)

Our Lady’s Hospital Crumlin (OLCHC)

Santry Sports Clinic

Contact Details

  • Mr. Patrick Kiely

Mr. Ross Kingston

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Orthopaedics ,Operating Theatre,Advanced Programme for Hip and Knee Replacement (MEND+) Orthopaedic Surgery

Bon Secours Tralee

P:066 716 4512

F: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

Mr. John Rice

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Orthopaedics ,Advanced Programme for Hip and Knee Replacement (MEND+) Orthopaedic Surgery

Bon Secours Tralee

P:066 716 4530

F:066 716 4542

Mr. John Rice

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Biography

Contact Details

  • Mr. John Rice

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