Orthopaedic clinic | Sports Surgery | Whitfield Clinic Waterford
The Whitfield Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic is a Specialised Centre for innovative orthopaedic surgery. The Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic specialises in Hip and Knee Joint Replacement, and knee ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery.
In recent years the area of osteoarthritis (joint wear) has seen dynamic changes, from traditional hip joint replacement using cemented stems and polyethylene (plastic) socket liners to harder wearing metal and ceramic bearings, to the newer concept of Hip Resurfacing. Over a period of time research has shown that plastic liners have the potential to wear and cause loosening of the hip implant.
The Orthopaedic team at the Whitfield Clinic The Orthopaedic team at the Whitfield Clinic is under the directorate of Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Mr Tadhg O’Sullivan.
Mr O’Sullivan is the design surgeon of the latest advancement in hip technology, the 4th generation (ASR) hip resurfacing. The Whitfield Clinic has become a recognised International Learning Centre for the training of international surgeons in this technically challenging procedure. This centre facilitates on-site visitation from surgeons or satellite linking of live surgery to International Orthopaedic Conferences.
Whitfield Clinic further provides a specialised centre in the treatment of sports injuries. Knee Reconstruction surgery of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is carried out at the clinic. The service is further enhanced by the latest high definition MRI Scanning facility.
The Orthopaedic Department is a 19 bedded unit dedicated to orthopaedic care. The single en-suite rooms are spaciously designed to accommodate the post operative orthopaedic patient. Additional day surgery /in patient accommodation is available to facilitate the current dynamic sports surgery at Whitfield Clinic. Additionally, two laminar (continuous clean air exchange) theatres are dedicated to Orthopaedic Surgery at the clinic.
The multidisciplinary orthopaedic team members at Whitfield are a dedicated group of expert practitioners bringing a wealth of clinical and theoretical experience with them in the discipline of orthopaedics from previous employment.
This wealth of knowledge enhances practice. Whilst welcoming the technological advancement in orthopaedic surgery our primary focus at Whitfield Clinic is on quality patient care. There is also a full time physiotherapist working in the sports and orthopaedic department who helps rehabilitate patients after their procedure
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