MY IRISH STORY
I am honoured to have established my practice since 2014 at Sports Surgery Clinic & Mater Private Hospital, dynamic and progressive institutions in Irish healthcare. My Irish story is one of chance and adventure built on a foundation of hard work and desire for self-improvement. My first visit to Ireland was as a medical student in 1998. On returning home after a successful Rugby World Cup qualifying campaign
ENHANCED RECOVERY AFTER KNEE&HIP REPLACEMENT SURGERY
Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) was pioneered by Henrik Kehlet in Denmark, in the 1990s as an effort to improve recovery after colorectal surgery. Kehlet hypothesized that surgical stress, metabolic and endocrine derangements, and prolonged immobilization contribute to ‘organ dysfunction’: pain, nausea, vomiting, ileus, fatigue, and cognitive disturbance.
IS IT TIME FOR TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT (TKR) SURGERY?
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the third-leading cause of life-years lost to disability worldwide. By the age of 65 years half of the population have OA, and this prevalence is expecting to rise as the population ages in demographic terms.