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Departments in UHK

Orthopedics

University Hospital Kerry’s Orthopaedic Department provides both elective (planned) and emergency services. We have a team of 3 skilled Consultants along with their teams of NCHDs with special interests covering the whole range of orthopaedic conditions. Patients requiring admission for surgery / treatment are generally admitted onto the 30 bed Orthopaedic Rathass Ward.  

Key Services

The UHK orthopaedic department in conjunction with Physiotherapy commonly treat:

• Fractures, e.g. fractured ankle

• Traumatic injuries e.g. following a fall

  Elective surgery, e.g. total hip replacement

• Degenerative conditions, e.g. osteoarthritic knee joint

• Soft tissue injuries , e.g. frozen shoulder

Access is via referral from one of the three UHK orthopaedic surgeons or referral via your GP to the Emergency Department at our hospital, for urgent care.

Inpatient service:

Should you require admission for treatment / surgery, following an operation or procedure, along with other supports, a member of the Physiotherapy team will visit you to enable independent mobility upon discharge home. Your treatment may include gait and mobility re-education, mobility aid provision, brace or orthosis provision, exercise prescription and patient education. Treatment may occur at either ward or gym level as appropriate.

Outpatient service:

– Generally following surgery you will be followed up at the OutPatients clinic.    

– Physiotherapists are also involved in weekly outpatient fracture clinics.

Contact

Via UHK Switch
Tel: (066) 718400

Key People

Mr John Rice 
Mr Tony Higgins 
Ms Eimear Conroy 
Sinéad Healy,
Orthopaedic Nurse Specialist