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17-04-2007, 14:23   #1
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Knee Surgeon Recommendation

Hi There, I'm a patient of Mr Brian Hurson, however I would like to get a second opinion on knee surgery. My GP has put forward three consultants.

1. Mr Paul Macnamee-Charlemount Clinic
2. Mr Gary Fenlon-Blackrock Clinic
3. Mr Fergal McGoldrick-Blackrock Clinic


I'd appreciate if anyone can relay any experiences they have had with these consultants.;

Thanks in advance,
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17-04-2007, 16:58   #2
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I'm getting an ACL Reconstruction in July,
Surgeons name is Mr Ray Moran, out in Beaumont Private
I have talked to a couple of phsyio friends and they all agree he is one of the best, if not the best in the country, I know he has done work on Padraig Harrington's knee, so he must be held in high regard.
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3. Mr Fergal McGoldrick-Blackrock Clinic


I'd appreciate if anyone can relay any experiences they have had with these consultants.;

Thanks in advance,
I underwent keyhole surgery with McGoldrick back in November. Had to have some general wear and tear repaired and some cartilage removed from my left knee. Found him very knowledgeable and professional, and the turnaround was fantastic. 1 week after my initial appointment I had the surgery.

Back playing football now and while there's still stiffness and pain afterwards he said that was to be expected initially. Before I had the surgery I couldn't even run for more than 10 yards without breaking down.
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i would highly reccomend Brian Hurson as he was my surgeon and he has a great support team as well. Where are you getting the operation cappagh?

He was Roy Keane's surgeon as well or so i heard
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Hurson did a grand job on my knee (an ACL recon), however my mum went to him for a consultation and they did not get on... at all...
McGoldrick did her knee replacement, but she didnt do her physio properly so knee still isnt great. More likely to be her fault than his I reckon.
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Had ACL reconstruction with Gary Fenlon about 10 years ago and everything worked out fine. Had a subsequent carthilage problem in the other knee called a bucket handle tear and returned to Fenlon but he referred me on to Ray Moran in Beaumont who did an excellent job.

If its ACL recon its important you do the physio and exercises after the op if its to be a success.

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Guys thanks for all the feedback.
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hi guys i have to have acl surgery my doctor name is dr k. mahalingham he is indian if you know about this doctor could you pls give me some advice thank you all
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and i live in cork can you sugest me to see some experince dr about acl surgery i heard that it very important surgery so i want to be make sure is there any good dr in cork about acl surgery thanks guys
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Hurson repaired my Acl and it is fine now. Back playing football with no ill affects. There was some pain for couple of weeks after operation. Interestingly my friend had same op but was able to walk around after a couple of days. however when he went to play rugby the cruciate tore again
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Hurson repaired my Acl and it is fine now. Back playing football with no ill affects. There was some pain for couple of weeks after operation. Interestingly my friend had same op but was able to walk around after a couple of days. however when he went to play rugby the cruciate tore again
hi thanks for feedback do you still have his number?
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I had acl recon with Mr. Moran about 5 years ago on my left leg and it went like a dream. I took the next appointment which happened to be semi - public private and the operation was in Cappagh Hospital. Hospital were great and had phsyio there regularly until I returned to sports after about 6 months.

2 years ago I blew out my right acl and went back to Mr. Moran, I took the next appointment which was all private in a hospital in Mullingar. They took a lot of money off me, on the way in and as soon as I woke up early the next morning, they kicked me out. They didn't care if I was comfortable or in pain, they just wanted rid of me. They didn't clean it properly and right enough it got infected which hampered my progress for a while because the wound would not seal. I was a bit slack on the physio front ( because I had to organise it myself ) which was a big mistake. Basically I made it back to sport after about 10 months but it was not smooth.

What have I learned. Well :

- Ray Moran is excellent ( I'm sure the other main guys are as well ) , really knows his stuff and has a decent bedside manner, but as he told me - succeeding is only 20% him and 80% yourself. Don't think that he will do the surgery and thats it.

- If you are going private, you are on your own, so don't assume that someone is looking out for you, it's up to you to take control and organise the care you need. In the initial few weeks after the op, don't neglect the wound and make sure you are getting the right physio direction to keep an eye on it.

- Read up on it, there's loads on the internet

- work hard on the rehab ( safely )
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hi thanks for answer

hi whould you still have his number?
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Here's his new clinic's website, out near Ballymun, in Santry Demnse

http://sportssurgeryclinic.com/
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and i live in cork can you sugest me to see some experince dr about acl surgery i heard that it very important surgery so i want to be make sure is there any good dr in cork about acl surgery thanks guys
He did my ACL reconstruction and I found him fine was seen promptly and was happy with it. I did have some trouble with hamstring tears when i went back training (from trauma of taking the graft )
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If its ACL recon its important you do the physio and exercises after the op if its to be a success.
Absolutely spot on, hard work before if possible will also help a great deal.
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