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Prof Joseph M Queally

Joseph M Queally MD FRCS (Tr& Orth) M Ed Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon

I have been a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon since 2016 when I was appointed a Consultant at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge prior to my return to a post in Ireland. I currently hold positions at St Jame’s Hospital, Tallaght University Hospital and the Beacon Centre for Orthopaedics. I specialise in treating patients with musculoskeletal injuries (both trauma and sports injuries) and chronic conditions affecting the lower limb including the hip, knee and ankle joints. I have specific expertise in hip and knee joint replacement (primary, complex and revision), arthroscopic (keyhole) knee surgery, upper and lower limb fracture fixation and joint injection.

My philosophy of care is to understand the individual needs of my patients and deliver a bespoke treatment plan that is based on the most up to date evidence . Ultimately the primary aim is to achieve a return to the best possible level of function so patients can return to daily life as soon as possible.

I graduated from University College Dublin in 2002 and completed the Irish surgical training programme in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery with the award of FRCS (Tr &Orth). I then completed a fellowship in complex trauma (pelvic and lower limb) and joint replacement at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge in 2015. Addenbrooke’s is a major academic health science centre in the UK and is the major trauma centre for the East of England with a 21 bed trauma ICU and a trauma catchment population of 6 million. I was subsequently appointed a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Addenbrooke’s in 2016 and was the departmental Head of Trauma at the time of my return to Ireland in 2019.

I have extensive research interests that mirror my clinical interests and have published widely in the fields of trauma and joint replacement with over 35 publications in leading journals including the BMJ and Cochrane. I have over 750 citations of my research and have won awards for my research in joint replacement and am currently an NIHR grant holder for a large multi-centre trial investigating the role of total hip replacement in acetabular fractures. I was the departmental Head of Trauma Research prior to leaving Addenbrookes and oversaw the running of 15 clinical trials. I also have extensive experience in surgical education and have completed a Masters in Surgical Education at Imperial College London. I am currently the director of orthopaedic research at the Beacon Hospital. For detailed information on my academic activity please search “Joseph Queally” on google scholar.