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Leo Halpin, 76, County Dublin.

Fifteen years ago Leo was referred to Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital by his Doctor for a hip replacement. Leo says he was crippled with the pain and this had a negative impact on the quality of his day to day life. At least 4,500 hip replacements are carried out each year in...

Lily, 8 years old.

When Lily, an 8 year old girl from Cork, presented with a lump on her shoulder, she was referred locally for a CT scan. The scan confirmed her parent’s worst nightmare- Lily had a tumour. A biopsy revealed a low-grade sarcoma tumour.  Surgery was required to remove it. Her treatment took...

Michael, Dad of Emily & Thomas, Farmer.

Michael, a dad of two and a farmer from Roscommon,  began to experience severe back pain in 2015.  After putting up with it for some time, the pain became unbearable and Michael visited his GP. They discussed the physical demands of his work on the farm and his GP initially...

Anne, 28 year old Teacher.

In 2016, 28 year old Anne, a primary school teacher, fell while hiking in Wicklow. Anne was referred to Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital for an MRI scan due to suspected bone injury. The results of the MRI petrified Anne – they would change her life. The scan found a tumour...

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