National Orthopaedic Hospital Cappagh

Orthopaedic Speciality Clinics

Foot and Ankle

Hip and Knee


Hand & Upper Limb

Sports & Exercise Medicine

The National Joint Register

The National Joint Register was established in 2005 to collect the data of patients undergoing total hip replacement surgery at the Hospital. The register was the first of its kind in Ireland. Led by Mr Patrick Kenny, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, the register has recorded details of more than 10,000 hip replacement surgeries since inception in 2005. The information it holds enables us to communicate with past patients, review their progress at regular intervals and determine the efficacy of the surgical technique and implant used. Moreover, should a device fail or cause complications in the future, we can consult the register to identify and contact the patients affected.

In 2018, the Irish National Orthopaedic Register was introduced to record national patient data for joint replacement surgery. The pre-existing joint register will continue to run concurrently for the foreseeable future due to the rich historical data that has been collected since 2005.

The hospital has medical links with Beaumont Hospital, Children’s University Hospital Temple Street, Connolly Hospital, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, St. Vincent’s University Hospital and St. James’s Hospital. In addition to the provision of orthopaedic services, the hospital is home to a 52-bed consultant-led Specialist Rehabilitation Unit where patients from the Mater and Connolly hospitals are treated following an acute episode, to sustain independent living.

World Class Medical Consultants: Several of Cappagh’s medical consultants are recognised internationally as world leaders in their specialist field.

Pioneering approach to patient care in Ireland: Ireland’s first “Open Air” Hospital (1921); National School on grounds (1923); Occupational Therapy Department (1961); first Clean Air Theatre (1971)

The Bone Bank: the only licensed harvest and supply centre in Ireland.

Cappagh Joint Register: This system gathers information on the success of joint replacement over a patient’s lifetime.

Cutting Edge Technology: 3T MRI Scanner; 6 operating Theatres.

Sports Injury Therapy:  The hospital enjoys a growing reputation and patient list in this specialist area.

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