Mr Turlough O’Donnell, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon & A/Professor of Clinical Surgery, U.C.D. School of Medicine.
Contact Details:
Secretary: Edel
Tel: 056 7775138
Fax: 056 7775145
Office Hours: Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm
Aut Even Clinic: Wednesday / Thursday

Turlough O’Donnell graduated from U.C.D. in 1994, completing his training in Orthopaedic and Trauma surgery in 2008. Following further Fellowship training in Melbourne and Sydney, he returned to Ireland in 2009.

Mr O’Donnell performs approximately 220 partial knee replacements per year, and is a surgeon trainer for both Stryker Inc. and Arthrosurface Inc. He lectures both nationally and internationally on the topic, and has published several key papers in the field. Mr. O’Donnell performs approximately 400 arthroscopies of the knee per year, alongside numerous arthroscopic reconstruction of the Anterior Cruciate ligament, as well as the collateral ligaments. He also has wide experience in patellar realignment procedures.

With regard to shoulder surgery, Mr O’Donnell has pioneered the use of platelet rich plasma (PRP) in Ireland, especially for injuries to the rotator cuff, and his clinical research into its use was awarded 1st prize in the upper limb category for clinical research at the 2013 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS) meeting. Mr. O’Donnell performs a large volume of rotator cuff surgery, shoulder replacement surgery, arthroscopic surgery of the wrist, partial elbow replacement, and has a particular interest in trauma of the upper limb.

Patient Services:

  • Total hip and knee replacement
  • Partial knee replacement (unicondylar knee replacement and patellofemoral joint replacement)
  • Sports injuries of the knee
  • Surgery of the shoulder, rotator cuff tendonopathy, shoulder instability and shoulder replacement

Arthroscopic wrist surgery and Ilizarov surgery techniques for deformity correction and treatment of non-union trauma

Specialist Interest:

Mr. O’Donnell’s specialty interests include surgery of the knee, hip (Total Hip Replacement) and upper limb. He has a particular interest in the field of preservation of the arthritic knee, and has an international reputation as one of the foremost experts in Europe on focal resurfacing and partial replacement of the knee.