Session 4 The final touch : Hand, shoulder and ankle considerations in return to play

15.30          Mr. Ross Kingston,            –Shoulder Stabilization on Sport Injuries


15.50          Dr Eamonn Delahunt,      –Chronic ankle instability in sport


16.10          Mr. Michael O’Sullivan,  –The forgotten sports injuries: common hand injuries in sports


16.30           Q&A Session
16.45           Closing remarks

Dr. Michael O’Sullivan

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Bon Secours Hospital Galway

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At University Hospital Galway he takes care of traumatic cases involving fracture care and soft tissue injuries to the hand.  At Merlin Park Hospital he undertakes joint replacement and elective procedures involving the hand, wrist and elbow.  His private practice is undertaken in Bon Secours Hospital, Galway.

Mr O’Sullivan has been a Consultant Hand and Orthopaedic Surgeon in Galway since 1993.  He graduated from University College Cork in 1979 with an honours medical degree.  He undertook surgical training in Cork and Dublin.  He undertook Fellowships in the Mayo Clinic (U.S.A.) and did a Hand Fellowship in the University of Utah in 1992.

Conditions and Treatments:


Mr O’Sullivan treats the full range of hand, wrist and elbow problems, including arthritis and joint pain, nerve compression, joint contracture, bone and soft tissue tumours, tendon injuries, tendon disorders, hand and wrist injuries including wrist fracture, complications following wrist fracture and complications following scaphoid fractures.

Mr Ross Kingston

Shoulder Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon

Bon Secours Hospital Tralee

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Orthopaedic surgeon with a special interest in shoulder and upper limb surgery including rotator cuff repair,arthroscopy, stabilization surgery, shoulder and elbow replacement.

Dr. Eamonn Delahunt PhD, BSc (Physio), SMISCP

Associatee Professor

University College Dublin

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Dr. Eamonn Delahunt is an Associate Professor in the University College Dublin, School of Public Health, Physiotherapy & Sports Science. He graduated with a first class honours BSc (Physiotherapy) in 2003. Upon graduation he was the first-ever physiotherapist to receive an Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology post-graduate research scholarship. He completed his PhD in the minimum time required, graduating in 2006. Dr. Delahunt is committed to the philospohy of the protection of athlete health and the prevention of illnesses and injuries in sport. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles. Dr. Delahunt has an active research group, including 12 PhD students. Furthermore, he has extensive clinical experience in the area of sports physiotherapy and is a Specialist Member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists.

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