150 delegates travelled from all over Ireland to Waterford’s Whitfield Clinic on Saturday April 18th for the 3rd Hip and Groin Symposium.
The highlight of event was a live arthroscopic hip operation performed on-site by Mr. Patrick Carton to demonstrate the treatment of Hip Impingement.
Mr. Carton organised the event to bring together specialists in hip and groin sports surgery, as well as national experts in sports rehabilitation, to discuss many of the difficulties surrounding hip and groin sports injury and its management.
The symposium, chaired by Mr. Tadgh O’Sullivan consisted of a number of presentations on the diagnosis and management of chronic groin and hip conditions commonly associated with sports.
This year the symposium featured a ‘live’ arthroscopic hip operation performed by Mr. Patrick Carton of Whitfield Clinic, a specialist in sports surgery of the hip and groin. The live operation session was streamed to the conference meeting and moderated by Mr. Antonio Andrade, who provided commentary on the procedure and facilitated the interaction between delegates and the surgical team.
The guest speakers were highly regarded as specialists in their fields and included Mr. Antonio Andrade, internationally renowned hip surgeon and host chairman for the International Society for Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA) annual conference 2015; Dr. Alan Byrne, sports physician and medical director for the Football Association of Ireland (FAI); Mr. David Lyons, senior physiotherapist (St. Mary’s Rugby and IRFU) and medical coordinator of Kildare GAA.
The aim of the event was to create awareness and update practitioners of the recent advances in the diagnosis, investigation and management of both acute and chronic injury to the hip and groin.
This is a prominent and common issue within sport with many of the country’s top athletes returning to sport following hip surgery under the care of Mr Patrick Carton including GAA All-Ireland winners Conor McGrath (Clare), Eoin Larkin and Richie Power (Kilkenny) and Ireland soccer international Keith Fahey to name but a few. Players travel from all over Ireland and from aboard to undergo this pioneering hip surgery at Whitfield Clinic.
Mr Carton was delighted with the success of the event, “Over the past ten years we have perfected our hip surgery, performing a keyhole ‘Sports Hip Repair’ which is unique to Whitfield Clinic. It was fantastic to see so many sports doctors and physiotherapists travelling to Waterford to watch the surgery live; it will give them a much better understanding of what we do and help with rehabilitation of the athletes. The symposium was a great success”
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