Faqs
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What should I do if I have an emergency?
Contact us immediately at +353-94-9044453. If it is after regular hours, call Mayo General Hospital +353-94-9042000 and ask to be put through to the Orthopaedic Registrar on call. Mr. O’Grady will be contacted by them to co-ordinate care. On occasions when Mr. O’Grady is abroad he will have arranged for a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon to care for his patients in his absence.
Where do I park?
There is free car parking in the front of the clinic in McHale park. Car parks are signposted in Mayo, Galway and Sligo Hospitals.
What if I need an X-ray or MRI?
A search is made for previous X-Rays/Scans in Mayo General Hospital two weeks prior to your appointment and these are collected if available and brought to the clinic by our administrative team. X-Rays/Scans from the Galway clinic are available electronically through our ‘paperless’ computerized patient management system. If you require additional X-Rays/Scans Mr. O’Grady will arrange them for you as required. There is a same day service for X-Rays but non emergency MRI/CT/Ultrasound scans may have a few weeks delay. We are currently trialing an on-line booking system for outpatient MRI scans that will allow you to choose the time and date of your scan. You will not be suitable for an MRI scan if you have : - Cardiac pacemaker - External pacer wires - Cochlear implants - Implanted hearing aids - Some aneurysm clips
Where are you located?
Sports Clinic West McHale Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo Mayo General Hospital Castlebar, Co. Mayo Suite 3 Galway Clinic Doughiska, Galway St. Joseph’s Hospital Ray McSharry Rd, Sligo
What should I bring to my appointment?
Copies of any medical information that you may have in your possession, Xrays/MRI scan on disc/hard copy, reports, notes etc. Medications list or copy of recent prescription. A list of Drug Allergies Insurance information
How can I make an appointment?
We require GP referrals for patients. If your GP faxes or posts us a referral one of our secretarial staff will contact you directly with a date for your first appointment. You do not need a GP referral for an appointment with the clinic nurse, physiotherapist or massage therapist. Sports Clinic West McHale Park, Castlebar, County Mayo. appointments@sportsclinicwest.ie Fax: +353-94-9044958 Tel: +353-94-9044453
What hospitals do we use?
We are affiliated with multiple hospitals in the West of Ireland including Mayo General Hospital, Galway Clinic, St. Joseph’s Hospital Sligo. Merlin Park Regional Hospital and University College Galway. Please see websites below for further information Sports Clinic West www.sportsclinicwest.ie Health Service Executive www.hse.ie Galway Clinic www.galwayclinic.ie St. Joseph’s Hospital www.mcm.ie/stjosephs_hospital.html
What is orthopaedic surgery?
Orthopaedic surgery or orthopaedics (also spelled orthopedics in America) is a medical specialty that focuses on injuries and conditions involving your musculoskeletal system – the parts of your body that allow you to move and be active, including your bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves. The word "orthopaedics" comes from the Greek roots "ortho" meaning straight and "paed" meaning child, because much of the early work involved treating children with spine or limb deformities. Today orthopaedic surgeons treat patients of all ages, from children to the elderly
What kinds of injuries or disorders do orthopaedic surgeons treat?
Orthopaedic surgery is a very broad specialty, providing treatment for a wide variety of diseases and conditions, including: • fractures and dislocations • torn ligaments, sprains, and strains • tendon injuries, pulled muscles, and bursitis • ruptured disks, sciatica, low back pain, and scoliosis • arthritis and osteoporosis • knock knees, bow legs, bunions, and hammer toes • bone tumours, muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy • club foot and unequal leg length • abnormalities of the fingers and toes and growth abnormalities
Do orthopaedic surgeons only treat patients with surgery?
No, orthopaedic surgeons are skilled at using both surgical and non-surgical treatment. Many musculoskeletal conditions are treated without surgery by using medication, injections and other rehabilitative therapies
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