Welcome to the Hip & Groin Clinic

Welcome to the Hip & Groin Clinic, based in Waterford, Ireland, a centre which prides itself on delivering the highest quality of assessment and treatment for all conditions of the hip and groin.

The Hip and Groin Clinic provides sportsmen and women with rapid, often next day, access to specialist consultants, who are experts in the diagnosis, management and treatment of hip and groin related pain or injury, including Hip Arthroscopy, with no delay to further investigations or surgery, if required.

The surgical team at the Hip and Groin Clinic are experts in their field and are supported by a dedicated orthopaedic nursing, administration and physiotherapy team who work endlessly to provide the best quality of care at every stage of the patient's treatment.

We hope you find this web site both informative and helpful, especially if you are due to visit the clinic or if you are to be admitted soon, for a procedure.

For further information regarding common procedures performed or conditions which affect the hip or groin, please select the most appropriate link below. Images and videos are available to view in the image gallery.

Read about the Hip and Groin Clinic, a Surgeon Profile, procedures carried out at the Hip and Groin Clinic, conditions treated, what's involved in a Consultation and advice on post-operative Physiotherapy.

Physiotherapist Orla Dunphy MISCP presented preliminary results of 1000 consecutive labral repairs for the treatment of femoroacetabular impingement at the recent World Conference jointly held by FSEM RCSI and WFATT on September 5th. Please click link for more information.

Dr Faustino Altuna MD recently presented on the management of Gilmore’s Groin in the presence of underling femoroacetabular impingement in competitive sportsmen at the recent World Conference jointly held by FSEM RCSI and WFATT on September 6th. Please click link for more information.

On March 26th 2014, Mr. Patrick Carton travelled to ‘The Steadman Clinic’, Vail, Colorado USA following an invitation to attend as a member of faculty.

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Hip surgeon appointed to ‘Honorary Research Associate’ role at Waterford Institute of Technology

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Mr. Patrick Carton’s radio interview with Jacqui Hurley on RTE Sunday Sport talking about the many GAA stars undergoing hip arthroscopy

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The Sun newspaper speaks to Mr. Patrick Carton about the many GAA stars undergoing surgery at his clinic

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Professional soccer player Keith Fahey making good progress following his hip surgery

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Mr Patrick Carton presented new classification of abnormalities of the hip at the International Society of Hip Arthroscopy in Munich, Germany. Click link to see abstract

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Mr Patrick Carton, Orthopaedic Surgeon, and Orla Dunphy MISCP, won 1st prize at the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine’s 10th Annual Scientific Conference at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin on Saturday 20th Sept. They presented their findings on ‘Bony Morphology and Clinical Outcomes following the Arthroscopic Management of Femoro-Acetabular Impingement’.

Orla Dunphy MISCP, Clinical Practitioner, presents 1 and 2 year surgical results from the Hip and Groin Clinic, at the Irish Orthopaedic Association conference in Galway, June 2013.

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Republic of Ireland, international, soccer player Keith Fahey pays tribute to surgeon Mr. Patrick Carton following keyhole surgery to his hip.

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Mr. Patrick Carton writes a professional development article on ‘Femoro-acetabular Impingement’ for the Medical Independent.

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Sunday Independent observes Mr. Carton performing surgery on Clare Inter-county hurler.

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Patrick Carton speaks to leading Irish radio broadcaster Newstalk about the rapid rise in injuries to young players.

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Last month clinical practitioner, Orlagh O’Shea presented two areas of our recent research at the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Annual Conference.

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Mr. Carton talks to leading Irish medical newspaper, The Medical Independent about his new technique for labral repair.

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Mr Pat Carton presented two areas of his recent research at the RCSI Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine on the 21st and 22nd of September:

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The 2nd International Hip and Groin Sports Injury Symposium Whitfield Clinic June 23rd 2012.

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Mr. Pat Carton visits the ‘Hospital for Special Surgery’ and attends for surgery with Dr. Anil Ranawat in New York City on 22 February 2012.

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Mr. Pat Carton attends for surgery with Dr. Srino Bharam at Lennox Hill Hospital, New York City on the 23rd February 2012.

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