The Irish Institute of Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery

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5-7th 27th Sylvester O’Halloran Perioperative Symposium, leaflet


2-4th Nice Shoulder Course, Link


26th-28th Palacademy - Hip Arthroplasty Infection Masterclass  RegistrationProgramme


7th, Saturday, UKITE Exam


31st  Exeter Hip Meeting, 50 Year Anniversary, RCSI, leaflet



The Continuum of Training in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery was established by the Irish Institute for Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery in 1999, as a means to regularise Higher Surgical Training in Ireland. The Institute oversees the Continuum in Orthopaedics on behalf of the Irish Surgical Postgraduate Training Committee (ISPTC), which is responsible in turn to the Joint Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland. These bodies work to set standards and provide a continuity of training for six years. On satisfactory completion of a designated course of study, all Trainees sit their Exit Examination, or Intercollegiate Examination in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery and are awarded a Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training.


Orthopædica Hibernica Available for Purchase

Contact Mr David FitzPatrick via email

Links to write ups:  RTE   Trinity College  Irish American Orthopaedic Society  Belfast Arthroplasty Research Trust


National Model of Care for Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery here

A Trauma System for Ireland: Report of the Trauma Steering Group

The Minister for Health today (6th February 2018) published the report of the Trauma Steering Group, A Trauma System for Ireland The Minister for Health, Simon Harris, has said that the new Trauma System for Ireland will lead to better outcomes for patients by making sure they get to the right place, for the right care, first time. 




We regret to inform you of the death of Mr Kieran Barry this morning.

Funeral arrangements will be made available on in the next day or two.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.

May he rest in peace.





National Orthopaedic Literary Award (NOLA) Winner

Miss Grace Buckley  4th Med/SC1 student in Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Medical School. Read Grace's story here

Golden Hip Award Winner - Sligo University Hospital

Sligo University Hospital was awarded the ‘Golden Hip’ award for excellence in the management of hip fractures at the recent annual Irish Hip Fracture Meeting in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

The award is presented to the hospital with the highest proportion of patients managed according to six international standards of care for hip fracture. Sligo is the second Irish hospital to win the award, which was introduced last year, and out-performed all the major orthopaedic centres in the Country.  Read more here






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January 2020