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Orthopaedics in Children’s Health Ireland goal is to provide high-quality, safe orthopaedic care that is underpinned by clinical expertise, innovation, and research to enhance patient experiences and outcomes. To help all children attain their maximal functional capacity in a family-centred multidisciplinary setting.

Expert care is provided by specialists who treat the full range of orthopaedic disorders and developmental conditions, including traumatic injuries. The orthopaedic service in Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) at Crumlin comprises consultant surgeons, non-consultant hospital doctors, anaesthesiologists, health and social care professionals, nurses, administration, and the management at CHI. We work closely with our colleagues in other medical disciplines as required to treat our patients. 

Our goal is to help each child become as healthy and independent as possible. We are dedicated to providing a complete range of appropriate medical and rehabilitative care to achieve this objective, including surgery, physiotherapy, plaster care, occupational and recreation therapies; and orthotic services.  Each patient receives an individualised care plan incorporating the full range of necessary multidisciplinary services, always incorporating the patient and family’s goals and addressing their concerns. 

Our service is divided into Trauma and Orthopaedic service.

Trauma is the aspect of our work that deals with injuries. Trauma Assessment Clinics (TAC), is a pathway of fracture care, in conjunction with our colleagues in the Emergency Department, has greatly improved the efficiency and standard of care provided to Trauma patients.  Previously, a child who attended the Emergency Department with a suspected fracture would have been treated and sent home with an appointment to attend an Orthopaedic Trauma clinic for follow up.

Orthopaedic service expertise include:

• Spinal deformity (congenital, idiopathic and acquired)

• Congenital talipes equinovarus

• Developmental dysplasia of the hip

• Limb deformities

• Bone dysplasia

• Neurological and neuromuscular conditions (cerebral palsy, spina bifida)

• Acquired musculoskeletal conditions (scoliosis, bone and joint infections, growth disturbance, bone and soft tissue tumours, slipped epiphyses and orthopaedic consequences of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis)

• Complex pain syndromes


Children’s Health Ireland has increased access to facilities in Cappagh Orthopaedic Hospital to undertake additional Orthopaedic and Scoliosis activity. There is no direct GP referral pathway to Cappagh Hospital. All referrals are sent to Cappagh Hospital through CHI at Temple Street.


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