If you wish to make an appointment with Mr Long to be seen in Coote's Lane, Kilkenny or Barrington's Hospital, Limerick please ring us on 056-7723252 or email us at info@sportsinjurysurgery.org and we will tell you what to do.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Home

Welcome to the Sports Injury Surgery website which is administered by Mr Breandán Long FRCSI FFSEM.

Mr Long specialises in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery and Shoulder Surgery. This site has been developed specifically for the general public and sports persons. You will find relevant information about Sports Injuries and Rehab. Anyone can contact us for more information. Mr Long is based in Aut Even Hospital, Kilkenny and Barrington’s Hospital, Limerick. He also has consulting rooms in Coote’s Lane, College Road, Kilkenny where the Sports Injury Surgery clinic is based.

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery

There is a lot of information on anterior cruciate ligament tears. If you have a tear and need information have a look at the specific ACL section. We are including new information in this area as this is an evolving field. The last 10 years has seen both significant and subtle changes in the surgery technique. These will benefit the patient. There are a vast amount of published studies on the ACL. We have tried to keep the information simple and relevant. We can discuss various graft options with you. You have probably heard of hamstring and patellar tendon grafts. Now the 5 strand hamstring graft is the first choice for most patients. It is probably 20% stronger than the 4 strand hamstring graft and we are using it in the majority of our patients.  Please have a look at an article on the 5 strand hamstring ACL graft here. We are also aware of the renewed interest in the antero lateral ligament of the knee and we are keen to repair it when indicated. Click here for a video by Dr Steven Claes on this important addition to our knowledge of anterior cruciate ligament injury.

Here is the quick link to our comprehensive post op ACL surgery rehab programme.

Shoulder Surgery

You may also need information on shoulder surgery, stabilisation or rotator cuff repair. There is a specific section on the shoulder. We can give you information on keyhole surgery for common shoulder conditions such as shoulder instability, rotator cuff tear, shoulder impingement and AC acromio-clavicular joint arthritis. Please feel free to contact us with any query you have. No matter where you are we will try to help you. In all cases we will arrange the appropriate investigation which is usually a MRI scan. We have quick and easy access to the MRI scanners in Aut Even Hospital and in Barrington’s Hospital but we can arrange a scan in any MRI unit that is convenient to you. We also have the facility to view the images online. This cuts down greatly on any delay in getting the results to you and allows us to plan your treatment quickly.

Sports Injury Blog

Our Sports Injury Blog is the place to find new articles, resources, tips, advice etc. on sports injuries. Here you will find information and opinion on various topics both medical and social.

Exercise and Joint Wear

Taking up exercise Does exercise cause wear and tear in knee cartilage? It almost seems intuitive that exercise would cause joint wear. After all we are all used to mechanical devices deteriorating with use so the same would be expected of the body’s moving joints. However this may not be as simple as it appears. [..]
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Shoulder problems in middle age

What is causing my shoulder pain? Chances are if you are over 40 years of age that it is rotator cuff tendinopathy, a rotator cuff tear, acromio-clavicular osteoarthritis or a frozen shoulder. In fact it could be a combination of any of the above. Rotator cuff problems are very common. They start with pain in [..]
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High Performance Sports Value and Funding

Olympics 2012 With the Olympics 2012 over for nearly 2 weeks Ireland has settled back to normal very quickly. I wonder has the euphoria totally dissipated. It is expected that those with a casual interest in sport will settle down very quickly and move on to the next event. But what are the lasting implications [..]
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