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.

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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. Please have a look at an article on the 5 strand hamstring ACL graft here.

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. Please feel free to contact us with any query you have. No matter where you are we will try to help you.

Sports Injury Blog

Our Sports Injury Blog is the place to find new articles, resources, tips, advice etc. on sports injuries.

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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