Prof. John O'Byrne


Secretary contact details

Anita Harrington 01 885 8326


Contact Details

Mater Private Network, Orthopaedic & Spine Centre, St. Raphael's House, 81 - 84 Upper Dorset Street, Dublin 1, D01 KX02 01 885 8326

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Primary Services

Areas of Expertise

Total knee replacement. Partial knee replacement. Revision knee replacement. Injection therapy for early knee arthritis.


Education & Experience  

Medical graduate of UCD, orthopaedic speciality training in Ireland, Fellowship Training in USA.   

Prof. O’Byrne was appointed consultant orthopaedic surgeon to the National Spinal Injuries Unit, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and The National Orthopaedic Hospital in Cappagh in 1996.  In 2005, he took up the post of Abraham Colles professor in orthopaedic and trauma surgery in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and with an extended clinical practice at the National Orthopaedic Hospital. 


Special Interests  

Clinical practice: knee arthritis including injection therapy, partial knee replacement, total knee replacement and revision knee replacement. 

Clinical Research & Professional Memberships  

  • Abraham Colles Professor of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 
  • Author multiple textbooks and publications 
  • Chairman Olympic Science and Medicine Commission 
  • Chief Medical Officer UEFA Euro 2020 (Dublin) 
  • Co-Principal Investigator/RCSI Cartilage Tissue Regeneration 
  • Director MCh program RCSI 
  • Honorary Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Ireland Senior Soccer team 
  • President of Irish Institute of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery 

Prof. O’Byrne has an extensive experience with a very busy clinical secondary and tertiary referral practice in knee arthritis surgery.   

Prof O’Byrne has an extensive publication list in the area of orthopaedics, trauma and sports injuries.  Prof. O’Byrne has also extensive management experience in senior management positions. 

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