Sports Medicine

Soft Tissue Pain & Injury Specialists

Our specialist practice team are dedicated to treating soft tissue injuries of the musculoskeletal system, with a special focus on ACL/knee ligament injuries, rotator cuff tears, shoulder sprains/instability and meniscus tears. Soft tissue pain and injury can commonly occur during sport and also every day acticities. 

While many athletes can return to a high level of performance without surgical intervention, some soft tissue injuries require surgical treatment. Occasionally advanced reconstruction is required, however minimally invasive procedures are used where possible, with an emphasis on the most up to date techniques in modern orthopaedics and sports medicine. 

Our specialist clinical team have experience across a wide range of national and international institutes, and we work closely with many high level amateur and professional teams.

Sports Medicine Team Approach

A multidisciplinary sports medicine team can have a profound impact on athlete health, well-being, athletic experience, performance, injury prevention, and recovery.

Our practice philosophy serves as a multidimensional method, providing a specialised setting to deliver care for athletes, teams and complex cases.  By linking in with specialists throughout our institute and beyond, we feel that we deliver enhanced athlete care, improved communication, opportunities for learning, goal setting, and professional growth as part of what we do every day.


Imaging Options

The Radiology Department at the UPMC Sports Surgery Clinic includes cutting-edge diagnostic equipment such as two 3.0 Tesla MRI scanners, a 64-slice CT scanner (with ASiR technology), Ultrasound, DEXA, OPG, Digital X-ray, Screening Digital X-Ray and. All related image-guided therapeutic interventions such as targeted joint injections and spinal interventions are supported.


UPMC SSC is the only centre in Ireland that has two dedicated clinical 3.0T MRI scanners delivering superior image resolution and quality, supporting a centre of excellence in the assessment and treatment of Musculoskeletal pathology as well as general imaging. 

Injection Treatments & Regenerative Medicine

Our Regenerative Medicine Clinic is based at UPMC Sports Surgery Clinic in Dublin. Professor Moran has extensive experience in the field of Orthobiologics and Regenerative Medicine, providing opinions for both patients and colleagues in regenerative medicine, biologics and cell therapy. Our specialist team are committed to providing patients access to a promising collection of biological treatments in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.

Biologic treatments include cell therapy,  blood components and other natural substances that harness the body’s own power to promote healing and decrease inflammation. Research suggests that the best patients are in the early stages of osteoarthritis or have persistent tendon injuries. They have exhausted other non-surgical treatments such as rest, physical therapy and cortisone injections, but are not yet thinking about joint replacement or other surgeries.

Personalised Rehabilitation Programmes

Our specialist team are passionate about helping all patients and athletes along the road to recovery. Exercise and physiotherapy is a key aspect of this process.  We work with Ireland’s leading physiotherapists and rehabilitation specialists across the country, enhancing the prospect of excellent outcomes for our patients and athletes.  Our interaction with professional athletes, teams and their treating physiotherapists allows us to develop specialist protocols for all patients treated with or without surgery. We have clinical specialists in our office to deal with all queries you may have before or after surgery and welcome contact from all rehabilitation specialists.  

All of our post surgery rehabilitation protocols are detailed in our resources section.

Health & Wellbeing

Our specialist team strive to provide a hollistic model of patient centered care. Our practice philosophy is centered around providing a comprehensive approach to musculoskeletal care that considers the patient’s physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Our treatment approach favours non surgical management where possible supported through regnerative medicine and biologic treatments. Where surgery is reccomended, minimally invasive techniques are preferred. Supported with exercise and rehabiltiation, our goal is to help patient’s return to activity to support a healthy lifestyle. 

Research & Education

Professor Moran completed his training in the Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship at Hospital for Special Surgery and Cornell Medical College in New York, the Cartilage Repair Centre at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and Antwerp Orthopaedic Centre in Belgium.  He has worked extensively with professional athletes and teams across Ireland, the US and Europe.

He is a Principal Investigator at Trinity Centre for Bioengineering, RCSI Bioengineering and AMBER research centres, as well as a lead surgeon for SSC’s participation in international multi-centre clinical trials. He links this research to the development new options for cartilage and ligament injury at UPMC Sports Surgery Clinic. He has published over 50 papers and given over 200 presentations