Watch ACL Surgery on RTE…

Dec 7, 2023


ACL / Cruciate & Sports Surgery on RTE
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Watch Professor Cathal Moran and the “My Bodyfix” team take an in-depth look into how we work with our patients to achieve the best outcomes they can following knee and shoulder injury.

In the world of sports, injuries are an inevitable part of an athlete’s journey. This short documentary “My Body Fix,” captures Professor Moran take one of his athlete patients through the journey of ACL injury diagnosis to return to play.

Diagnosis and Considerations for Surgical Management:

“My Body Fix” starts by delving into the intricate process of ACL injury diagnosis. Professor Cathal Moran provides a comprehensive understanding of the considerations involved in determining the need for surgical intervention. Viewers are given a backstage pass to the decision-making process that shapes an athlete’s road to recovery.


Behind the Scenes of ACL Reconstruction:

One of the documentary’s highlights is the exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of ACL reconstruction in the operating theatre at UPMC Sports Surgery Clinic. Professor Cathal Moran has completed over a thousand ACL surgeries and navigates the delicate procedure with precision. This segment not only educates the audience on the surgical aspect but also emphasises the importance of having a specialised team for ACL and sports surgery.

Rehabilitation Journey:

The journey doesn’t end in the operating room; it’s only the beginning. “My Body Fix” takes a closer look at the rigorous rehabilitation required for athletes to regain their strength and agility. From gym sessions to carefully planned exercise routines, viewers witness the dedication and perseverance demanded from athletes like David Burke.

Support System:

The documentary also highlights the importance of a support system in place for athletes during their recovery. Professor Cathal Moran emphasises the importance of a comprehensive team that caters to an athlete’s physical and mental well-being. At our practice Professor Moran works with a team of clinical specialists to ensure that athletes are supported throughout their rehabilitation journey. This holistic approach ensures that athletes receive the care they need throughout the entire process.

Resilience and Determination:

David Burke’s journey becomes a metaphor for the resilience, grit, and determination required by athletes facing challenges and setbacks. The documentary captures the emotional and physical challenges, offering viewers a deep appreciation for the mental strength demanded of athletes during ACL rehabilitation.

Professor Moran is delighted to have collaborated with RTE and David for this episode which we believe will resonate deeply with all athletes, offering valuable insights into the comprehensive care and rehabilitation of ACL and sports-related injuries.