Alan P Molloy

Galway University Hospitals, Gaillimh, Connaught, Ireland

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Publications (7)0.83 Total impact

  • A.P. Molloy · R. Lyons · D. Bergin · S.R. Kearns
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    ABSTRACT: The flexor digitorium accessorius muscle is an unusual anatomical variant found in the posteromedial aspect of the hindfoot and ankle. As previously described, its location predisposes patients to developing tarsal tunnel syndrome. This case illustrates the diagnosis, treatment and resolution of tarsal tunnel syndrome in a paediatric patient, secondary to the presence of flexor digitorium accessorius muscle. Copyright © 2015 European Foot and Ankle Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Foot and Ankle Surgery 02/2015; 21(2). DOI:10.1016/j.fas.2015.01.015
  • B J O'Neill · C M Fox · A P Molloy · S O'hEireamhoin · D P Moore
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    ABSTRACT: It has been estimated that approximately 520,000 injury presentations are made to Irish accident and emergency departments each year. Fractures account for 20 % of these injuries. Circular external fixators (frames) have been shown to be a safe and effective method of treatment for long bone fractures where internal fixation is impossible or in-advisable. We present the outcomes of all frames applied at our institution for stabilisation of acute fractures over a 20-year period. We retrospectively reviewed a prospectively compiled database of all frames applied in our institution and identified all frames which were applied for acute lower limb trauma. We identified 68 fractures in 63 patients. There were 11 femoral fractures and 57 tibial fractures. All fractures were classified using the AO Classification system, and most fractures were Type C fractures. We used an Ilizarov frame for 53 fractures and a Taylor Spatial Frame for 15 fractures. The mean time in frame was 365 days for a femoral fracture and 230 days for a tibial fracture. There were five tibial non-unions giving an overall union rate of 93 %. Factors associated with non-union included high-energy trauma and cigarette smoking. The vast majority of lower limb fractures can be treated using 'conventional' methods. Complex fractures which are not amenable to open reduction and internal fixation or cast immobilisation can be treated in a frame with excellent results. The paucity of published reports regarding the use of frames for complex trauma reflects the under-utilisation of the technique.
    Irish Journal of Medical Science 12/2014; DOI:10.1007/s11845-014-1240-y · 0.83 Impact Factor
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    A P Molloy · B J O'Neill · L Molloy · B White · H Smyth · T Mc Carthy
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    ABSTRACT: Arthroplasty in the haemophiliac patient is associated with higher rates of infection and is traditionally performed in a younger age group. Despite this there is little evidence in the literature regarding revision arthroplasty in this cohort of patients. We describe the case of a periprosthetic fracture in a haemophiliac patient requiring revision arthroplasty, who did not consent to receiving blood products due to religious beliefs, with a successful outcome.
    05/2013; 2013:348080. DOI:10.1155/2013/348080
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    Barry J O'Neill · Alan P Molloy · Tom McCarthy
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    ABSTRACT: Introduction: Osteomyelitis following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is extremely rare. Presentation of case: We present a thirty year old man who presented with pain in his proximal tibia six years after ACL reconstruction. Haematological investigations were normal. He was diagnosed with osteomyelitis of his proximal tibia. He was successfully treated with washout and debridement of his tibial tunnel. Discussion: This case highlights the need to exclude osteomyelitis as a late complication of ACL reconstruction in patients with proximal tibial pain. We also report on an unusual pathogen as casue of osteomyelitis. Conclusion: Osteomyelitis in a tibial tunnel can present as a late complication of ACL reconstruction, even in the presence of normal haematological investigations.
    International Journal of Surgery Case Reports 11/2012; 4(2):143-145. DOI:10.1016/j.ijscr.2012.10.020
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    AP Molloy · B Hutchinson · G C O'Toole
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    ABSTRACT: Extra-abdominal desmoid lesions, otherwise known as aggressive fibromatosis, are slow-growing benign lesions which may be encountered in clinical practice. Recent controversies exist regarding their optimal treatment. Given their benign nature, is major debulking surgery justified, or is it worth administering chemotherapy for a disease process which unusually defies common teaching and responds to such medications? We present a literature review of this particular pathology discussing the aetiology, clinical presentation, and various current controversies in the treatment options.
    Sarcoma 08/2012; 2012(4):578052. DOI:10.1155/2012/578052
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    Barry J O'Neill · Alan P Molloy · William Curtin
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    ABSTRACT: Paediatric clavicle fractures have traditionally been treated nonoperatively. Recent studies have recommended operative management for displaced midshaft fractures. We conducted a retrospective review of all clavicle fractures in children aged one to sixteen over a two-year period. We classified fractures and evaluated followup and clinical outcome. We identified 190 fractures. There were 135 boys and 55 girls. 65% of fractures were displaced and 35% undisplaced. Mean radiographic and clinical followup was 35 days and 44 days, respectively. Clavicle fractures in children heal with nonoperative management. Radiographs of clavicle fractures in children are unnecessary in the absence of clinical symptoms.
    International Journal of Pediatrics 12/2011; 2011:172571. DOI:10.1155/2011/172571

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17 Citations
0.83 Total Impact Points


  • 2011–2015
    • Galway University Hospitals
      • Department of Radiology
      Gaillimh, Connaught, Ireland
  • 2012–2013
    • St. James's Hospital
      • Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma
      Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
    • St Vincent's University Hospital
      Dublin, Leinster, Ireland