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Mr McCaffrey is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Altnagelvin Area Hospital. He specialises in the treatment of hip and knee arthritis via arthroplasty (joint replacement) procedures.
Mr McCaffrey qualified as a doctor in 2001 after completing his medical degree with distinction in medicine and surgery at Queen’s University of Belfast and an honours intercalated degree in Experimental Pathology in the prestigious department of pathology at the University of Edinburgh. He was awarded the prestigious Wilson Orthopaedic Medal following additional written and clinical examinations in orthopaedic surgery.
His basic surgical training centred in Northern Ireland and included the majority of surgical disciplines including plastic surgery. His basic surgical training was followed by a period as an experienced trainee surgeon in trauma + orthopaedics, during which he engaged in research and secured an extended high-volume primary hip + knee joint replacement (arthroplasty) fellowship in 2007 with Professor Beverland at Musgrave Park Hospital.
During this extended high-volume primary hip + knee joint replacement (arthroplasty) fellowship, he completed a large randomised controlled clinical trial comparing knee replacement implants, which was awarded an MD by Queens University of Belfast.
In 2008, he began his higher surgical training dedicated to Trauma + Orthopaedics within the Northern Ireland Deanery, passing his FRCS examinations, before undertaking a additional 12 month foot + ankle fellowship at the Royal Surrey County Hospital and Frimley Park Hospital with Mr Sakellariou, Mr Solan, Mr Halliwell and Mr Wee, that was accredited by the Joint Committee on Surgical Training (JCST), the Specialty Advisory Committee (SAC) in Trauma + Orthopaedics and by the General Medical Council (GMC).
Since 2014, Mr McCaffrey has been a NHS Consultant Trauma + Orthopaedic Surgeon at Altnagelvin Area Hospital within the Western Health and Social Care Trust. His NHS trauma practice includes general adult and paediatric trauma with a subspecialist interest in foot and ankle trauma. His NHS elective practice focuses on the treatment of hip and knee arthritis via arthroplasty (joint replacement) procedures.
Mr McCaffrey treats private patients at Kingsbridge Private Hospital North West in Ballykelly focusing on the treatment of hip and knee arthritis via arthroplasty (joint replacement) procedures.
Areas of interest
Hip arthritis + joint replacement; Knee arthritis + joint replacement
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Trauma + Orthopaedic Surgeon
Altnagelvin Area Hospital
Western health + Social Care Trust
Hip Joint Replacement (Arthroplasty)
Knee Joint Replacement (Arthroplasty)
Foot + Ankle Trauma Surgery
Wilson Orthopaedic Medal (2001)
Honorary Clinical Tutor (University of Edinburgh 2016-2019)
I have multiple publications in several peer review journals including book contributions and MD thesis publication;
McCaffrey DD, Irwin ST. Complicated diverticular disease. RCSEng E-Step: Case of the week (Dec 2002)
McCaffrey DD, Lucas J, Gardiner KR. Haemorrhage from small bowel ulceration complicating meningococcal septicaemia. Ulster Medical Journal, 2005, 74 (1): 57-9.
McCaffrey DD, Thompson N, Henderson S. Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia - an unexpected diagnosis from a toe with chronic osteomyelitis. Foot & Ankle Surgery 2006, 12 (4): 219-220.
Clarke JD, McCaffrey DD, Wong J. Thorn injury mimicking a septic arthritis of the knee. Ulster Medical Journal, 2007, 76 (3): 164-5.
McCaffrey DD, Brown A. "Shooting a moving target"- a case of flexor pollicis longus tendon foreign body removal. Journal of Hand Surgery, 2008, 33 (3): 394-395.
McCaffrey DD, Clarke JD, Bunn J, McCormack MJ. Acute compartment syndrome of the anterior thigh caused by sporting trauma in the absence of fracture. Journal of Trauma-Injury Infection & Critical Care. 2009, 66(4):1238-42.
Burke NG, McCaffrey D, Mackle E. Contamination of histology biopsy specimen - A potential source of error for surgeons. 2009, 2 (9).
McCaffrey DD. A meta-analysis based on poor papers is a poor meta-analysis. BMJ 25th May 2010.
McCaffrey DD, Kealey WD, Beverland D. Modification of Laurence’s Stitch for Skin Closure. European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology. 2011, 21 (4): 305.
McCaffrey DD, Beverland D. A Prospective Randomised Control Trial to Compare the Early Functional Outcome of the LCS and ROCC Total Knee Arthroplasty Implant Designs – MD Thesis. Queen's University of Belfast - Medical Library - July 2011.
Dargan D, McCaffrey DD, Kealey WD. Pseudarthrosis of femoral neck stress fracture treated with open reduction, sliding hip screw and bone morphogenic protein. International Journal of Surgery – 2012.
McCaffrey DD, Re: Armanasco P, Williamson D, Yates B. Integration of podiatric surgery within an orthopaedic department: An audit of patient satisfaction with labour force implications. The Foot 2012;22:200–204.
Contributor to FRCS (T+O) Exam Trauma Book “Trompeter AJ, Questions and Answers in Orthopaedic Trauma, 2015, Oxford University Press.”
Matthews S, Sloan S, McCaffrey D, Ruiz A. Septic Arthritis of the Hip Complicated by Secondary Fungal Superinfection. J Orthop Case Rep. 2017 Jan-Feb; 7(1): 46–49.
- BMedSci (Hons) Patholgy Univertsity of Edinburgh 1999
- MB BCh BAO Queen's University of Belfast 2001
- MRCS (Ed) Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 2004
- MD Queen's University of Belfast 2011
- FRCS (T+O) Intercollegiate Specialty Board 2012
- High Volume Hip + Knee Joint Replacement (Arthoplasty) Fellowship Musgrave Park Hospital 2007
- Foot + Ankle Specialist Fellowship Royal Surrey County Hospital + Frimley Park Hospital 2013
Reference number 6028154
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Honorary Clinical Tutor University of Edinburgh 2016
Details of entry to specialist register
- Trauma + Orthopaedic Surgery , 2014
Affiliations / memberships
General Medical Council (GMC)
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCS Ed)
British Orthopaedic Foot + Ankle Society (BOFAS)
British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
British Medical Association (BMA)
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- Churchill HouseBallykellyLIMAVADYBT49 9HS
- 13:00 - 19:30
- 028 7772 3513
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
028 7776 3090
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Injection(s) +/- aspiration, into joint, cyst, bursa - (1-5)
Multiple arthroscopic operation on knee (including meniscectomy, chondroplasty, drilling or microfracture) - (1-5)
Removal of internal fixation from bone / joint, excluding K-wires +/- image guidance - (1-5)
ExCon - Further Discretionary Payment - (1-5)
Arthrotomy of large joint (including removal of loose body from joint) - (1-5)
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