Video Consultations

In view of the current Corona Virus pandemic, I have introduced video consultations for existing patients in my practice. This allows me to help manage their rheumatology care but at the same time allow them, me and my staff, to comply with social distancing recommendations and reduce the risk of infection. The main system I …Read the Rest

Rheumatology Services and Corona Virus

This is to reassure patients that my office will remain open throughout the Corona Virus pandemic to support patients under my care. Corona virus aside, the medical problems that patients will normally have on a day to day basis, will not go away. I am concerned that some people may think that they need to …Read the Rest

Rheumatology Clinic

Conditions we treat There are about 200 different musculoskeletal conditions, some of the more common conditions we treat are: rheumatoid arthritis, reactive arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, polymyalgia rheumatica, osteoarthritis, back pain, neck pain, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis. We also treat soft tissue musculoskeletal conditions such as tennis elbow, golfers elbow, shoulder pain, knee joint osteoarthritis, …Read the Rest

Steroid injections

Joint injections may occasionally be required as part of the treatment of any joint or soft tissue problem.  These will usually involve injections of local anesthetic or steroid either directly into joints or into to the tissues surrounding them). Conditions which may benefit from steroid injections include ‘soft tissue problems’ such as Tennis elbow, Golfer’s …Read the Rest

Suplasyn Injections

The first line of treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee aims to relieve pain. Normally, pain relievers such as ibuprofen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are used, along with physiotherapy, applications of a topical analgesic and injections of a corticosteroid. However, some people have a reaction to NSAIDs and these agents usually bring only temporary …Read the Rest

The Musicians Clinic

The Musicians’ Clinic provides specialised medical care to musicians with musculoskeletal problems that affect their ability to play their instruments to their true potential.  The service is run by a Consultant Rheumatologist and Musician who provides specialised assessment, diagnosis and treatment of professional and amateur musicians with pain problems including; carpal tunnel syndrome, shoulder and …Read the Rest

Osteoporosis Assessment

Dr. Kavanagh has had an interest for many years in the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis. He first opened an osteoporosis screening service in 2004 and and has been medical director of the Bone Mineral Density Unity in the Bon Secours Hospital since 2006. He runs a regular osteoporosis clinic as part of clinic where …Read the Rest

Videoconference / Skype appointments

Medicolegal assessments