Mr Danny (JD) Acton has been a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Altnagelvin Hospital and the North West Independent hospital for 15 years since 2004.
Mr Acton graduated from Queen’s University, Belfast in 1991 and is a fellow of the Edinburgh Royal College of Surgeons. He has extensive experience in primary arthroplasty of the hip, knee and soft tissue surgery of the knee. Specific interests include total and partial knee replacement, ligament reconstruction of the knee and patellofemoral instability.
After completing speciality training at St George’s hospital London in 2002 he spent a year on an international fellowship in Sydney, Australia and an arthroplasty fellowship at Musgrave Park Hospital in Belfast focusing on lower limb arthroplasty and soft tissue surgery of the knee.
Mr Acton is an honorary lecturer with Queens University Belfast and Educational Supervisor for specialist registrars.
Currently, Mr Acton is lead clinician for orthopaedic department and local representative for the UK National Joint Registry. He is also the principal investigator for a national study into the G7 acetabular component for total hip replacement and an RCT on the management of patella instability.
Mr Acton remains a keen sportsman with interest in triathlon, CrossFit, football and golf giving him insight into the demands of training and competition.
Mr Acton plans to provide a regular clinic and theatre session at the Galway clinic. Specific focus will be on:
Primary arthroplasty of the hip and knee
Cemented and uncemented total hip replacement
Kinematic total knee replacement
Unicompartmental knee replacement
Alternatives to joint replacement - Osteotomy or bracing
Acute knee sports injuries
Primary and revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with hamstrings or bone-patella tendon-bone grafts
Arthroscopic meniscectomy and meniscal repair
Medial patello-femoral ligament reconstruction for recurrent patella dislocation