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About Me

Paul Magill

MB MCh FRCS (Tr&Orth)

I am a consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon. The 'trauma' part of my position refers to emergency surgery to fix fractured bones. This happens exclusively in Craigavon Area Hospital where I am part of a team of eleven consultants covering the Southern Health Trust. The 'orthopaedic' part of my position refers to planned operations, and in my case, I focus primarily on hip replacements and knee replacements. I perform these operations at Craigavon Area Hospital, Ulster Independent Clinic and in Sports Surgery Clinic.

I am originally from Newry, Northern Ireland. I attended medical school in Trinity College Dublin and subsequently, through a competitive selection process I entered the Irish Trauma and Orthopaedics surgical training scheme. Upon graduating as a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons I embarked upon 2.5 years of subspecialty training in hip replacement and knee replacement. The first 18 months of this was in Belfast with Professor Beverland, a world-leader in his field, with whom I learned the skills of efficiency, fluency and objective measurement of outcomes. My final year was then spent in North Shore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand where I worked in computer-navigated surgery and revision surgery. I returned to Northern Ireland in February 2018.

Along with a dedicated team in Craigavon area Hospital, I was the first surgeon to introduce a day-case hip replacement service to Northern Ireland.

I am a strong advocate of improving patient outcomes through audit and research. During my training I completed a Masters in Surgery (MCh) and I continue to publish in peer-reviewed journals, with 25+ publications to date. I have won awards for my research into hip and knee replacement surgery, most recently the prestigious McKee Prize at the British HipSociety conference in 2020. I am a trustee of the Trauma & Orthopaedics Research Charity (TORC).

I see patients for private clinic appointments in the Newry Clinic, Ulster Independent Clinic, and in Sports Surgery Clinic Dublin (SSC). You can make a booking here.



Trininty College Dublin, 2003

Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine

RCSEd 2008

Masters in Surgery by research (MCh)

University College Dublin, 2010

Certificate in Healthcare Management

Smurfitt Business School, Dublin, 2012

Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons

(FRCS) 2015, Trauma and Orthopaedics

Fellowship in high volume lower limb primary joint arthroplasty

Belfast, 2016

Fellowship in revision lower limb joint arthroplasty and computer navigation

Auckland, 2017


Irish Orthopaedic Association

British Orthopaedic Association

British Hip Society

Trustee of Trauma & Orthopaedics Research Charity

My Publications

Below is a list of my publications in peer-reviewed journals as part of my research work to date.

1. Mechanical and Anatomical Alignment Guide Techniques Are Superior to Freehand in Achieving Target Orientation of an Acetabular Component. Arthroplast Today. 2021 Oct 8;11:222-228. Bruce-Brand R, Magill P, O'Neill C, Karayiannis P, Hill J, Beverland DE.

2. Oral tranexamic acid for an additional 24 hours postoperatively versus a single preoperative intravenous dose for reducing blood loss in total knee arthroplasty: results of a randomized controlled trial (TRAC-24). Bone Joint J. 2021 Oct;103-B(10):1595-1603. Magill P, Hill JC, Bryce L, Martin U, Dorman A, Hogg R, Campbell C, Gardner E, McFarland M, Bell J, Benson G, Beverland DE.

3. Oral tranexamic acid for an additional 24 hours postoperatively versus a single preoperative intravenous dose for reducing blood loss in total hip arthroplasty: results of a randomized controlled trial (TRAC-24). Bone Joint J. 2021 Jul;103-B(7):1197-1205. Magill P, Hill JC, Bryce L, Martin U, Dorman A, Hogg R, Campbell C, Gardner E, McFarland M, Bell J, Benson G, Beverland DE.

4. Increased fat depth is not associated with increased risk of surgical complications following total hip arthroplasty. Bone Joint J. 2020 Sep;102-B(9):1146-1150Maye AIW, Cassidy RS, Diamond O, Magill P, Beverland DE.

5. Factors predicting repeat revision and outcome after aseptic revision total knee arthroplasty: results from the New Zealand Joint Registry. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2020. DOI: 10.1007/s00167-020-05985-8. Klasan A, Magill P, Frampton C, Zhu M, Young S.

6. Observed effect of femoral component undersizing and a collarless design in the development of radiolucent lines in cementless total hip arthroplasty. Arthroplasty Today. 2020 Jan 6:6(1):99-103. MagillP, Hill JC, Beverland DE et al.

7. Identifying the period of greatest blood loss after lower limb arthroplasty. Arthroplasty Today. 2018 Oct 16;4(4):499-504. Magill P, Cunningham EL, Hill JC, Beverland DE.

8. A device to make the pelvic sagittal plane horizontal and reduce error in cup inclination during total hip arthroplasty: a validation study. Hip Int. 2018 Sep;28(5):473-477. McMahon SE, Magill P, Bopf DP, Beverland DE.

9. Assessment of the effect of addition of 24 hours of oral tranexamic acid post-operatively to a single intraoperative intravenous dose of tranexamic acid on calculated blood loss following primary hip and knee arthroplasty (TRAC-24): A study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials. 2018 Jul 31;19(1):413. Hill JC, Magill P, Beverland DE et al

10. Correction of pelvic adduction during total hip arthroplasty reduces variability in radiographic inclination: findings of a randomised controlled trial.Hip Int. 2018 May;28(3):240-245. O’Neill CK, Magill P, Hill JC, Beverland DE et al

11. Acute kidney injury following prophylactic cefuroxime and gentamicin in patients undergoing primary hip and knee arthroplasty – A propensity score matched study.J Arthroplasty. 2018 Sep;33(9):3009-3015. Tucker A, Magill P, Hegarty P, Beverland DE

12. Impact of a learning curve on the survivorship of 4802 cementless total hip arthroplasties. Bone Joint J. 2016 Dec;98-B(12):1589-1596. Magill P, Blaney J, Hill JC, Beverland DE et al

13. Bilateral total hip replacement in arthrogryposis multiplex congenitaBMJ Case Rep. 2015 Nov 25. Dalton D, Magill P, Mulhall KJ

14. What causes dislocation of a total hip arthroplasty; a simple mnemonic for the orthopaedic resident. Int Orthop. 2015 Mar;39(3):605-6. Crozier Shaw G, Magill P

12. Suspected coexistent osteoporosis and osteomalacia with atraumatic bilateral neck of femur fractures in a 53-year-old man without apparent risk factors. BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Sep 4;2014. De Marchi J, Bajwa R, Duggan SN, Magill P

13. Unpressurised Cement Acetabular Liner (UCAL) - An Additional Technique for Enhancing Hip Spacer Performance. J Arthroplasty. 2014 Mar;29(3):638-9. Magill P, Donnelly MP

14. Spinal fracture in an under-age rugby player. Ir Med J. 2012 Oct;105(9):315. Magill P, Quinlan JF, Kelly I

15. A novel in vitro model of ischaemic preconditioning: Its effect on cellviability in human skeletal muscle and a possible explanation for the 'second window of protection'. J Orthop Sci. 2012 Nov;17(6):802-7. Magill P, Walsh P, Murphy T, Mulhall KJ

16. Minimum ten-year follow-up of acetabular fracture fixation from the Irish tertiary referral centre. Injury. 2012 Apr;43(4):500-4. Magill P, McGarry JG, Queally JM, McElwain JP

17. Review Article: Osteochondral Reconstruction and GraftingJ Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2011 Apr;19(1):93-8. Magill P, Byrne DP, Baker JF, Mulhall KJ

18. Femoroacetabular ImpingementThe Open Sports Medicine Journal, 2010, 4: 75-80. Magill P, Baker JF, Mulhall KJ

19. Transient osteoporosis of the hip and spontaneous osteonecrosis of the knee: A common aetiology? Ir J Med Sci. 2012 Sep;181(3):341-3.Adriaensen, Magill P, Mulhall KJ, Kavanagh EC et al

20. Minimally-invasive treatment of high velocity intra-articular fractures of the distal tibia. Int Orthop. 2009 Aug;33(4):1149-53. Leonard M, Magill P, Khayyat G

21. Preconditioning and its clinical potential Ir J Med Sci. 2009 Jun;178(2):129-34. Magill P, Murphy T, Mulhall KJ et al

22. Complex volar dislocation of the distal radioulnar joint in a Galleazi variant associated with interposition of the ulnar neurovascular bundle. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol (2009) 19: 265. Magill P, Harrington P

23. Radiologic comparison of cemented and uncemented total hip arthroplasty and hip resurfacing. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol (2007) 17: 583. Leonard M, Magill P, Kiely P, Khayyat G.

24. A Rare Case of Segmental Testicular Infarction. Urology. 2007 May;69(5):983.e7-8. Magill P, Jacob T, Lennon G

25. A Case of Probable Ibuprofen-Induced Acute PancreatitisJOP. 2006 May 9;7(3):311-4. Magill P, Ridgway PF, Conlon KC, Neary PC