Mum of boy with spring still implanted says ‘time is of the essence for my son’


Exclusive: X-rays show deterioration of device inserted into child’s body in 2020 at Temple Street CHI

X-rays show the spring when it was implanted in 2020 – and how it looked in September 2023. The Ryan family are looking for answers

Maeve Sheehan

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The mother of a six-year-old boy who was implanted with a non-medical grade spring during spinal surgery in Temple Street children’s hospital has been told the spring appears to be “disintegrating/unravelling” and needs to be removed.

The spring, which was not certified for use in surgery, was inserted in Luke Ryan, who suffers from type 1 spinal muscular atrophy, by the paediatric orthopaedic surgeon Connor Green, who is on leave from Temple Street since concerns were raised about his work. – RSS Feed