Research has always been an integral part of Mr Kearns’ career, resulting in over 500 citations. He has 59 publications in peer reviewed journals and is currently interested in the clinical application of basic science research in the areas of cartilage injury and adult reconstructive surgery.

Below are some of his more recent publications:

E. Murphy, R. Lyons, S. Kearns (2015). ‘Prospective Evaluation of Intra-Articular Hyaluronic Acid Injection to the Ankle Joint.’  Irish Journal of Medical Science.

M. O’Sullivan, T. Murphy, P. Gunning, D. Bergin, S. Kearns, M. J. Kerin (2015). ‘The Use of Computed Tomography (CT) of the Ankle in Radiological Ankle Fractures, In Determining Synchronous Pathology of the Ankle Joint, Characterizing the Posterior Malleolus and the Impact on Operative Management.’ Irish Journal of Medical Science.

S. Brennan, C. Kiernan, S. Beecher, R, O’Reilly, B. Devitt, S. Kearns, M. O’Sullivan (2015). ‘Volar plate versus k-wire fixation of distal radius fractures.’ Injury.

S. Jain · D. Tiernan · S. Kearns (2015). ‘Analysis of risk factors for failure of arthroscopic ankle fusion in a series of 52 ankles.’ Foot and Ankle Surgery.

A.P. Molloy · R. Lyons · D. Bergin · S. Kearns (2015). Flexor digitorum accessorius causing tarsal tunnel syndrome in a paediatric patient: A case report and review of the literature.’  Foot and Ankle Surgery.