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Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Ireland
Dr. Philip O'Connor
Arthroplasty in Ireland

Patient Information

Referral Policy

By letter/facsimile from a general practitioner, physiotherapist or another Consultant. Appointment confirmation is made by either by letter, telephone or e-mail.  Appointment reminder notice is sent by SMS text.

In advance of consultation

Patients will be asked to fill out questionnaires specific to their complaints.  Please be prepared to provide this information to our office. If you have any questions when filling out this form, please do the best you can and our staff will assist you with your questions on the day of your visit.  Downloading and completing questionnaires in advance will save time on the day of the appointment.

These can be downloaded here:

Please click on the appropriate image below: Hip, Spine - Lower Back and Neck, Knee, General Orthopaedics and Medico-legal.



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On the day of consultation

If you require an X-ray you will be told in advance and you should proceed directly to the main hospital.  Here, you will be required to check in on the ground floor and give your details.  You will then proceed to the 2nd floor to have your x-rays performed.  Digital x-rays are then available for review in the Consultation Suite, located  in the private clinic on the drive into the main hospital.  If you have had radiographic studies elsewhere (Plain X-rays, CT Scan, MRI scan, DEXA scan), please bring discs and/or hard films in addition to the report.


All payments for the consultation must be made before leaving the clinic using either cash or cheque; unfortunately, we cannot accept debit or credit card transactions.
A receipt of payment will be issued and these fees may be reclaimed from your health insurer. Please contact your health insurer for details.

Cancellation Policy

If you require to cancel an appointment, please contact the clinic at least 48 hours in advance on 01-837 2721