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Mr. Christopher KJ O’Neill

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Mr O’Neill is a Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon working in the Belfast Health & Social Care Trust, based at both the Royal Victoria Hospital and Musgrave Park Hospital. He has a sub-specialist interest in the assessment and management of adult hip and knee pain.

Mr O’Neill graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in 2004 and commenced his surgical training rotation the following year, obtaining membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2007. He completed a diploma in Sports & Exercise Medicine in 2008 and was awarded membership of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (UK) in 2009. He obtained fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCSEd T&O) in 2016 and completed his specialist Orthopaedic training in Northern Ireland in 2018.

He has completed a 2 year Hip & Knee Arthroplasty Fellowship in Musgrave Park Hospital under the supervision of Professor D Beverland and a 1 year Hip and Knee Surgery Fellowship in the internationally renowned Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford, UK.

During his Fellowship, Mr O’Neill regularly participated in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and worked as a clinical anatomy demonstrator in the University of Oxford. On completion of his Fellowship, Mr O’Neill was appointed as a Consultant Hip & Knee surgeon in the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre where he worked before returning to his current post in Belfast.

Mr O’Neill maintains an interest in research with multiple publications in peer reviewed journals and presentations at national and international conferences. In 2016, he was awarded the McKee Prize by the British Hip Society for research related to optimising component orientation during Total Hip Replacement surgery. Mr O’Neill provides a friendly, professional and patient-centred approach to care, with a focus on patient safety and clinical excellence.


Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon Royal victoria Hospital & Musgrave Park Hospital

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Outside of work, Mr O’Neill enjoys spending free time with his wife and young family.


MB BCh BAO (Queens University Belfast) 2004

MRCSEd June 2007

Diploma in Sport & Exercise Medicine (RCSEd) Nov 2008

MFSEM(UK) March 2009

FRCS (T&O) Nov 2016

Professional bodies (Positions held in last 3 years)

British Medical Association (BMA)

British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)

Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management


An Audit of Clinical handover Practice Amongst Northern Ireland Surgical Trainees.

Mullan M, O’Neill CKJ, Weir C. British Journal of Surgery. Volume 95, Issue S3 (May 2008) ASGBI abstracts 2008: poster presentations (p.87-194) Published Online: May 1 2008 doi: 10.1002/bjs.6225.

Obtaining Consent: Is the process truly informed?

O'Neill CKJ, Kealey WD. EFORT abstract 2010: poster presentation

Metastatic Epidural Spinal Cord Compression: A 6 year retrospective review of management and patterns of referral in a regional spinal centre.’

O'Neill CKJ, Breen NP, Henderson, LA, Dargan DP, Eames NWA. EFORT abstract 2010: poster presentation

Hip fracture surgery and obtaining consent: Is the process truly informed?

O'Neill CKJ, O’Neill R, Kealey WD. Poster Presentation ASiT March 2011. Abstract published International Journal of Surgery Volume 9, Issue 7, Page 520, 2011. DOI:10.1016/j.ijsu.2011.07.125.

Acetabular Liner Dissociation following Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Rare but Serious Complication That May Be Easily Misinterpreted in the Emergency Department.

O'Neill CKJ, Napier RJ, Diamond OJ, O'Brien S, Beverland DE. Case Rep Emerg Med. 2015;2015:802753. doi: 10.1155/2015/802753. PMID:26543652.

Placement of the Acetabular Component.

Beverland DE, O'Neill CKJ, Rutherford M, Molloy D, Hill JC. Bone Joint J. 2016 Jan; 98-B(1 Suppl A):37-43. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.98B1.36343. PMID: 26733639.

Iatrogenic Radial Nerve Palsy following Closed Reduction of a Simple Diaphyseal Humeral Fracture: Beware the Perfect X-Ray.

Jones M, Kang HW, O’Neill CKJ, Maginn P. Case Rep Emerg Med. 2016;2016:2636450. doi: 10.1155/2016/2636450.PMID 27478658.

The incidence of dissociated liners in 4,751 consecutive total hip arthroplasties using Pinnacle polyethylene acetabular liners.

RJ Napier, O Diamond, CKJ O'Neill, S O'Brien, DE Beverland. Hip Int. 2017 Jun 14:0. doi: 10.5301/hipint.5000512. [Epub ahead of print] PMID 28623650.

Correction of pelvic adduction during total hip arthroplasty reduces variability in radiographic acetabular inclination: Findings of a prospective randomised controlled trial.

O’Neill CKJ, Magill P, Hill JC, Gill HS, Molloy D, Patterson C, Beverland DE. Hip Int. 2018 May;28(3):240-245. doi: 10.1177/1120700018777480. PMID: 30165765.

Reducing variability in apparent operative inclination during total hip arthroplasty: findings of a randomised controlled trial.

O'Neill CKJ, Hill JC, Patterson CC, Molloy DO, Gill HS, Beverland DE. Hip Int. 2018 May;28(3):234-239. doi: 0.1177/1120700018777485. PMID: 30165761.

A prospective evaluation of a largely cementless total knee arthroplasty cohort without patellar resurfacing: 10-year outcomes and survivorship.

Napier RJ, O'Neill C, O'Brien S, Doran E, Mockford B, Boldt J, Beverland DE. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2018 Jun 26;19(1):205. doi: 10.1186/s12891-018-2128-1. PMID: 29945574.

Treatments and areas of interest

  • Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon with a subspecialist interest in hip and knee arthroplasty
  • Joint injection
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Partial knee replacement
  • Total knee replacement
  • Total hip replacement
  • Revision total hip replacement

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