Mr Michael Andrew O'Connor

Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon

MB ChB, FRCS, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

Personal profile

Mr Michael O'Connor is a specialist Hip Surgeon with 10 years of experience as a consultant performing hip surgery at BMI The Alexandra Hospital and Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport.

Mr O’Connor qualified in medicine at Manchester University in 1989. After general surgical training in the Manchester area, he obtained Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1994. He undertook his Specialist Registrar training in the Mersey region, including a 12 month fellowship in hip and knee replacement surgery at Wrightington Hospital. Mr O’Connor obtained his FRCS (Tr & Orth) in 2001. He then moved to Stockport in 2003 as a Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery specialising in hip and knee surgery.

In the last 10 years Mr O’Connor and his colleagues have developed the very busy and successful Stockport Hip Unit which performs the second highest number of primary hip replacements each year in the North West of England.

Mr O’Connor specialises in primary hip replacement with particular interest in hip arthritis in the young adult. He also performs complex primary hip replacement in patients who have had childhood disorders of the hip including SUFE, Perthes disease, CDH hip dysplasia, or in patients who have had previous trauma or surgery to the hip. He uses bone grafting techniques to reconstruct acetabular defects, he also has a wide experience of performing revision hip surgery and is experienced in the investigation and revision of painful or failing metal on metal hip replacements. He is comfortable using both cemented and uncemented implants and matches the best implants available to the patients’ needs, anatomy and bone quality.

Mr O'Connor is part of a team of hip surgeons who regularly meet to discuss and share results. Mr O’Connor is the clinical lead for hip fracture patients at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust and is also one of the clinical co-ordinator for the National Joint Registry in the North West region. The National Joint Registry shows that Mr O’Connor has a revision rate for his primary hip replacements that is below the national average.

He also performs knee arthroplasty, knee arthroscopy and most aspects of lower limb trauma. Mr O’Connor is also an active member of Manchester Orthopaedic Group.

Professional Membership

  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

  • British Orthopaedic Association  

Clinical Interests

  • Hip surgery including Primary, complex primary and revision hip surgery

  • Soft tissue conditions around the hip

  • Complex hip and proximal femoral trauma

  • Also primary and arthroscopic knee surgery and knee injuries  

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