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Patrick W. O’Connell, M.D.

Specialties

Physician assistants / nurse practitioners

OrthoVirginia Offices

Dr. Patrick O’Connell specializes in orthopedic surgery of the knee and shoulder. He does reconstructive shoulder and knee surgery and joint replacements. Dr. O’Connell is a committed community member and serves as the team physician for several local teams.

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Bio

Dr. O’Connell is a native of Burlington, VT. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and his medical degree from the University of Vermont. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Northwestern University, and completed a sports medicine fellowship at the Hughston Orthopaedic Clinic. He then came to Virginia Beach to start his practice in 1989. His interest is in sports medicine, specializing in complex shoulder and knee reconstructions including complicated rotator cuff repair, superior capsular reconstructions, anatomic and reverse total shoulder replacement, primary and revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, and anterior cruciate ligament repair. Dr. O’Connell is an Assistant Professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He is active in local sports, serving as the team physician for the Norfolk Admirals, Virginia Wesleyan University and Virginia Beach Public High Schools. Dr. O’Connell is board certified in orthopedic surgery.

Education & Training

  • Hughston Orthopaedic Clinic, Sports Medicine Fellowship
  • Northwestern University, Orthopedic Surgery Residency
  • University of Vermont, Medical Degree
  • University of Notre Dame, Bachelor of Science

Certifications

  • Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board Certified in Sports Medicine

ABOS board certified in orthopedic surgeryABOS board certified in sports medicine

Hospital & Team Affiliations

  • Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital
  • Sentara Virginia Beach Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • Sentara Princess Anne Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • Team Physician, Norfolk Admirals
  • Team Physician, Virginia Wesleyan University
  • Team Physician, Virginia Beach Public High Schools

Organizations & Awards

  • Voted Top Doctor by Hampton Roads Magazine, multiple years

Treatments

  • Achilles tendon rupture and tendonitis surgeries
  • ACL reconstruction surgery
  • Acromioplasty
  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Ankle sprain and fracture surgeries
  • Arthroscopic knee reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic meniscectomy and meniscal repair
  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff
  • Arthroscopic shoulder reconstruction
  • Autograft (UCL tear)
  • Biceps tendon reinsertion
  • Biceps tendon rupture surgery
  • Biceps tenodesis
  • Bilateral knee replacement
  • Bone infection prevention and treatment
  • Bony stress reactions/stress fractures surgery
  • Broken collarbone surgery
  • Bunion correction
  • Bursitis/impingement surgery
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Cartilage injury treatments
  • Cartilage reconstruction procedures
  • Cartilage restoration
  • Cheilectomy
  • Closed reduction (elbow)
  • Closed reduction (finger)
  • Closed reduction (shoulder)
  • Closed reduction (sternoclavicula joint)
  • Computer assisted total knee arthroplasty
  • Computer navigated joint replacement
  • Elbow arthritis surgery
  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • Elbow surgery
  • Fixation of pathologic fractures
  • Ganglion cyst surgery
  • Hand fracture surgery
  • Impingement – rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Knee ligament reconstruction
  • Labrum surgery
  • Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) repair/reconstruction
  • Lisfranc fracture/dislocation surgery
  • Little League elbow treatment
  • Little League shoulder treatment
  • Loose bodies/spurs surgery (knee)
  • Lower extremity compartment pressure testing
  • Meniscal tear surgeries
  • Meniscal transplant surgery
  • Minimally invasive Achilles tendon repair
  • Minimally invasive total knee replacement
  • Non-operative anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative arthritis (foot and ankle) treatment
  • Non-operative Bankart lesion treatment
  • Non-operative biceps tendon rupture treatment
  • Non-operative bony stress reactions/stress fractures treatment
  • Non-operative broken collar bone treatment
  • Non-operative bursitis/impingement treatment
  • Non-operative cubital tunnel syndrome treatment
  • Non-operative elbow bursitis treatment
  • Non-operative elbow spur treatment
  • Non-operative finger fracture treatment
  • Non-operative finger sprain treatments
  • Non-operative ganglion cyst treatment
  • Non-operative golfer’s elbow treatment
  • Non-operative hand and wrist arthritis treatments
  • Non-operative hand fracture treatment
  • Non-operative knee arthritis treatment
  • Non-operative labral tear treatment
  • Non-operative lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative mallet finger treatment
  • Non-operative medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative mensical tear treatment
  • Non-operative muscle strain treatment
  • Non-operative olceranon fracture treatment
  • Non-operative patellar tendonitis treatment
  • Non-operative posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative posterior tibial tendonitis treatment
  • Non-operative radial head fracture treatment
  • Non-operative rotator cuff tear treatment
  • Non-operative runner’s knee (chondromalacia patella) treatment
  • Non-operative shoulder arthritis treatment
  • Non-operative shoulder instability treatment
  • Non-operative shoulder separation treatment
  • Non-operative stiff big toe
  • Non-operative superior labrum anterior to posterior (SLAP) lesion tear treatment
  • Non-operative tennis elbow – lateral epicondylitis treatment
  • Non-operative throwing injury treatment
  • Non-operative trigger finger
  • Non-operative ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) treatment
  • Non-operative wrist fracture treatment
  • Non-operative wrist tendonitis treatment
  • Olceranon fracture surgery
  • Open shoulder reconstruction
  • Orthopedic trauma surgery
  • Osteoarthritis treatment
  • Osteoperosis care
  • Partial (unicondylar) knee replacement
  • Patellofemoral knee replacement
  • Periarticular fracture care
  • Periprosthetic fracture care
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction
  • Posterior tibial tendonitis
  • Post-surgical problem fractures – nonunion and malunion treatments
  • R.I.C.E. – Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation
  • Radial head fracture surgeries
  • Reverse total shoulder replacement
  • Revision knee surgery
  • Robotic arm assisted joint replacement
  • Robotic arm assisted knee replacement (Makoplasty)
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Shin splints treatment
  • Shoulder arthritis surgeries
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome treatment
  • Shoulder instability surgery
  • Shoulder replacement surgery
  • Shoulder separation surgery
  • Sprain and strain treatment
  • Superior labrum anterior to posterior (SLAP) lesion tear surgery
  • Tendon joint injections
  • Tennis elbow – lateral epicondylitis surgery
  • Throwing injury surgeries
  • Tommy John surgery
  • Total joint replacement
  • Total knee replacement
  • Trigger finger surgery

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Dr. O’Connell is a native of Burlington, VT. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and his medical degree from the University of Vermont. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Northwestern University, and completed a sports medicine fellowship at the Hughston Orthopaedic Clinic. He then came to Virginia Beach to start his practice in 1989. His interest is in sports medicine, specializing in complex shoulder and knee reconstructions including complicated rotator cuff repair, superior capsular reconstructions, anatomic and reverse total shoulder replacement, primary and revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, and anterior cruciate ligament repair. Dr. O’Connell is an Assistant Professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He is active in local sports, serving as the team physician for the Norfolk Admirals, Virginia Wesleyan University and Virginia Beach Public High Schools. Dr. O’Connell is board certified in orthopedic surgery.

  • Hughston Orthopaedic Clinic, Sports Medicine Fellowship
  • Northwestern University, Orthopedic Surgery Residency
  • University of Vermont, Medical Degree
  • University of Notre Dame, Bachelor of Science

Certifications

  • Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Board Certified in Sports Medicine

ABOS board certified in orthopedic surgeryABOS board certified in sports medicine

  • Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital
  • Sentara Virginia Beach Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • Sentara Princess Anne Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • Team Physician, Norfolk Admirals
  • Team Physician, Virginia Wesleyan University
  • Team Physician, Virginia Beach Public High Schools

  • Voted Top Doctor by Hampton Roads Magazine, multiple years

  • Achilles tendon rupture and tendonitis surgeries
  • ACL reconstruction surgery
  • Acromioplasty
  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Ankle sprain and fracture surgeries
  • Arthroscopic knee reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic meniscectomy and meniscal repair
  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff
  • Arthroscopic shoulder reconstruction
  • Autograft (UCL tear)
  • Biceps tendon reinsertion
  • Biceps tendon rupture surgery
  • Biceps tenodesis
  • Bilateral knee replacement
  • Bone infection prevention and treatment
  • Bony stress reactions/stress fractures surgery
  • Broken collarbone surgery
  • Bunion correction
  • Bursitis/impingement surgery
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Cartilage injury treatments
  • Cartilage reconstruction procedures
  • Cartilage restoration
  • Cheilectomy
  • Closed reduction (elbow)
  • Closed reduction (finger)
  • Closed reduction (shoulder)
  • Closed reduction (sternoclavicula joint)
  • Computer assisted total knee arthroplasty
  • Computer navigated joint replacement
  • Elbow arthritis surgery
  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • Elbow surgery
  • Fixation of pathologic fractures
  • Ganglion cyst surgery
  • Hand fracture surgery
  • Impingement – rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Knee ligament reconstruction
  • Labrum surgery
  • Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) repair/reconstruction
  • Lisfranc fracture/dislocation surgery
  • Little League elbow treatment
  • Little League shoulder treatment
  • Loose bodies/spurs surgery (knee)
  • Lower extremity compartment pressure testing
  • Meniscal tear surgeries
  • Meniscal transplant surgery
  • Minimally invasive Achilles tendon repair
  • Minimally invasive total knee replacement
  • Non-operative anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative arthritis (foot and ankle) treatment
  • Non-operative Bankart lesion treatment
  • Non-operative biceps tendon rupture treatment
  • Non-operative bony stress reactions/stress fractures treatment
  • Non-operative broken collar bone treatment
  • Non-operative bursitis/impingement treatment
  • Non-operative cubital tunnel syndrome treatment
  • Non-operative elbow bursitis treatment
  • Non-operative elbow spur treatment
  • Non-operative finger fracture treatment
  • Non-operative finger sprain treatments
  • Non-operative ganglion cyst treatment
  • Non-operative golfer’s elbow treatment
  • Non-operative hand and wrist arthritis treatments
  • Non-operative hand fracture treatment
  • Non-operative knee arthritis treatment
  • Non-operative labral tear treatment
  • Non-operative lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative mallet finger treatment
  • Non-operative medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative mensical tear treatment
  • Non-operative muscle strain treatment
  • Non-operative olceranon fracture treatment
  • Non-operative patellar tendonitis treatment
  • Non-operative posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative posterior tibial tendonitis treatment
  • Non-operative radial head fracture treatment
  • Non-operative rotator cuff tear treatment
  • Non-operative runner’s knee (chondromalacia patella) treatment
  • Non-operative shoulder arthritis treatment
  • Non-operative shoulder instability treatment
  • Non-operative shoulder separation treatment
  • Non-operative stiff big toe
  • Non-operative superior labrum anterior to posterior (SLAP) lesion tear treatment
  • Non-operative tennis elbow – lateral epicondylitis treatment
  • Non-operative throwing injury treatment
  • Non-operative trigger finger
  • Non-operative ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) treatment
  • Non-operative wrist fracture treatment
  • Non-operative wrist tendonitis treatment
  • Olceranon fracture surgery
  • Open shoulder reconstruction
  • Orthopedic trauma surgery
  • Osteoarthritis treatment
  • Osteoperosis care
  • Partial (unicondylar) knee replacement
  • Patellofemoral knee replacement
  • Periarticular fracture care
  • Periprosthetic fracture care
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction
  • Posterior tibial tendonitis
  • Post-surgical problem fractures – nonunion and malunion treatments
  • R.I.C.E. – Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation
  • Radial head fracture surgeries
  • Reverse total shoulder replacement
  • Revision knee surgery
  • Robotic arm assisted joint replacement
  • Robotic arm assisted knee replacement (Makoplasty)
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Shin splints treatment
  • Shoulder arthritis surgeries
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome treatment
  • Shoulder instability surgery
  • Shoulder replacement surgery
  • Shoulder separation surgery
  • Sprain and strain treatment
  • Superior labrum anterior to posterior (SLAP) lesion tear surgery
  • Tendon joint injections
  • Tennis elbow – lateral epicondylitis surgery
  • Throwing injury surgeries
  • Tommy John surgery
  • Total joint replacement
  • Total knee replacement
  • Trigger finger surgery