Shaun O'Brien

Shaun O'Brien, a seasoned orthopaedic surgeon with over 20 years of experience as a consultant, specialises in knee surgery, including knee replacements and ligament reconstructions, particularly in younger adult arthritis cases. He holds NHS posts at Sunderland Royal Hospital and focuses on knee-related issues.


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  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Washington

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Shaun O'Brien

Surgeon Bio

Shaun O'Brien is a highly experienced orthopaedic surgeon with over 20 years of expertise in knee surgery. He has completed more than 2700 knee replacements and 1000 ligament reconstructions since 2001. Specialising in various knee procedures such as total knee replacements, ACL and PCL reconstruction, his practice focuses on discussing and offering patients the full range of treatment options. As a consultant knee and trauma orthopaedic surgeon at Sunderland Royal Hospital, Mr O'Brien's passion lies in addressing knee issues, particularly in younger adults with arthritis. Having received his training in sports medicine and knee surgery fellowship, Mr O'Brien is a member of prestigious medical associations including the British Orthopaedic Association and the Royal College of Surgeons of England. His qualifications from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne further reinforce his commitment to excellence in knee surgery. With a keen interest in joint replacements and knee arthroscopy, he emphasises patient optimisation and quick recovery post-surgery, enabling a substantial percentage of knee replacement patients to return home within 48 hours. Beyond his medical expertise, Shaun O'Brien enjoys indulging in personal interests such as football, golf, and skiing. Despite a busy schedule, he makes time for family activities and values spending time with his three children. With a focus on research in knee replacement outcomes and patient optimisation, Mr O'Brien continues to contribute significantly to advancements in knee surgery, ensuring the best possible results for his patients.

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