Shoulder repair

  • Arthroscopy

    • Shoulder stabilization
    • Rotator cuff repair
    • Treatment of shoulder impingement and bursitis
    • Biceps tendon pathology
    • Acromioclavicular joint pathology


  • Shoulder replacement

    • Anatomic Total Shoulder replacement
    • Reverse Total Shoulder replacement
    • Primary and revision procedures


  • Trauma

    • Acute management of all bony and soft tissue trauma about the shoulder girdle

More information

For further information on shoulder injuries, see here.

Services Provided


The arthroscope is a fiber-optic telescope that can be inserted into a joint (commonly the knee, shoulder and ankle) to evaluate and treat a number of conditions. A camera is attached to the arthroscope and the picture is visualized on a TV monitor. Most arthroscopic surgery is performed as day surgery and is usually done under general anesthesia.

Shoulder replacement

Shoulder replacement surgery is an option for treatment of severe arthritis of the shoulder joint. Arthritis is a condition that affects the cartilage of the joints. As the cartilage lining wears away, the protective lining between the bones is lost. When this happens, painful bone-on- bone arthritis develops. Severe shoulder arthritis is quite painful, and can cause restriction of motion. While this may be tolerated with some medications and lifestyle adjustments, there may come a time when surgical treatment is necessary.

Shoulder Trauma

Shoulder trauma or dislocations and fractures of the shoulder may occur due to injuries resulting from a fall onto the shoulder or accidents that fracture the shoulder blade or collar bone. Shoulder injuries are common, and nearly everyone injures their shoulder at some point in life.

Some forms of shoulder trauma can be treated without surgery but your doctor will advise of the right treatments options.

Fee structure

Dr O’Neill’s fees are predominately based around the fees recommended by the Australian Medical Association (the AMA). The AMA publishes an annually updated schedule of suggested fees for each orthopaedic procedure and consultation.