Owen McConville, M.D.

Meet Dr. McConville

Fellowship Trained in Sports Medicine and Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Subspecialty Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine

Specializing In

Sports Medicine
Joint Replacement
Arthroscopy
Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
Shoulder and Knee Arthroscopy

Medical Degree

Tufts University, Boston, MA

Internship

New England Deaconess Hospital / Harvard Surgical Service
Boston, MA

Research Associate

Tufts-New England Medical Center, Department of Sports Medicine

Residency

Tufts –New England Medical Center
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Boston, MA

Chief Residency

Reconstructive Surgery/Total Joint Replacement
New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA

Military Service

Chief, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Director, Sports Medicine Services
Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas

Shoulder/Elbow Surgery and Sports Medicine Fellowship

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

South Shore Hospital, South Weymouth, MA – Active Staff
New England Baptist, Boston, MA – Active Staff

Academic Appointment

Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Tufts University School of Medicine
New England Medical Center
New England Baptist Hospital
Subspecialty Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine

Professional Memberships

MOA Massachusetts Orthopedic Association – Board of Directors, 2002-07
AANA Arthroscopy Association of North America – 1997-current
AAOS American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons – 1997-current
SOMOS Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons – 1995-96
Associate Master Instructor, Arthroscopic Knee and Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopy of North America

Community Activities

Team Physician, Weymouth High School
Hingham Little League, Board of Directors

Awards Received

Arthroscopy Association of North America Resident/Fellow Award – Eleventh Annual Meeting,
Boston, Massachusetts, 1992
Eastern Orthopedic Association – Resident/Fellow Award, Twenty-third Annual Meeting, Dorado,
Puerto Rico, 1992
President, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Tufts University, 1985-86

Publications

Owen R. McConville, MD, Arthur J. Bowman, MD, Richard M. Kilfoyle, MD, John F. McConville, M.D.,
and Richard A. Mayo, MD. Bipolar hemiarthroplasty in degenerative arthritis. Clin. Orthop. 253:67,
1990.

McConville, OR, Kipnis, JM, and Richmond, JR – The Effect of Meniscal Status on Knee Stability
and Function after ACL Reconstruction. Arthroscopy 1993;9(4):431-439.

Richmond, JR, Manseau, CJ, Patz, R, and McConville, OR – Anterior Cruciate Reconstruction
using a Dacron Ligament Prosthesis. Am J Sports Med 20:24-28, 1992.

Nabors, ED, Richmond, JR, Vannah, WM, and McConville, OR – Anterior Cruciate Ligament Graft
Tensioning in Full Extension. Am J Sports Med 23:488-492. 1995

McConville OR and Iannotti, JP – Partial Thickness Tears of the Rotator Cuff, Evaluation and
Management. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. 7:32-43. Jan/Feb 1999.

McConville, OR – Total Hip Replacement. In: Nesathurai, S. and Blaustein, D., editors. Essentials
of Inpatient Rehabilitation. Blackwell Science, 2001.

Press Ganey

Patient Ratings and Comments

Overall Rating

4.7 out of 5 (448 Ratings, 74 Comments)
Access
4.6/5
Personal Issues
4.7/5
Nurse/Assistant
4.7/5
Overall Assessment
4.8/5
Moving through visit
4.5/5

Recent Comments

01/17/2017

I would return to Dr McConville and refer others to him
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01/17/2017

Always have had a good experience with *Dr. McConville.
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01/09/2017

good
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01/02/2017

felt much more confident when I left!
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01/02/2017

provider seemed rushed & didn't spend 10 minutes with me & suggested a NSAID wihich I listed as an allergy drug.
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12/20/2016

Dr. M is terrific!
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12/19/2016

What more can I say about *Dr.McConville? Extraordinary specialist. Explains everything. Takes his time, answered all of my questions and he is also very personable, even funny. I have seen him several times.
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12/17/2016

Dr.McConville was extremely patient and professional in every aspect of the appointment!
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12/17/2016

dr. mcconville has already operated on my other shoulder and knee. he is the best!
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12/12/2016

I love Dr. McConville. He is no nonsense and tells it to you straight. He listens to what I have to say and explains things well.
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12/06/2016

very comfortable with information given
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12/03/2016

Dr McConville completely disregarded my pain and concerns. Although another doctor had referred me to him for a reoccurring dislocated shoulder he said that I would've been at the ER for the pain (I live with a chronic pain condition, my tolerance is HIGH) if I had. He examined my shoulder for MAYBE 2 minutes. Then when he was trying to wrap things up I asked about my thigh (the other reason I'd been referred to him). He said he couldn't tell anything because I was fat (no wonder fat people neglect their health and stay away from doctors). Well, they never even asked me to get into a gown. He was just looking at my thigh through my pants. I told him how you could measure it and it was so much more swollen than the other. He literally said "your legs work, right?". I said it hurt and changed the way I walked. I dragged it, it was so heavy. He said "but you walked in here ok, right?". I was dumbfounded. Lastly, as he was inching towards the door I did insist on some kind of test or followup and he sighed and said he'd MRI it. Worst doctor ever.
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11/28/2016

good
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11/15/2016

I was impressed in how well every step of my visit was planned out. I left my first visit feeling very confident on how well my surgery will go.
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11/14/2016

dr McConville was excellent. very professional and courteous. he remembered seeing ____ before and her history. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM!
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11/07/2016

Best Doctors and staff
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10/31/2016

I feel very fortunate to have Dr. McConville as mynorthopedist. He listens to me, answers my question and I always feel well cared for. His staff is also wonderful.
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10/17/2016

I am very impressed by your practice. the doctor was very friendly and made conversation and could identify with ______ injury. it was by far one of the best doctor's visits I've had.
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10/11/2016

Very good.
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10/10/2016

Very good experience.
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10/10/2016

Terrific experience,easy to talk to and explained everything to me.Cortisone shot has worked very so far.
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10/05/2016

The experience I have had with Dr Mconville was not a positive one. I have been a trauma nurse at a major hospital for 20 years. This was the first time I have had any issue to have to come to an orthopedic MD. His bedside manner is lacking, he greets you with a smile and shakes your hand. As soon as the appointment begins it feels like you are on a timer. He is very rushed and when he feels he is don't he stands up and starts to guide you out. His explanation of the injury was caught and textbook. There was not a lot of questions in how it has limited my activity or what the pain feels like. I had to push my symptoms and concerns in the conversation. I also was made to feel like I was a bother to be there. I have encounters many physicians in my lifetime career so I have knowledge and experience with working with multiple orthopedic surgeons. I was very disappointed in his approach and his explanation of what my injury could be. I received way more information at my initial physical therapy appointment. honestly I felt like I was in a factory and being pushed through. I apologize as I have never had to write anything negative before, but I felt this was worh my time.
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10/03/2016

We have confidence in Dr. McConville and think very highly of him. He is very personable as well as highly professional and skilled. We recommend him regularly.
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10/03/2016

Good experience
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09/30/2016

I left, fully informed of my condition.
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09/26/2016

Dr McConville is awesome
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09/26/2016

very good, knowledgeable and pleasant
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09/13/2016

I have had two knee replacements and both times have always had the best of care. Never felt left out of the understanding of the surgery or the process of healing.
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09/03/2016

Dr. McConville was so personable and I was impressed with the utter respect he demonstrated towards his scribe and PA student. My daughter, who is interested in health professions, accompanied me to the visit and he couldn't have been nicer to her - he was down-to-earth, funny, and accessible.
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09/03/2016

His knowledge and ability to talk me through the problem was exceptional.
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08/30/2016

Dr. McConville is consistently professional and caring. Both _____ and I trust him immensely. We have recommended him to others and they too have expressed how pleased they are with his approach and demeanor. This practice is very fortunate to have him.
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08/30/2016

Dr McConville made me aware of my situation and provided me with the best treatment. me thank you Dr McConville
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08/23/2016

good
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08/22/2016

would have liked more in depth response. Shot did not fix problem
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08/15/2016

Excellent service from Dr. McConville.
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08/13/2016

good
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08/08/2016

I trust Dr McConnville, and like the way he explains the problem and procedures that are important parts of the decision making process.
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07/28/2016

Dr. McConville was very kind, friendly, and knowledgable. We were very happy with the experience.
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07/18/2016

1) X-rays were requested before even seeing a doctor. he knew immediately it was frozen shoulder. so if I hadn't declined the X-rays, I would have been exposed to unnecessary radiation.2) I felt very rushed. my whole appt was 3-5 minutes. dr mcconville ladi out the 3-4 recovery options and then waited for my response. I don't know what cortisone is or its side effects, what most people do, or what he would recommend.
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07/11/2016

*Dr. McConville is awesome, very laid back, talks to patients in a non-medical language.
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07/11/2016

I had just transferred from another physician Very pleased with the difference in my treatment
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07/05/2016

VERY PROFESSIONAL OFFICE
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06/28/2016

Dr. was just a bit brief didn't really know the exact diagnosis until followup. I knew there was a break but not exactly which bone. He's a pro but would of like a bit more info as to what I possibly could of done to speed the recovery. He did tell me some stuff but I felt a bit hurried.
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06/28/2016

Good
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06/24/2016

I would have liked to have known ahead if the pain felt after the Cortisone shot was normal.
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06/18/2016

great
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06/15/2016

physician was thorough and extremely insightful
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06/06/2016

I had my original surgery in Boston, but prefer the nearness of South Shore and the doctor's willingness to listen.
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05/31/2016

I wish the dr listen to what I had to say about the pain and where it was
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05/30/2016

I was very impressed with the doctor. he was easy to speak with about my problem. he gave me treatment options and explained them clearly
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05/27/2016

*Dr. McConville treated me with great concern & attention.
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05/23/2016

Dr. McConville presented options and explained in detail what I could expect of my decision as to treatment. He was very sensitive to my issues and is a very warm human being.
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05/23/2016

I always recommend Dr McConville
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05/16/2016

didn't care about my concerns or pain, I told him I was in pain and he said there was not much he could do.
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05/11/2016

I came in to the office for some knee pain I had been experiencing. The pain was on the side of my knee and hurts whether at rest or exercising. I am unable to exercise because of the pain. An x-ray was taken, but the Dr. did not order and MRI. There is no bone where my knee pain is. I have consulted with another provider who is ordering an MRI because they think I may have pulled or torn something. I was surprised an MRI was not ordered due to where the pain is in my knee. The Dr. simply told me to take Advil or Aleve which I had been doing for over a month with no results.
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05/09/2016

Dr. was very knowledgeable about my issue...
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05/06/2016

*Dr. Owen McConville is the best in her field!
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04/18/2016

He seemed like he was in a rush to get to the next patient. I really felt like I was left hanging because he didn't explain follow up exercises. Didn't explain my issue clearly or answer my questions so that I could understand but felt he was in such a rush that I didn't repeat the questions...
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04/16/2016

very good experience
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04/16/2016

Doctor McConville came well recommended and I would be happy to recommend him (and SS Ortho) to others
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04/12/2016

In all honesty, I left there felling like I was talking to myself. I understand that patient care may get old at times and everybody has a bad day, but this is my health, which is very important to me.
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04/12/2016

Provider spoke quickly but clearly. He had experience with my issue and he seemed to think it was very common. He said he sees many female patients my age with this issue and seemed to almost have a script for what he said. He is very familiar with it but should keep in mind his patients may not be familiar with it and therefore he should slow down a bit.
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04/11/2016

Felt that the doctor didn't really know what was wrong with me so sent me on my way.
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04/09/2016

Dr McConville is a wonderful orthopedic doctor!!
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04/08/2016

*Dr. McConville is the best dr. I've ever met - This is his best staff ever.
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04/04/2016

As I said earlier I had a great experience
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04/02/2016

Dr McConnville explained all my questions and was helpful in describing all my options
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04/02/2016

Extremely bad experience. Dr McConville gave me a completely wrong diagnosis for an acute shoulder injury I had playing golf. He gave a diagnosis of "capsule inflammation" for my injury. A follow up at ________ proved it was a ________________ strain as I had suspected all along. When I questioned McConville about the diagnosis he got extremely defensive and would not engage in a conversation about alternatives to his diagnosis.
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03/21/2016

Dr. McConville was genuinely concerned and very helpful.
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03/12/2016

Dr. McConville did a great job on my shoulder 2 years ago and was clear and explanatory in lead-up visits, so I was totally confident. My outcome is great. But last visit for the other shoulder, we were talking past each other! I couldn't get a "yes" "no" or "maybe" out of him. I told him plainly what my question was. Puzzling. I still feel he is a great surgeon, but am in no-where-land about my pain and its cause.
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03/09/2016

The doctor was very patient while I decided if I should get a cortisone shot or not.
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03/07/2016

Did what he had to and moved on
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03/05/2016

Dr. McConville keeps me walking and I am very grateful. And he administers the best injections (knees)!
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03/01/2016

Outstanding overall care was given
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