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John F. Irving, MD

Dr. Irving is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, who specializes in Arthritis Surgery, Total Joint Replacement and all aspects of adult reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, elbow, hip and knee. His primary focus is on joint preservation and reconstruction for arthritic, degenerative and post-traumatic conditions. This includes Arthroscopy and Osteotomy, as well as Total Joint Replacement. Dr. Irving has been designated in Orthopaedics a “Top Doc”, by Connecticut Magazine for the last several years.

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For all general questions, prescription refills or to schedule an appointment, contact our office at:

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203.466.8531

Education and Training

  • B.S. Northeastern University
  • M.D. Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery - Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine

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" Much encouragement assistance and kindness from all, so I am glad to have picked Dr John Irving, and my daughter too. "

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" Very efficient and productive visit. I was well cared for. Entering the office I found the waiting area to be comfortable and inviting with nice woodwork different than most doctor's offices. There was very little waiting time as I met with Rachel, Jacklyn and then with Dr Irving. I found Rachel and Jacklyn easy to interact with as I brought them up to date concerning the issue with my left hip. Dr Irving was direct and to the point offering to get in touch with my vascular surgeon Dr DeNatale about my upcoming angioplasty I will be having for both legs. He was also very accommodating thinking that he would be able to schedule me for surgery in April which was much early than I thought would be possible knowing how much he is respected and in demand in this field. I left feeling confident that I would be well taken care of. Thank you. Efficiency and personal interaction "

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" Everyone very pleasant and efficient "

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" Courteous and professional interaction with the staff. Dr. Irving quickly diagnosed the problem gave a very good explanation and appropriate treatment. "

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" everything was perfect "

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Articles by John F. Irving, MD

Total Joint Owner’s Manual – Maintaining Your Total Hip and Total Knee 

Will my total hip or total knee need to be redone? This is a common question and is understandable given the history of joint replacement failures a generation ago.

28 Years of Orthopaedic Experience – Facts and Fallacies 

As I approach 30 years of Orthopaedic Surgery practice, dedicated to hip and knee replacement in arthritic patients, it is interesting to reflect on some headline news articles offering the latest and greatest improvements in orthopaedic and arthritis care. – Dr. John Irving

Total knee replacement – Please be a patient PATIENT 

Total knee replacement has been proven to be one of the best reconstructive procedures offered to patients suffering with debilitating arthritis over the past 30 years.

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Full Biography

Dr. Irving is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, who specializes in Arthritis Surgery, Total Joint Replacement and all aspects of adult reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, elbow, hip and knee. His primary focus is on joint preservation and reconstruction for arthritic, degenerative and post-traumatic conditions. This includes Arthroscopy and Osteotomy, as well as Total Joint Replacement.

Dr. Irving graduated from the Tulane University School of Medicine in 1982, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He was awarded the Gold Scalpel Surgical Award by the Department of Surgery. In 1987, he completed a five-year residency program in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota.

Dr. Irving has been an Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon in the New Haven area since 1987. He is an Attending Surgeon at Bridgeport Hospital-Milford Campus and Yale New Haven Hospital, as well as Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at the Yale University School of Medicine.

The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery certifies Dr. Irving. Among his professional affiliations, Dr. Irving is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and has been elected to The Society of Arthritic Joint Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.

Dr. Irving has been designated in Orthopaedics a “Top Doc”, by Connecticut Magazine for the last several years and once again in 2012.

Dr. Irving was born in New Haven and raised in Milford, graduating from Milford High School. He received a BS degree in Biology cum laude from Northeastern University in Boston, where he was varsity member of the U.S. National Champion Crew in 1973 and Captain in 1975. Besides his family, his other interests include golf, scuba diving and other outdoor activities.

Dr. Irving’s practice focuses on minimally invasive surgical techniques for hip and knee replacements. These tissue sparing surgical techniques combine well proven, reliable hip and knee implants with less traumatic soft tissue dissection. Less muscle and tissue damage allow for a faster and more complete recovery and provides long lasting results.

Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • The Society of Arthritic Joint Surgeons
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Awards

  • Orthopaedics a “Top Doc”, by Connecticut Magazine
  • Gold Scalpel Surgical Award

Appointments

  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation – Yale University School of Medicine