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Craig Chike Akoh MD is a dual fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in both sports medicine and foot & ankle. His orthopaedic training has provided him a unique ability to perform a multitude of procedures in the hip, knee, ankle, and foot. He provides state-of-the-art ankle replacement, bunion surgery, Achilles tendon repair, ankle arthroscopy, knee cartilage restoration/ ligament reconstruction, and postless hip arthroscopy/ hip preservation procedures. He has a strong research background in the latest sports medicine and foot & ankle treatment techniques. He also has a strong background in the management of non-elite and elite athletes in the collegiate and high school level.

Dr. Akoh grew up in Athens, Georgia and was competitive in basketball as well as track and field in his formable years. He earned his undergraduate degrees in Cellular Biology and Psychology at the University of Georgia. At the University of Georgia, he was also awarded the prestigious Foundation Fellowship Academic Scholarship, affording him the unique opportunity to travel abroad throughout his undergraduate education. He subsequently completed medical school at the Medical College of Georgia and orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Iowa.Dr. Akoh completed his sports medicine fellowship at the University of Wisconsin, where he served as a team physician for the Wisconsin Badger football and basketball teams. Dr. Akoh completed his foot & ankle fellowship at Duke University, where he learned state of the art minimally invasive bunion correction techniques and total ankle replacement.

Currently, Dr. Akoh serves as the sports medicine and foot &ankle surgeon at Rush Copley Castle Orthopaedics. He serves as the team physician for Waubonsie High School in Aurora, IL. Dr. Akoh has published over 40 peer reviewed manuscripts, book chapters, and abstracts. He has presented over 30 academic papers at national conferences. Dr. Akoh currently serves as a reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine and Journal of Arthroscopy. He is passionate about advocating for his patients, striving to align the correct treatment option with the patient’s personal goals of care. He aims to educate his patients so that they can make informed decisions about their own care in order to return to their previous activity level, lifestyle, or sport.

EMPLOYMENT
  • Surgeon:
  • 2020-2022
  • Rush Castle Orthopaedics, Aurora, IL
    Foot and Ankle/Sports Medicine Surgeon
  • EDUCATION
  • Fellowship:
  • 2019-2020
  • Duke University; Durham, NC.
    Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship Program
  •  
  • 2018-2019
  • University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, Madison, WI
    Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship Program
  • Residency:
  • 2013-2018
  • University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA.
    Orthopaedic Surgery - Internship & Residency
  • Medical School:
  • 2009-2013
  • Augusta University Medical Center, Augusta, Georgia
    Degree: MD
  • Undergraduate:
  • 2005-2009
  • University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
    Degree: B.S.,Cellular Biology & Psychology
    Foundation Fellowship Scholarship
  • MEDICAL ACCREDITATIONS/LICENSURES

    Accreditations:

    Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Certification, 2019
    USMLE Step 1: February 13, 2012
    USMLE Step 2 CK: July 30, 2012
    USMLE Step 2 CS: August 15, 2012
    USMLE Step 3:April 9, 2014
    ABOS Part 1 : July 12, 2018

    Medical Licenses

    Illinois Medical License Number: 036.152796, Issued May 1, 2020
    AWARDS AND HONORS
    • 2016
    • American Orthopaedics Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) Resident Scholarship
    • 2015
    • AOFAS Resident Research Grant #2015-12
    • 2010
    • Dean’s Summer Research Fellowship, GHSU
    • 2009
    • Stoney Diversity Scholarship, GHSU
    • 2009
    • Cum Laude Graduate, UGA
    • 2007
    • Order of Omega, UGA
    • 2005
    • Foundation Fellowship Academic Scholarship, UGA
    • 2005
    • Center of Undergraduate Research and Opportunities Promising Scholars, UGA
    • 2004 & 2005
    • Young Scholars Program
    TEAM COVERAGE
    • 2020
    • Waubonsie Valley High School
    • 2019
    • Duke University Football Team
    • 2019
    • North Carolina Central University Football Team
    • 2019
    • University of Wisconsin Men’s Basketball Team
    • 2018-2019
    • University of Wisconsin Football Team
    • 2018
    • Madison Capitols United States Hockey League Team
    • 2015-2018
    • University of Iowa Baseball Team
    RESEARCH SUPPORT
    • 2015-2016
    • American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Research Grant Program, $7,000, for a basic science cadaveric investigation on Arthroscopic Talar and Plafond Access for Osteochondral Lesions
    • 2010-2011
    • Dean Summer Research Fellowship, $8,000. Support provided by Georgia Health Sciences University to investigate Molecular mechanisms underlying age-related loss of muscle and bone. Yielded an abstract and national conference presentation.
    • 2007-2008
    • Peach State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Research Award, Department of Infectious Disease, University of Georgia
    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    • 2019
    • AANA Foundations in Arthroscopy Course Instructor Course #915
    • 2019-2020
    • Duke Graduate Medical Education Resident and Fellow Council Liaison
    • 2019
    • American Journal for Sports Medicine Reviewer
    • 2019
    • Journal of Arthroscopy Reviewer
    • 2019
    • Stryker Fellows Hip Arthroscopy, Las Vegas, Nevada
    • 2018
    • AANA Foundations in Arthroscopy Course Instructor Course #815
    • 2016-2018
    • Humanitarian Services Committee, AOFAS
    • 2016-2017
    • Business Manager, Iowa Orthopaedic Journal
    • 2014
    • AO Basic Fracture Course, Atlanta, Georgia
    • 2013- 2018
    • Peer-Reviewer: Iowa Orthopaedic Journal
    • 2010-2011
    • Social Chair, Student National Medical Association. GHSU
    • 2010-2011
    • Student Tour Guide. GHSU
    • 2009-2013
    • Community Service Co-Chair, GHSU.
    • 2010
    • Physiology Program Assistant, GHSU.
    • 2010
    • Gross Anatomy Tutor, GHSU
    • 2010
    • Student Coordinator, National Youth Leadership Forum in Medicine
    • 2009
    • Young Scholars Program Newsletter Editor
    • 2007-2008
    • President, Zeta Pi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc, UGA
    PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS
    • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
    • American Orthopaedics Foot and Ankle Society
    • Arthroscopy Association of North America
    • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
    • J Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society
    • Student National Medical Association
    PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
    1. Chen J, Akoh CC, Kadakia R, Schweitzer K. Management of Anterior Tibialis Tendon Ruptures.J Am AcadOrthop Surg. 2021 [under review].
    2. Danilkowicz RM, Lau B, Kim J, Dai K, Akoh CC, Adams SB, Amendola N. Operative Costs Associated with Arthroscopic Assisted Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Acute Ankle Fractures. The Foot [accepted on 2020 Nov 29].
    3. Akoh CC, Kadakia R, Fletcher A, Park YU, Kim K, Nunley JA, Easley ME. Intermediate-Term Patient-Reported Outcomes andRadiographic Evaluation Following Intramedullary versusExtramedullary-Referenced Total Ankle Replacement. Foot Ankle Int.2020[accepted on 2020 Nov 5].
    4. Akoh CC, Chen J, Adams SB. Total Ankle Total Talus Replacement Using a 3D Printed Talus Component: A Case Report.. Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery.2020;59(6):1306-1312.
    5. Akoh CC, Fletcher AN, Sharma A, Parekh SG.Clinical Outcomes and Complications Following Limited Open Achilles Repair Without an Instrumented Guide. Foot Ankle Int.2020[published online ahead of print, 2020 Nov 4].
    6. Kadakia RJ, Akoh CC, Chen J, Sharma A, Parekh SG. 3D Printed Total Talus Replacement for Avascular Necrosis of the Talus. . Foot Ankle Int.2020[published online ahead of print, 2020 Aug 18].
    7. Chen J, Sharma A, Akoh CC, Kadakia RJ, Parekh SG. Clinical Safety and Efficacy of a Novel Ultrasound-Assisted Bioabsorbable Suture Anchor in Foot and Ankle Surgeries.Foot Ankle Int.2020; 41(9):1073-1078.
    8. Chen J, Kadakia RJ, Akoh CC, Adams SA, Somerson JE, Easley ME, Nunley JA. Analysis of 408 Total Ankle Arthroplasty Adverse Events Reported to the US Food and Drug Administration from 2015-2018. Foot& Ankle Specialist. 2020 [Ahead of Print, 2020 May 8].
    9. Mococain P, Bejarano-Pineda L, Glisson R, Kadakia RJ, Akoh CC, Chen, J, Nunley JA; EasleyM Biomechanical Effect on Joint Stability of Including Deltoid Ligament Repair in Bimalleolar Equivalent Ankle Fracture Treatment. Foot Ankle Int.2020; 41(9):1158-1164.
    10. Akoh CC, Chen J, Kadakia RJ, Park YU, Kim H, Adams SB. Adverse events involving hallux metatarsophalangeal joint implants: Analysis of the United States Food and Drug Administration data from 2010 to 2018.Foot Ankle Surg. 2020 [published online ahead of print, 2020 May 18].
    11. Akoh CC, Adams SA. Corrective Fibular Z-Lengthening Osteotomy for Valgus Total Ankle Replacement. Techniques in Foot & Ankle Surgery. 2020 [Ahead of Print].
    12. Akoh CC, DeOrio JK. Retrocalcaneal Spur Removal and Achilles Tendon Reattachment for the Treatment of Haglund Deformity. Techniques in Foot & Ankle Surgery. 2020 [Ahead of Print].
    13. Walczak BE, Hetzel SJ, Akoh CC, Baer GS. Intraoperative Conversion to Five-Strand Hamstring Autograft Configuration Significantly Increases Anterior Cruciate Ligament Graft Diameter Independent of Patient Characteristics.J Knee Surg. [Epub ahead of print, 2019 Dec 3].
    14. Carlson C, Akoh CC, Phisitkul P. Evaluation of Asymptomatic Contralateral Foot Deformities Using the Tripod Index. Iowa Orthopaedic Journal.2019;39(2):76-84.
    15. Akoh CC, Craig E, Troester AM, Miller, BJ. Radiographic Enchondroma Surveillance: Assessing Clinical Outcomes and Costs Effectiveness. Iowa Orthopaedic Journal. 2019;39(1):185-193. 
    16. Akoh CC, Phisitkul P. Minimally Invasive and Endoscopic Approach for the Treatment of Noninsertional Achilles Tendinopathy. Foot Ankle Clin. 2019 Sep;24(3):495-504.
    17. Akoh CC, Phisitkul P. Clinical Examination and Radiographic Assessment of the Cavus Foot. Foot and Ankle Clinics.2019.Jun;24(2):183-193.
    18. Akoh CC, Phisitkul P. Anatomic Ligament Repairs of Syndesmotic Injuries.Orthop Clin North Am. 2019 Jul;50(3):401-414.
    19. Akoh CC. Phisitkul P. Plantar Plate Injury and Angular Toe Deformity. Foot and Ankle Clinics. Dec;23(4):703-713.
    20. Hendrickson N. Akoh CC, Cychosz C, Phisitkul P. Topical Review Treatment of Postsurgical Neuroma in Foot and Ankle Surgery. Foot and Ankle Orthopaedics. Published online on September 2018.
    21. Hendrickson N. Akoh CC, Cychosz C, Phisitkul P. Treatment of Postsurgical Neuroma in Foot and Ankle Surgery. Foot and Ankle Orthopaedics. Published online on July 27, 2018.
    22. Carender CN, Akoh CC, Kowalski H. Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Monoarthritis of the Knee in Children: A Case Report. Iowa Orthop J 2018; 38: 17-23.
    23. Akoh CC,Dibbern K, Amendola A, Sittapairoj T, Anderson DD, Phisitkul P. Effect of Ankle Position and Noninvasive Distraction on Arthroscopic Accessibility of the Distal Tibial Plafond. Foot Ankle Int 2017; 38(10): 1152-1159.
    24. Phisitkul P,Akoh CC,Rungprai C, Barg A, Amendola A, Dibbern K, Anderson D. Optimizing Arthroscopy for Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus: The effect of ankle positions and distraction during anterior and posterior arthroscopy in a cadaveric model. Arthroscopy 2017;33(12):2238-2245.
    25. Akoh CC, Chang J, Buckwalter J. Marjolin’s Ulcer of the tibia with pelvic lymph node metastasis. Iowa Orthopaedic Journal. 2017; 37:133-138.
    26. Martin KD, Akoh CC, Amendola A, Phisitkul P. Head-to-Head Prospective Comparative Study of the Three Current Virtual Reality Arthroscopic Simulators. Iowa Orthopaedic Journal. 2016; 36:20-25.
    27. Otero J, Westerlind BO, Tantavisut S, Karam M, Akoh CC, Gao Y, Phisitkul P, Marsh JL. There is Poor Reliability of Bohler's Angle and the Crucial Angle of Gissane in Assessing Displaced Intra-articular Calcaneal Fractures. Foot and Ankle Surgery. 2015; 21(4): 277-81.
    28. Akoh CC, Schick C, Otero J, Karam M. Fat embolism syndrome after femur fracture fixation: a case report.  Iowa Orthopaedic Journal. 2014; 34:55-62.
    29. Bowser, M,Akoh, CC, Hamrick, M,Fulzele, S,Arounleut, P, Wenger, K. (2010). Adipokine Regulation of Myostatin Signaling in Aged Skeletal Muscle. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 42(10), 60.
    RESEARCH PODIUM PRESENTATIONS
    1. Akoh CC, Sharma A, Fletcher AN, Parekh SG. Outcomes and Return to Play Following Unique Mini-Open Achilles Repair. Online Podium Presentation on September 2020 at the 108thAnnual Clinical Orthopaedic Society Meeting, Nashville, TN.
    2. Sharma A, Akoh CC, Parekh SG. Outcomes Following Subchondroplasty in the First Metatarsal Head. Online Podium Presentation on September 2020 at the 108thAnnual Clinical Orthopaedic Society Meeting, Nashville, TN.
    3. Sharma A, Fletcher AN, Shah JK, Akoh CC, Parekh SG. The Effect of Thursday Night Football on NFL Injuries.Online Podium Presentation on September 2020 at the 108thAnnual Clinical Orthopaedic Society Meeting, Nashville, TN.
    4. Chen J, Sharma A, Akoh CC, Kadakia RJ, Parekh SG. Safety and Efficacy of Novel Ultrasound Assisted Bioabsorbable Suture Anchor. Online Podium Presentation on September 2020 at the 108thAnnual Clinical Orthopaedic Society Meeting, Nashville, TN.
    5. Kadakia RJ, Sharma A, Akoh CC, Chen J, Parekh SG. Medical Malpractice Trends in Foot and Ankle Surgery. Online Podium Presentation on September 2020 at the 108thAnnual Clinical Orthopaedic Society Meeting, Nashville, TN.
    6. Kadakia RJ, Sharma A, Akoh CC, Chen J, Parekh SG. Outcomes of 3D Printed Total Talus Replacement for Talar AVN. Online Podium Presentation on September 2020 at the 108thAnnual Clinical Orthopaedic Society Meeting, Nashville, TN.
    7. Sharma A, Akoh CC, Parekh SG. Outcomes Following Subchondroplasty in the First Metatarsal Head. Online Podium Presentation on July 22-25 at the 2020 American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery Meeting. San Antonio, TX
    8. Akoh CC, Fletcher AN, Kadakia R, Chen J, Park Y, Kim H, Wang J, Nunley JA, Adams SB, DeOrio JK, Easley ME. Economic Analysis and Clinical Outcomes of Short-Stay Versus Inpatient Total Ankle Replacement Surgery. Online Podium Presentation on July 22-25 at the 2020 American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery Meeting. San Antonio, TX.
    9. Akoh CC, Fletcher AN, Kadakia R, Chen J, Park Y, Kim H, Wang J, Nunley JA, Easley ME. Was Mark Reiley Right? An outcome analysis of intramedullary total ankle arthroplasty versus non-intramedullary total ankle implants. Online Podium Presentation on July 22-25 at the 2020 American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery Meeting. San Antonio, TX.
    10. Akoh CC, Fletcher AN, Kadakia R, Chen J, Kadakia R, Park Y, Nunley JA, Easley ME. Was Mark Reiley Right? An outcome analysis of intramedullary total ankle arthroplasty versus non-intramedullary total ankle implants. Online Podium Presentation on July 22-25 at the 2020 Southern Orthopaedic Association’s 37th Annual Meeting. White Sulphur Springs, WV.
    11. Akoh CC. Baer GS. Williams K. Sanfilippo JL.Syndesmosis Injuries in Collegiate Athletes: Gait Analysis and MRI Findings. Podium Presentation on July 11, 2019 at the 2019 American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Boston, MA.
    12. Akoh CC. Baer GS. Williams K. Sanfilippo JL.Syndesmosis Injuries in Collegiate Athletes: Gait Analysis and MRI Findings. Podium Presentation on May 13, 2019 at the 2019 University of Wisconsin Research Forum.Madison, WI.
    13. Akoh CC. Bedard N. Phisitkul PP. Risk Factors for Reoperation Procedures Following Foot and Ankle Arthrodesis Procedures. Podium Presentation on March 7, 2018 at the 2018 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
    14. Akoh CC.Rungprai C. Amendola A. Hartog B. Glass N. Arthroscopic Plafond Access for Osteochondral Lesions- The effect of limited ankle range of motion on anterior and posterior arthroscopic accessibility. Podium presentation on July 20, 2016 at the 2016 American Orthopaedics Foot and Ankle Society. Toronto, Ontario.
    15. Bowser, M, Akoh, CC, Hamrick, M, Fulzele, S, Arounleut, P, Wenger, K. (2010). Adipokine Regulation of Myostatin Signaling in Aged Skeletal Muscle. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 42(10), 60. Abstract presented at 2010 Miami American College of Sports Medicine conference.Miami, FL.
    16. Akoh, CC. Characterization of strain-dependent differences in the outcome of experimental Trypanosoma cruzi infection.  Presented at the UGA Summer Undergraduate Research Program SymposiumAthens, GA July 28, 2008.
    RESEARCH POSTERS
    1. Sharma A, Fletcher AN, Shah JK, Akoh CC, Parekh SG. The Effect Of Recovery Period On Injury Patterns And Trends Among Athletes In The National Football League. Poster presentation on February 13-16 at the 2021 Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA.
    2. Sharma A, Akoh CC, Parekh SG. Outcomes Following Subchondroplasty In The First Metatarsal Head. Poster presentation on February 13-16 at the 2021 Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA.
    3. Sharma A, Akoh CC, Fletcher AN, Parekh SG. Outcomes And Return To Play Following Unique Mini-open Achilles Repair. Poster presentation on February 13-16 at the 2021 Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA.
    4. Sharma A, Kadakia RJ, Orland KJ, Akoh CC, Chen J, Parekh SG. Outcomes And Return To Play Following Unique Mini-open Achilles Repair. Poster presentation on February 13-16 at the 2021 Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA.
    5. Turner E, Akoh CC, Hetzel SJ, Markhardt BK, Spiker AM. Intra-articular Knee Injuries In Extensor Mechanism Ruptures Detected By Preoperative MRI: Do They Affect Clinical Practice. Poster presentation on February 13-16 at the 2021 Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA.
    6. Turner E,Akoh CC, Hetzel SJ, Markhardt BK, Spiker AM. Intra-articular Knee Injuries in Extensor Mechanism Ruptures Requiring Additional Surgery. Poster presentation on September 29-October 3 at the 2021 MAOA Annual Meeting, Ameila Island, FL.
    7. Chen J, Sharma A, Akoh CC, Parekh SG. Clinical Safety and Efficacy of a Novel Ultrasound-Assisted Bioabsorbable Anchor in Foot and AnkleSurgeries. ePoster presentation on July 22-25 at the 2020 American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery Meeting. San Antonio, TX.
    8. Kadakia RJ,Akoh CC, Chen J, Sharma A, Parekh SG. The 3D printed total talus replacement – a novel treatment option for avascular necrosis of the talus. ePoster presentationon July 22-25 at the 2020 American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery Meeting. San Antonio, TX.
    9. Akoh CC, Chen J, Kadakia R, Park Y, Kim H, Adams SB, Adverse Events Involving Hallux Metatarsophalangeal Joint Implants: Analysis of the United States Food and Drug Administration Data from 2010 to 2018. ePoster presentationon July 22-25 at the 2020 American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery Meeting. San Antonio, TX.
    10. Akoh CC, Fletcher AN, Sharma A, Parekh SG. Clinical Outcomes and Complications Following Limited Open Achilles Repair Without an Instrumented Guide. ePoster presentationon July 22-25 at the 2020 American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery Meeting. San Antonio, TX.
    11. Akoh CC, Fletcher AN, Kadakia R, Chen J, Park Y, Kim H, Wang J, Nunley JA, Adams SB, DeOrio JK, Easley ME. Economic Analysis and Clinical Outcomes of Short-Stay Versus Inpatient Total Ankle Replacement Surgery. ePoster presentationon July 22-25 at the 2020 American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery Meeting. San Antonio, TX.
    12. Akoh CC, Fletcher AN, Kadakia R, Chen J, Park Y, Kim H, Wang J, Nunley JA, Easley ME. Was Mark Reiley Right? An outcome analysis of intramedullary total ankle arthroplasty versus non-intramedullary total ankle implants. ePoster presentationon July 22-25 at the 2020 American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery Meeting. San Antonio, TX.
    13. Shamrock A, Akoh CC, Westermann R. Is Hip Arthroscopy an Option for Pediatric Septic Arthritis?Poster presentation on April 10-14, 2019 at Mid-America Orthopaedic Association 37th Annual Meeting. Miramar Beach, Florida.
    14. Phisitkul P, Akoh CC, Dibbern K, Rungprai C, Siddappa V, Sittapairoj T, Barg A, Anderson D. Arthroscopic Access to Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus: Effects of Limited Ankle Range of Motion on Arthroscopic Accessibility. Poster presentation on March 19-22, 2017 at the Orthopaedic Research Society. San Diego, California.
    15. Akoh CC, Carlson C, Phisitkul P. Evaluation of Asymptomatic Contralateral Foot Deformities and Orthotics Using Tripod Index. Poster presentation on March 14-17, 2017 at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. San Diego, California.
    16. Phisitkul P, Akoh, CC, Siddappa VH, Sittapairoj T, Barg A, Dibbern K. Arthroscopic Talar Access for Osteochondral Lesions- The effect of limited ankle range of motion on anterior and posterior arthroscopic accessibility. E-posterat the 2016 American Orthopaedics Foot and Ankle Society. Toronto, Ontario.
    17. Akoh, CC, Hamrick, M, Fulzele, S, Arounleut, P, Wenger, K. (2010). Adipokine Regulation of Myostatin Signaling in Aged Skeletal Muscle. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 42(10), 60. Abstract presented at 2010 Deans Summer Research Fellowship Symposium.Augusta, GA.
    BOOK CHAPTERS
    1. Akoh CC, Schweitzer KM, Hsu A, Davis WH, Anderson RC. (2020-ahead of print). Chapter 65: PROPHECY® Infinity® Total Ankle Replacement. Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery, Third edition. Section 8. Wolters Kluwer Health.
    2. Akoh CC, Chen J, Easley M, Amendola A. (2020-ahead of print). Basketball Foot and Ankle Injuries. In: Laver L, Kocaoglu B, Bytomski J, Cole B, Arundale A, and Amendola A ed. The Basketball Sports Medicine and Science Book.
    3. Akoh CC, Kadakia R. Parekh S. (2020-ahead of print). Chapter 2: Turf toe injuries. In:Cain, J and Hogan Med. Soft Tissue Injuries of the Foot & Ankle: An Evidence Based Approach.
    4. Akoh CC, White MJ, Baer GS. Chapter 1: Arthroscopic Repair of Partial-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears. In.: Colvin, AC and Flatow, E, ed. Atlas of Essential Orthopaedic Procedures, 2nd Edition. Rosemont, IL: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2020: 55-69.
    5. Akoh CC, Baer G. (2019-ahead of print). Chapter 20: Meniscal debridement. In: Fu FH ed. Masters Technique in Orthopaedic Surgery: Sports Medicine. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
    6. Akoh CC,Cychosz C, Phisitkul P.(2018-ahead of print). Chapter 30: Foot and Ankle Tendoscopy.In: Canata GL, D’Hooghe, Hunt K, Longo UG, Kerkhoff G, eds. Sports Injuries of the Foot and Ankle. A Focus on Advanced Surgical Techniques. Switzerland:Springer
    7. Akoh, CC, Phisitkul P. (2017-ahead of print). Chapter 5: Imaging. Synopsis of Foot and Ankle Surgery. New York, NY: Thieme.
    EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATIONS
    1. Duke Journal Club. April 7, 2020. American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society COVID Educational Program. Duke University Medical Center. Durham, NC.
    2. Tarsal Coalition. September 10, 2019. Foot and Ankle Conference. Duke University Medical Center. Durham, NC.
    3. Extremity Stress Fractures: Diagnosis & Treatment. July 19, 2019. Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership Sports Medicine Conference. University of Wisconsin Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. Madison, WI.
    4. What’s New in Patellofemoral Surgery. June 14, 2019. Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership Sports Medicine Conference. University of Wisconsin Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. Madison, WI.
    5. Surgical Treatment of Ankle Instability. June 6, 2019. Indications Conference. University of Wisconsin Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. Madison, WI.
    6. Spine Injuries in the Athlete. May 24, 2019. Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership Sports Medicine Conference. University of Wisconsin Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. Madison, WI.
    7. Case Presentations. May 17, 2019. Hip Preservation Conference. University of Wisconsin Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. Madison, WI.
    8. High Tibial Osteotomy and Osteochondral Allograft Transfer. May 15, 2019. Grand Rounds Conference. University of Wisconsin Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. Madison, WI.
    9. Case Presentations. April 5, 2019. Hip Preservation Conference. University of Wisconsin Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. Madison, WI.
    10. Clavicle Fractures in Athletes. February 6, 2019. Big Sky Athletic Training Sports Medicine Conference. Big Sky, MO.
    11. Foot and Ankle Injuries in the Athlete: Indications for surgery. January 25, 2019. Sports Medicine Conference. University of Wisconsin Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. Madison, WI.
    12. Case Presentations. December 21, 2018. Hip Preservation Conference. University of Wisconsin Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. Madison, WI.
    13. Long Term Results of Meniscal Surgery: Resection vs Repair. November 16, 2018. Sports Medicine Conference. University of Wisconsin Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. Madison, WI.
    14. Sports-Related Hip and Knee Injuries. September 13, 2018. Emergency Medicine Conference. University of Wisconsin Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. Madison, WI.
    15. ACL Reconstruction: An update on techniques and results. August 24, 2018. Sports Medicine Conference. University of Wisconsin Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. Madison, WI.
    16. Case Presentations. August 17, 2018. Hip Preservation Conference. University of Wisconsin Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. Madison, WI.
    17. Leg length discrepancy and lengthening. January 8, 2018. Grand Rounds. University of Iowa Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. Iowa City, IA.
    18. Talar neck fractures. December 16, 2017. Iowa Residency Interview Fracture Conference. University of Iowa Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. Iowa City, IA.
    19. Supramalleolar osteotomy for post-traumatic Malunion. July 11, 2017. University of Iowa Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. Iowa City, IA.
    20. Pediatric Elbow Fractures. July 7, 2017. Pediatric Morning Conference. University of Iowa Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. Iowa City, IA.
    21. Osteosarcoma of the femoral shaft and Intercalary Allograft Reconstruction. June 13, 2017. Grand Rounds Conference. University of Iowa Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. Iowa City, IA.
    22. Marjolin Ulcer. March 21, 2017. Grand Rounds Conference. University of Iowa Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation.  Iowa City, IA.
    23. PCL, MCL, and LCL injuries. March 3, 2017. Sports Medicine Conference. University of Iowa Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. Iowa City, IA.
    24. Periprosthetic Joint Infections. February 23, 2017. Foot and Ankle Conference. University of Iowa Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation.  Iowa City, IA.
    25. Acetabular Defects: Pelvic Discontinuity. February 16, 2017. Total Joints Conference. University of Iowa Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. Iowa City, IA.
    26. Calcaneus Fractures: Classification and Assessment. January 30, 2017. Morning Fracture Conference. University of Iowa Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation.  Iowa City, IA.
    27. Osteochondral Lesions of the Foot and Ankle. September 27, 2016. Foot and Ankle Conference. University of Iowa Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation.  Iowa City, IA.
    28. Foot and Ankle Basic Concepts. September 23, 2016. Medical School Lecture. University of Iowa Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. Iowa City, IA.
    29. Osteotomy and Limb Deformity. September 20, 2016. Foot and Ankle Conference. University of Iowa Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation.  Iowa City, IA.
    30. Postsurgical nerve entrapment. September 13, 2016. Foot and Ankle Conference. University of Iowa Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. Iowa City, IA.
    31. Ankle and Subtalar Arthritis. September 8, 2016. Foot and Ankle Conference. University of Iowa Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation.  Iowa City, IA.
    32. Foot and Ankle Amputations. August 30, 2016. Foot and Ankle Conference. University of Iowa Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation.  Iowa City, IA.
    33. Proximal Humerus Fractures. August 16, 2016. Morning Fracture Conference. University of Iowa Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation.  Iowa City, IA.
    34. Ankle Fractures. October 23, 2015. Trauma Team Conference. University of Iowa Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. Iowa City, IA.
    35. Fracture Nonunion. September 4, 2015. Trauma Team Conference. University of Iowa Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. Iowa City, IA.
    36. Syndesmosis Injuries. August 2014. Foot and Ankle Conference. University of Iowa Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation.  Iowa City, IA.
    37. AOFAS and AAOS Deep Venous Thrombosis Guidelines. January 2014.Foot and Ankle Conference. University of Iowa Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. Iowa City, IA.
    38. Articular Cartilage Repair. November 2013. Orthopaedic Basic Science Conference. University of Iowa Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. Iowa City, IA.
    39. Elbow Fractures and Dislocations. October 2013.Acute Trauma Surgery Conference. University of Iowa Department of General Surgery.  Iowa City, IA.
    40. Morquio Disease. October 2013. Musculoskeletal Radiology Morning Conference. University of Iowa Department of Radiology.  Iowa City.
    41. Molecular and Cell Biology in Orthopaedics. July 2013. Orthopaedic Basic Science Conference. University of Iowa Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. Iowa City, IA.

    Craig Chike Akoh, M.D.
    • University of Iowa Health Care
    • UW Health University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics
    • Duke University Medical Center
    • Augusta University Medical College of Georgia
    • The Arthroscopy Association of North America
    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    • American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
    • Rush Copley Medical Center