Oke A. Anakwenze, MD, MBA


Oke Anakwenze

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Dr. Anakwenze is an associate professor in the Department of Orthopedics at Duke University specializing in shoulder surgery. He has been involved and executed numerous clinical studies in the field of shoulder diseases and surgery. Most of his work has been focused on shoulder arthroplasty and rotator cuff disease. This includes understanding predictive factors of outcomes after shoulder replacement. He is an inventor and entrepreneur; he co-founded one of the earliest outpatient joint replacement centers in California. He has a focus on outpatient shoulder replacements in the academic setting and cost-effective healthcare strategies. Dr. Anakwenze sees patients and does research from the Arringdon and Sports Sciences clinic. He operates from the Arringdon Ambulatory Surgery Center, Duke Ambulatory Surgery Center, and the Duke North Hospital.

Publications from the 2020-2021 Academic Year

·Singh AM, Sethi PM, Romeo AA, Anakwenze OA, Abboud JA, Namdari S. Strategies to decolonize the shoulder of Cutibacterium acnes: a review of the literature.  J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2020 Apr;29(4):660-666.

·Belay ES, O'Donnell J, Flamant E, Hinton Z, Klifto CS, Anakwenze O. Intravenous tranexamic acid versus topical thrombin in shoulder arthroplastyJ Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2020 Jun 24.

·Vance DD, O'Donnell JA, Baldwin EL 3rd, Cheah JW, Pereira G, Klifto C, Lassiter TE, Anakwenze OA. Risk of Suprascapular Nerve injury during Glenoid Baseplate fixation for Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty; A Cadaveric Study.  J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2020 Jul 21:S1058-2746(20)30572-3

·Sugarman BS, Belay ES, Saltzman EB, Richard MJ, Ruch DS, Anakwenze OA, Klifto CS.  Trends in reimbursement for primary and revision total elbow arthroplasty. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2020 Jun 28:S1058-2746(20)30494-8. 

·Saltzman EB, Belay E, Federer AE, French R, Anakwenze O, Gage MJ, Klifto CS. Intramedullary Humeral Nail Placement through the Rotator Interval: An Anatomic and Radiographic Analysis. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2020 Aug 19:S1058-2746(20)30649-2.

·Belay ES, Flamant E, Sugarman B, Goltz DE, Klifto CS, Anakwenze O. Utility of postoperative hemoglobin testing following total shoulder arthroplasty. JSES Int. 2020 Sep 8;5(1):149-153.

·Evans DR, Saltzman EB, Anastasio AT, Guisse NF, Belay ES, Pidgeon TS, Richard MJ, Ruch DS,   Anakwenze OA, Gage MJ, Klifto CS. Use of a 5-item modified Fragility Index for risk stratification in patients undergoing surgical   management of proximal humerus fractures. JSES Int. 2020 Dec 16;5(2):212-219. doi: 10.1016/j.jseint.2020.10.017.

·Sharma A, Whitlock KG, Gage MJ, Lassiter TE, Anakwenze OA, Klifto CS. Malpractice Trends in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2021 Feb 2:S1058-2746(21)00078-1. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2020.12.018.

·Wong W, Okafor C, Belay E, Klifto CS, Anakwenze O. Arthroscopic Surgical Management of Shoulder Secondary to Shoulder injury related to vaccine administration (SIRVA): Case Report. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2021 Feb 18:S1058-2746(21)00108-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2021.01.027.

·Lau BC, Wittstein JR, Anakwenze OA. How Are Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Physicians Triaging Cases and Using Telehealth in Response to COVID-19? A Survey of AOSSM Membership. Orthop J Sports Med. 2021 Mar 3;9(3):2325967121990929.

·Flamant EM, Goltz DE, Burnett R, Wickman JR, Belay ES, Saltzman EB, Nicholson GP, Garrigues GE, Lassiter T, Anakwenze OA, Klifto CS. Malnutrition in Elective Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Multi-Institutional Retrospective Study of Preoperative Albumin and Adverse Outcomes. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2021 Apr 2:S1058-2746(21)00343-8.

·Cunningham DJ, LaRose MA, Anakwenze OA, Klifto CS, Richard MJ, Ruch DS, Gage MJ. Fracture location impacts opioid demand in upper extremity fracture surgery. Injury. 2021 May 20:S0020-1383(21)00465-4.

·Cook CE, Anakwenze O. Additional Considerations when Evaluating Internet Marketing Accuracy. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2021 Jun 12:S0003-9993(21)00377-4.

·Goltz DE, Burnett RA, Wickman JR, Levin JM, Howell CB, Nicholson GP, Verma NN, Anakwenze OA, Lassiter TE Jr, Garrigues GE, Klifto CS. Short Stay After Shoulder Arthroplasty Does Not Increase 90-Day Readmissions in Medicare Patients   Compared to Privately-Insured PatientsJ Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2021 Jun 9:S1058-2746(21)00480-8.

· Lazarides AL, Belay ES, Anastasio AT, Cook CE, Anakwenze OA. Physician burnout and professional satisfaction in orthopedic surgeons during the COVID-19 PandemicWork. 2021;69(1):15-22.

·Ferlauto HR, Wickman JR, Lazarides AL, Hendren S, Visgauss JD, Brigman BE, Anakwenze OA, Klifto CS, Eward WC. Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty for Oncologic Reconstruction of the Proximal Humerus: A Systematic Review.  J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2021 Jul 14:S1058-2746(21)00541-3.

·Burnett R, Goltz DE, Levin JM, Wickman JR, Howell CB, Nicholson GP, Verma NN, Anakwenze OA, Lassiter TE Jr, Klifto CS, Garrigues GE. Characteristics and Risk Factors for 90-Day Readmission Following Shoulder Arthroplasty. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2021 Aug 25:S1058-2746(21)00633-9

·Meyer LE, Lazarides AL, Hendren S, Lassiter T, Klifto C, Anakwenze O. The Efficacy of Peroxide Solutions in Decreasing Cutibacterium acnes Burden Around the Shoulder. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2021 Aug 25.

·Goltz DE, Burnett RA, Levin JM, Wickman JR, Belay ES, Howell CB, Risoli TJ, Green CL, Simmons JA, Nicholson GP, Verma NN, Lassiter TE Jr, Anakwenze OA, Garrigues GE, Klifto CSAppropriate Patient Selection for Outpatient Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Risk Prediction Tool. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2021 Sep 27:S1058-2746(21)00695-9.

·Goltz DE, Burnett RA, Levin JM, Wickman JR, Howell CB, Simmons JA, Nicholson GP, Verma NN, Anakwenze OA, Lassiter TE Jr, Garrigues GE, Klifto CS. Validated Pre-Operative Risk Prediction Tool For Discharge to Skilled Nursing or Rehabilitation Facility Following   Anatomic or Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2021 Oct 23:S1058-2746(21)00758-8.

·Levin JM, Baker R, Goltz D, Wickman J, Lentz TA, Cook C, George SZ, Klifto CS, Anakwenze OA. Heterogeneity of Pain-Related Psychological Distress in Patients Seeking Care for Shoulder Pathology. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2021 Oct 14:S1058-2746(21)00725-4.