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Flu & Cold Season Can Be A Monster

Flu is prevalent in our community right now. Visit our Flu Resource Center to learn about flu prevention, signs and symptoms, and help us protect our patients, families and staff from RSV and the flu by following these visitation restrictions.

  • No visitors under the age of 12 are allowed in patient care areas.
  • Please do not visit patients if you are experiencing fever, vomiting, diarrhea or cold or flu-like symptoms.

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Practice Name
WakeMed Physician Practices - Wake Orthopaedics
Primary Address
Orthopaedics - Brier Creek
8001 TW Alexander Drive, Suite 224
WakeMed Brier Creek Healthplex
Raleigh, NC 27617
Phone:919-714-7152
Fax:919-714-7155
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Secondary Address
Orthopaedics - Cary
212 Ashville Ave., Suite 30
Cary Medical Park
Cary, NC 27518
Phone:919-235-0616
Fax:919-235-0610
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Third Address
Orthopaedics - North Raleigh
10010 Falls of Neuse, Suite 11
WakeMed North Physicians Office Pavilion
Raleigh, NC 27614
Phone:919-714-6184
Fax:919-714-6181
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Fourth Address
Orthopaedics - Raleigh
3009 New Bern Ave.
WakeMed Raleigh Office
Raleigh, NC 27610
Phone:919-232-5020
Fax:919-232-5021
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Certification
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand
Interests
Complex fractures, pediatric deformities, arthritis, joint replacements, ligament reconstruction, arthroscopy, as well as nerve injuries of the upper body
Medical School
Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Residency
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Fellowship
Hand and Microvascular Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC,
Undergraduate Degree
 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
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http://www.wakeortho.com/sites/default/files/faq_answers-_nwoko.pdf
Physician Bio

Dr. Okechukwu Nwoko grew up in Queens, New York and later moved to Philadelphia, where he received his bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He remained there to attend medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, graduating with honors. He completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, with training at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Ben Taub Hospital trauma center. He then went on to complete a fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery from Duke University.

Dr. Nwoko has published research on ligament reconstruction of the elbow, treatments of the upper extremities in children with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, and shoulder function in brachial plexus injuries. He has also presented locally on the management of upper extremity trauma, as well as rheumatoid arthritis of the hand. He is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with further certification in upper extremity surgery. Clinical and research interests include complex fractures, pediatric deformities, arthritis, joint replacements, ligament reconstruction, arthroscopy, as well as nerve injuries of the upper body.

In his spare time, his hobbies include soccer, biking and running.

Honors and Rewards
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
American Society of Surgery of the Hand
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Piedmont Orthopaedic Society
Duke Hand Society
North Carolina Society for Surgery of the Hand
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