Kwadwo Owusu-Akyaw, M.D.

Specialties

Physician assistants / nurse practitioners

OrthoVirginia Offices

Dr. Kwadwo Owusu-Akyaw is an orthopedic surgeon with fellowship training in sports medicine. He specializes in the surgical treatment of knee, hip and shoulder injuries. His specific areas of surgical expertise include the reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), cartilage repair techniques of the knee, hip arthroscopy for treatment of hip labral tears and shoulder arthroscopy for treatment of rotator cuff and shoulder labrum injuries. He has extensive experience caring for athletes at the highest level, from recreational to Division 1 college and professional athletes. He has previously worked as a physician with North Carolina Central University Athletics, Duke University Athletics, Iona College Athletics and the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He currently serves as the Company Physician for the Richmond Ballet, Team Physician for Life Christian Academy and as a Consulting Physician for 804SportsAssociation and DefyGenetics.

You can follow Dr. Owusu-Akyaw on Instagram at @dr.o_forthe804.

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Education & Training

  • Hospital for Special Surgery, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery Fellowship
  • Duke University Health System, Orthopedic Surgery Residency
  • Duke University School of Medicine, Medical Degree
    • Graduate Medical Education Concentration: Law, Ethics and Health Policy
  • Duke University, Bachelor’s Degree

Hospital & Team Affiliations

  • Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital
  • Parham Doctors’ Hospital
  • Company physician, Richmond Ballet
  • Team physician, Life Christian Academy
  • Board member and clinical advisor, 804 Sports Association
  • Board member and clinical advisor, Team Marsh AAU
  • Former team physician, Duke University
  • Former team physician, Iona College
  • Former team physician, Brooklyn Nets NBA team

Organizations & Awards

  • Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery – Editorial Board
  • J Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society – Board of Directors
  • American Orthopaedic Association – Emerging Leaders Program
  • Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, Health Disparities Grant – Reviewer
  • Diversifii Virtual Role Modeling Experiences – Orthopaedic Consultant
  • Inaugural Brenda Armstrong Award for Advancing Diversity and Inclusion
  • North Carolina Orthopaedic Association – Best Sports Medicine Presentation: October 2016
  • AAOS Women’s Health Issue Advisory Board: March 2017
  • J. Leonard Goldner Research Symposium – Annual Award for Excellence in Orthopaedic Research: May 2019
  • National Medical Association
  • J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Patient Testimonials

“Dr. Kwadwo Owusu-Akyaw, or as we all say, Dr. O, is amazing. Not only is he a fantastic orthopedic doctor with a great bedside manner he is a skilled surgeon who takes his time to answer questions with genuine concern. In the age of 5 minute appointments where you feel rushed out the door, seeing Dr. O is like being part of his family. I had surgery and communicated with him regularly through the portal between appointments. Well, I slipped up and missed an appointment and something unheard of happened. Dr. O called himself not once but twice to check on me because it was not like me to miss an appointment. If you want to see what great care is, book with Dr. O.” – Kristal O.

Treatments

  • ACL reconstruction surgery
  • Acromioplasty
  • Ankle sprain and fracture surgeries
  • Arthroscopic knee reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic meniscectomy and meniscal repair
  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff
  • Arthroscopic shoulder reconstruction
  • Biceps tendon reinsertion
  • Biceps tendon rupture surgery
  • Biceps tenodesis
  • Bony stress reactions/stress fractures surgery
  • Broken collarbone surgery
  • Cartilage injury treatments
  • Cartilage reconstruction procedures
  • Cartilage restoration
  • Closed reduction (shoulder)
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Impingement – rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Knee ligament reconstruction
  • Labrum surgery
  • Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) repair/reconstruction
  • Loose bodies/spurs surgery (knee)
  • Meniscal tear surgeries
  • Meniscal transplant surgery
  • Non-operative anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative Bankart lesion treatment
  • Non-operative biceps tendon rupture treatment
  • Non-operative bony stress reactions/stress fractures treatment
  • Non-operative broken collar bone treatment
  • Non-operative hip loose bodies treatment
  • Non-operative knee arthritis treatment
  • Non-operative lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative mensical tear treatment
  • Non-operative posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative rotator cuff tear treatment
  • Non-operative runner’s knee (chondromalacia patella) treatment
  • Non-operative shoulder arthritis treatment
  • Non-operative shoulder instability treatment
  • Non-operative superior labrum anterior to posterior (SLAP) lesion tear treatment
  • Non-operative tennis elbow – lateral epicondylitis treatment
  • Osteoarthritis treatment
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Shin splints treatment
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Shoulder instability surgery
  • Sprain and strain treatment
  • Superior labrum anterior to posterior (SLAP) lesion tear surgery

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  • Hospital for Special Surgery, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery Fellowship
  • Duke University Health System, Orthopedic Surgery Residency
  • Duke University School of Medicine, Medical Degree
    • Graduate Medical Education Concentration: Law, Ethics and Health Policy
  • Duke University, Bachelor’s Degree

  • Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital
  • Parham Doctors’ Hospital
  • Company physician, Richmond Ballet
  • Team physician, Life Christian Academy
  • Board member and clinical advisor, 804 Sports Association
  • Board member and clinical advisor, Team Marsh AAU
  • Former team physician, Duke University
  • Former team physician, Iona College
  • Former team physician, Brooklyn Nets NBA team

  • Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery – Editorial Board
  • J Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society – Board of Directors
  • American Orthopaedic Association – Emerging Leaders Program
  • Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, Health Disparities Grant – Reviewer
  • Diversifii Virtual Role Modeling Experiences – Orthopaedic Consultant
  • Inaugural Brenda Armstrong Award for Advancing Diversity and Inclusion
  • North Carolina Orthopaedic Association – Best Sports Medicine Presentation: October 2016
  • AAOS Women’s Health Issue Advisory Board: March 2017
  • J. Leonard Goldner Research Symposium – Annual Award for Excellence in Orthopaedic Research: May 2019
  • National Medical Association
  • J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

“Dr. Kwadwo Owusu-Akyaw, or as we all say, Dr. O, is amazing. Not only is he a fantastic orthopedic doctor with a great bedside manner he is a skilled surgeon who takes his time to answer questions with genuine concern. In the age of 5 minute appointments where you feel rushed out the door, seeing Dr. O is like being part of his family. I had surgery and communicated with him regularly through the portal between appointments. Well, I slipped up and missed an appointment and something unheard of happened. Dr. O called himself not once but twice to check on me because it was not like me to miss an appointment. If you want to see what great care is, book with Dr. O.” – Kristal O.

  • ACL reconstruction surgery
  • Acromioplasty
  • Ankle sprain and fracture surgeries
  • Arthroscopic knee reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic meniscectomy and meniscal repair
  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff
  • Arthroscopic shoulder reconstruction
  • Biceps tendon reinsertion
  • Biceps tendon rupture surgery
  • Biceps tenodesis
  • Bony stress reactions/stress fractures surgery
  • Broken collarbone surgery
  • Cartilage injury treatments
  • Cartilage reconstruction procedures
  • Cartilage restoration
  • Closed reduction (shoulder)
  • Hip arthroscopy
  • Impingement – rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Knee ligament reconstruction
  • Labrum surgery
  • Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) repair/reconstruction
  • Loose bodies/spurs surgery (knee)
  • Meniscal tear surgeries
  • Meniscal transplant surgery
  • Non-operative anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative Bankart lesion treatment
  • Non-operative biceps tendon rupture treatment
  • Non-operative bony stress reactions/stress fractures treatment
  • Non-operative broken collar bone treatment
  • Non-operative hip loose bodies treatment
  • Non-operative knee arthritis treatment
  • Non-operative lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative mensical tear treatment
  • Non-operative posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative rotator cuff tear treatment
  • Non-operative runner’s knee (chondromalacia patella) treatment
  • Non-operative shoulder arthritis treatment
  • Non-operative shoulder instability treatment
  • Non-operative superior labrum anterior to posterior (SLAP) lesion tear treatment
  • Non-operative tennis elbow – lateral epicondylitis treatment
  • Osteoarthritis treatment
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Shin splints treatment
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Shoulder instability surgery
  • Sprain and strain treatment
  • Superior labrum anterior to posterior (SLAP) lesion tear surgery

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