Stephen K. Aoki, MD

Stephen K. Aoki MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Salt Lake City, UT

Stephen K. Aoki MD

Academic Biography

Dr. Stephen K. Aoki, Associate Professor, specializes in the surgical treatment of pediatric, adolescent, and adult sports injuries of the hip and knee. Dr. Aoki serves as team physician for University of Utah Gymnastics and University of Utah Football. He serves as Chair of the University of Utah Residency Selection Committee. Dr. Aoki received his undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree at Harvard University. He completed his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City and subsequently completed his orthopaedic surgery residency and sports medicine fellowship at the University of Utah. Dr. Aoki practices both at the University Orthopaedic Center and Primary Children´s Hospital.

Dr. Aoki's hip practice focuses on joint preservation and hip arthroscopy. His surgical expertise includes the treatment of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), labral tears, cartilage injuries, hip instability due to capsular insufficiency, ischiofemoral impingement, and gluteus/hamstring tears. He has done extensive research in the field of hip arthroscopy including technical articles focused on improving the surgical treatment of FAI and hip stability.

Dr. Aoki's knee practice focuses on both pediatric and adult injuries. His surgical expertise addresses ACL tears, patellar dislocations, ligament/tendon/cartilage injuries, meniscus tears, osteochondritis dissecans (OCD lesions), tibial spine fractures, and congenital discoid meniscus. He has a particular surgical interest in pediatric athletic injuries complicated by open growth plates.

Surgical Expertise: Hip Arthroscopy, Femoroacetabular Impingement, Hip Labral Repair and Reconstruction, Hip Capsular Repair and Reconstruction, Gluteus Tendon Repair, Hamstring Repair, Hip Preservation, Pediatric and Adult ACL Reconstructions, Patella Dislocations, Pediatric Sports Injuries, Osteochondritis Dissecans, Cartilage and Meniscus Tears.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments

Orthopaedics - Associate Professor

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Surgical Expertise:

Hip Arthroscopy, Femoroacetabular Impingement, Labral Repair, Gluteus Tendon Repair, Hamstring Repair, Hip Preservation, Pediatric and Adult ACL Reconstructions, Patella Dislocations, Pediatric Sports Injuries, Osteochondritis Dissecans, Cartilage and Meniscus Tears.

Fellowship

University of Utah School of Medicine, Sports Medicine

Residency

University of Utah School of Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery

Internship

University of Utah School of Medicine, Surgery

Professional Medical

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Medicine

Undergraduate

Harvard College, Biology

Clinical Trials

Publications

Journal Article

Review

  1. Wylie JD, Hartley MK, Kapron AL, Aoki SK, Maak TG (2016). Failures and Reoperations After Matrix-Assisted Cartilage Repair of the Knee: A Systematic Review. [Review]. Arthroscopy, 32(2), 386-392.
  2. Grimm NL, Weiss JM, Kessler JI, Aoki SK (2014). Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee: Pathoanatomy, Epidemiology, and Diagnosis. [Review]. Clin Sports Med, 33(2), 181-188.
  3. Shea KG, Grimm NL, Ewing CK, Aoki SK (2011). Youth sports anterior cruciate ligament and knee injury epidemiology: who is getting injured? In what sports? When? [Review]. Clinical Sports Medicine, 30(4), 691-706.

Book Chapter

  1. Beckmann JT, Maak TG, Aoki SK (1/1/2015). Hip Arthroscopy: Peritrochanteric Space Access. In Nho SJ, Leunig M, Larson CM, Bedi A, Kelly BT (Eds.), Hip Arthroscopy and Hip Preservation Surgery (1st). Springer.

Case Report

  1. Gililland JM, Webber NP, Jones KB, Randall RL, Aoki SK (2011). Intratendinous tophaceous gout imitating patellar tendonitis in an athletic man. Orthopedics, 11(34), 3.
  2. Hamblin T, Curtis SH, DAstous J, Aoki SK (2010). Childhood Obesity and Low-Velocity Knee Dislocation in a Fifteen-Year-Old Girl: A Case Report. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 92, 2213-2219.
  3. Beals TC, Severson EP, Kinikini D, Aoki SK (2009). Complex Achilles Reconstruction for Massive Soft Tissue Loss: Allograft, Autograft, and Use of a Temporary Cement Spacer. J Orthop Trauma.

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