Stephen K. Aoki, MD

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

Stephen K. Aoki MD

Languages Spoken: English

Dr. Stephen K. Aoki, Associate Professor, specializes in the surgical treatment of pediatric, adolescent, and adult sports injuries, primarily of the hip and knee. Dr. Aoki serves as Head Orthopaedic Team Physician for Real Salt Lake professional soccer and team physician for University of Utah Gymnastics and University of Utah Football. 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, and ischiofemoral impingement. 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, 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 Orthopaedic Surgery

Research Interests

  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Pain in the Young Adult
  • Femoroacetabular Impingement
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine

Education History

Fellowship

University of Utah School of Medicine
Sports Medicine
Fellow

Residency

University of Utah School of Medicine
Orthopedic Surgery
Resident

Internship

University of Utah School of Medicine
Surgery
Intern

Professional Medical

Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Medicine
M.D.

Undergraduate

Harvard College
Biology
B.A.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Book Chapter

  • Mortensen A, Beckmann J, Maak TG, Aoki SK (2020). Hip Arthroscopy: Peritrochanteric Space Access. In Nho SJ, Bedi A, Salata MJ, Mather RC, Kelly BT (Eds.), Hip Arthroscopy and Hip Joint Preservation Surgery (2nd). Springer.
  • Mortensen A, ONeill D, Aoki SK (2020). Hip Arthroscopy: Extensile Interportal Capsulotomy Closure. In Nho SJ, Bedi A, Salata MJ, Mather RC, Kelly BT (Eds.), Hip Arthroscopy and Hip Joint Preservation Surgery (2nd). Springer.
  • 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

Editorial

Letter