Dr. Ikem, Innocent Chiedu

I am presently Professor and Head of Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology. Obafemi Awolowo University. Ile-Ife Nigeria. I have published extensively in my areas of interest that include: Skeletal long bone stabilization, Bone infections and Diabetic foot. I am presently developing arthroplasty in our center.


I have played a pivotal role in the introduction of SIGN Interlocking nail system of fracture care in Nigeria. I have taught its usage to colleagues at various levels i.e. consultants, residents, nurses and medical students. I have popularised this method of fracture stabilisation by the use of guest Lecture series in many institutions with topics soon as “Achieving Interlocking skeletal stabilisation without the use of image intensifier” and “the value of interlocking nail in long bone fractures”. Also, I have organised elaborate hands-on-workshops using saw dust bones and live surgeries demonstrations in many university teaching hospitals in Nigeria. These activities have enabled many orthopaedic surgeon acquire enhanced knowledge and skills.


Our contribution to knowledge of the management of long bone fractures is now widely cited in literature. We are also cited in the latest edition of a world acclaimed text book of Orthopaedic Rockwood & Green’s Fractures in Adults: 6th Edition page 398.