Benedict Nwachukwu, MD, MBA
Shoulder, Knee and Hip Surgeon | Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Dr. Benedict Nwachukwu is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip, knee and shoulder surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). Dr. Nwachukwu has a passion for providing the best in orthopedic care for athletes and individuals in Queens, NY and the surrounding boroughs. He understands the need to have access to excellent orthopedic care in order to stay active. As part of HHS’s Hip Preservation Service team specializing in a multi-disciplined approach to hip pain and orthopedic hip care, Dr. Nwachukwu has an excellent track record in hip arthrocopy treatments for athletes and individuals in Queens, NY and the surrounding boroughs.
Shoulder, Knee and Hip Specialist in Queens, NY for Active Individuals
Queens is a New York City borough on Long Island across the East River from Manhattan. Queens is the fourth most densely populated county among New York City’s boroughs, as well as in the United States. Queens is also one of the most ethnically diverse counties in the United States, boasting the most linguistically diverse place on Earth.
Queens has the most diversified economy of the five boroughs of New York City and is home to J.F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport which are among the world’s busiest airports. Queen’s populace enjoys a very active lifestyle, and in cases of an orthopedic injury, now have access to Dr. Benedict Nwachukwu who specializes in surgery and treatment of the hip, knee and shoulder.
Residents of Queens often closely identify with their neighborhood rather than with the borough or city. The borough is a patchwork of dozens of unique neighborhoods, each with its own distinct identity. Some of the boroughs Dr. Nwachukwu serve include:
Ozone Park and South Ozone Park
Maspeth and Ridgewood
Elmhurst and East Elmhurst
Corona and Corona Heights
Knee ligament injuries (ACL, LCL/FCL, MCL, MPFL, PCL)
Knee cartilage repair
Expert in Treating Orthopedic Knee, Shoulder, and Hip Injuries and Pain for Individuals and Athletes in Queens, NY
As Co-Director of Clinical Research for the Sports Medicine Institute at HSS, Dr. Nwachukwu has extensive experience caring for athletes, weekend warriors and sports enthusiasts. During his time at Columbia University, he was a four-year starter on the men’s basketball team which gave him the inside understanding of the demands athletes face and on the need to stay active and healthy. His expertise in treating injuries of the hip, knee and shoulder help to keep individuals in Queens, NY active.
Dr. Nwachukwu has a passion for orthopedic care and caring for athletes. He currently serves as a medical consultant to the National Basketball Player’s Association (NBPA). He has been a team physician for the Chicago Bulls, Chicago White Sox, and DePaul Athletics. He understands the best way to keep athletes in the game and to return them to sport quickly after an injury. He is currently a Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Nwachukwu attended college at Columbia University and obtained his MD from Harvard Medical School. He also obtained an MBA from Harvard Business School while a medical student. Dr. Nwachukwu completed his orthopedic surgery residency at HSS and his sports medicine fellowship training at the world-renowned Rush University.
Why choose Dr. Nwachukwu, Shoulder, Knee and Hip Specialist Serving Queens, NY?
Dr. Nwachukwu’s clinical and research interests both in college and at HHS are focused on returning athletes to sport as well as joint preservation. Dr. Nwachukwu has researched joint preservation techniques and incorporates stem cells and biologics in the management of musculoskeletal disorders. Dr. Nwachukwu focuses on the best treatments for hip, knee and shoulder pain. Orthopedic specialties include hip arthroscopy, hip labral repair and reconstruction. He also specializes in knee surgery including anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction and repair, articular cartilage repair and transplantation, meniscus repair & transplantation. Shoulder injuries, common among Queens residents, can be treated by Dr. Nwachukwu arthroscopically, giving patients less down time with a quicker recovery.
Individuals and athletes living in Queens who have experienced an overuse injury, sports injury or who have hip, knee or shoulder pain should see Dr. Nwachukwu for the best options in orthopedic care. Please contact Dr. Benedict Nwachukwu’s office today!
610 W 58th Street
New York, NY 10019
148 39th Street, 7th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11232
HSS Sports Medicine Institute West Side
Monday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm