Kwasi Kwaadu

 
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery
Phone: 215-777-5827
 
Educational Background:
 

Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine w Philadelphia, PA

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (Class of 2009)

Temple University w Philadelphia, PA

Bachelor of Science: Biology (Class of 2005)

The Philadelphia Foot and Ankle Fellowship w Aria 3B Northeast (Formerly: Northeast Orthopaedic Specialists / The Muscle, Bone and Joint Center) w Philadelphia, PA w Director: Justin Fleming, DPM, FACFAS.

Fellow (2012-2013)

Aria Health Systems w Philadelphia, PA

Chief Resident Physician Foot and Ankle (2011-2012)

Resident Physician Foot and Ankle (2009-2012)

 
Publications:
 

Mateen SM, Kwaadu KY. Radiographic and Clinical Comparison of Operative and Non-Operative Patients with Hallux Valgus Deformity.

Goldfarb poster 2021 (Virtual)

Mateen SM, Gandhi V, Myer AJ, Kwaadu KY, Sethi A. Retrospective Chart Review of Perioperative Pain Management of Patients Having Surgery for Closed Ankle Fractures Utilizing Peripheral Nerve Blocks at a Level One Trauma Center.

Pain Reports. February 2021

Goldfarb poster 2021 (Virtual)

Mateen S, Kwaadu KY. Second Metatarsal Cortical Thickness in the setting of Hallux Valgus Deformity: Is there a correlation?

ACFAS poster 2021(Las Vegas, NV)

Goldfarb poster 2021 (Virtual)

Mateen S, Sheth S, Kwaadu KY. Correlation of Vitamin D Levels and Osseous Union in Primary Elective Foot and Ankle Surgery in the Northeastern US

ACFAS poster 2021(Las Vegas, NV)

Goldfarb poster 2021 (Virtual)

Skolnik J, Curreri N, Reddy P, Kwaadu KY. Outcomes of Intramedullary Nail Fixation for Distal Fibular Fractures

ACFAS poster 2021(Las Vegas, NV)

Dougherty M, Kwaadu KY, Myer AJ. An evaluation of patient characteristics associated with medical disposition in the surgical treatment of ankle fractures.    

ACFAS poster 2021 (Las Vegas, NV)

APMA poster 2021 (Denver, CO)

Kwaadu KY. Charcot Reconstruction. Understanding and Treating the Deformed Charcot Neuropathic Arthropathic Foot

Clinics Pod Med Surg. April 2020

Kwaadu KY, Dougherty MJ, Meyr A. A 50-year Bibliometric Inquiry of Charcot Neuroarthropathy

ACFAS Poster 2020. (San Antonio, TX)

Kwaadu KY. Management of Talar Fractures

Clinics Pod Med Surg. April 2018

Fleming JJ, Kwaadu KY. Chapter 18. Talar Fractures: The Injury, the Management, and the Aftermath.

Complications in Foot and Ankle Surgery. Management Strategies. Editors: Lee MS, Grossman JP Complications. Elsevier 2017.

Kwaadu KY, Walters J, Spiess K, Creech C, Meyr A. Agreement among foot and ankle surgeons with intra-operative fluoroscopic stress examination of the syndesmosis.

ACFAS Poster 2016. (Austin, TX)

Kwaadu KY, Fleming, JJ, Florek D. Superior Peroneal Retinacular Injuries in Calcaneal Fractures.

J Foot & Ankle Surg. May 2015

Fleming JJ, Kwaadu KY, Brinkley JC, Ozuzu Y. Intraoperative Evaluation of Medial Intercuneiform Instability Following Lapidus Arthrodesis: Intercuneiform Hook Test.

J Foot & Ankle Surg. May 2015

Kwaadu KY, Fleming, JJ, Lin DV. Management of Complex Fibular Fractures: Double Plating of Fibular Fractures.

J Foot & Ankle Surg. May 2015

Kwaadu KY, Fleming, JJ, Salmon T. Lagged Syndesmotic fixation: Our Clinical Experience.

J Foot & Ankle Surg. February 2015

Incisional Negative Pressure Wound Therapy in Foot and Ankle Trauma.

J Foot & Ankle Surg. Rejected

Superior Peroneal Retinacular Injuries in Calcaneal Fractures.

The Podiatry Institute Update 2015

Lagged Syndesmotic Fixation: Our Clinical Experience.

The Podiatry Institute Update 2014

Incisional Negative Pressure Wound Therapy in Foot and Ankle Trauma.

The Podiatry Institute Update 2013

Management of Complex Fibular Fractures: Double Plating of Fibular Fractures. The Podiatry Institute Update 2012.

The Podiatry Institute Update 2012

Mateen SM, Siegel D, Shao Z, Kwaadu KY. Minimally Invasive first metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis: a case series.

ACFAS poster 2022 (Austin, TX)

 
Licensure/Certification(s):
 

Board Certified in Foot Surgery (2017-Present)

Board Certified in Reconstructive Rearfoot / Ankle Surgery (2017-Present)

Pennsylvania State Board of Podiatry (2009-Present)

 
Professional Affiliations and Awards:
 

American Podiatric Medical Association w Bethesda, MD

Pennsylvania Podiatric Medical Association Rising Star Award (November 2017)

American Podiatric Medical Association w Bethesda, MD

Member (2009-Present)

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons w Chicago, IL

Fellow (2009- Present)

Student National Podiatric Medical Association Mentorship Meeting w Philadelphia, PA

Speaker (April 2011)

American Podiatric Medical Student Association w Philadelphia, PA

Member (2005-2009)

Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine w Philadelphia, PA

Men’s Basketball Team Captain and Player (2006-2008)

Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine w Philadelphia, PA

Intramural Men’s Basketball Team Captain and Player (2006-2007)

Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine Merit Scholarship (2005)

 

SURGICAL SPECIALTY

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
    • Bunions
    • Hammertoes
    • Metatarsal osteotomies
    • Heel osteotomies
  • Charcot Reconstruction
  • Deformity Correction
  • Intramedullary nailing
  • External Fixation
  • Trauma (Ankle and Pilon fractures, Talar fractures, Calcaneal fractures, Lisfranc and Metatarsal fractures, Achilles ruptures, Ankle Ligament reconstruction, Syndesmotic stabilization, Ankle arthroscopy)
  • Sports Medicine
    • Operative and nonoperative management of ankle ligament and tendinous injuries