Dr. Uwatoronye Cajetan Nwadinigwe


Dr Nwadinigwe Cajetan Uwatoronye

Chief Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Special grade 1
Rank: Adjunct Senior Lecturer

Focus: Orthopaedics, Clinical Prosthesis and Orthosis, Traumatology

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • St. Mary’s primary school Assah- Ubirielem
  • Ihitenansa secondary school
  • St. Theresa’s College Nsukka
  • National Orthopaedic Hospital Enugu.
  • The University of Hongkong
  • University of Cologne, Germany.


  • Champion, Nsukka zonal Science Quiz competition
  • University of Nigeria foundation bursary award
  • Panshin LGA Award for Excellence in Community Service
  • Plateau State Merit Award for Excellence Community Service.
  • ARD NOHE Awards for Dedication to Training Resident Doctors
  • Enugu Rotary Club award for excellence in community service

Membership of professional bodies

  • Member, Nigerian Medical Association.
  • Member, Nigeria Orthopedic Association.
  • Member, Medical and Dental Consultant Association of Nigeria.
  • Member, SICOT.
  • Member, AOspine
  • Fellow, West African College of Surgeons

Working Experience

  • Physical assessment in orthopaedics
  • Introduction to prosthetics and orthopaedic Technology 1
  • Introduction to prosthetics and orthopaedic Technology 2
  • Orthopaedic equipment and facility design
  • Basic orthopaedics 1
  • Research projects in POT
  • Clinic posting and practice


Publications Publications

  1. Nwadinigwe CU, Akwuba A. Limb amputations in children: Major risk factors in our environment. Nigerian Journal of Orthopaedics and Trauma, 2002: vol.1 No. 2 pp112-11.
  2. Nwadinigwe CU Talectomy for recurrent and resistant talipes equinovarus deformity. Nigerian Journal of Orthopaedics and Trauma, 2003: vol.2 No. 2 pp 94-96.
  3. Nwadinigwe CUSoft tissue cover for open tibial fractures in Enugu, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Orthopaedics and Trauma, 2003: vol.2 No. 2 pp 90-93.
  4. Nwadinigwe CU, Iloabuchi TOC, Nwabude C.Spinal cord injuries: A study of 104 cases, Nigerian Journal of Medicine 2004: vol.13 No2 pp161-165.
  5. Nwadinigwe CU, Ihezie CO Paradigm shift in the management of distal radial fractures. Nigerian Journal of Orthopaedics and Trauma, 2004, vol.3 No.2 pp100-118.
  6. Nwadinigwe CU, Onyemaechi NOC. Lethal injuries and time to death in injured hospitalized patients. Orient Journal of Medicine.2005, vol.17 No 1&2 pp 28-33.
  7. Nwadinigwe CU, Muoloukwu U.Unwholesome Trauma care. Nigerian Journal of Medicine, 2005: vol.14 No.2 pp 218-220.
  8. Onyire B, Obi SN, Nwadinigwe CU Gangrene of extremities following umbilical catheterization.  Orient Journal of Medicine.2005, vol.17 No 1&2 pp 15-17.
  9. Nwadinigwe CU, Iyidiobi EC, Ihezie CO. Fractures in children. Nigerian Journal of Medicine 2006, vol.15 No.1 pp81-84.
  10. Nwadinigwe CU, Echem RE.Clinical photographic quiz: Nigerian Journal of medicine. 2004:vol.13 No.1 pp71-73 &77-79.
  11. Onumaegbu OO, Olaitan PB, Ongbabo SE, Onah II, Nwadinigwe CU, Ogbonnaya IS, Achebe JU. Adipofacial flap coverage of lower leg bony defects. Nigerian Journal of Plastic Surgery.2006;2(1):17-22.
  12. Nwadinigwe CU, Ihezie CO, Aaron FE, Ogugua PC. Operative management of talipes equinovarus deformity: Experience and reason. Orient Journal of Medicine.2006;18(1&2):24-29.
  13. Opara K, Chukwuanukwu T, Nwadinigwe CU, Ogbonnaya IS. The pattern of severe electrical injuries in a Nigerian Regional Burn Centre. Nigerian journal of clinical practice 2006 vol.9(2): 124-127
  14. Imo AO, Nwadinigwe CU. Ultrasonography in orthopaedic practice- a review. Nigerian Journal of Orthopaedics and Trauma. 2006 vol.5(2):21-25
  15. Obi SN, Nwadinigwe CU. Fall from a palm tree by a pregnant woman. J.Obstet Gynaecol  India57. No.2: March/April 2007 p.167-168.
  16. Nwadinigwe CU, Anyaehie UE. Effect of cyclooxygenase inhibitors in bone and cartilage metabolism: a review. Nigerian journal of medicine 2007 Vol.16 (4) 290-294
  17. Nwadinigwe CU, Ugoezue A. Management of open spinal injuries in the non-spinal centre. Nigerian journal of medicine, 2008, vol.17(2): p205-209
  18. NwadinigweCU, Anyaehie UE. Iatrogenic pyogenic spondylodiscitis: a case report and review of the literature. Nigerian journal of medicine,2011, vol.20(1): p169-171.
  19. Nwadinigwe CU, Amaefule K, Ezike HA. The anaesthetic requirement in spinal cord injured patients undergoing operation below the level of cord injury. Nigerian journal of medicine 2011 vol.20(2): p220-3.
  20. Boniface Ikenna Eze, Cajetan Nwadinigwe, Justin Achor, et al. Resident Trainee Participation in Health Research in a Resource-Constrained Setting in South-Eastern Nigeria: Perspectives, Issues and Challenges. BMC Medical Education BMC Medical Education 2012, 12:40 (13 June 2012)
  21. NwadinigweCU, Anyaehie UE, Onyegbule E. Impact of water mattress on the incidence of pressure sore in patients with spinal cord injuries in Nigeria. Journal of Wound Care 2012:21(4) 184-189
  22. Iyidobi EC, Nwadinigwe CU, Nwokocha AU. Above Elbow Amputation and Death following Human bite mismanaged by quacks. : a case report and review of the literature. Nigerian Journal of Medicine 2012, 21(2), p249-251
  23. Anyaehie UE, Anyaehie UB, Nwadinigwe CU, Emegoakor CD, Ogbu VO.RESIDENTS PERSPECTIVE OF SURGICAL TRAINING IN THE SOUTHEAST REGION OF NIGERIA.Ann Med Health Sci Res 2012;2:19-23
  24. Nwadinigwe CU, Anyaehie UE, Ogbu DC, Muoghalu O. ORTHOPAEDIC COMPLICATIONS OF SICKLE CELL DISEASE: A LITERATURE REVIEW. Nigerian Journal Of Orthopaedics and Trauma.2011:10(2); 81-88
  25. Nwadinigwe CU, Anyaehie UE, Katchy AU. Total hip replacement in Nigeria: A preliminary report. Kuwait Medical Journal 2012; 21(2) 184-189.
  26. Nwadinigwe CU, Ekwunife R. Sideswipes injuries of the upper limbs: A case series report and review of the literature. Nigerian Journal of Medicine 2013, vol.22(3):242-245.
  27. Nwadinigwe CU, Uduezue A, Amaefule K. Pattern of pressure sores in the first six months of spinal injury. Nigerian Journal of Orthopaedics and Trauma.
  28. Iyidobi EC, Nwadinigwe CU, Ekwunife R. Management of Musculoskeletal TB in Enugu, Nigeria. Tropical Med Surg  2013 1:156. Doi: 10.4172/2329-9088.1000156
  29. Lasebikan OA, Nwadinigwe C U, Onyegbule EC. PATTERN OF BONE TUMORS IN A REGIONAL ORTHOPAEDIC HOSPITAL IN NIGERIA. Nigerian Journal of Medicine. 2014: 23(1) p.   25-27
  30. Nwadinigwe CU, Ezeh RC. Giant cell tumour of Bone: analysis of 45 cases from South Eastern Nigeria. Journal of Surgical Research Updates. 2014: 2(1):page 15-19.
  31. Nwadinigwe CU, Nzekwe Kenneth, Lekwa Kelvin, Okwesili Ikechukwu, Ogbu Valentine. Medicine, Religion and Faith: Issues in Jehovah’s Witness requiring major surgery.  Orient Journal of Medicine 2014:26(3-4),p64-72.
  32. Nwadinigwe CU, Olewe OS, Double upper limb amputation from high tension electrical injury. Case report. African Journal of disability 2015;4(1): 117 doi10.4102/ajod.v4i1.117
  33. UE Anyaehie, OC Ejimofor, FC Akpaka, CU Nwadinigwe. The pattern of femoral fractures and associated injuries in a Nigerian tertiary trauma centre. Nigerian Journal of clinical practice: July 2015. DOI 10.4103/1119-3077.151761
  34. Samuel; Bakilo, Limbole; Ze Minkande, Jacqueline; Fifen, Inoussa; Gureja, Yash Pal; Razafimahandry, Henri Jean Claude; Okubadejo, Njideka; Mvuala, Richard; Oke, D.A.; Manga, Alexandre; Rajaonera, Tovohery; Nwadinigwe, Cajetan; Pay Pay, Emmanuel; Rabearivony, Nirina ;  Epidemiological African day for evaluation of patients at risk of venous thrombosis in acute hospital care settings. Cardiovascular Journal of Africa,2014 Vol 25, Issue 4, July/August; p. 159-164. DOI Citation Reference Link: dx.doi.org/10.5830/CVJA-2014-025
  35. Udo Ego Anyaehie, Cajetan U. Nwadinigwe, Arinze D.Nwosu, Valentine O Ogbu. Major Surgery in a Jehovah Witness with sickle cell Disease: A case presentation. Journal of Orthopaedic Case reports 2016 April-June; 6(2):34-36
  36. Nwadinigwe CU, Anyaehie UE. Total Knee replacement in a resource-constrained economy: a preliminary report. Nigerian journal of clinical practice.2017; 20(3) march page 369-375  4103/1119-3077.196117
  37. Rosemary Chizobam Muomah1, Cajetan U. Nwadinigwe2, Apollos C. Ndukuba1, Paul
  38. The early functional outcome of posterior spinal decompression for lumbar spinal stenosis at a tertiary health institution, south-east, Nigeria. journal of biosciences and medicine 2018;6(7):1-14 doi 10.4236/jbm.2018.67001
  39. Udo Ego Anyaehie, Gabriel Okey Eyichukwu, Cajetan U Nwadinigwe. Augustine U Katchy Complex primary hips for total hip replacement surgery at a tertiary institution in Nigeria.SICOT-J, 4,22. Doi 10.1051/sicotj/2018026
  40. Katchy AU, Anyaehie UE, Nwadinigwe CU, Eyichukwu.Total hip replacement in Sickle cell disorder: a preliminary report of Challenges and early outcome of 21 consecutive patients. Niger J Clin Pract 2018: 21;492-5 doi 10.4103/njcp.njcp_182_17

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