Dr Emeka B. Izuagba – Top Orthopedic & Limb Lengthening Specialist in Lagos

Dr Emeka B. Izuagba is an esteemed orthopedic and trauma surgeon at the National Orthopaedic Hospital Igbobi, Lagos. He has 14 years of experience as a skilled pediatric orthopedic and limb reconstruction specialist. Besides, Dr. Izuagba is adept in sports medicine and has strong experience in patient counseling.

Over the course of the past decade, Dr. Izuagba has earned a reputation as one of the top orthopedic surgeons in Nigeria, especially for treating pediatric disorders. One of its best examples is when he took the lead in signing a medical report to treat the 17-year-old Ijachi Blessing Maria, a sufferer of childhood limb deformity who could not be treated because of a lack of adequate monetary resources. Dr. Izuagba’s signing of the report shows his commitment to making quality orthopedic care accessible.

Apart from being a passionate advocate of orthopedic services, Dr. Izuagba has a granular knowledge of limb reconstruction. He has gained deep exposure to the use of monolateral limb reconstruction systems, Ilizarov ring fixators, and hexapod devices in Milan, Italy; Akola, India; and the USA. He is also a member of many international orthopedic societies, which highlights his drive to keep updated with the latest advancements.


  • MBBS from the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan.
  • Specialization in ¬†Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery at the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Lagos¬†
  • Fellowship of the West African College of Surgeons
  • Fellowships in Milan, Italy, US, and India
  • Traveling Fellowship by Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society (LLRS) in the US

Professional Experience

  • Gained experience in 7 major pediatric orthopedic hospitals in the US as part of the traveling Fellowship – 2017
  • Consultant orthopedic surgeon at Cedarcrest Hospitals Limited – 2012 to 2014
  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at NOH Igbobi Lagos – 2014 to present

Notable Achievements

  • Honored with the Paediatric Orthopaedic Global Outreach (POGO) Scholarship by the Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) – 2019
  • Became a board member of the International Journal of Paediatric Orthopaedics (IJPO).


  • Assistant Secretary of the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society of Nigeria (LLRSN)
  • Nigerian Orthopaedic Association (NOA)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology (SICOT)
  • SIGN Fracture Care International

Clinical Specialties

  • Pediatric orthopedics
  • General Orthopedics
  • Complex trauma
  • Limb lengthening surgery
  • Limb reconstruction surgery
  • Soft tissue surgery

Dr Emeka B. Izuagba Reviews

Dr Emeka B. Izuagba’s reviews demonstrate his rich expertise in orthopedics. Patients find his treatments very effective. He is also praised for his counseling and post-treatment advice.

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