Meet ADEWOLE OLADIPO ADEBOLUJI, an Academic Staff of Lagos State University.


Orthopaedic Surgery






At the Surgery department office

Visiting Hour

Appointment on Visitation important

Research Interest

Topic: Association Between Bone Mineral Density And Degenerative Lumbar Spine Disease In Nigerians Aged 50 And Above:

Description: Introduction: Bone mineral densitometry BMD is used to diagnose osteoporosis OP , which has been found to be a cause of lower back pain LBP in patients aged 50 and above. LBP is the commonest reason for patients visiting orthopaedic clinics in Nigeria, and degenerative lumbar spine disease DLSD is the commonest diagnosis. However, there is a paucity of data regarding the contribution of OP to LBP and DLSD.Aim: To determine the relationship between BMD and Degenerative lumbar spine disease in Nigerians aged 50 and above with DLSD.Methodology: Patients referred to the orthopaedic clinic with DLSD who are not receiving treatment for osteoporosiswill be included in this study. Data collected will include biodata, bone mineral density including T-scores , clinicaland radiological grading of the DLSD.Expected results: It is expected that patients BMD will be inversely related to the severity of DLSD.Contribution: Adding to the body of literature worldwide and evidence for advising physicians and patients regardingbone mineral density measurements in patients with DLSD and early treatment of osteoporosis to prevent fractures.


# Certificate SchoolYear
1. Fellowship in Surgery (Orthopaedics and Trauma) West African College of Surgeons 1996

Current Research

Effect of Covid 19 Pandemic on Training and well-being of Medical and Surgical Residents in Nigeria

Research Details

Introduction: The Covid pandemic has caused major disruptions in all aspects of human existence, including the training of Resident doctors in Nigeria. It has also affected their well being. This assessment is being carried out to identify these effects so as to mitigate them as prevention may not be possible the effects of the pandemic.Methodology: An online survey which takes approximately 5 minutes to complete, is administered using Google docs. Data collected is in three parts. The first part is about the sociodemographics of the respondents. The second is about training, professional development and scope of work and the third asks questions about well being and burn out.Expected Results: The data collected will be analysed to identify the predisposing factors, the associated effects on training and well being of the residents. Symtomps and signs of burn-out will also be analysed. It is expected that the training of residents would have been affected negatively and the pandemic will affect their well-being and increase the chances of burn-out.Contribution to knowledge and the larger society: It is expected that this study will help to identify the effects of this pandemic on residents in Nigeria to enable us to mitigate and proffer solutions to the ill effects of the Pandemic.


ADEWOLE OLADIPO is a Professor at the Department of Surgery

ADEWOLE has a Fellowship in Surgery in Orthopaedics and Trauma from West African College of Surgeons

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