Blake Robert Obrock, DO

Orthopedic Sports Medicine,
Total Joint Reconstruction


Education

Fellowship: University of New Mexico - Albuquerque

Residency: Samaritan Health Services – OPTI West

Internship:Samaritan Health Services – OPTI West

Doctoral: Midwestern University

Undergraduate: Arizona State University


Personal Quote

“Throughout my medical career, I have treated everyone from top-level athletes to the elderly and what I’ve realized is that they all share the same goal. They want to get back to doing something they love without pain. Being able to help them do that is what makes me love coming to work every day.”


Procedures & Areas of Interest

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction
  • Biceps Tenodesis Surgery
  • Cartilage Restoration
  • Fracture Repair (Surgical and Non-surgical)
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Labral Repair
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Arthritis & Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Instability Surgery
  • Tendon Repair
  • Total Knee Replacement

Professional Biography

Blake Robert Obrock, DO is a fellowship-trained Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Total Joint Reconstruction Surgery of the Shoulder and Knee.

 

Before joining Northern Arizona Orthopaedics, Dr. Obrock cared for patients at an orthopedic practice in Texas. During his time in Texas, Dr. Obrock served as Clinical Adjunct Faculty at Texas Tech University and served as Team Physician for Amarillo Sod Poodles minor league baseball team, Canyon High School and PRCA Rodeo. He also established a cutting-edge sports rehabilitation and therapy program.

 

Dr. Obrock completed his fellowship training in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine from the University of New Mexico – Albuquerque. During his time in New Mexico, Dr. Obrock served as Team Physician to many of the University of New Mexico Division 1 NCAA teams, including the New Mexico Lobos Football team. He continues to stay active in research as a reviewer for The University of New Mexico Journal of Orthopaedic Research. Dr. Obrock completed his residency and internship training at Samaritan Health Services – OPTI West, where he was appointed the honor of serving as Chief Resident. He earned his doctoral degree from Midwestern University, where he graduated with Honors. Dr. Obrock received his undergraduate degree from Arizona State University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.

 

Dr. Obrock is active in the medical community and holds professional affiliations with multiple associations, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.


Professional Affiliations

  • American Medical Association – Member
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons – Member
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America – Member
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine – Member
  • International Congress for Joint Reconstruction – Member

Leadership Roles

  • Medical Director Northwest Sport and Ortho – 2018-2020
  • AZCOM Expansion Committee - Delegate – 2007-2008

Accolades

  • Top Docs: Sports Medicine – Amarillo, Texas – 2020
  • Sigma Sigma Phi National Honors Award – RHO Chapter – 2011
  • TOUCH Service Award – American Osteopathic Association – 2009
  • 2008 Matsiki Award – Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS – 2008
  • 2007 McBride Award – Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS – 2007

Research, Publications & Presentations

Research:

Publications:

Published Book Chapters:

Obrock B, Bankhead C, Richter D. Hip and Thigh: Contusions and Strains. Miller M, Thompson S, ed. Delee And Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 5th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2019:87-1 through 87-10e.2.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

Obrock B, Wearn J, DeHart M, Gehling P, Mirza A. Sacral Insufficiency Fractures: Determining frequency and defining the patient profile. University Of New Mexico Journal of Orthopedic Research. 2017; VI:71-75.

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles/Abstracts (Other than Published):

Obrock B, Evans J. “Simultaneous Quadriceps Rupture Through a Bipartite Patella: A Case Report”. Pending Submission University of New Mexico Orthopaedic Research Journal, 2017 71-75

Obrock B, Tsai P, Krumrey J. Luxatio Erecta with Complete Brachioplexopathy: a Case Report. Pending submission

Peer Reviewed Abstract:

DeHart M, Obrock B, Mirza A, Duwelius P, Gehling P, Coleman J, Kowalik T, Cox J. Frequency and Treatment Trends for Periprosthetic Fractures About Total Hip Arthroplasty in the United States. Podium presentation #6 presented at: AAHKS 2015 Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas.

Presentations:

Poster Presentations:

Obrock B, Arias H. “Interaction of Novel Ibogaine Analogs with the Human alpha-3/beta-4 Nicotinic Receptor”

Poster #202/B145 presented at American Society of Cell Biology Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA. Dec. 14, 2008.

Howard J, Farruggia F, Lipka C, Jones R, Obrock B, Gutierrez R, Wojciechowski M. “Testing the Phylogenetic Value of Several Nuclear Molecular Markers within Hologalegina (Fabaceae)” Poster #1928 presented at: Botany and Plant Biology Joint Congress, Chicago, IL.

Oral Presentations:

Obrock, B. The Athlete’s Knee; A Primer for Primary Care Specialists. Grand Rounds – Heal the City; February 2020, Amarillo, TX.

Obrock B. Patellar Instability. Grand Rounds – University of New Mexico Department of Orthopaedics; May 2017; Albuquerque, NM.

Obrock B. Therapy Considerations in the Athletic Knee. University of New Mexico School of Physical Therapy; February 2017; Albuquerque, NM.

Obrock B. Common Athletic Knee Injuries – Albuquerque Area Community Medicine Association; January 2017; Albuquerque, NM.

Obrock B. Common Athletic Hip Injuries. Oregon State University Athletic Training Program; February 2013; Corvallis, OR.