Foot Ankle Surgery, New York

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Dr. John G Kennedy, Foot Ankle Orthopaedic SurgeonLife is Movement – Movement is Life! While this is true for everyone, it is especially true for athletes. My aim is to provide the highest quality patient care, improve mobility, enhance the quality of life for all my patients, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery through research and education. I specialize in sports related issues and injuries of the lower extremities. Our approach is ‘Integrative’, drawing upon multiple medical and holistic disciplines, providing you with a comprehensive solution and state of the art options for your treatment and recovery.

My practice is based in New York's Hospital for Special Surgery  (www.hss.edu).

The Hospital for Special Surgery is the oldest orthopedic hospital in the United States, presently ranked as the #1 Orthopedic Hospital in the U.S.A.

Our interactive multimedia option is highly informative and designed to help you understand very specifically – the exact nature of your injury and situation. Please bear in mind that the information on our website is provided to support and reinforce the advice you receive from your own doctors. It is not intended to replace discussions with your doctor. That being said, I hope you find my website both informative and helpful.

Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me ...

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Current Events

October 14, 2014 - Dr Kennedy would like to congratulate one of his patients who completed the Montauk Ironman, crossing the line in an impressive 7 hours!

Dr Kennedy is extremely pleased that he has recovered so well from his surgery earlier this year and is back competing at such an impressive level.

Dr Kennedy would like to congratulate one of his patients who completed the Montauk Ironman, crossing the line in an impressive 7 hours!   Dr Kennedy would like to congratulate one of his patients who completed the Montauk Ironman, crossing the line in an impressive 7 hours!Dr Kennedy would like to congratulate one of his patients who completed the Montauk Ironman, crossing the line in an impressive 7 hours!


October 04, 2014 Dr Kennedy was recently honored at the Inaugural Irish America Healthcare and Life Sciences 50 Awards.  The event, which was held in New York, NY on the 25th of September 2014, recognizes the excellent contributions of Irish-Americans in the fields of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, research and development and life sciences venture capital. Dr Kennedy would like to thank Irish America Magazineand ICON plc.for organizing the event. 

Pictured: Dr Kennedy with Prof. James Watson at Irish America health and life sciences 50 event at New York yacht club September 25 2014. Watson and crick won the 1962 Nobel prize in physiology and medicine for defining the structure of DNA.

Dr Kennedy with Prof. James Watson at Irish America health and life sciences 50 event at New York yacht club September 25 2014. Watson and crick won the 1962 Nobel prize in physiology and medicine for defining the structure of DNA.


July 30, 2014 We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Prof. Pau Golano in Barcelona on July 23, 2014. Pau was, without question, the premier musculoskeletal anatomist in the world and his work has helped shape the field of orthopedics in many ways. Pau was a dear friend of ours and an incredibly talented, creative, artistic and inspirational person. Pau was recently honored as the Most Dedicated Individual ESSKA Member at the 2014 Congress in Amsterdam.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Pau's family and friends in this difficult time. We will all miss him dearly.

Picture: Left to right, Chris Murawski, Prof. Pau Golano and Dr. John Kennedy at the 2012 ESSKA Congress in Geneva, Switzerland.

ESSKA Congress


We are pleased to announce the International Congress on Cartilage Repair of the Ankle - South Africa 2015, which is being organized in collaboration with the South African Foot Surgeons Association (SAFSA) on June 13-14, 2015, who are serving as the local hosts. The congress will be held at Kwa Maritane Lodge within the Pilanesberg Game Reserve outside of Johannesburg and will be co-chaired by Dr. Kennedy. Please check back for more details in the coming months!

pdfInternational Congress on Cartilage Repair of the Ankle South Africa 2015


July 11, 2014 Dr. Kennedy was invited as a Course Director and Master Instructor for the AANA/AOFAS Masters Experience Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy Surgical Skills Course on October 25-26, 2014 at the Orthopaedic Learning Center in Rosemont, Illinois. Dr. Kennedy joins Drs. Jim Stone, Rick Ferkel and Alistair Younger as the course directors and master instructors for the foot and ankle series. The Masters Experience Courses provide a hands-on, comprehensive surgical learning experience to participants and have remained highly popular for over 20 years, attracting national and international participants.


July 03, 2014 -Dr. John Kennedy was featured in the New York Daily News on the 1st of July 2014 in an article titled "Hands-Free Crutch Helps Harrison Ford Heal"

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June 11, 2014 - Dr Kennedy's clinical and research team were recently given the oppurtunity to present some of their current work at the 2014 European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT) conference.

The conference was this year held in London, England on the 4-6 of June. This year for the second time EFORT was a combined meeting including a National Society, the British Orthopaedic Association. This prestigious Association founded in 1918 is one of the oldest in the world and has a strong history in education and research in the field of trauma and musculo-skeletal surgery.

Dr Kennedy's team presented on a variety of topics including recent research in the area of foot and ankle cartilage repair surgery, the use of orthobiologics and stem cells in orthopaedics and surgical techniques in foot and ankle surgery. The talks were well recieved by all accounts.

Dr Kennedy would like to thank EFORT for the opportunity to present his latest work and to all those who presented work which adds to the knowledge and evidence base in orthopaedics.

Effort Congress   Effort Congress


May 20, 2014 - Dr Kennedy and his research team recently attended the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Sugery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA) Congress. ESSKA has become one of the largest European societies in orhtopaedics and has doubled its membership numbers in the past two years. With 2,800 members and 23 affiliated societies, ESSKA operates as one of the most relevant European societies in its field.

The annual meeting was held in Amsterdam, Netherlands from the 14-18th of May 2014.

Dr Kennedy's group had 3 podium presentations at the meeting as well as numerous poster presentations. The presentations pertained to the latest research in foot and ankle surgery, cartilage repair and restoration and the use of platelet-rich plasma and stem cell treatment in the orthopedic setting. All presentation and posters were well received, generating interesting discussion regarding new directions in treating cartilage lesions and other foot and ankle pathologies. The congress was a great success and Dr Kennedy would like to thank ESSKA for the opportunity to attend and present his latest work.

Team Team
Team Team
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May 08, 2014 - Dr Kennedy was recently asked to talk at the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) Conference which was held in Miami, Florida from the 1-3 of May 2014. Dr Kennedy's presentation was focused on arthroscopic bone marrow stimulation techniques for osteochondral defects of the talus and tibial plafond. His talk was based on his experience and the lastest evidence based medicine in this field. Dr Kennedy would like to thank AANA for the opportunity to participate in this conference. The AANA conference showcases current research in arthroscopy and highlights the importance of minimally invasive surgical techniques in orthopedics. The conference brought together a range of leading specialist from all aspects of orthopedics and from all corners of the globe. The following picture was taken at the conference: from left to right Dr Ferkel (California), Dr Kennedy (New York), Dr Allegra (Rome, IT), Dr Stone (Wisconsin), Mr Keir Ross (New York) and Mrs Allegra.

Dr Kennedy Event


March 25, 2014 - Dr Kennedy was recently invited to give an Instructional Course Lecture (ICL) presentation at the 2014 annual American Academy of Orthopaedics Surgeons (AAOS) conference in New Orleans which took place 11-15 March. His presentation focused on sports injuries as well as the management of cartilage damage in the ankle joint and was very well recieved. His research team were also given the oppurtunity to present numerous abstracts and manuscipts on osteochondral lesion of the talus and tibial plafond as well as a new surgical procedures developed and used by Dr Kennedy in his practice. Special mention to Keir Ross (Research Fellow for Dr Kennedy) who presented the aforementioned research at the conference and was an integral part of the research team. Dr Kennedy would like to thank the AAOS for the oppurtunity to present the research conducted by himself and his team.

Keir Ross (BSc) presenting the work of Dr Kennedy and his research team   Keir Ross (BSc) presenting the work of Dr Kennedy and his research team


March 24, 2014 - Dr Kennedy was recently invited to speak at the International Conference on Sports Rehabilitation and Traumatology: Football Medicine Strategies for Joint and Ligament Injuries which took place in Milan, Italy on the 24th of March 2014. He was asked to speak about his expertise and experience in the field of cartilage injury of the foot and ankle in athletes and current recommendation for management and surgical treatment. His presentation topic was "Return to football after ankle injury". Dr Kennedy would like to thank the International Conference on Sports Rehabilitation and Traumatology for the oppourtunity to speak at this conference.


February 24, 2014 - Arianna Gianakos, member of Dr. Kennedy's research team and third year medical student at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, presented her research at the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association Annual Meeting in Weston Florida last week. The project was entitled "Lateral Tibial Osteotomy for Accessing Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus in Autologous Osteochondral Transplantation: Functional and T2 MRI Analysis" and describes some of the first outcomes specific to this surgical approach. Congratulations to Arianna and the research team on their work.

Arianna Gianakos, member of Dr. Kennedy's research team and third year medical student at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, presented her research at the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association Annual Meeting in Weston Florida last week. The project was entitled "Lateral Tibial Osteotomy for Accessing Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus in Autologous Osteochondral Transplantation: Functional and T2 MRI Analysis" and describes some of the first outcomes specific to this surgical approach. Congratulations to Arianna and the research team on their work.  


February 12, 2014 - Dr. Kennedy and his research team have had six studies accepted for poster presentation and three studies accepted for podium presentation at the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA) Annual Meeting May 14-17, 2014 in Amsterdam. These studies range from outcomes of minimally invasive tendon repair techniques to basic science work on cartilage repair. Congratulations to the research team for all of their contributions and hard work. The meeting will mark the ESSKA's 16th world congress which brings together the world's leading orthopaedic surgeons and sports physicians. Dr. Kennedy and his team look forward to attending the meeting.

ESSKA


December 10, 2013 - Dr. Kennedy has been invited to present at the 11th International Forum on Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery in Shanghai, China May 7-10, 2014. The meeting in focused on sports injuring imaging and diagnosis and will feature speakers from around the globe. Thanks to Professor Shiyi Chen for the invitation to speak at what is sure to be an excellent event. 

Dr. Hua Yinghui (left) of Shanghai, China during his visit at the Hospital for Special Surgery with Dr. Kennedy (right)  


November 14, 2013 - Dr. Kennedy recently attended the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Scientific Meeting in Belfast, Ireland November 6th-8th, 2013. Dr. Kennedy was honored to present lectures entitled "Infection in the Foot and Ankle: An American Perspective" and "Cartilage Healing and How it can be Enhanced." The presentations by other international faculty were well done and extremely valuable to all those in attendance. Thanks to Dr. Simon Henderson for the invitation to participate in the meeting.

Dr. Kennedy recently attended the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Scientific Meeting in Belfast, Ireland November 6th-8th, 2013. Dr. Kennedy was honored to present lectures entitled "Infection in the Foot and Ankle: An American Perspective" and "Cartilage Healing and How it can be Enhanced." The presentations by other international faculty were well done and extremely valuable to all those in attendance. Thanks to Dr. Simon Henderson for the invitation to participate in the meeting.   Dr. Kennedy recently attended the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Scientific Meeting in Belfast, Ireland November 6th-8th, 2013. Dr. Kennedy was honored to present lectures entitled "Infection in the Foot and Ankle: An American Perspective" and "Cartilage Healing and How it can be Enhanced." The presentations by other international faculty were well done and extremely valuable to all those in attendance. Thanks to Dr. Simon Henderson for the invitation to participate in the meeting.


November 11, 2013 - Dr. Kennedy and his research team recently presented at the Eastern Orthopaedic Association 44th Annual Meeting in Miami, Florida October 31- November 2, 2013. The meeting featured a wide range of topics in orthopaedic surgery from basic science to clinical research. Congratulations to research fellows Amgad Haleem, Niall Smyth, and Keir Ross on their presentations and posters on subjects including stress fractures of the navicular, osteochondral lesions of the distal tibia, autologous osteocondral transplantation with platelet-rich plasma, and photochemical tissue bonding for cartilage repair. Thanks to the Eastern Orthopaedic Association for the invitations to present and for organizing another excellent meeting.

Dr. Kennedy and his research team recently presented at the Eastern Orthopaedic Association 44th Annual Meeting in Miami, Florida October 31- November 2, 2013. The meeting featured a wide range of topics in orthopaedic surgery from basic science to clinical research. Congratulations to research fellows Amgad Haleem, Niall Smyth, and Keir Ross on their presentations and posters on subjects including stress fractures of the navicular, osteochondral lesions of the distal tibia, autologous osteocondral transplantation with platelet-rich plasma, and photochemical tissue bonding for cartilage repair. Thanks to the Eastern Orthopaedic Association for the invitations to present and for organizing another excellent meeting.   Dr. Kennedy and his research team recently presented at the Eastern Orthopaedic Association 44th Annual Meeting in Miami, Florida October 31- November 2, 2013. The meeting featured a wide range of topics in orthopaedic surgery from basic science to clinical research. Congratulations to research fellows Amgad Haleem, Niall Smyth, and Keir Ross on their presentations and posters on subjects including stress fractures of the navicular, osteochondral lesions of the distal tibia, autologous osteocondral transplantation with platelet-rich plasma, and photochemical tissue bonding for cartilage repair. Thanks to the Eastern Orthopaedic Association for the invitations to present and for organizing another excellent meeting.


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Sports Medicine
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