The addition of ankle arthroscopy to open treatment of ankle fractures may be used to detect and treat occult pathology with a low complication rate, according to study results.
Dr. John G. Kennedy is the assistant attending orthopedic surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery’s Department of Orthopedic Surgery, as well as assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Dr. Kennedy will serve as director at NYU Langone Health's new Foot and Ankle Center, where he will treat patients and perform surgeries. He will also perform surgeries at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital in Manhattan.
John Kennedy, MD, chief of the division of foot and ankle surgery and professor in the department of orthopedic surgery at NYU Langone, performed an ankle debridement with a new visualization device at New York City-based NYU Langone in September.
A novel, in-office visualization approach is transforming outcomes by combining enhanced diagnostic capabilities with immediate, minimally invasive treatment for foot and ankle conditions. NYU Langone Health specialists—who pioneered the system’s use and have now performed it in the most cases worldwide—are working to extend the frontier of its applications throughout the intricate foot and ankle anatomy.
NYU Langone Conducts First-Ever Foot and Ankle Arthroscopic Treatment with New Visualization Technology
John G. Kennedy, MD, chief of the Division of Foot and Ankle Surgery and professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at NYU Langone, performed an ankle debridement—a technique to “clean out” bone spurs and scar tissue from the ankle of an athlete who had previous cartilage restoration surgery—as the first procedure using the new system.
Dr. Kennedy plans to treat patients at the new Foot and Ankle Center located at the Joan H. & Preston Robert Tisch Center at Essex Crossing, and perform surgeries at that facility and at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital in Manhattan.