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Life 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.
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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.
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.
September 29, 2013 - Congratulations to Dr. Kennedy and his research team for their recent presentations at the International Cartilage Repair Society World Congress in Izmir, Turkey September 15-18, 2013. A special congratulations to Ian Savage-Elliot, current medical student at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, for receiving the Poster Presentation Award for his study entitled "Cyst Formation Following Autologous Osteochondral Transplantation: A Post-Operative MRI Evaluation." Thanks to the ICRS for the invitations to present and for organizing another excellent meeting.
August 06, 2013 - Dr. Kennedy and his research team presented at the International Symposium on Cartilage Repair of the Ankle in Tokyo last week. Dr. Kennedy chaired the event along with Dr. Jin Woo Lee (Seoul) and Dr. Masato Takao (Tokyo). Thanks to all the faculty and all those that attended and a special thanks to Dr. Takao for serving as the local host. The meeting featured excellent speakers from around the world and stimulated discussion of cutting edge research in cartilage repair. The faculty are very much looking forward to the International Congress on Cartilage Repair of the Ankle in Prague April 11-12, 2014.
July 23, 2013 - Congratulations to Dr. Kennedy and his research team on their presentations at the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Meeting in Hollywood, Florida last week. The team had six presentations covering topics ranging from flatfoot reconstruction and stress fracrtures to cartilage repair and biological adjuncts. Dr. Kennedy's research team would like to thank all those involved in organizing the event for the opportunity to share their work and are anxious to attend the next meeting in 2014.
July 23, 2013 - Dr. Kennedy has also been invited to speak at the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Meeting in Belfast, November 2013, the Arthroscopy Association of North America Fall Course in Las Vegas, Novemeber 2013, and the Football Medicine Strategies for Joint and Ligament Injuries Meeting in Milan, Italy, March 22-23, 2014. He has also been invited to the Arthroscopy Association of North America Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy course September 28-29, 2013 as a master instructor for the "hands on course". Thanks to all those invloved in organizing these events and for the invitations.
July 23, 2013 - Dr. Kennedy has been invited to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2014 Annual Meeting to give an instructional course lecture for the second year in a row due to excellent committee ratings in 2013. The lecture is entiltled "Management of Complex Foot and Ankle Injuries in the Athlete" and covers topics such as surgical cartilage repair and the use of biological adjuncts to enhance healing. The meeting will be held in New Orleans March 11-15, 2014. Thanks to Dr. James Nunley at Duke for the invitation. Dr. Kennedy is looking forward to meeting with many outstanding Orthopaedic Surgeons.
June 15, 2013 - Dr. Kennedy was invited by the Republic of Ireland soccer team as the guest home physician for their match against Spain at Yankee Stadium on June 11, 2013. Thanks to the team for the invitation to what was a hard fought match in an excellent atmosphere. Good luck to both teams in the future!
June 15, 2013 - Chris Murawski, a reserach fellow of Dr. Kennedy's, recently had his manuscript entitled "Surgical Treatment of Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus" accepted for publication in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. The manuscript reviews the current concepts of treating osteochondral lesions and provides a critical, evidence-based discussoin of these treatments. Congratulations to Chris for all of his hardwork and for publishing exemplary research.
June 15, 2013 - Dr. Kennedy and his reserach team had five of their studies accepted for presentation at the International Cartilage Repair Society world congress meeting in Izmir, Turkey September 15-18, 2013. The studies are entitled "Clinical and MRI Outcomes Following Arthroscopic Microfracture of Osteochondral Lesions of the Distal Tibial Plafond," "Talonavicular Arthroscopy: A Novel Technique and Early Clinical Results," " Subchondral Cyst Formation after the AOT Procedure for Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus: a Clinical and MRI Evaluation," "Functional, T2 mapping, and MOCART Outcomes after Arthroscopic Microfracture with Concentrated Bone Marrow Aspirate for Treatment of Osteocondral Lesions of the Talus," and "The Effects of Platelet-rich Plasma on Autologous Osteochondral Transplants in a Rabbit Model." The meeting involves a "comprehensive update on the basic science of cartilage as well as clinical research on cartilage injury and cartilage repair." Dr. Kennedy and his team are looking forward to an educational and productive meeting.
June 04, 2013 - Dr. Kennedy and his research team had their paper entitled "Hindfoot Arthroscopic Surgery for Posterior Ankle Impingement: A Systematic Surgical Approach and Case Series" published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine on May 29th, 2013. The paper presents the first proposed structured approach for performing hindfoot/posterior ankle arthroscopy. Congratulations to lead author Dr. Niall Smyth for another notable reserach publication.
June 04, 2013 - Dr. Kennedy and his research team recently presented four of their studies at the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) 2013 Congress in Toronto, Canada May 12-16th. Congratulations to Dr. Kennedy and the research team for their accomplishments and thanks to all those involved in organizing an excellent and educational conference.
April 22, 2013 - Dr. Masato Takao has invited Dr. Kennedy to speak at a Japanese Society for Surgery of the Foot one-day educational course in Tokyo. The lecture will cover "current concepts for osteochondral lesions of the talus" and will take place the day following the Asia 2013 International Symposium on Cartilage Repair of the Ankle August 2, 2013. Thanks to Dr. Takao for the invitation and for organizing what will ceratinly be an excellent event.
April 18, 2013 - Dr. Kennedy was recently quoted in an issue of Health Magazine that will be receiving the 2013 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Media Orthopaedic Reporting Excellence (MORE) Award. The story was entitled "Your Feet: A User’s Manual" and will be recognized by the Academy’s Board of Directors for outstanding journalism at the AAOS National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference in Washinton D.C. May 1-4, 2013. Congratulations to all those involved in the article and thanks to the AAOS for their recognition of the article.
April 08, 2013 - Dr. Kennedy is honored to be presenting the guidelines on conservative treatment of acute isolated syndesmotic injury at the European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA) consensus meeting in Rome April 11-12 2013. The meeting is being held by the Ankle and Foot Associates of the ESSKA and is "designed to provide practicing orthopaedic surgeons with current information regarding acute isolated sydesmotic injuries and malunion after ankle fractures." Dr. Kennedy is looking forward to the event.
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March 25, 2013 - Dr. Kennedy and his research team have had five reserach projects accepted for presentation at the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society 2013 meeting in Hollywood, Florida July 17-20. Projects inlucde, "Arthroscopic microfracture for treatment of osteochondral lesions of the talus:mid-term clinical and T2 MRI outcomes," "Surgical treatment of navicular stress fractures with bone graft and biological adjunct," Subchondral cyst formation after the OATS procedure for osteochondral leisons of the talus," "The effect of platelet-rich plasma on autologous osteochondral transplants in a rabbit model, and "Functional and T2 MRI outcomes following single-lug vs. double plug osteochondral autograft transplant system in OCLs of the talus." Congratulations to Dr. Kennedy and his reserach team.
February 4, 2013 - Dr. Kennedy will be a speaker for the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society 2013 Webniar series: Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus- State of the Art along with Dr. Mark Easley, Dr. Eric Giza, and moderator Dr. Richard Ferkel. The webinar will take place on February 19 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm CT and will include presentation of multiple cases by each speaker as well as evaluation, imaging, surgical technique, and postoperative management of each case with highlighting of current literature. A wide variety of surgical techniques will be addressed, the format will facilitate interactive discussion among the faculty, and questions from the audience are encouraged. Thanks to Dr. Ferkel for moderating. Dr. Kennedy looks forward to the webinar.
February 4, 2013 - Dr. Kennedy and Dr. Torzilli's research teams recently had their work entitled "Novel Cross-linked Chitosan Hydrogels for Interfacial bonding of Osteochondral Transplants" presented at the Orthopedic Research Society annual meeting in San Antonio, TX last week. Congratulations to the research team and thanks to all invovled in planning and organizing the event.
January 10, 2013 - Dr. Kennedy and his research team had their papers entitled "Treatment of chronic syndesmotic injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis," "A systematic review on basic science evidence on the use of platelet-rich plasma in cartilage repair," "Platelet-rich plasma use in tendon repair: a systematic review of the basic science literature," and "The effect of platelet-rich plasma on autologous osteochondral transplants in a rabbit model," accepted for podium presentation at the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine biennial meeting in Toronto May 12-16, 2013. The papers entitled "Osteochondral autologous transfer system for treatment of osteochondral lesions of the talus: a systematic review of the reporting fo outcome data" and "The effect of platelet-rich plasma on osteochondral graft donor site in a rabbit model" have also been accepted for poster presentation. The mission of the ISAKOS meeting is to “advance the worldwide exchange and dissemination of education, research and patient care in arthroscopy, knee surgery and orthopaedic sports medicine". Congratulations to Dr. Kennedy and his research team for this tremendous body of work.
January 02, 2013 - Dr. Kennedy and his reasearch team have also had their papers entitled, "A systematic review on basic science evidence on the use of platelet-rich plasma in cartilage repair," "The effect of platelet-rich plasma on osteochondral graft donor site in a rabbit model," "The effect of platelet-rich plasma on autologous osteochondral transplants in a rabbit model," and "Microfracture for osteochondral lesions of the talus: a systematic review of reporting of outcome data" accepted for presentation at the annual AANA conference in April 2013. Congratulations to Dr. Kennedy and his research team on these additional acceptances and for all of their hard work.
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