Sheldon Rankins’ Injury Prognosis is Typically Positive, Which is Good News for the Saints

SB Nation’s Canal Street Chronicles—August 17, 2016 SB Nation’s Canal Street Chronicles writer, John Hendrix, reports on New Orleans Saints’ defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins and his recent fibular fracture. John G. Kennedy, MD, a foot and ankle surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, comments on this type of injury: “Typically a fibular fracture is treated with screws and plates, which …

Donald Trump’s Draft Deferment: What Are Heel Spurs?

Live Science—August 3, 2016 Live Science writer Sara G. Miller covers a story about heel spurs with John G. Kennedy, MD, a foot and ankle surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery. Bone spurs are bony outgrowths that develop on the edges of a person’s bones. They tend to develop at the front of the heel bone, along the bottom of the foot, and …

How to Prevent Foot Injuries

Muscle and Fitness—June 10, 2016 Muscle and Fitness writer Kristin Mahoney writes an article about common mistakes that cause foot injuries. For example, John G. Kennedy, MD, a foot and ankle surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, explains in the article that, “Each day about 27,000 ankle sprains occur in the U.S.; half of those will end up injuring cartilage, and …

Hands-free crutch helps Harrison Ford heal

New York Daily News—July 1, 2014 Harrison Ford isn’t letting a broken foot slow him down. The actor was seen out and about in London Sunday night, hobbling down a flight of stairs outside the city’s posh 34 Restaurant wearing a prosthetic peg leg. He’s using a hands-free crutch, according to Dr. John Kennedy, a foot and ankle specialist at Hospital …

Look for Filigno to make an impact in Canada’s Olympic soccer opener

The Globe and Mail—Toronto, Canada—July 24, 2012 John Herdman has a hunch that Canadians will come away from the London Olympics remembering the name Jonelle Filigno. Filigno, who has eight goals in 42 national-team matches and has scored seven times in her last 20 matches, is also grateful to modern medicine, to a doctor in New York City who had …

Most Commonly Injured Joint Diagnosis Being Standardized – Finally!

Orthopedics This Week—April 2, 2012 John Kennedy, M.D., is an assistant attending orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). He recently co chaired the International Congress on Cartilage Repair of the Ankle in Dublin, Ireland, with Drs. Rick Ferkel and Niek van Dijk. Dr. Kennedy tells OTW, “We brought together a panel of 25 surgeons and scientists as well as over …