Robert Edward Kennon, M.D.

Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Dr. Robert Edward Kennon, M.D. | Danbury | Waterford | New Haven | Hartford | Middlebury | New Milford

Dr. Robert Edward “Ted”  Kennon earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech, and his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. He then completed a General Surgery Internship at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation of the Yale University School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. Dr. Kennon continued his training with a prestigious Fellowship in Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction with the Keggi Orthopaedic Foundation.

Board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr. Kennon maintains privileges at the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute (CJRI) at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Naugatuck Valley Surgical Center, and St. Mary’s Hospital. He is an active member of many professional organizations, including a fellow of both the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. Dr. Kennon is a frequent presenter at medical conferences and courses throughout the country and has written numerous articles published in peer-reviewed journals, worked on implant design, and lectured on minimally invasive anterior hip replacement and knee replacement techniques.

Dr. Kennon has performed thousands of anterior approach total hip replacements, Birmingham hip resurfacings, and tourniquetless minimally invasive total knee replacements.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Education and Professional Training

Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Fellowship in Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction

The Keggi Orthopaedic Foundation

August 2004 – August 2005

Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery

Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Yale University School of Medicine

Yale-New Haven Hospital

July 2000 – June 2004

General Surgery Internship

Yale-New Haven Hospita

July 1999 – June 2000

Medical School, M.D.

Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia

1995 – 1999

Undergraduate Education, Bachelor’s of Science Mechanical Engineering

Georgia Tech, Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

1991 – 1995

Hospital Appointments

St. Francis Hospital, Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute, Hartford, Connecticut

Naugatuck Valley Surgical Center, Waterbury, Connecticut

St. Mary’s Hospital, Waterbury, Connecticut

Scholarly Society Memberships

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)

Connecticut State Medical Society

New Haven County Medical Association

Scientific Exhibits and Presentations (Chronological order)

Eldridge, J.C.; Kennon, R.E.:  Correction Of Angular Limb Deformity Resulting

From Metabolic Bone Disease With The Ilizarov Technique, Georgia

Orthopaedic Society, Annual Conference, October 1997.

Kennon, R.E.; Aboulafia, A.J.:  Lessons From The Centennial Park Olympic

Bombing:  Orthopaedic Injuries In Urban Pipe Bombings, Emory

University School of Medicine, Annual Research Presentations,

March 1998.

Aboulafia, A.J.; Monson, D.K.; Kennon, R.E.:  Diabetic Muscle Infarction

Simulating Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Fourth Combined Meeting of the

American and European Musculoskeletal Tumor Societies,

Washington, D.C., May 1998.

Eldridge, J.C.; Kennon, R.E.:  Correction of Angular Limb Deformity Resulting

From Metabolic Bone Disease With The Ilizarov Technique, National

Academy of Pediatrics, October 1998.

Kennon, R.E.:  Alternative Bearing Surfaces, Grand Rounds, Yale University

School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation,

April 2002.

Keggi, K.J.; Keggi, J.M.; Kennon, R.E.; Wetmore, R.S.; Zatorski, L.E.:

Anterior Approach Total Hip Arthroplasty Via Mini-Incision

Technique:  Experience With More Than 6000 Cases, American

Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, February 2003.

Kennon, R.E.; Keggi, J.M.; Shah, R.V.; Zatorski. L.E.; Keggi, K.J.:  Anterior

Approach Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty:  Beyond The Minimally

Invasive Technique, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, March 2004.

Moore, A.; Kennon, R.E.; Keggi, J.M.; Keggi, K.J.:  Keggi Anterior Approach

To The Hip:  Mini-Incision Technique For Total Hip Arthroplasty,

Interactive Video, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons,

Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, March 2004.

Kennon, R.E.; Keggi, K.J.; Keggi, J.M.:  American Academy of Orthopaedic

Surgeons Blue Ribbon Award, Best Scientific Exhibit, Anterior Approach

Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty:  Beyond The Minimally Invasive

Technique, Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, March 2004

Kennon, R.E.:  Total Hip Arthroplasty Through A Minimally Invasive Anterior

Surgical Approach, Disputations, Yale University School of Medicine

Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, June 2004.

Keggi, K.; Keggi, J.; Kennon, R.; Tkach, T.; Low, W.; Froelich, J.; McTighe, T.;

Cheal, E.; Cipolletti, G.:  Within Any Important Issue, There Are Always

Aspects No One Wishes To Discuss – Femoral Component Failure,

Poster Exhibit, ITSA 19th Annual Symposium, New York City,

October 2006.

Kennon, R.E.  Anterior Approach and Modular Total Hips, 1st Annual Omni

Modularity Symposium, Wisconsin, October 2006.

Froelich, J.; McTighe, T.; Cameron, H.; Keggi, K.; Keggi, J.; Kennon, R.;

Woodgate, I.:  Defining The Role Of Modular Stem Designs In THA,

Poster Exhibit, ISTA 19th Annual Symposium, New York City,

October 2006.

Woodgate, I.; Samuels, L.; Turnbull, A.; Keppler, L.; Keggi, K.; Keggi, J.;

Kennon, R.; Cameron, H.U.; McTighe, T.:  Target Restoration In

Total Hip Arthroplasty Are Big Heads Necessary, Poster Exhibit,

Australian Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, October 2007.

Turnbull, A.; Keggi, K.; Keggi, J.; Kennon, R.; Keppler, L.; McTighe, T.:

Restoration Of Femoral Offset Using A Modular Dual-Tapered

Trapezoidal Stem, Poster Exhibit, Australian Orthopaedic Association

Annual Meeting, October 2007.

Kennon, R.E.  The Use of Highly Crosslinked Polyethylene in The Knee, 3rd

Annual   Omni Modularity Symposium, Dallas, October 2008.

Kennon, R.E.  Target Restoration: Modular Total Hips, 3rd Annual Omni

Modularity Symposium, Dallas, October 2008.

Kennon, R.E.  Hip Resurfacing: A Good Option For Young Active Patients, 3rd

Annual Omni Modularity Symposium, Dallas, October 2008.

Aschoff, H.; Kennon, R.; Keggi, J.; Rubin, L.; Transcutaneous Distal Femoral

Intramedullary Atachment for AKA Prostheses: An Endo-Exo Device,

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, New

Orleans, Louisiana, March 2010.

Woodgate, I.; vanderRijt, A.; Turnbull, A.; Harrison, D.; Brazil, D.; Keppler, L.;

Keggi, J.; Keggi, K.J.; Kennon, R.; Stulberg, S.D.; Rubin, L.E.; Neck

Sparing Total Hip Arthroplasty Lessons Learned, Poster Exhibit,

IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis, Florence, Italy, May 5-8, 2010.

Kennon RE.  Keynote lecture: Neck Preserving Stems.  ICJR Masters Series, September 13-15 2012, Houston TX.

Course Faculty (Chronological Order)

1st Annual Omni Modularity Symposium, Wisconsin, October 2006.

3rd Annual Omni Modularity Symposium, Dallas, October 2008.

High Demand Patient Hip Course – Direct Anterior Approach.  Boston, MA.  September 24 2009.

High Demand Patient Hip Course – Direct Anterior Approach.  Seattle,WA.  October 22 2009.

High Demand Patient Hip Course – Direct Anterior Approach.  Tampa, FL.  November 19 2009.

Direct Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty Training Course.  Salt Lake City, UT. February 19-20 2010.

Direct Anterior and Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Hip Arthroplasty Training Course.  Charlotte NC.  March 25-26 2010.

Direct Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty Training Course.  Las Vegas, NV.  April 28-29 2010.

Direct Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty Training Course.  New Orleans, LA.  May 13-14 2010.

Direct Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty Training Course.  Toronto, Ontario.  April June 4-5 2010.

Direct Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty Training Course.  Boston, MA.  June 23-24 2010.

Direct Anterior Total Hip and Birmingham Hip Resurfacing Arthroplasty Training Course.  San Francisco, CA.  October 15 2010.

Anterior Approach To Hip Arthroplasty, North Shore Hospital Bioskills course, NY. December 2010

Direct Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty Training Course.  Las Vegas, NV.  April 19 2011.

Direct Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty Training Course.  Boston, MA. June 22 2011.

Direct Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty Training Course.  Chicago, IL.  September 12 2011.

Direct Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty Training Course.  Las Vegas, NV.  September 30 2011.

Direct Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty Training Course.  Miami, FL.  March 8 2012.

Direct Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty Training Course.  Memphis, TN.  March 29 2012.

Direct Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty Training Course.  Las Vegas, NV.  May 11 2012.

ICJR Masters Series, September 13-15 2012, Houston TX.

Direct Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty Training Course.  Las Vegas, NV.  October 18 2012.

Direct Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty Training Course.  Long Island, NY.  November 9 2012.

Medtronic Advanced Energy Anterior Approach Total Hip Arthroplasty and Tourniquetless Knee Course.  Bethlehem, PA.  January 2013.

Contemporary Solutions in Joint Surgery (CSJS).  Miami, FL.  February 7 2013.

Contemporary Solutions in Joint Surgery (CSJS).  Scottsdale, AZ.  May 2 2013.

Contemporary Solutions in Joint Surgery (CSJS).  Las Vegas, NV.  February 21 2014.

Contemporary Solutions in Joint Surgery (CSJS).  Tampa FL.  June 6 2014.

Contemporary Solutions in Joint Surgery (CSJS).  Chicago IL.  September 12 2014.

Contemporary Solutions in Joint Surgery (CSJS).  Scottsdale AZ.  May 2 2015.

North American Hip and Knee Symposium.  New Orleans, LA.  September 10-12, 2015.

 

Contemporary Solutions in Joint Surgery (CSJS).  Salt Lake City, UT.  January 28 2016.

Course Chairman. Contemporary Solutions in Joint Surgery (CSJS).  Las Vegas, NV.  April 1 2016.

Contemporary Solutions in Joint Surgery (CSJS).  Charleston SC.  June 17 2016..

Contemporary Solutions in Joint Surgery (CSJS).  Boston MA.  August 19 2016.

Contemporary Solutions in Joint Surgery (CSJS).  Salt Lake City, UT.  January 19 2017.

Advances In Acute Care total Joint Arthroplasty, Hartford, February 2017.

Bibliography (Chronological Order)

Kennon, R.E.:  Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Turbulent Blood Flow,

Undergraduate Research Reports, Georgia Tech, 1993.

Kennon, R.E.:  Development of a Computer-Controlled Pulsatile Valve

for Hemodynamic Simulation, Undergraduate Research Reports,

Georgia Tech, 1994.

Kennon, R.E.:  Tube Law Behavior of Arteries and Elastic Models,

Undergraduate Research Intern Reports, Georgia Tech, 1994.

Kennon, R.E.:  Experimental Determination of Collapse in Elastic Models,

Undergraduate Research Reports, Georgia Tech, 1995.

Eldridge, J.C.; Kennon, R.E.:  Correction of Angular Limb Deformity

Resulting from Metabolic Bone Disease, Pediatrics,

102(3) supplement:741-9, September 1998.

Aboulafia, A.J.; Price, M.M.; Kennon, R.E.; Hutton, W.C.:  A Comparison

of Mechanical Strength of the Femoral Neck Following Locked

Intramedullary Nailing Using Oblique Versus Transverse Proximal

Screws, Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 13(3):160-3, March-April 1999.

Aboulafia, A.J.; Monson, D.K.; Kennon, R.E.:  Clinical and Radiological

Aspects of Idiopathic Diabetic Muscle Infarction – Rational Approach

To Diagnosis and Treatment, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery,

British Volume, 81(2):323-6, March 1999.

Aboulafia, A.J.; Kennon, R.E.; Jelinek, J.S.:  Benign Bone Tumors of

Childhood, Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons,

7(6):377-88, November-December 1999.

Kennon, R.E.; Keggi, J.M.; Wetmore, R.S.; Zatorski, L.E.; Huo, M.H.,

Keggi, K.J.:  Total Hip Arthroplasty Through A Minimally Invasive

Anterior Surgical Approach, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery,

Vol. 85A, Supplement 4, 39-48, 2003.

Keggi, J.M.; Keggi, K.J.; Kennon, R.E.; Moore, A.:  Surgical Techniques

in Orthopaedics, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Instructional DVD, Steven Stuchin, M.D. Editor, 2003.

Kennon, R.E.; Keggi, J.M.; Keggi, K.J.:  The Anterior Approach to Hip

Arthroplasty:  The Short, Single Minimally Invasive Incision,

Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics, Vol. 14, No. 2, April 2004.

Kennon, R.E.; Keggi, J.M.; Zatorski, L.E.; Keggi, K.J.:  Anterior Approach For

Total Hip Arthroplasty:  Beyond The Minimally Invasive Technique

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Vol. 86-A, Supplement 2, 2004.

Keggi, K.J.; Keggi, J.M.; Kennon, R.E.:  Minimal Incision Total Hip

Arthroplasty Via The Anterior Approach, Current Opinion in

Orthopaedics, Vol 16, No. 1, February 2005

Moore, A.; Kennon, R.E.; Keggi, J.M.; Keggi, K.J.:  Keggi Anterior

Approach To The Hip:  Mini-Incision Technique For Total Hip

Arthroplasty, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Orthopaedic Surgery Video Library, Product No. 14118, 2005

Kennon, R.E.; Keggi, J.M.; Keggi, K.J.:  The Minimally Invasive Anterior

Approach to Hip Arthroplasty, Der Orthopade, July 2006.

Keggi, K.J.; Kennon, R.E.; Keggi, J.M.:  Primary Total  Hip Arthroplasty

With Modular Stems, Current Opinion in Orthopaedics, Vol 19, No. 1,

January 2008

Kennon, R.E.  Hip & Knee Surgery: A Patient’s Guide to Hip Replacement, Hip

Resurfacing, Knee Replacement, and Knee Arthroscopy. 2008.

Keggi, K.; Keggi, J.; Kennon, R.; Keppler, L.; Turnbull, A.; Proximal Modular

Stem Design "Dual Press" with Dual-Tapered K2 Trapezoid Stems,

Reconstructive Review, 2009.

Keggi, J.; Kennon, R.; Rubin, L.; Keggi, K.; The Direct Anterior Surgical

Approach for Hip Resurfacing Arthroplasty without a Traction Table,

Techniques in Orthopaedics, Hip Resurfacing Arthroplasty, Volume 25,

No.1, March 2010

Keggi, J.; Rubin, L.; Kennon, R.; Keggi, K.; Anterior Approach for Hip

Resurfacing Arthroplasty, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related

Research, June 2010.

Aschoff, H.; Kennon, R.; Keggi, J.; Rubin, L., Transcutaneous Distal

Femoral Attachment for AKA Prostheses: An Endo-Exo Device,

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 2010.

McTighe, T.; Brazil, D.; Clarke, I.; Keppler, L.; Keggi, J.; Kennon, R.;

Failure Mechanism "Revisited" Total Knee Arthroplasty,

Reconstructive Review, October, 2011.

Brazil, D.; McTighe, T.; Keggi, J.; Keppler, L.; Kennon, R.; Clinical

Evaluation of All Polyethylene Tibial Components in TKA,

Reconstructive Review, October, 2011.

McTighe, T.; Stulberg, D.; Keppler, L.; Keggi, J.; Kennon, R.; Brazil, D.;

Aram, T.; McPherson, E.; A Classified System for Short Stem

Uncemented THA, Reconstructive Review, April 2012

Kennon, R.; A Transcutaneous Intramedullary Attachment for AKA

Prostheses, Reconstructive Review, Vol 3, No 1, March 2013

Hillock, R.; Keggi, J.; Kennon, R.; McPherson, E.; Clyburn, T.; Brazil, D.;

McTighe, T.; A Global Collaboration – Osteointegration Implant (OI)

for Transfemoral Amputation Case Report (First Reported Case in US),

Reconstructive Review, Vol 3, No 2, September 2013

Hillock, R.; Keggi, J.; Kenon, R.; McPherson, E.; Clyburn, T.; Brazil, D.;

McTighe, T.; Stage II Osteointegration Implant (OI) Skin Coupling

Procedure (Continuation from Case Report September 2013),

Reconstructive Review, Vol 3, No 4, December 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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