Robert E. Kennon M.D.

Education and Professional Training 

  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Fellowship in Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction
    • The Waterbury Hospital and 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 Hospital
    • 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 

  • Waterbury Hospital, Waterbury, Connecticut
  • St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut
  • Naugatuck Valley Surgical Center, Waterbury, Connecticut
  • St. Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, Connecticut
  • Scholarly Society Memberships 
  • Connecticut State Medical Society
  • New Haven County Medical Association
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Scientific Exhibits, Presentations and Honors 

  • 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 theAmerican 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, ITSA 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.

       
     

Bibliography 

  • 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, 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.
     

Upcoming Publications 

  • 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, will be published 2010.