Dr. Robert E. Kennon, MD

Dr. Robert E. Kennon, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 43 years old

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Kennon is committed to providing the most up to date and best care for his patients. He also brings his expertise and philosophy as a mechanical engineer to orthopaedics and to the operating room, both in solving patient's problems and being involved in prosthetic implant designs.Read more

Personal Bio

Dr. Robert Edward "Ted" Kennon is originally from Georgia and moved to Connecticut in 1999. He earned his Bachelor...Read more

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Dr. Kennon's Reviews

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based on 36 total surveys (4 with reviews)
Dr. Kennon's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (4)
in Barkhamsted, CT |
I have had a hip replacement and both knees replaced. My mom had a knee replacement and my brother had a hip replacement. You can call it a family affair. I cannot give enough praise to Dr. Kennon for his surgical skills, his before and after care. He listens, explains, and cares. His staff is totally efficient and professional. He changed me from being in constant excruciating pain to having a new lease on life. God has blessed him - and his patients.
in Watertown, CT |
I had a couple of shots in my thighs and felt so much better after.
in Connecticut |
Knowledgeable, compassionate, spends a lot of time answering questions and thoroughly explaining treatment options.
West Hartford |
Just had my second hip replaced by Dr. Kennon. This hip was a little harder to recover from than the first one but my experience with this practice has been excellent. Kennon has a good bedside manner and inspires confidence. The staff is mostly first rate.
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Dr. Kennon says...

  • Dr. Robert Edward "Ted" Kennon is originally from Georgia and moved to Connecticut in 1999. He 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 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 at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford where he performs all of his joint replacement surgeries, Naugatuck Valley Surgical Center in Waterbury. 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 hip replacement and knee replacement techniques.

Dr. Kennon's Care Philosophy

Dr. Kennon is committed to providing the most up to date and best care for his patients.  He also brings his expertise and philosophy as a mechanical engineer to orthopaedics and to the operating room, both in solving patient's problems and being involved in prosthetic implant designs.

Dr. Kennon says...

Dr. Kennon specializes in hip and knee problems and surgery.  His primary focus is on hip and knee arthritis and related conditions.  Dr. Kennon has performed more than 2000 anterior approach total hip replacements, as well as anterior Birmingham hip resurfacing arthroplasty for 10 years since it was introduced in the US.  He has also performed more than 2000 total knee replacements.  He is a frequent faculty speaker at courses for surgeons learning minimally invasive joint replacement techniques and has published numerous articles.

Dr. Kennon says...

Dr. Kennon has performed more than 2000 anterior approach total hip replacements, as well as anterior Birmingham hip resurfacing arthroplasty for 10 years since it was introduced in the US.  He has performed outpatient total joint replacement for select patients. He has also performed more than 2000 total knee replacements.  He performs knee arthroscopy for meniscal tears and related conditions.

Dr. Kennon's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

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Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

Education

  • Medical School
    Emory University

    Graduated in 1999

  • Internship Hospital
    Yale New Haven Hospital

    Completed in 2000

  • Residency Hospital
    Yale - New Haven Hospital

    Completed in 2004

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Keggi Orthopaedic Foundation, fellowship in hip and knee replacement

    Completed in 2005

  • Undergraduate School
    Georgia Tech

    Graduated in 1995

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement and Revision
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate