Professor Kenneth Johnson has been visiting the SDC

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Professor Kenneth Johnson is a visiting professor in the Surgical Discovery Centre at Cambridge from June 2017 till January 2018.   During this time, he will be working on research on stress fractures, as well as use of computer navigation in orthopaedic surgery.   Ken is a graduate of the University of Sydney where he also obtained a Masters and PhD degrees. He completed residency training in surgery at Colorado State University, and since then has worked in academia as an orthopaedic specialist in the USA, UK and Australia.  He has specialist qualifications in surgery as a Diplomate of American College of Veterinary Surgeons, a Diplomate of European College of Veterinary Surgery, as well as being a Fellow of Australian College of Veterinary Scientists.

In addition, Prof Johnson organizes the AO courses on fracture treatment in Columbus Ohio and Sydney and is a past president of AO VET (an international foundation dedicated to fracture treatment in animals)   Research on osteoarthritis, locked nailing of fractures, greyhound stress fractures and locking implants are among his interests.   He is the author of over 110 clinical and research publications on orthopaedics, 30 book chapters, as well as several books including the new fifth edition of Piermattei's Surgical Approaches to Bones and Joints.  In addition he is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology.  Recently he was given the WSAVA/Hills Pet mobility award for his contributions to clinical research in orthopaedics in dogs and cats.