Professor Kenneth Johnson

MVSc PhD FACVSc Diplomate ACVS & ECVS
Director of 
Orthopaedics Associate Dean Veterinary Clinical Sciences

B10 - Evelyn Williams Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 93515257
Fax +61 2 93514261

Biographical details

Professor Johnson 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 and UK for a further 20 years. From 2000 to 2008, Ken was the Professor of Orthopaedics at Ohio State University, which has an international reputation for fracture management and joint replacement surgery.

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). He recently returned to The University of Sydney as a Clinical Professor, Director of Orthopaedics and Chief of Surgery. 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. Prof Johnson is the author of over 100 clinical and research publications on orthopaedics. He co-authored the textbook - ¿Atlas of Surgical Approaches to Bones and Joints in the Dog and Cat¿ together with Professor Donald Piermattei. In his spare time, Ken is an Editor in Chief of the international journal ¿ ¿Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology¿.

Selected grants

2012

  • Influence of Locking Plate-Bone Contact on Blood Flow in Bone: Pilot study to establish dose and technique using non radio-labelled microspheres; Johnson K; Margot Roslyn Flood /Bequest.

2009

  • Magnetic resonance imaging as a predictor of stifle pathology in naturally occurring cruciate ligament disease in dogs; Johnson K; Canine Research foundation/Research Grants.
  • Scaffolds for bone tissue regeneration and use in orthopaedic applications; Fick J, Pivonka P, Weston R, Zreiqat H, Wu C, Johnson K; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).

2008

  • Collagenous matrix remodelling and strength of fatigued canine bone; Johnson K; AO Foundation/AO Research Fund (AORF).

Selected publications

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Books

  • Johnson, K. (2013). Surgical Approaches to the Bones and Joints of the Dog and Cat. China: Saunders Elsevier.

Book Chapters

  • Hunt, G., Johnson, K. (2012). Diaphragmatic Hernias. In Karen Tobias and Spencer Johnson (Eds.), Veterinary Surgery Small Animal, (pp. 1380-1390). Canada: Saunders Elsevier.

Journals

  • Rotne, R., Bertollo, N., Walsh, B., Dhand, N., Voss, K., Johnson, K. (2014). Influence of plate-bone contact on cyclically loaded conically coupled locking plate failure. Injury, 45(3), 515-521. [More Information]
  • Kowaleski, M., Boudrieau, R., Beale, B., Piras, A., Hulse, D., Johnson, K. (2013). Radiographic Outcome and Complications of Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy Stabilized with an Anatomically Contoured Locking Bone Plate. Veterinary Surgery, 42, 847-852. [More Information]
  • Bergh, M., Piras, A., Samii, V., Weisbrode, S., Johnson, K. (2012). Fractures in regions of adaptive modeling and remodeling of central tarsal bones in racing Greyhounds. American Journal of Veterinary Research, 73(3), 375-380. [More Information]
  • Hoffmann, D., Kowaleski, M., Johnson, K., Evans, R., Boudrieau, R. (2011). Ex Vivo Biomechanical Evaluation of the Canine Cranial Cruciate Ligament-Deficient Stifle with Varying Angles of Stifle Joint Flexion and Axial loads after Tibial Tuberosity Advancement. Veterinary Surgery, 40(3), 311-320. [More Information]
  • Burns, C., Litsky, A., Allen, M., Johnson, K. (2011). Influence of Locking Bolt Location on the Mechanical Properties of an Interlocking Nail in the Canine Femur. Veterinary Surgery, 40(5), 522-530. [More Information]
  • Pozzi, A., Litsky, A., Field, J., Apelt, D., Meadows, C., Johnson, K. (2008). Pressure distributions on the medial tibial plateau after medial meniscal surgery and tibial plateau levelling osteotomy in dogs. Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology, 1(21), 8-14. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Voss, K., Johnson, K., Neville-Towle, J., Makara, M. (2012). Effect of vertical position of the osteotomized tibial crest during tibial tuberosity advancement on patella position and patellar ligament angle. 16th ESVOT Congress, Italy: European Society of Veterinary Orthopaedics and Tramatology.

2014

  • Rotne, R., Bertollo, N., Walsh, B., Dhand, N., Voss, K., Johnson, K. (2014). Influence of plate-bone contact on cyclically loaded conically coupled locking plate failure. Injury, 45(3), 515-521. [More Information]

2013

  • Kowaleski, M., Boudrieau, R., Beale, B., Piras, A., Hulse, D., Johnson, K. (2013). Radiographic Outcome and Complications of Tibial Plateau Leveling Osteotomy Stabilized with an Anatomically Contoured Locking Bone Plate. Veterinary Surgery, 42, 847-852. [More Information]
  • Johnson, K. (2013). Surgical Approaches to the Bones and Joints of the Dog and Cat. China: Saunders Elsevier.

2012

  • Hunt, G., Johnson, K. (2012). Diaphragmatic Hernias. In Karen Tobias and Spencer Johnson (Eds.), Veterinary Surgery Small Animal, (pp. 1380-1390). Canada: Saunders Elsevier.
  • Voss, K., Johnson, K., Neville-Towle, J., Makara, M. (2012). Effect of vertical position of the osteotomized tibial crest during tibial tuberosity advancement on patella position and patellar ligament angle. 16th ESVOT Congress, Italy: European Society of Veterinary Orthopaedics and Tramatology.
  • Bergh, M., Piras, A., Samii, V., Weisbrode, S., Johnson, K. (2012). Fractures in regions of adaptive modeling and remodeling of central tarsal bones in racing Greyhounds. American Journal of Veterinary Research, 73(3), 375-380. [More Information]

2011

  • Hoffmann, D., Kowaleski, M., Johnson, K., Evans, R., Boudrieau, R. (2011). Ex Vivo Biomechanical Evaluation of the Canine Cranial Cruciate Ligament-Deficient Stifle with Varying Angles of Stifle Joint Flexion and Axial loads after Tibial Tuberosity Advancement. Veterinary Surgery, 40(3), 311-320. [More Information]
  • Burns, C., Litsky, A., Allen, M., Johnson, K. (2011). Influence of Locking Bolt Location on the Mechanical Properties of an Interlocking Nail in the Canine Femur. Veterinary Surgery, 40(5), 522-530. [More Information]

2008

  • Pozzi, A., Litsky, A., Field, J., Apelt, D., Meadows, C., Johnson, K. (2008). Pressure distributions on the medial tibial plateau after medial meniscal surgery and tibial plateau levelling osteotomy in dogs. Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology, 1(21), 8-14. [More Information]

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