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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Keene is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He specializes in the treatment of sports-related injuries of the shoulder, elbow, ankle, and knee, as well as arthroscopy and reconstructive surgery of the knee and hip. Dr. Keene served as a team orthopedic surgeon for the University of Wisconsin athletic teams for two decades.


Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

Pediatric Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine

UW Health Clinics

Research Park Clinic
(608) 263-8850 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (primary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Orthopedic Surgery
Residency University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Internship San Francisco General Hospital Medical Center
Medical School University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI, 1970


Best Doctors® in America 2014

Best Doctors® in America 2013

Best Doctors® in America 2011

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.


Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.

Programs & Conditions


Dr. Keene's research is currently focused on evaluating the results of hip arthroscopy and the development of new imaging techniques for evaluating hip and knee injuries.

PubMed Articles
Backer MW Lee KS Blankenbaker DG Kijowski R Keene JS . Correlation of ultrasound-guided corticosteroid injection of the quadratus femoris with MRI findings of ischiofemoral impingement. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2014 Sep;203(3):589-93
[PubMed ID: 25148161]
Nelson IR Keene JS . Results of labral-level arthroscopic iliopsoas tenotomies for the treatment of labral impingement. Arthroscopy. 2014 Jun;30(6):688-94
[PubMed ID: 24704071]
Hain KS Blankenbaker DG De Smet AA Keene JS Del Rio AM . MR Appearance and Clinical Significance of Changes in the Hip Muscles and Iliopsoas Tendon After Arthroscopic Iliopsoas Tenotomy in Symptomatic Patients. HSS J. 2013 Oct;9(3):236-41
[PubMed ID: 24426875]
McEvoy JR Lee KS Blankenbaker DG del Rio AM Keene JS . Ultrasound-guided corticosteroid injections for treatment of greater trochanteric pain syndrome: greater trochanter bursa versus subgluteus medius bursa. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 Aug;201(2):W313-7
[PubMed ID: 23883246]
Schroeder KM Donnelly MJ Anderson BM Ford MP Keene JS . The analgesic impact of preoperative lumbar plexus blocks for hip arthroscopy. A retrospective review. Hip Int. 2013 Jan-Feb;23(1):93-8
[PubMed ID: 23397203]
Blankenbaker DG De Smet AA Keene JS Del Rio AM . Imaging appearance of the normal and partially torn ligamentum teres on hip MR arthrography. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2012 Nov;199(5):1093-8
[PubMed ID: 23096184]
Blankenbaker DG Tuite MJ Keene JS del Rio AM . Labral injuries due to iliopsoas impingement: can they be diagnosed on MR arthrography? AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2012 Oct;199(4):894-900
[PubMed ID: 22997384]
Blankenbaker DG De Smet AA Keene JS . MR arthrographic appearance of the postoperative acetabular labrum in patients with suspected recurrent labral tears. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2011 Dec;197(6):W1118-22
[PubMed ID: 22109328]
Blankenbaker DG Ullrick SR Kijowski R Davis KW De Smet AA Shinki K Muñoz del Rio A Keene JS . MR arthrography of the hip: comparison of IDEAL-SPGR volume sequence to standard MR sequences in the detection and grading of cartilage lesions. Radiology. 2011 Dec;261(3):863-71
[PubMed ID: 21900621]
Blomberg JR Zellner BS Keene JS . Cross-sectional analysis of iliopsoas muscle-tendon units at the sites of arthroscopic tenotomies: an anatomic study. Am J Sports Med. 2011 Jul;39 Suppl:58S-63S
[PubMed ID: 21709033]
Badylak JS Keene JS . Do iatrogenic punctures of the labrum affect the clinical results of hip arthroscopy? Arthroscopy. 2011 Jun;27(6):761-7
[PubMed ID: 21624670]
Arnold DR Keene JS Blankenbaker DG Desmet AA . Hip pain referral patterns in patients with labral tears: analysis based on intra-articular anesthetic injections, hip arthroscopy, and a new pain "circle" diagram. Phys Sportsmed. 2011 Feb;39(1):29-35
[PubMed ID: 21378484]
Ziegert AJ Blankenbaker DG De Smet AA Keene JS Shinki K Fine JP . Comparison of standard hip MR arthrographic imaging planes and sequences for detection of arthroscopically proven labral tear. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2009 May;192(5):1397-400
[PubMed ID: 19380568]
Blankenbaker DG Davis KW De Smet AA Keene JS . MRI appearance of the pectinofoveal fold. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2009 Jan;192(1):93-5
[PubMed ID: 19098185]
Anderson SA Keene JS . Results of arthroscopic iliopsoas tendon release in competitive and recreational athletes. Am J Sports Med. 2008 Dec;36(12):2363-71
[PubMed ID: 18697952]
West JL Keene JS Kaplan LD . Early motion after quadriceps and patellar tendon repairs: outcomes with single-suture augmentation. Am J Sports Med. 2008 Feb;36(2):316-23
[PubMed ID: 17932403]
Shannon BD Keene JS . Results of arthroscopic medial retinacular release for treatment of medial subluxation of the patella. Am J Sports Med. 2007 Jul;35(7):1180-7
[PubMed ID: 17369561]
Flanum ME Keene JS Blankenbaker DG Desmet AA . Arthroscopic treatment of the painful "internal" snapping hip: results of a new endoscopic technique and imaging protocol. Am J Sports Med. 2007 May;35(5):770-9
[PubMed ID: 17351120]
Blankenbaker DG De Smet AA Keene JS . Sonography of the iliopsoas tendon and injection of the iliopsoas bursa for diagnosis and management of the painful snapping hip. Skeletal Radiol. 2006 Aug;35(8):565-71
[PubMed ID: 16570171]
McGuine TA Keene JS . The effect of a balance training program on the risk of ankle sprains in high school athletes. Am J Sports Med. 2006 Jul;34(7):1103-11
[PubMed ID: 16476915]