Kenneth Noonan, MD Print Friendly PageFaculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Dr. Noonan’s clinical specialties include all aspects of pediatric orthopedics, especially scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylolisthesis and other pediatric spine deformities. Spinal techniques include spinal fusion, growing rods and titanium rib lengthening. He is board certified in orthopedic surgery.
Dr. Noonan has served on numerous committees of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, and is also a fellow of the Scoliosis Research Society. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics, the Journal of Orthopedic Trauma, and Spine. He has authored dozens of journal articles and book chapters. He has been a visiting professor at many universities in the U.S. and abroad.
UW Health Clinics
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UW School of Medicine and Public Health
Professional Certifications and Education
Orlando Regional Medical Center, FL
University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Iowa City, IA
University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Iowa City, IA
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 1989
Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.
- Limb Lengthening
- Ponseti Method
- Spine Deformity Surgery
Dr. Noonan’s research interests have included the closed treatment of hip dysplasia as well as clubfoot casting and deformities of the hip and spine in adults with cerebral palsy.
Monroe KC Sund SA Nemeth BA Noonan KJ Halanski MA .
Cast-Saw Injuries: Assessing Blade-to-Skin Contact During Cast Removal. Phys Sportsmed. 2014 Feb;42(1):36-44
[PubMed ID: 24565820]
Hudak KE Faulkner ND Guite K Muchow R Narotam V Nemeth B Halanski M Noonan K .
Variations in AP and frog-leg pelvic radiographs in a pediatric population. J Pediatr Orthop. 2013 Mar;33(2):212-5
[PubMed ID: 23389578]
Hesemann J Lauer E Ziska S Noonan K Nemeth B Scott-Schwoerer J McCarty C Rasmussen K Goldberg JM Sund S Eickhoff J Raggio CL Giampietro PF .
Analysis of maternal risk factors associated with congenital vertebral malformations. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2013 Mar 1;38(5):E293-8
[PubMed ID: 23446706]
Halanski MA Elfman CM Cassidy JA Hassan NE Sund SA Noonan KJ .
Comparing results of posterior spine fusion in patients with AIS: Are two surgeons better than one? J Orthop. 2013;10(2):54-8
[PubMed ID: 24403750]
Ravish M Muldowney B Becker A Hetzel S McCarthy JJ Nemeth BA Noonan KJ .
Pain management in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis undergoing posterior spinal fusion: combined intrathecal morphine and continuous epidural versus PCA. J Pediatr Orthop. 2012 Dec;32(8):799-804
[PubMed ID: 23147623]
Walker BJ Noonan KJ Bosenberg AT .
Evolving compartment syndrome not masked by a continuous peripheral nerve block: evidence-based case management. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2012 Jul-Aug;37(4):393-7
[PubMed ID: 22561421]
Stitgen A McCarthy JJ Nemeth BA Garrels K Noonan KJ .
Ulnar fracture with late radial head dislocation: delayed Monteggia fracture. Orthopedics. 2012 Mar 7;35(3):e434-7
[PubMed ID: 22385459]
Stitgen A Garrels K Kobayashi H Vanderby R McCarthy JJ Noonan KJ .
Biomechanical comparison between 2 guided-growth constructs. J Pediatr Orthop. 2012 Mar;32(2):206-9
[PubMed ID: 22327457]
Pugely AJ Nemeth BA McCarthy JJ Bennett DL Noonan KJ .
Osteonecrosis of the distal tibia metaphysis after a Salter-Harris I injury: a case report. J Orthop Trauma. 2012 Feb;26(2):e11-5
[PubMed ID: 22048177]
Jones TM Anderson PA Noonan KJ .
Pediatric cervical spine trauma. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2011 Oct;19(10):600-11
[PubMed ID: 21980025]
Flannery W Balts J McCarthy JJ Swick J Noonan KJ Olson J .
Are terminally threaded guide pins from cannulated screw systems dangerous? Orthopedics. 2011 Aug 8;34(8):e374-7
[PubMed ID: 21815579]
Koplin SA Su L Salamat S Torrealba J McCarthy J Mitchell J Olabisi R Noonan KJ .
Distraction osteogenesis-induced muscle fibrosis may not be associated with TGF-β1. J Pediatr Orthop. 2011 Jun;31(4):413-20
[PubMed ID: 21572279]
Noonan KJ Zaltz I Wenger D .
What's New in Pediatric Orthopaedics. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Mar 16;93(6):597-606
[PubMed ID: 21411710]
Marcu DM Balts J McCarthy JJ Kozin SH Noonan KJ .
Iatrogenic radial nerve injury with cannulated fixation of medial epicondyle fractures in the pediatric humerus: a report of 2 cases. J Pediatr Orthop. 2011 Mar;31(2):e13-6
[PubMed ID: 21307699]
McCarthy JJ Noonan KJ Nemke B Markel M .
Guided growth of the proximal femur: a pilot study in the lamb model. J Pediatr Orthop. 2010 Oct-Nov;30(7):690-4
[PubMed ID: 20864854]
Muchow RD Flannery WD Miedaner JA Noonan KJ McCarthy JJ .
Compartment syndrome after serial casting in spastic diplegic cerebral palsy: a case report. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2010 Apr;91(4):653-5
[PubMed ID: 20382301]
MacDonald KM Swanstrom MM McCarthy JJ Nemeth BA Guliani TA Noonan KJ .
Exaggerated inflammatory response after use of recombinant bone morphogenetic protein in recurrent unicameral bone cysts. J Pediatr Orthop. 2010 Mar;30(2):199-205
[PubMed ID: 20179570]
McCarthy JJ Kozin SH Tuohy C Cheung E Davidson RS Noonan K .
External fixation and centralization versus external fixation and ulnar osteotomy: the treatment of radial dysplasia using the resolved total angle of deformity. J Pediatr Orthop. 2009 Oct-Nov;29(7):797-803
[PubMed ID: 20104165]
Olabisi R Chamberlain CS Petr S Steiner S Consigny D Best TM Vanderby R Jr Schultz E Noonan KJ .
The effects of botulinum toxin A on muscle histology during distraction osteogenesis. J Orthop Res. 2009 Mar;27(3):310-7
[PubMed ID: 18752291]
Sansone JM Wilsman NJ Leiferman EM Conway J Hutson P Noonan KJ .
The effect of fluoroquinolone antibiotics on growing cartilage in the lamb model. J Pediatr Orthop. 2009 Mar;29(2):189-95
[PubMed ID: 19352246]