Kenneth Noonan, MD Print Friendly PageFaculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Dr. Noonan earned his medical degree from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa, and his pediatric orthopedic fellowship at Orlando Regional Medical Center, Fla.
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 a member of many honorary societies, including the American Orthopaedic Association and the prestigious International Pediatric Orthopaedic Think Tank.
He is active in leadership positions within the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. He is board certified in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Noonan has been identified in many "Who's Who" lists of medical practitioners. In 2014, he was listed as one of the top 17 U.S. Pediatric Orthopaedists by "Orthopaedics Today."
UW Health Clinics
Regional Specialty Clinics
UW School of Medicine and Public Health
|Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Orthopedics|
Professional Certifications and Education
Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando, 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
|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.
- 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.
Clement AE Vanderby R Jr Halanski MA Noonan KJ .
Guided Growth Implant Failure is a Result of Cyclic Fatigue: Explant Analysis With Scanning Electron Microscopy. J Pediatr Orthop. 2017 Jan;37(1):e37-e42
[PubMed ID: 26523701]
Halanski MA Abrams S Lenhart R Leiferman E Kaiser T Pierce E Franklin RR Opel D Noonan KJ Crenshaw TD .
Tendon transfer to unossified bone in a porcine model: potential implications for early tibialis anterior tendon transfers in children with clubfeet. J Child Orthop. 2016 Dec;10(6):705-714
[PubMed ID: 27900541]
Lenhart RL Youlo S Schroth MK Noonan KJ McCarthy J Mann D Hetzel S Sund SA Halanski MA .
Radiographic and Respiratory Effects of Growing Rods in Children With Spinal Muscular Atrophy. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Sep 15;
[PubMed ID: 27636914]
Stork NC Lenhart RL Nemeth BA Noonan KJ Halanski MA .
To Cast, to Saw, and Not to Injure: Can Safety Strips Decrease Cast Saw Injuries? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2016 Jul;474(7):1543-52
[PubMed ID: 26847455]
O'Halloran CP Halanski MA Nemeth BA Zimmermann CC Noonan KJ .
Can Radiographs Predict Outcome in Patients With Idiopathic Clubfeet Treated With the Ponseti Method? J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Oct-Nov;35(7):734-8
[PubMed ID: 25393569]
Nemeth BA Montero RJ Halanski MA Noonan KJ .
Epidural Baclofen for the Management of Postoperative Pain in Children With Cerebral Palsy. J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Sep;35(6):571-5
[PubMed ID: 26251959]
Zimmerman CC Nemeth BA Noonan KJ Vanderbilt TP Winston MJ O'Halloran CP Sund SA Hetzel SJ Halanski MA .
Reliability of radiographic measures in infants with clubfoot treated with the Ponseti method. J Child Orthop. 2015 Apr;9(2):99-104
[PubMed ID: 25777178]
Luo J Halanski MA Noonan KJ .
The Métaizeau technique for pediatric radial neck fracture with elbow dislocation: intraoperative pitfalls and associated forearm compartment syndrome. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2014 Mar;43(3):137-40
[PubMed ID: 24660180]
Monroe KC Sund SA Nemeth BA Noonan KJ Halanski MA .
Cast-saw injuries: assessing blade-to-skin contact during cast removal. Does experience or education matter? Phys Sportsmed. 2014 Feb;42(1):36-44
[PubMed ID: 24565820]
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]
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]
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]