Darren L. Johnson, MD

Darren L. Johnson, MD
Professor & Chairman University of Kentucky School of Medicine
Department of Orthopaedics
Dr Johnson is an experienced physician in the field of sports medicine and shoulder surgery. Currently he serves as the Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Kentucky. He has served as the Director of Sports Medicine since 1995. He serves as head team orthopedic surgeon to the UK Wildcats as well as a busy clinical practice in treating patients throughout the commonwealth and surrounding states. He has a particular interest in the prevention, treatment of ACL injuries in the athletically active. He was born and raised in Torrance, California: received his BS degree from the UCR-UCLA program in Biomedical Sciences and MD degree at UCLA. He completed his orthopedic residency at the University of Southern California followed by a fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at the University of Pittsburgh under director Freddie H Fu MD. He was one of four national applicants selected in 1995 by the AOA as a John Fahey North American traveling Fellow. Dr Johnson was selected as one of three young orthopedic surgeons by the American society for sports medicine to travel to Europe in 1997 for an exchange fellowship with similar sports medicine physicians in Europe. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of orthopedic surgeons, American Orthopedic society for sports medicine, and Southern Orthopedic Association (currently in the presidential line of this organization). Recently selected as SEC Team physician of the year in 2013 by the 14 member institutions. UK Orthopaedic department was recently recognized as top 50th in the US news and world report ranking, first time ever for the university of Kentucky department which has only been a department since 2005. He serves on many national committee appointments including the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine Board of Directors , Southern Orthopedic Association Board of Directors, Arthroscopy Association of North America, and American Orthopaedic Association. He has published over 90 peer reviewed manuscripts as well as over 20 book chapters, and edited a text book entitled “Clinical Sports Medicine”. He has presented at multiple national and international meetings on varied complex topics related to knee and shoulder problems in the athletically active. He is annually selected as one of the “Best Doctors in America” by Castle Connelly as well as “Top Doctors” in America. He resides in Lexington Ky, Thoroughbred race horse capitol of the world and home to the National Champion UK Wildcats with his family, wife Nancy, son Brandon 22 and daughters Kelsey 20 and Lauren 18. His outside interests including all outdoor activities particularly spending time with the family fly fishing, hunting, skiing, and golf.

All Sessions by Darren L. Johnson, MD

Monday, December 13, 2021
Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
1:45 PM - 3:14 PM
(89 min)
Surgical Cadaver Demonstration: ACL Reconstruction: Graft Selection & Management Of Concomitant Injuries: Rehab Implications Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
5:06 PM - 5:36 PM
(30 min)
Clinical Case Presentations With Questions & Answers: Rehabilitation Issues: Proprioception, Failed My Sport Test, Now What?, Advice For Brace Wear, When Yes, When No, When To Start Skiing, Jogging, Tennis, Collision Sports & Revision ACL Is A Different Rehab Animal? Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
7:32 AM - 7:32 AM
(0 min)
Evolving Technique Video Update Panel: ACL Graft Harvest & Preparation: Pearls & Pitfalls To My Success Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
Panel Moderator:Kurt P. Spindler, MD
7:32 AM - 7:37 AM
(5 min)
Pro: Patellar Tendon: You Can Kneel Without Pain Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
7:37 AM - 7:42 AM
(5 min)
Pro: Hamstrings: Getting The Right Size Every Time Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
7:42 AM - 7:47 AM
(5 min)
Pro: Quad Tendon +/- Bone Plug: Tips I Have Learned Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
7:47 AM - 7:55 AM
(8 min)
Commentary: ACL Graft Selection: Why We Can't Agree: Factors Affecting Decision-Making Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
10:54 AM - 10:54 AM
(0 min)
Debate: 17-Year-Old Female Field Hockey Player Failed Hamstring, Now Revised With BTB, Grade 2 Pivot: The Role Of LET Or ALL? Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
Debate Moderator: John W. Xerogeanes, MD
10:54 AM - 10:59 AM
(5 min)
Pro: You Bet I'm Adding An Extra-articular Procedure To This Patient Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
10:59 AM - 11:04 AM
(5 min)
Pro: A Well Done BTB Graft Solves The Problem Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
11:20 AM - 11:25 AM
(5 min)
Evolving Technique Update: The ACL/MCL Combined Injury: My Algorithm For Repair & When I Use Allograft Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
11:35 AM - 12:00 PM
(25 min)
Clinical Case Presentations With Questions & Answers: ACL Complications, Revisions & Multi-ligament Cases You Will See At Home Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics

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11th Orthopaedic Summit 2021
Bellagio Las Vegas
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December 11 – 14, 2021

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