Kenneth A. Krackow, M.D. received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Knee Society at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The Knee Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes the accomplishments of distinguished individuals who have created a legacy of contributions in advancing the study of the knee joint, and improving the treatment of knee disorders. Dr. Krackow was honored for his contributions to orthopaedic training and his development of instrumentation.
In October, 2001, Dr. Krackow performed the first computer assisted total knee arthroplasty (replacement) outside of Europe at the Buffalo General Hospital. This was the first FDA approved TKA procedure done in this country using the Stryker Navigation System, also developed by Dr. Krackow. This system has is the result of six years of development, testing, and research by Dr. Krackow and his staff at Buffalo General. Stryker Howmedica Osteonics of Rutherford, New Jersey is now manufacturing and distributing this computer assisted TKA system.
Dr. Krackow is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Buffalo, and the Clinical Director of Orthopaedic Surgery for Kaleida Health in Buffalo, New York. He specializes in adult hip and knee reconstruction, including hip and knee replacement surgery. Dr. Krackow pioneered the use of computer navigation for knee replacement surgery, and is recognized worldwide for his dedication as a teacher and expertise in knee surgery.