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Ken Kontio
Clinical Investigator, CHEO Research Institute
Physician, Division of Orthopaedics, CHEO
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine,
University of Ottawa
Chair, Surgical Test Committee, Medical Council of Canada

kkontio@cheo.on.ca
613-737-7600 Ext. 1360
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Dr. Ken Kontio is a participant in the University of Ottawa Distinguished Teacher program 2011-2013. His principal focus is setting up a study of the integration of team-based learning into the undergraduate curriculum. Dr. Kontio’s future interests center on the maintenance of certification in practicing surgeons.
Biography:
Dr. Kontio is an Investigator at the CHEO Research Institute, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Ottawa. He is a specialist in the field of pediatric orthopaedics, with clinical interests in sports medicine, deformity correction and limb length inequality. Having completed a Master’s of Education, Dr. Kontio’s interest lies primarily in educational research, but he has published on clinical and biomechanical research on club feet, elbow injuries in kids, and airbag safety.
Sample Publications:
Kontio K. Letts M. Congenital Coxa Vara. Jan 2001. (eMedicine Chapter)

Simon, D; Masquiho, J; Duncan MJ; Kontio, K. Intra-articular Median Nerve Incarceration After Spontaneous Reduction of a Pediatric Elbow Dislocation: Case Report and Review of the Literature. J Pediatric Orthopaedics, 30(2), 125-129. Mar 2010. Senior Responsible Investigator (SRI).

Hamdi, A; Poitras, P; Louati, H; Dagenais, S; Masquiho, J; Kontio, K. Biomechanical Analysis of Lateral Pin Placements for Pediatric Supracondylar Humerus Fractures. J Pediatric Orthopedics 30(2), 135-139. Mar 2010. Senior Responsible Investigator (SRI).

Willis, B; Al-Hunaishel, M; Guerra, L; Kontio, K. What proportion of Patients Need Extensive Surgery After Failure of the Ponseti Technique for Clubfoot? Clin Orthop Related Research (2009) 467(5), 1294-1297. Collaborator (C).

Kontio K. Mukhtar I. Letts M. Spinal cord impingement by a displaced rib in scoliosis due to neurofibromatosis. Oct 2005.

Kontio K. Davidson D. Letts M. Management of Scoliosis and Syringomyelia in Children. Jan 2002.

Kontio K. Letts M. Gesman A. Airbags and Children: A Mixed Blessing. Apr 2001.
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