Kenneth J. Koval, MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma

Dr. Kenneth Koval reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Koval is a Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at Dartmouth Medical School and division leader in orthopedic trauma at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery—2001

Healthwise Knowledgebase Topics Reviewed

Hip Fracture
Orthopedic Patient Instructions


MD: New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, 1984
Internship: Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY, 1984–1985
Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute, New York, NY, 1984–1985
Fellowship: Orthopedic Traumatology, University of South Florida, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL, 1989–1990

Academic Appointments

Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Dartmouth Medical School

Hospital Affiliations

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH

Selected Publications

  1. Specht LM, Gupta S, Egol KA, Koval KJ (2004). Heterotopic ossification of the quadriceps following distal femoral traction: A report of three cases and a review of the literature. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 18(4): 241–246.
  2. Bong MR, Patel V, Iesaka K, Egol KA, Kummer FJ, Koval KJ (2004). Comparison of a sliding hip screw with a trochanteric lateral support plate to an intramedullary hip screw for fixation of unstable intertrochanteric hip fractures: A cadaver study. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 56(4): 791–794.
  3. Edelstein D, Aharonoff GB, Karp A, Zuckerman A, Koval, KJ (2004). Effect of postoperative delirium on outcome after hip fracture. Clinical Orthopaedics, May(422): 195–200.
  4. Halm EA, Wang JJ, Boockvar K, Penrod J, Silberzweig SB, Magaziner J, Koval KJ, Siu AL (2004). The effect of perioperative anemia on clinical and functional outcomes in patients with hip fractures. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 18(6): 369–374.
  5. Egol KA, Chang EY, Cvitkovic J, Kummer FJ, Koval KJ (2004). Mismatch of current intramedullary nails with the anterior bow of the femur. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 18(7): 410–415.

Financial Disclosure

Dr. Koval receives royalties from Biomet and serves as a consultant for Biomet and Stryker.

Last Updated: January 27, 2010

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