Joshua N. Tennant, MD, MPH

Josh Tennant

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Board-Eligible, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

 

Education
  • BS (with highest distinction): University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • MPH, University of North Carolina School of Public Health

  • MD, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
  • Residency: UNC Orthopaedics, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, UNC Hospitals

  • Fellowship (foot and ankle):  University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

Honors, Awards, and Achievements
  • 1st Place Poster, AOFAS Annual Meeting, 2013.  Risks to the Blood Supply of the Talus after Four Methods of Total Ankle Arthroplasty: A Cadaveric Injection Study

  • UNC Orthopaedics Chief Resident Research Award, 2012

  • UNC Orthopaedics William C. Patton Chief Resident Teaching Award, 2012

  • UNC Injury Prevention Research Center Small Student Grant, 2010

  • Gaul Scholar, Medical Alumni Loyalty Scholarship, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 2002-2007
Clinical and Research Areas of Interest
  • Total ankle arthroplasty and treatment of degenerative joint problems
  • Deformity correction
  • Open and Minimally invasive approaches fracture fixation
  • Arthroscopic and endoscopic surgery of the ankle and foot
    • endoscopic approaches to tendon lengthening and repair;
    • arthroscopy of the ankle, hindfoot, and forefoot for evaluation and treatment of intra-articular pathology
  • Current approaches to soft tissue problems, including diabetes
  • Limb salvage include the use of hybrid, circular and spatial frame constructs for deformity correction
  • Healthcare outcomes reporting, value analysis, and information technology
Academic Appointments
2013-present Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics, UNC School of Medicine
Selected Publications (see entire list available at PubMed)
  • Tennant JN, Rungprai C, Pizzimenti M, Goetz J, Phisitkul P, Femino JE, Amendola A. Risks to the Blood Supply of the Talus after Four Methods of Total Ankle Arthroplasty: A Cadaveric Injection Study.  J Bone Joint Surg. 2013.  In press.
  • Phisitkul P, Tennant JN, Amendola A.  Is There Any Value to Arthroscopic Debridement of Ankle Osteoarthritis and Impingement?  Foot and Ankle Clinics.  2013.  In press.
  • Tennant JN, Femino JE.  Inshoe Orthotics.  American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Foot Care MD Patient Eductation Website.  2013.
  • Tennant JN, Veljkovic A, Phisitkul P.  Technique Tip: Percutaneous Endoscopically-Assisted Calcaneal Slide Osteotomy.  Iowa Orthopaedic Journal. 2013.
  • de Leeuw PAJ, Tennant JN, Amendola A, Kerkhoffs GMMJ. Ankle ligament lesions; The Ankle in Football, 1st edition.  In press.
  • Bushnell BD, Tennant JN, Rubright JH, Creighton RA. Repair of patellar tendon rupture using suture anchors. J Knee Surg. 2008 Apr;21(2):122-9.
  • Meeker J, Tennant JN, Parekh SG.  Peroneal tendon pathology (Book chapter).  Musculoskeletal Examination of the Foot and Ankle: Making the complex simple. Slack Inc, 2011.
  • Parekh SG, Hewitt J, Tennant J, May R. Cost Effectiveness of a New Ankle Fracture System.   Poster presentation at the Annual Summer Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, July 7-10, 2010.
  • Tennant JN, Meeker J, Hurwitz S.  Ankle arthrodesis and arthroplasty (book chapter). Lindsey and Gugala's Orthopedic Implants.  Springer, 2012.
  • Tennant JN, Amendola A.  Navicular Stress Fractures (book chapter).  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Advanced Foot and Ankle Reconstruction.  AAOS, 2013.
  • Tennant JN, Viswanathan S, Dirschl DR.  Reliability of a mobile device compared to a standard computer monitor for viewing x-rays for orthopaedic diagnosis and treatment planning. Foot Ankle Int. 2013 Feb;34(2):228-33.
Selected Presentations
    • Tennant JN, Viswanathan S, Dirschl DR.  Reliability and Validity of a Mobile Phone for Radiographic Assessment of Ankle Injuries: A Randomized Inter- and Intraobserver Agreement Study. Podium Presentation, North Carolina Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Kiawah Island, SC, 10/8-9/2011.
    • Tennant JN, Viswanathan S, Dirschl DR.  Reliability and Validity of a Mobile Phone for Radiographic Assessment of Ankle Injuries: A Randomized Inter- and Intraobserver Agreement Study. Poster, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Chicago, Ill, 3/19-23/2013.
    • Tennant JN, Rungprai C, Pizzimenti M, Goetz J, Phisitkul P, Femino JE, Amendola A. Risks to the Blood Supply of the Talus after Four Methods of Total Ankle Arthroplasty: A Cadaveric Injection Study.  Poster, Annual Meeting of American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, Hollywood, Fl. 7/16-20/2013.
    • Tennant JN, Veljkovic A, Phisitkul P.  Technique Tip: Percutaneous Endoscopically-Assisted Calcaneal Slide Osteotomy.  Poster, Annual Meeting of American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, Hollywood, Fl. 7/16-20/2013.