John N. Insall

1930 - 2000

Dr.Insall was a founding member of the Knee Society. His foresight created the Insall Scott Kelly® Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City in 1991. ISK® been the fastest growing orthopaedic center in New York orthopaedic history since that time.

In addition to his pre-eminent knee textbook Surgery of the Knee (Churchill-Livingstone, 2000), Dr. Insall wrote approximately 150 peer-reviewed articles, 41 book chapters and 5 books. He has also trained over 200 Orthopaedic residents and 100 national and international Knee Fellows throughout his academic career.

Since 1974, Dr. Insall's initial total knee design and its subsequent refinements have been the most successful knee replacements worldwide. Almost 300,000 patients undergo knee replacements annually and Dr. Insall's contribution is to the millions of patients who have benefited from the use of his design and surgical expertise. It's not just older arthritic patients either - former athletes such as Yankees players Whitey Ford and Clete Boyer are among his innumerable patients.

While most celebrated academically for his contribution in the treatment of the arthritic knee, Dr. Insall's career also encompassed the treatment of all aspects of knee disorders. Included in these discoveries was the groundbreaking Anterior Cruciate Ligament surgery eventually performed on Bernard King in 1985. Dr. Insall initially described this surgical technique.

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