Conditions

  • Hand Pain
  • Sports related injuries of the knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle including the bones, tendons, ligaments and cartilage with a specialty in the treatment of the pediatric and adolescent athlete
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
  • Shoulder instability
  • Patellar instability
    • Osteochondritis dissecans
    • Ulnar collateral ligament tears
    • Fractures and avulsions of the growth plates

Procedures Performed

  • Open and arthroscopic surgeries of the knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle
  • Primary, revision and physeal-respecting ACL reconstruction
  • Ligament repairs and reconstructions
  • Osteotomies
  • Cartilage repair techniques
    • Patellofemoral stabilization
    • Fracture fixation
    • Tendon repair
    • Joint stabilization

About

Benjamin R. Wilson, MD received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine before completing his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at the University of Kentucky. From there he went to Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School for subspecialty training in Sports Medicine with a focus on the pediatric and adolescent athlete. He specializes in the treatment of bone, joint, and soft tissue injuries and utilizes both open and arthroscopic techniques to allow athletes of all ages to continue performing the activities they enjoy.

Personal Statment

As a former collegiate football player and current recreational athlete I know what it is like to suddenly be unable to perform due to injury. Having had multiple surgeries I know the fear and anxiety that the young athlete faces in these times. The skilled surgeons who allowed me to return to the playing field continue to inspire me to do the same for my patients. I am committed to using state of the art tools to get athletes of all ages back to the activities they enjoy and to continue to allow them to reap the benefits of a healthy active lifestyle.

Faculty Rank

  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
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    A Former College Athlete, Dr. Ben Wilson Knows The Challenges His Orthopaedic Patients Face
  • UKNow Feature Story

    When Morehead State University men’s basketball player Tyzhaun Claude felt a snap during practice last year, he knew immediately something was wrong. The snap was his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tearing. He also tore his meniscus and sprained his posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) and medial collateral ligament (MCL). The painful injury was season-ending for the sophomore. But Morehead State’s team physician, Benjamin Wilson, MD, a sports medicine specialist performed Claude’s ligament reconstruction surgery, and repaired the torn meniscal structures.  Grateful the for the care be received, Claude now feels he’s almost 100% back.  

    Read Tyzhaun Claude’s story

Training & Education

Degree

Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Ind.

Residency

Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.

Fellowship

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, Mass.

Certifications and Special Training

Subspecialty trained in Pediatric Sports Medicine

Insurance Information

Insurance policies can vary widely. Please check with your doctor/clinic for specific insurance information before your visit or procedure to avoid unexpected out-of-pocket costs.

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Ratings & Reviews

5 out of 5
7 Reviews

The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

  • Patient Review

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    May 6th 2022
    If we could give the doctor a 10/5 we would! He gave his undivided attention to my son and was so kind! We really appreciate the concern, the thoroughness and the discussion of treatment plans. Exceptional physician.

    Patient Review

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    April 8th 2022
    Dr. Wilson and his NP did a phenomenal job listening to my concerns about knee pain and getting to the bottom of what may be causing it. He provided multiple options for treatment moving forward and what the progression of treatment may look like. I felt like I was truly listened to and heard when discussing my knee pain and allowed me to a part of the decision making process.

    Patient Review

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    February 8th 2022
    Great experience.

    Patient Review

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    January 21st 2022
    The physician was very attentive to what I was saying about how I hurt my shoulder. He asked many questions about any past issues as well.

    Patient Review

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    November 12th 2021
    Excellent experience
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      October 29th 2021
      Excellent bed side manner. Listened to me, told me what he was looking for in my fractures. Answered all my questions. I left understanding my course of treatment
    • Patient Review

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      September 3rd 2021
      The best!