June Featured Author

Dr. Benton Heyworth, MD
Clinical Instructor in Orthopaedic Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts

From the June issue: Trends in the Presentation, Management, and Outcomes of Little League Shoulder

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Heyworth discuss his article in the June issue.


Dr. Heyworth is a Clinical Instructor in Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School and a member of the Department of Orthopedics and the Division of Sports Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. His education consisted of an undergraduate degree in History at Princeton University, where he played on the Princeton Men’s Lacrosse Team, followed by medical school at Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons, where he also completed a Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship and coursework at the Columbia/Mailman School of Public Health. His Orthopaedic Surgery residency was carried out at the Hospital for Special Surgery, after which he complete two orthopaedic subspecialty fellowships: one in Sports Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and the other in Pediatric Orthopaedic  Surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital. He specializes in pediatric orthopaedic surgery, pediatric orthopaedic trauma, and arthroscopy/sports medicine injuries in the pediatric, adolescent and young adult populations. His research interests include pediatric ACL tears, overuse injuries, osteochondritis dissecans (OCD), patellar instability, and adolescent ankle and shoulder conditions, such as glenohumeral instability, little league shoulder, and clavicle fractures.

Selected Other Published Work in AJSM

Heyworth BE, Williams III RJ. Current Concepts Clinical Sports Medicine Update: Internal Impingement of the Shoulder. Am J Sports Med May 2009 37 1024-1037

O’Loughlin PF, Heyworth BE, Kennedy JG. Current Concepts in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Osteochondral Lesions of the Ankle. Am J Sports Med. 2010 Feb;38(2):392-404. Epub 2009 Jun 26.

Heyworth BE, Carroll KM, Dawson CK, Gill TJ. Open Lateral Retinacular Closure Surgery for Treatment of Anterolateral Knee Pain and Disability After Arthroscopic Lateral Retinacular Release. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Feb;40(2):376-82. Epub 2011 Dec 2.

Wall EJ, Polousky JD, Shea KG, Carey JL, Ganley TJ, Grimm NL, Jacobs JC Jr, Edmonds EW, Eismann EA, Anderson A, Heyworth B, Lyon R; and the Research on OsteoChondritis Dissecans of the Knee (ROCK) Study Group. Novel Radiographic Feature Classification of Knee Osteochondritis Dissecans: A Multicenter Reliability Study. Am J Sports Med. 2015 Jan 12.

Heyworth BE, Novais EN, Murray K, Cvetanovich G, Zurakowski D, Millis MB, Kim YJ. Return to Play After Periacetabular Osteotomy for Treatment of Acetabular Dysplasia in Adolescent and Young Adult Athletes. Am J Sports Med March 11, 2016.

Heyworth BE, Kramer DE, Martin DJ, Micheli LJ, Kocher MS, Bae DS. Trends in the Presentation, Management, and Outcomes of Little League Shoulder. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Mar 16. pii: 0363546516632744. [Epub ahead of print]

Carey JL, Wall EJ, Grimm NL, Ganley TJ, Edmonds EW, Anderson AF, Polousky JD, Murnaghan ML, Nissen CW, Weiss J, Lyon RM, Chambers HG, and The Research in OsteoChondritis of the Knee (ROCK) Group. Novel Arthroscopic Classification of Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee: A Multicenter Reliability Study. Am J Sports Med April 6, 2016.

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