• 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


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 Statement

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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  • 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


Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Ind.


Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky.


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

Certifications and Special Training

Subspecialty trained in Pediatric Sports Medicine

Insurance Information

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Ratings & Reviews

4.86 out of 5
9 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

    Extremely thorough and explained everything

    Patient Review

    Dr. Wilson was extremely respectful and listened well- he explained everything and took my concerns seriously

    Patient Review

    All ready have given recommendations about provider.

    Patient Review

    All of the residents that I have seen in my 11 months being cared for by Dr. Wilson has been great! Dr. Wilson to me is just awesome! He has over the past 11 months given me my life back with care and surgeries he has performed on me in the past 11 months!

    Patient Review

    Extremely patient with our many questions. Used visuals to help us understand process.
    • Patient Review

      Dr. Wilson is awesome! He has done a great job first with my surgery and with my care after my surgeries.
    • Patient Review

      Dr. Wilson was very clear and helpful with explaining the surgery.
    • Patient Review

      The team was amazing at easing our worries and ensuring our daughter was included in the conversation.
    • Patient Review

      They all did a wonderful job of making sure that my daughter was comforted and cared for and that we were well informed