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Grand Rounds

Date: 5/14/2014
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Location: 2ACC Learning Center
Topic: Distal Humerus FX
Facilitator: Greg Strohmeyer, MD

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UNM Hospitals

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Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

MSC10 5600
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Phone: 505-272-4107
Fax: 505-272-8098


Eric C. Benson, MD

Eric C. Benson, MD (photo)

Eric C. Benson, MD
Assistant Professor

Specialty: Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Medical School: Georgetown University
Residency: University of New Mexico
Fellowship: Hand and Upper Limb Centre, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

Dr. Benson specializes in common and complex shoulder and elbow surgery. He specializes in arthroscopic treatment of elbow conditions such as tennis elbow and elbow arthritis, arthroscopic treatment of shoulder instability and rotator cuff tears, treatment of complex elbow fractures and dislocations, as well as reconstructive procedures including total elbow and shoulder replacements and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty. I also treat patients with sports injuries of the elbow and shoulder including medial collateral ligament reconstruction of the elbow.

Dr. Benson earned his medical degree from Georgetown University and also holds a Master of Science in Physiology from Georgetown University. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of New Mexico and his shoulder, elbow, and hand fellowship at the Hand and Upper Limb Centre of the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada.

His research interests include glenoid fixation in total shoulder arthroplasty, fixation techniques for arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, coronoid fractures of the elbow, and surgical anatomy and physical examination of the elbow. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is a Board Certfied Orthopaedic Surgeon with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons.


  • Benson EC, Athwal GS, King GJ. Chapter 4: Clinical Assessment of the Elbow (p 45-65). Operative Elbow Surgery. Stanley D, Trail IA, eds. Elsevier, Edinbugh. 2012.
  • Benson EC, Faber KJ, Athwal GS. Chapter 33: Glenoid Fixation in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: What Type of Glenoid Component Should We Use? (p 284-293). Evidence-Based Orthopaedics. Bhandari M, ed. Wiley-Blackwell, West Sussex. 2012.
  • Southard JA, Benson EC. Elbow injuries: Getting kids back in the game. J Fam Prac. 2011 Oct;60(10):586-592.
  • Benson EC, MacDermid JC, Drosdowech DS, Athwal GS. Author’s Reply to: Suture Anchor Pullout (Letter to the Editor). Arthroscopy. 2010 Jul;26(7):872-873.
  • Suh N, Benson EC, Faber KJ, MacDermid J, Grewal R. Treatment of acute scaphoid fractures: a systematic review and meta-analysis. HAND. 2010 5(4): 345-353.
  • Metastatic breast carcinoma of the coracoid process: two case reports. Benson EC, Drosdowech DS. J Orthop Surg Res. 2010 Mar 26;5(1):22.
  • The incidence of early metallic suture anchor pullout after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Benson EC, MacDermid JC, Drosdowech DS, Athwal GS. Arthroscopy. 2010 Mar;26(3):310-5.
  • Benson EC, Miller M, Bosch P, Szalay EA. A new look at the incidence of slipped capital femoral epiphysis in New Mexico. J Pediatr Orthop. 2008 Jul-Aug;28(5):529-33.
  • Benson EC, DeCarvalho A, Mikola EA, Veitch JM, Moneim MS. Two potential causes of EPL rupture after distal radius volar plate fixation. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2006 Oct;451:218-22.