Dr. William F. Bennett, one of Sarasota’s top orthopedic surgeons, has been practicing and researching new advances in arthroscopic shoulder repair for over twenty years. As a pioneer in the field who is dedicated to constantly advancing what we know about orthopedic and arthroscopic surgery, Dr. Bennett is a regular contributor to many of the top peer-reviewed research journals in these subjects. His work has appeared in Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery; Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; and The Indian Journal of Orthopaedics.
Dr. Bennett has published over a dozen research papers on subjects ranging from new advances in arthroscopic research to the history of the medicine. He developed original techniques for shoulder arthroscopy that were revolutionary at the time and are now the gold standard of care. He’s also tireless in his work to advance our knowledge of the field. Some of his work in peer-reviewed journals over the last twenty years can be found by following the links below:
- Sequential arthroscopic release of the shoulder capsule for adhesive capsulitis. Arthroscopy, June 1997.
- Addressing glenohumeral stiffness while treating the painful and stiff shoulder arthroscopically. Arthroscopy, March 2000
- Subcutaneous, medial, and lateral head coracohumeral ligament insertion anatomy. Arthroscopic appearance and incidence of “hidden” rotator interval lesions. Arthroscopy, February 2001
- Arthroscopic repair of anterosuperior (suprapsinatus/subscapularis) rotator cuff tears: A prospective cohort with 2- to 4-year follow-up. Classification of biceps subluxation/instability. Arthroscopy, January 2003.
- Arthroscopic repair of isolated subscapularis tears: A prospective cohort with 2- to 4-year follow-up. Arthroscopy February 2003.
- Arthroscopic repair of full-thickness supraspinatus tears (small-to-medium): A prospective study with 2- to 4-year follow-up. Arthroscopy, March 2003.
- Arthroscopic repair of massive rotator cuff tears: a prospective cohort with 2- to 4-year follow-up. Arthroscopy, April 2003.
- Arthroscopic bicipital sheath repair: two-year follow-up with pulley lesions. Arthroscopy, November 2004.
- Correlation of the SLAP lesion with lesions of the medial sheath of the biceps tendon and intra-articular subscapularis tendon. Indian Journal of Orthopaedics October-December 2009.
- Circumferential arthroscopic capsular release: reflections and a historical perspective. Athroscopy Dec 2012.
- Arthroscopic subscapularis repair: a look at primacy from a historical perspective. Arthroscopy, June 2014.
- Regenerative treatments to enhance orthopedic surgical outcome. Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, April 2015.
Dr. Bennett’s dedication to constantly pushing the boundaries of our knowledge regarding arthroscopic shoulder repair has resulted in several key advances in the field. He brings that same enthusiasm for developing innovative, enhanced approaches to arthroscopic surgery to his private practice, which serves the Sarasota community, as well as patients from the Tampa, Oralando, and St. Petersburg regions. As a result of his work, hundreds of patients have regained range of motion, eliminated stiffness and pain, and gotten their lives back. If you or someone you know is suffering from chronic shoulder issues or has recently suffered a shoulder injury, contact Dr. Bennett’s office today to find out how he can help.