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About Dr. William F. Bennett – Bio

Dr. Bennett is originally from Trumbull, Connecticut, and has been part of the Sarasota community since 1995. His interest in sports medicine started as a child. He started playing hockey at the age of 5, then little league. Football, wrestling, track, and waterskiing followed. Later on, Dr. Bennett developed an interest in weight lifting and also played polo in the U.S., Argentina, and England. His diverse interest in sports over the years has contributed to a wealth of knowledge of sports injuries and injury prevention. Because Dr. Bennett has played so many competitive sports, he empathizes with injured athletes, as well as those who participate in sports recreationally, and is passionate about helping them return to their favorite activities and and attain their best performance possible.

Although Dr. Bennett is a surgeon, he has had a particular interest in biological alternatives to surgery, and for over a decade has devoted a substantial portion of his practice to helping patients live active, pain-free lives through the use of adult stem cells and platelet rich plasma (PRP).

Besides helping the patients he meets through his medical practice, Dr. Bennett saw a need to improve the tools and devices used in surgery to achieve better healing and results for patients worldwide. He invented the patented ZipE® knotless tissue repair device and founded medical device companies Ziptek (U.S.) and Ziptek Mexico Sa De CV to make it available to patients in the U.S. and all over the world.

Outside of helping his patients live fuller, pain-free lives, Dr. Bennett enjoys spending time with his wife, their son and twin daughters, and three dogs. Dr. Bennett has been an usher at St. Martha’s Church for 7 years. He also enjoys weight lifting and shooting sporting clays.

Dr. Bennett’s Education and Qualifications:

  • Board-certified orthopedic surgeon, with medical licenses in Florida, Texas, and California.
    • Dual-fellowship-training in both shoulder and elbow surgery as well as sport medicine / arthroscopy.
      • Dr. Bennett completed his upper extremity (shoulder and elbow) fellowship in Fribourg, Switzerland under the mentorship of world-renown shoulder surgeon Christian Gerber in 1993.
      • Dr. Bennett completed a second fellowship in sports medicine / arthroscopic surgery at the Los Angeles Orthopedic Institute in 1994.
  • Dr. Bennett is world-renown as a shoulder and knee surgeon, with extensive recognition and publication in orthopedic, sports medicine, and other peer-reviewed academic journals. He is a considered a pioneer in the area of shoulder arthroscopy. A list of his publications can be found below.
    • Dr. Bennett’s Education:
      • Wake Forest University – Bachelor of Science
      • University of Connecticut School of Medicine – M.D.
      • Baylor University Medical Center – Post-graduate Internship
      • University of South Florida – Orthopedic Surgery Residency
      • The University of Texas Health Center in Houston, TX – Orthopedic Surgery Residency
      • AO/ASIF, Fribourg, Switzerland – Upper Extremity Fellowship
  • Los Angeles Orthopaedic Institute – Sports Medicine Fellowship
  • Dr. Bennett’s dedication to helping patients heal and achieve better outcomes led him to invent the knotless ZipE® device, for which he has been awarded 18 patents in the U.S. and internationally. Dr. Bennett’s commitment to helping patients all over the world led him to found Ziptek (U.S.) and Ziptek Mexico Sa De CV.  
  • Dr. Bennett’s membership in Orthopedic Specialty Societies allows him to stay abreast of new developments in his field. He is an active member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Orthopedic Society for Sportsmedicine, and the International Cartilage Repair Society. He has been an American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Fellow and part of the AO Alumni Association.
  • Dr. Bennett is author of The Athlete In You: A Sportsmedicine Self-Care Guide and has also served as a reviewer for the Arthroscopy Journal and on the editorial board of the Journal of Arthroscopy.

 


Publications, Abstracts, Exhibits, and Presentations

Publications

Hallisey, MJ, Doherty, N, Bennett, WF, Fulkerson ,JP: Anatomy of the Junction of the Vastus Lateralis Tendon and the Patella. J.B.J.S. 69A(4) April 1987 p545-549

Bennett, WF, Doherty, N, Hallisey, MJ, Fulkerson, JP: Insertion Orientation of Terminal Vastus Lateralis Obliquus and Vastus Medialis Obliquus Muscle Fibers in Human Knees. Clinical Anatomy. 6:129-134, 1993

Bennett, WF, Gerber, C: Operative Treatment of the Rheumatoid Shoulder. Current Opinion in Rheumatology 6:177-182, 1994 p177-182

Bennett, WF, Browner, B: Tibial Plateau Fractures: Associated Soft Tissue Injuries. J. of Orth Trauma, June 1994 p183-188

Bennett, WF: Lateral Ankle Sprains: Part l. Anatomy, Biomechanics, Diagnosis and Natural Sequelae Orth Review Vol.23 No.5, May 1994 p381-387

Bennett, WF: Lateral Ankle Sprains: Part ll. Treatment of Acute and Chronic Injuries. Orth Review, June Vol. 23 No.6, June 1994, 504-510

Bennett, WF: A Technique for Reconstructing the Calcaneofibular Ligament in Chronically Unstable Lateral Ankle Sprains. Developed in a Cadaveric Model Journal of Orthopaedic Technique, Vol.2 No.4 December 1994 p139-154

Bennett WF, Sisto D: Arthroscopic Lateral Knee Portals Revisted. The Safe Zones American Journal of Orthopaedics, July, 1995

Bennett WF, Sisto D: Arthroscopic Lateral Release; A Cadaveric Study of Open and Arthroscopic Anatomy. Electronic Journal of Orthopaedics. www.ejo.org 1996

Bennett WF: The Specificity of the Speed’s Test. Arthroscopy. Nov-Dec, 1999, 484.

Bennett WF: Sequential Arthroscopic Release of the Shoulder in Adhesive Capsulitis. Arthroscopy. March Vol.16 2000 p142-151

Bennett WF: Techniques for Visualizing Rotator Interval Lesions and the Bicipital Sheath. Arthroscopy. Jan Vol 17 2001, 107-111

Bennett WF: Subscapularis, Medial and Lateral Coracohumeral Ligament Insertion Anatomy. Arthroscopic Appearance and Incidence of the “Hidden” Rotator Interval Lesion. Arthroscopy. Feb. Vol. 17 No.2, 2001

Bennett WF: Arthroscopic Repair of Complete Supraspinatus Tears. 2 Year Follow-up. Arthroscopy, March 2003

Bennett WF: Arthroscopic Repair of Complete Subscapularis Tears. 2 Year Follow-up. Arthroscopy, February 2003

Bennett WF: Arthroscopic Repair of Complete Anterosuperior Rotator Cuff Tears. 2-Yr F/U Arthroscopy, January 2003

Bennett WF: Arthroscopic Repair of Massive Rotator Cuff Tears. 2-Year Follow-up Arthroscopy, April 2003

Bennett WF: Arthroscopic Bicipital Sheath Reconstruction-(Pulley Repair). 2-4 Year Follow-up Arthroscopy, November 2004

Bennett WF: Correlation of the Slap lesion with lesions of the medial sheath of the biceps tendon and intra-articular subscapularis tendon. 43: 4, 2009 pg 342-346

Bennett WF: Circumferential Arthroscopic Capsular Release: Reflections and a Historical Perspective. Arthroscopy, Vol. 28, Issue 12, p1751–1753

Bennett WF: Arthroscopic Subscapularis Repair: A Look at Primacy From a Historical Perspective, 2014 Issue 6, p661–664

Bennett WF, et al. Regenerative Treatments to Enhance Orthopedics Surgical Outcome. Physical Medicine and Rehab Journal. December 2014

Abstracts

Bennett, WF, Doherty, N, Hallisey, MJ, Fulkerson, JP: A Uniplanar Model for Medial and Lateral Quadriceps Support of the Patella. AOA Resident’s Conference, Orth. Transactions, Fall 1990

Bennett WF, Browner Bruce: Tibial Plateau Fractures. Associated Soft Tissue Injuries AAOS 1993, Orth.Transactions, Spring 1994

Bennett WF, Sisto Domenick: Technical Highlights of Meniscal Allograft Surgery. AAOS 1995, Orth. Transactions, Spring 1995

Bennett WF: A Technique for Reconstructing the Calcaneofibular Ligament in Chronically Unstable Lateral Ankle Sprains. Developed in a Cadaveric Model. AAOS 1995, Orth. Transactions, Spring 1995

Bennett WF, Browner Bruce: Tibial Plateau Fractures. Associated Soft Tissue Injuries. The Year Book of Orthopedics. 1995. Mosby-Year Book

Bennett WF: The Specificity of the Speed’s Test. AAOS 1996, Orth. Transactions, Spring, 1996

Bennett WF: Sequential Arthroscopic Release: Shoulder Capsule. AAOS 1997, Orth. Transactions, Spring, 1997

Bennett WF: Sequential Arthroscopic Release of the Shoulder Capsule for Adhesive Capsulitis. Abstract, Arthroscopy, June 1997 Vol.13 No.3, pg381

Bennett WF: Arthroscopic Subscapularis Repair: Two Year Follow-up. AAOS 1998, Orth Transactions, Spring, 1998

Bennett WF: Bioabsorbable Soft Tissue Fasteners. Arthroscopy, June 1998 Vol.14 No.5

Bennett WF: Arthroscopic Subscapularis Repair: Two Year Follow-up. Arthroscopy, June 1999

Bennett WF: Arthroscopic Evaluation of the Subscapularis Tendon. A Needed Addition to Routine Arthroscopic Shoulder Evaluation. Arthroscopy, October, Vol. 15 No 7, Suppl 1, 1999, p61

Bennett WF: The Not So Hidden “Hidden” Rotator Interval Lesion. Arthroscopic Anatomy/Diagnosis and Repair. Arthroscopy, October, Vol. 15 No 7, Suppl 1, 1999, ps61

Bennett WF: Subscapularis, Medial and Lateral Coracohumeral Ligament Insertion Anatomy. Arthroscopic Appearance and Incidence of the “Hidden” Rotator Interval Lesion. Orth Trans Spring 2000

Bennett WF: Arthroscopic Repair of Complete Supraspinatus Tears. 2 Year Follow-up. Arthroscopy, March, 2003

Bennett WF: Arthroscopic Repair of Complete Subscapularis Tears. 2 Year Follow-up. Arthroscopy, January, 2003

Bennett WF: Arthroscopic Repair of Complete Anterosuperior Rotator Cuff Tears. 2 Year Follow- up. Arthroscopy, February, 2003

Bennett WF: Arthroscopic Repair of Massive Rotator Cuff Tears. 2-Year Follow-up. Arthroscopy, April, 2003

Poster Exhibits

Bennett WF: A Uniplanar Model for Medial and Lateral Quadriceps Support of the Patella The University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Research Day, 1987

Bennett WF: A Uniplanar Model for Medial and Lateral Quadriceps Support of the Patella. American College of Surgeons, Dallas, Tx 1989

Bennett WF: Tibial Plateau Fractures: Associated Soft Tissue Injuries. AAOS Annual Meeting New Orleans, La. February 1994

Bennett WF: Technical Highlights of Meniscal Allograft Surgery AAOS Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.1995

Bennett, WF: A Technique for Reconstructing the Calcaneofibular Ligamentin Chronically Unstable Lateral Ankle Sprains. Developed in a Cadaveric Model. AAOS Annual Meeting Orlando, Fl. 1995

Bennett, WF: The Specificity of the Speed’s Test. AAOS Annual Meeting. Atlanta, FL. 1996

Bennett, WF: Sequential Arthroscopic Release of The Shoulder in Adhesive Capsulitis. AAOS Annual Meeting. San Francisco, Ca. 1997

Bennett, WF: Arthroscopic Subscapularis Repair. AAOS Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. 1998

Bennett, WF: Arthroscopic Subscapularis Repair. ESSKA, 8TH CONGRESS. Nice, France 1998

Bennett, WF: Arthroscopic Subcoracoid Decompression. ESSKA, 8th Congress. Nice, France 1998

Bennett, WF: The Specificity of the Speed’s Test. ESSKA, 8TH CONGRESS. Nice, France 1988

Bennett WF: Arthroscopic Subscapularis Evaluation. AAOS, Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA, 1999

Bennett WF: Arthroscopic Subscapularis Evaluation. ISAKOS, Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 1999

Bennett WF: Arthroscopic Repair of Massive Rotator Cuff Tendons: Arm Positioning and Screw placement. AANA 2001, Seattle, Washington

Presentations

Bennett WF: “Patellar Malalignment”. Surgical Scholars. The University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, Ct. 1987

Bennett WF: “A Uniplanar Model for Medial and Lateral Quadriceps Support of the Patella”. 28th National Student Research Forum, Galveston, Tx, 1987

Bennett WF: “A Uniplanar Model for Medial and Lateral Quadriceps Support of the Patella”. American Orthop. Association Resident’s Conference Newport Beach, Ca. 1990

Bennett WF: “The Anatomy of the Flexor Tendons in the Hand. “Hand Conference, The University of Texas Medical School, Houston, Tx. Sept. 1990

Bennett WF: “Compressive Neuropathies of the Upper Extremity”. Hand Conference. The University of Texas Medical School, Houston, Tx. Oct. 1990

Bennett WF: “Tibial Fractures”. Orthopaedic Trauma Conference. The University of Texas Medical School, Houston, Tx. Oct. 1990

Bennett WF: “Cervical Spine Fractures”. Orthopaedic Trauma Conference. The University of Texas Medical School, Houston, Tx. March 1991

Bennett WF: “Thoracolumbar Spine Fractures”. Orthopaedic Trauma Conference, The University of Texas Medical School, Houston, Tx. March 1991

Bennett WF: “Clubfoot”. Didactic Presentation. The Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children, Houston, Tx. 1991

Bennett WF: “Knee Dislocations”. Orthopaedic Trauma Conference The University of Texas Medical School, Houston Tx. June 1991

Bennett WF: “Calcaneal Fractures”. Orthopaedic Trauma Conference.The University of Texas Medical School, Houston Tx. September 1991

Bennett WF: “Tibial Plateau Fractures”. Orthopaedic Trauma Conference, The University of Texas Medical School Houston, Tx. August 1992

Bennett WF: “Proximal Humeral Fractures”. Orthopaedic Trauma Conference, Houston, Tx. January 1993

Bennett WF: “The Patellofemoral Joint”. Didactic Presentation. Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children, Houston, Tx. January 1993

Bennett WF: “Brachial Plexus Injuries”. Didactic Presentation. Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children, Houston, Tx. March 1993

Bennett WF: “Tibial Plateau Fractures: Associated Soft Tissue Injuries”. AO Fellowship MTG, Fribourg, Switzerland April 1993

Bennett WF: “Operative Treatment of Recurrent Posterior Shoulder Instability” Presented to the Travelling Fellows of the American Society for Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Fribourg, Switzerland May 1993

Bennett WF: “Sequential Arthroscopic Release of the Shoulder Capsule for Adhesive Capsulitis” AANA Annual Meeting, San Diego, Ca. 1997

Bennett WF: “Bioabsorbable Soft Tissue Fasteners: Failure Mode and Exaggerated Inflammatory Response” AANA Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL. 1997

Bennett WF: “Arthroscopic Subscapularis Repair:Two-Year follow-Up” ESSKA, 8TH CONGRESS. Nice, France 1998

Bennett WF: “Arthroscopic Subscapularis Repair: Two-Year Follow-Up” Florida Orthopaedic Society, Miami, Florida 1998.

Bennett WF: Arthroscopic Subscapularis Repair: AANA Annual Meeting, Vancouver, British, Co. 1999

Bennett WF: Arthroscopic Subscapularis Evaluation. A Needed Addition to Routine Shoulder Evaluation. ISAKOS, Washington, DC 1999

Bennett WF: The “Not-So-Hidden” Hidden Rotator Interval Lesion. ISAKOS, Washington, DC 1999

Bennett WF: The “Not-So-Hidden” Hidden Rotator Interval Lesion, Florida Orthopaedic Society, Annual Meeting, Destin, Florida, 1999

Bennett WF: Arthroscopic Inferolateral Coracoplasty, Florida Orthopaedic Society, Annual Meeting, Destin, Florida, 1999

Bennett WF: Electronic Media in Sportsmedicine, ICL, ISAKOS, Washington, DC 1999

Bennett WF: Arthroscopic Bicipital Groove Reconstruction, AANA, Phoenix, AZ 2003

Bennett WF: CME Credits Work Comp- Shoulder Injuries, Sarasota, Fl. 2004

Bennett WF: CME Credits Work Comp- Knee Injuries, Sarasota, FL. 2004

Bennett WF: How Arthroscopy Helps One Stay Active While Aging, Senior Friendship, Sarasota, Fl. 2004

Bennett WF: CME Credits Work Comp- Shoulder Injuries, Sarasota, Fl. 2005

Bennett WF: CME Credits Work Comp- Knee Injuries, Sarasota, FL. 2005

Bennett WF: How Arthroscopy Helps One Stay Active While Aging, Senior Friendship, Sarasota, Fl. 2005

Shoulder Surgery Controversies, Newport Beach, Ca, 2005

Subscapularis Tears: Arthroscopic Management Technique and Results
Arthroscopic Anatomy and Reconstruction of the Biceps Pulley

Bennett WF: CME Credits Work Comp- Shoulder Injuries, Sarasota, Fl. 2006

Bennett WF: CME Credits Work Comp- Knee Injuries, Sarasota, Fl. 2005

Bennett WF: How Arthroscopy Helps One Stay Active While Aging, Senior Friendship, Sarasota, FL. 2006

Bennett WF: Grand Rounds. CME Credits. Sarasota Memorial Hospital, August, 2006,

Subscapularis Tears: Arthroscopic Management Technique and Results
Arthroscopic Anatomy and Reconstruction of the Biceps Pulley

Bennett WF- Correlation of the SLAP and the Pulley. Annual ANNA San Francisco, 2007

Bennett WF: Correlation of the SLAP and the Pulley. AAOS Annual Meeting San Francisco, 2007

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