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Benton Heyworth, MD

Benton Heyworth, MD

Benton Heyworth, MD, is an orthopaedic surgeon at the Orthopaedic Center and in the Division of Sports Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. He is also an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Heyworth went to medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons in New York, NY. He completed an internship in General Surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital- Cornell in New York, NY, and completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY. He then did two fellowships – one in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA, and the other in Pediatric Orthopaedics at Boston Children's Hospital in Boston, MA.

Dr. Heyworth’s research involves participation in various multicenter study groups, including JUPITER (Justifying Patellar Instability Treatment by Early Results), ROCK (Research in OsteoChondritis of the Knee), MEMO (Medial Epicondyle Multicenter Outcomes), CORTICES (Children’s Orthopaedic Trauma and Infection Consortium for Evidence Based Study), PLUTO (Pediatric ACL: Understanding Treatment Options), SCORE (Sports Cohort Outcomes Registry), and FACTS (Function after Adolescent Clavicle Trauma & Surgery). Dr. Heyworth is on the Board of Directors for PRISM (Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine), and he is a member of POSNA (Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America) and AOSSM (American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine).

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  • Undergraduate Degree

    Princeton University , 1998 , Princeton , NJ

  • Medical School

    Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons , 2004 , New York, NY

  • Internship

    General Surgery
    New York Presbyterian Hospital- Cornell , 2005 , New York , NY

  • Residency

    Orthopedic Surgery
    Hospital For Special Surgery , 2009 , New York , NY

  • Fellowship

    Orthopedic Sports Medicine
    Massachusetts General Hospital , 2010 , Boston , MA

  • Fellowship

    Pediatric Orthopedics
    Boston Children's Hospital , 2010 , Boston , MA


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, General Orthopaedics
  • Publications

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    • Lochhead RB, Ordoñez D, Arvikar SL, Aversa JM, Oh LS, Heyworth B, Sadreyev R, Steere AC, Strle K. Interferon-gamma production in Lyme arthritis synovial tissue promotes differentiation of fibroblast-like synoviocytes into immune effector cells. Cell Microbiol. 2019 Feb; 21(2):e12992. View abstract
    • Troy M, Shore B, Miller P, Mahan S, Hedequist D, Heyworth B, Kasser J, Spencer S, Glotzbecker M. A comparison of screw versus drill and curettage epiphysiodesis to correct leg-length discrepancy. J Child Orthop. 2018 Oct 01; 12(5):509-514. View abstract
    • Kocher MS, Heyworth BE, Fabricant PD, Tepolt FA, Micheli LJ. Outcomes of Physeal-Sparing ACL Reconstruction with Iliotibial Band Autograft in Skeletally Immature Prepubescent Children. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2018 Jul 05; 100(13):1087-1094. View abstract
    • Sugimoto D, Heyworth BE, Collins SE, Fallon RT, Kocher MS, Micheli LJ. Comparison of Lower Extremity Recovery After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction With Transphyseal Hamstring Versus Extraphyseal Iliotibial Band Techniques in Skeletally Immature Athletes. Orthop J Sports Med. 2018 Apr; 6(4):2325967118768044. View abstract
    • Sugimoto D, Heyworth BE, Brodeur JJ, Kramer DE, Kocher MS, Micheli LJ. Effect of Graft Type on Balance and Hop Tests in Adolescent Males following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. J Sport Rehabil. 2018 Feb 21; 1-27. View abstract
    • Fabricant PD, Yen YM, Kramer DE, Kocher MS, Micheli LJ, Lawrence JTR, Ganley TJ, Heyworth BE. Fixation of Traumatic Chondral-Only Fragments of the Knee in Pediatric and Adolescent Athletes: A Retrospective Multicenter Report. Orthop J Sports Med. 2018 Feb; 6(2):2325967117753140. View abstract
    • Heyworth B, Cohen L, von Heideken J, Kocher MS, Iversen M.D.. Validity and comprehensibility of outcome measures in children with shoulder and elbow disorders: creation of a new Pediatric and Adolescent Shoulder and Elbow Survey (Pedi-ASES). J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2018 Jul; 27(7):1162-1171. View abstract
    • Kramer DE, Miller PE, Berrahou IK, Yen YM, Heyworth BE. Collateral Ligament Knee Injuries in Pediatric and Adolescent Athletes. J Pediatr Orthop. 2017 Dec 08. View abstract
    • Li Y, Donohue KS, Robbins CB, Pennock AT, Ellis HB, Nepple JJ, Pandya N, Spence DD, Willimon SC, Heyworth BE. Reliability of Radiographic Assessments of Adolescent Midshaft Clavicle Fractures by the FACTS Multicenter Study Group. J Orthop Trauma. 2017 Sep; 31(9):479-484. View abstract
    • Pennock AT, Edmonds EW, Bae DS, Kocher MS, Li Y, Farley FA, Ellis HB, Wilson PL, Nepple J, Gordon JE, Willimon SC, Busch MT, Spence DD, Kelly DM, Pandya NK, Sabatini CS, Shea KG, Heyworth BE. Adolescent clavicle nonunions: potential risk factors and surgical management. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2018 Jan; 27(1):29-35. View abstract
    • Wall EJ, Milewski M.D., Carey JL, Shea KG, Ganley TJ, Polousky JD, Grimm NL, Eismann EA, Jacobs JC, Murnaghan L, Nissen CW, Myer GD, Weiss J, Edmonds EW, Anderson AF, Lyon RM, Heyworth BE, Fabricant PD, Zbojniewicz A. The Reliability of Assessing Radiographic Healing of Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee. Am J Sports Med. 2017 May; 45(6):1370-1375. View abstract
    • Hill JF, Heyworth BE, Lierhaus A, Kocher MS, Mahan ST. Lisfranc injuries in children and adolescents. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2017 Mar; 26(2):159-163. View abstract
    • Boyle MJ, Hogue GD, Heyworth BE, Ackerman K, Quinn B, Yen YM. Femoral Neck Stress Fractures in Children Younger Than 10 Years of Age. J Pediatr Orthop. 2017 Mar; 37(2):e96-e99. View abstract
    • Fabricant PD, Yen YM, Kramer DE, Kocher MS, Micheli LJ, Heyworth BE. Fixation of Chondral-only Shear Fractures of the Knee in Pediatric and Adolescent Athletes. J Pediatr Orthop. 2017 03; 37(2):156. View abstract
    • Wu M, Fallon R, Heyworth BE. Overuse Injuries in the Pediatric Population. Sports Med Arthrosc Rev. 2016 Dec; 24(4):150-158. View abstract
    • Murphy RF, Heyworth B, Kramer D, Naqvi M, Miller PE, Yen YM, Kocher MS, Shore BJ. Symptomatic Venous Thromboembolism After Adolescent Knee Arthroscopy. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Nov 17. View abstract
    • Suppan CA, Bae DS, Donohue KS, Miller PE, Kocher MS, Heyworth BE. Trends in the volume of operative treatment of midshaft clavicle fractures in children and adolescents: a retrospective, 12-year, single-institution analysis. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2016 Jul; 25(4):305-9. View abstract
    • Sugimoto D, Heyworth B, Kramer D, Kocher M, Micheli L. Effect Of Autograft On Strength And Functional Performance In Adolescents Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: 3555 June 4, 9: 30 AM - 9: 45 AM. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016 May; 48(5 Suppl 1):984-5. View abstract
    • Sugimoto D, Heyworth B, Kramer D, Kocher M, Micheli L. Effect Of Autograft On Strength And Functional Performance In Adolescents Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: 2349 Board #3. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016 May; 48(5 Suppl 1):653-4. View abstract
    • Iversen M.D., von Heideken J, Farmer E, Rihm J, Heyworth BE, Kocher MS. Validity and Comprehensibility of Physical Activity Scales for Children With Sport Injuries. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Apr-May; 36(3):278-83. View abstract
    • 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 06; 44(6):1431-8. View abstract
    • 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. 2016 06; 44(6):1573-81. View abstract
    • Heyworth BE, Kocher MS. Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee. JBJS Rev. 2015 Jul 07; 3(7). View abstract
    • Cvetanovich GL, Heyworth BE, Murray K, Yen YM, Kocher MS, Millis MB. Hip arthroscopy in patients with recurrent pain following Bernese periacetabular osteotomy for acetabular dysplasia: operative findings and clinical outcomes. J Hip Preserv Surg. 2015 Oct; 2(3):295-302. View abstract
    • Heyworth BE, Shore BJ, Donohue KS, Miller PE, Kocher MS, Glotzbecker MP. Management of pediatric patients with synovial fluid white blood-cell counts of 25,000 to 75,000 cells/mm³ after aspiration of the hip. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Mar 04; 97(5):389-95. View abstract
    • Khormaee S, Kramer DE, Yen YM, Heyworth BE. Evaluation and management of patellar instability in pediatric and adolescent athletes. Sports Health. 2015 Mar; 7(2):115-23. View abstract
    • Wall EJ, Polousky JD, Shea KG, Carey JL, Ganley TJ, Grimm NL, Jacobs JC, Edmonds EW, Eismann EA, Anderson AF, Heyworth BE, Lyon R. Novel radiographic feature classification of knee osteochondritis dissecans: a multicenter reliability study. Am J Sports Med. 2015 Feb; 43(2):303-9. View abstract
    • Kramer DE, Yen YM, Simoni MK, Miller PE, Micheli LJ, Kocher MS, Heyworth BE. Surgical management of osteochondritis dissecans lesions of the patella and trochlea in the pediatric and adolescent population. Am J Sports Med. 2015 Mar; 43(3):654-62. View abstract
    • Archibald-Seiffer N, Weiss J, Shea K, Edmonds E, Hennrikus W, Polousky J, Heyworth B, Chambers H, McIntosh A, Murnaghan L, Busch M. Cases and current concepts in pediatric sports medicine. J Pediatr Orthop. 2014 Oct-Nov; 34 Suppl 1:S49-56. View abstract
    • Wall EJ, Heyworth BE, Shea KG, Edmonds EW, Wright RW, Anderson AF, Eismann EA, Myer GD. Trochlear groove osteochondritis dissecans of the knee patellofemoral joint. J Pediatr Orthop. 2014 Sep; 34(6):625-30. View abstract
    • Novais EN, Heyworth BE, Stamoulis C, Sullivan K, Millis MB, Kim YJ. Open surgical treatment of femoroacetabular impingement in adolescent athletes: preliminary report on improvement of physical activity level. J Pediatr Orthop. 2014 Apr-May; 34(3):287-94. View abstract
    • Kelly DM, Heyworth BE, Kruse RW, Edmonds EW, VanderHave KL, Podeszwa DA, Talwalkar VR, Warner WC, Gordon JE. Current state of pediatric orthopaedic disaster response. J Pediatr Orthop. 2014 Apr-May; 34(3):231-8. View abstract
    • Heyworth BE, Edmonds EW, Murnaghan ML, Kocher MS. Drilling techniques for osteochondritis dissecans. Clin Sports Med. 2014 Apr; 33(2):305-12. View abstract
    • Edmonds EW, Heyworth BE. Osteochondritis dissecans of the shoulder and hip. Clin Sports Med. 2014 Apr; 33(2):285-94. View abstract
    • Kelly B, Heyworth B, Yen YM, Hedequist D. Adverse sequelae due to plate retention following submuscular plating for pediatric femur fractures. J Orthop Trauma. 2013 Dec; 27(12):726-9. View abstract
    • Nasreddine AY, Heyworth BE, Zurakowski D, Kocher MS. A reduction in body mass index lowers risk for bilateral slipped capital femoral epiphysis. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013 Jul; 471(7):2137-44. View abstract
    • Heyworth BE, Osei DA, Fabricant PD, Schneider R, Doyle SM, Green DW, Widmann RF, Lyman S, Burke SW, Scher DM. The shorthand bone age assessment: a simpler alternative to current methods. J Pediatr Orthop. 2013 Jul-Aug; 33(5):569-74. View abstract
    • May C, Yen YM, Nasreddine AY, Hedequist D, Hresko MT, Heyworth BE. Complications of plate fixation of femoral shaft fractures in children and adolescents. J Child Orthop. 2013 Jun; 7(3):235-43. View abstract
    • Li Y, Heyworth BE, Glotzbecker M, Seeley M, Suppan CA, Gagnier J, VanderHave KL, Caird MS, Farley FA, Hedequist D. Comparison of titanium elastic nail and plate fixation of pediatric subtrochanteric femur fractures. J Pediatr Orthop. 2013 Apr-May; 33(3):232-8. View abstract
    • Heyworth BE, Hedequist DJ, Nasreddine AY, Stamoulis C, Hresko MT, Yen YM. Distal femoral valgus deformity following plate fixation of pediatric femoral shaft fractures. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Mar 20; 95(6):526-33. View abstract
    • Heyworth BE, Kocher MS. Shoulder instability in the young athlete. Instr Course Lect. 2013; 62:435-44. View abstract
    • Novais EN, Heyworth B, Murray K, Johnson VM, Kim YJ, Millis MB. Physical activity level improves after periacetabular osteotomy for the treatment of symptomatic hip dysplasia. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013 Mar; 471(3):981-8. View abstract
    • Grannatt K, Heyworth BE, Ogunwole O, Micheli LJ, Kocher MS. Galeazzi semitendinosus tenodesis for patellofemoral instability in skeletally immature patients. J Pediatr Orthop. 2012 Sep; 32(6):621-5. View abstract
    • Kocher MS, Shore B, Nasreddine AY, Heyworth BE. Treatment of posterior cruciate ligament injuries in pediatric and adolescent patients. J Pediatr Orthop. 2012 Sep; 32(6):553-60. View abstract
    • Heyworth BE, Dolan MM, Nguyen JT, Chen NC, Kelly BT. Preoperative three-dimensional CT predicts intraoperative findings in hip arthroscopy. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012 Jul; 470(7):1950-7. View abstract
    • Gill TJ, Van de Velde SK, Carroll KM, Robertson WJ, Heyworth BE. Surgical technique: aperture fixation in PCL reconstruction: applying biomechanics to surgery. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012 Mar; 470(3):853-60. View abstract
    • Heyworth BE, Suppan CA, Kramer DE, Yen YM. Management of pediatric diaphyseal femur fractures. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2012 Feb 09. View abstract
    • Anstey DE, Heyworth BE, Price M.D., Gill TJ. Effect of timing of ACL reconstruction in surgery and development of meniscal and chondral lesions. Phys Sportsmed. 2012 Feb; 40(1):36-40. View abstract
    • 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. View abstract
    • Fabricant PD, Heyworth BE, Kelly BT. Hip arthroscopy improves symptoms associated with FAI in selected adolescent athletes. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012 Jan; 470(1):261-9. View abstract
    • Heyworth BE, Fabricant PD, Pizzurro MM, Beksac B, Salvati EA. Guillain-barré syndrome mimicking nerve injury after total hip arthroplasty. HSS J. 2011 Oct; 7(3):286-9. View abstract
    • Dolan MM, Heyworth BE, Bedi A, Duke G, Kelly BT. CT reveals a high incidence of osseous abnormalities in hips with labral tears. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2011 Mar; 469(3):831-8. View abstract
    • Heyworth BE, Jobin CM, Monica JT, Crow SA, Lee JH, Rosenwasser MP. Long-term follow-up of basal joint resection arthroplasty of the thumb with transfer of the abductor pollicis brevis origin to the flexor carpi radialis tendon. J Hand Surg Am. 2009 Jul-Aug; 34(6):1021-8. View abstract
    • 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. View abstract
    • Voos JE, Heyworth BE, Piasecki DP, Henn RF, MacGillivray JD. Traumatic bilateral knee dislocations, unilateral hip dislocation, and contralateral humeral amputation: a case report. HSS J. 2009 Feb; 5(1):40-4. View abstract
    • Heyworth BE, Williams RJ. Internal impingement of the shoulder. Am J Sports Med. 2009 May; 37(5):1024-37. View abstract
    • Shindle MK, Voos JE, Nho SJ, Heyworth BE, Kelly BT. Arthroscopic management of labral tears in the hip. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008 Nov; 90 Suppl 4:2-19. View abstract
    • Heyworth BE, Dodson CC, Altchek DW. Arthroscopic repair of isolated subscapularis avulsion injuries in adolescent athletes. Clin J Sport Med. 2008 Sep; 18(5):461-3. View abstract
    • Heyworth BE, Schwab JH, Boachie-Adjei OB. Case reports: splenic rupture after anterior thoracolumbar spinal fusion through a thoracoabdominal approach. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2008 Sep; 466(9):2271-5. View abstract
    • Heyworth BE, Green DW. Lower extremity stress fractures in pediatric and adolescent athletes. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2008 Feb; 20(1):58-61. View abstract
    • Heyworth BE, Lee JH, Kim PD, Lipton CB, Strauch RJ, Rosenwasser MP. Hylan versus corticosteroid versus placebo for treatment of basal joint arthritis: a prospective, randomized, double-blinded clinical trial. J Hand Surg Am. 2008 Jan; 33(1):40-8. View abstract
    • Heyworth BE, Shindle MK, Voos JE, Rudzki JR, Kelly BT. Radiologic and intraoperative findings in revision hip arthroscopy. Arthroscopy. 2007 Dec; 23(12):1295-302. View abstract
    • Heyworth BE, Voos JE, Metzl JD. Hip injuries in the adolescent athlete. Pediatr Ann. 2007 Nov; 36(11):713-8. View abstract
    • Shindle MK, Voos JE, Heyworth BE, Mintz DN, Moya LE, Buly RL, Kelly BT. Hip arthroscopy in the athletic patient: current techniques and spectrum of disease. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2007 Oct; 89 Suppl 3:29-43. View abstract
    • Su BW, Heyworth BE, Protopsaltis TS, Lipton CB, Sinicropi SM, Chapman CB, Kuremsky MA, Rosenwasser MP. Basicervical versus intertrochanteric fractures: an analysis of radiographic and functional outcomes. Orthopedics. 2006 Oct; 29(10):919-25. View abstract
    • Vitale MA, Heyworth BE, Skaggs DL, Roye DP, Lipton CB, Vitale MG. Comparison of the volume of scoliosis surgery between spine and pediatric orthopaedic fellowship-trained surgeons in New York and California. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2005 Dec; 87(12):2687-92. View abstract
    • Heyworth BE, Su EP, Figgie MP, Acharya SS, Sculco TP. Orthopedic management of hemophilia. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2005 Oct; 34(10):479-86. View abstract
    • Heyworth BE, Galano GJ, Vitale MA, Vitale MG. Management of closed femoral shaft fractures in children, ages 6 to 10: national practice patterns and emerging trends. J Pediatr Orthop. 2004 Sep-Oct; 24(5):455-9. View abstract
    • Heyworth B. Protein energy malnutrition--acute metabolic derangements. Trop Doct. 1980 Oct; 10(4):152-3. View abstract
    • Green F, Heyworth B. Immunoglobulin-containing cells in jejunal mucosa of children with protein-energy malnutrition and gastroenteritis. Arch Dis Child. 1980 May; 55(5):380-3. View abstract
    • Moore DL, Heyworth B, Brown J. Effects of autologous plasma on lymphocyte transformation in malaria and in acute protein-energy malnutrition. Comparison of purified lymphocyte and whole blood cultures. Immunology. 1977 Dec; 33(6):777-85. View abstract
    • Heyworth B, Mullinger BM. Neonatal vaccination with 'universal strength' BCG vaccine. Arch Dis Child. 1977 Jun; 52(6):503-4. View abstract
    • Heyworth B. Delayed hypersensitivity to PPD-S following BCG vaccination in African children--an 18-month field study. Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1977; 71(3):251-3. View abstract
    • Heyworth B. Protein and calorie malnutrition and B.C.G. vaccination. Lancet. 1976 Oct 02; 2(7988):743. View abstract
    • Heyworth B, Ropp ME, Voos UG, Meinel HI, Darlow HM. Anthrax in the Gambia: an epidemiological study. Br Med J. 1975 Oct 11; 4(5988):79-82. View abstract
    • Heyworth B, Moore DL, Brown J. Depression of lymphocyte response to phytohaemagglutinin in the presence of plasma from children with acute protein energy malnutrition. Clin Exp Immunol. 1975 Oct; 22(1):72-7. View abstract
    • Heyworth B, Brown J. Jejunal microflora in malnourished Gambian children. Arch Dis Child. 1975 Jan; 50(1):27-33. View abstract
    • Moore DL, Heyworth B, Brown J. PHA-induced lymphocyte transformations in leucocyte cultures from malarious, malnourished and control Gambian children. Clin Exp Immunol. 1974 Aug; 17(4):647-56. View abstract
    • Heyworth B. Letter: Pathogenesis of measles. Br Med J. 1973 Sep 29; 3(5882):693. View abstract
    • Heyworth B, Ropp M. Diphtheria in the Gambia. J Trop Med Hyg. 1973 Mar; 76(3):61-4. View abstract
    • Ironside AG, Brennand J, Mandal BK, Heyworth B. Cross-infection in infantile gastroenteritis. Arch Dis Child. 1971 Dec; 46(250):815-8. View abstract
    • Ironside AG, Tuxford AF, Heyworth B. A survey of infantile gastroenteritis. Br Med J. 1970 Jul 04; 3(5713):20-4. View abstract
    • Heyworth B, Basu S, Clegg J. Crohn's disease and pregnancy. Br Med J. 1970 May 09; 2(5705):363-4. View abstract
    • Heyworth B. Combined BCG and smallpox vaccination (A field trial in Rwanda). J Trop Pediatr (1967). 1970 Mar; 16(1):17-9. View abstract


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