Mr Richard Benson

Mr Richard Benson

Trauma & orthopaedic surgery 04727659

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  • Not in Open Referral network
Fee assured
Not in Open Referral network

Specialises in

  • Hand & Wrist
  • Shoulder & Elbow


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  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

Richard graduated as a doctor from St.George’s Hospital Medical School, London in 2000 and then carried out his basic surgical training on the Reading and Oxford surgical rotation. This was where he developed an interest in shoulder and elbow surgery. He was awarded the Girdlestone Scholarship from Oxford University and the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, where he worked as a clinical research fellow. Following this, he gained a doctorate for his work on rotator cuff tendon failure, for which he was also awarded the prestigious Didier Patte Prize by the European Society of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery in 2009. He has spent many years lecturing and tutoring for Oxford University. Richard’s Orthopaedic Higher Surgical Training was on the Oxford programme. In 2013, Richard was offered a fellowship with the Brisbane Upper Limb Unit, which is the major trauma centre for Queensland, Australia. He worked there for 12 months, gaining further experience in all aspects of upper limb surgery, including performing replantations. During this time he also became an Associate Lecturer for Queensland University.
In 2014, he was appointed as a Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery at Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone Hospitals.

Areas of interest

Shoulder Surgery; Elbow Surgery; Wrist Surgery; Hand Surgery; Shoulder Pain; Elbow Pain; Wrist Pain; Hand Pain; Arm Pain; Arthritis: Shoulder tendon disorders; Frozen shoulder; Rotator Cuff Repair; Shoulder Stabilisation; Shoulder Replacements; Sports Injuries; Shoulder Pain; Elbow pain; Nerve decompressions; Tennis Elbow; Golfers Elbow; Fractures of shoulder; elbow wrist and hand; Carpal Tunnel; Cubital Tunnel; Arthroscopy of the wrist; elbow and shoulder; Trigger finger and thumb; Dupytrens surgery.

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