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Rodney Benner MD

Giving knees the attention they deserve

Rodney Benner MD

While studying at the Indiana University School of Medicine in 2003, Dr. Benner worked in the research department at the Shelbourne Knee Center. It was here that he realized a passion for treating knees and decided to specialize in the treatment of knee conditions and injuries.

Originally from Remington, Indiana, Dr. Benner graduated from Valparaiso University in 2002 and Indiana University School of Medicine in 2006. Dr. Benner finished his orthopaedic surgery residency at The Campbell Clinic in Memphis, Tennessee in 2011. Here he received world-class instruction from physicians who author the premier textbook in the specialty, Campbell’s Operative Orthopaedics. Dr. Benner then completed a fellowship in knee surgery, sports medicine, and knee replacement at The Insall Scott Kelly Institute in New York City. This fellowship taught him the surgical techniques and patient care philosophies of Dr. John Insall, internationally regarded as the father of modern knee replacement.

Dr. Benner has now returned home to Indiana and reunited with the Shelbourne Knee Center, with a shared dedication to a team approach with specialized physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and research staff. Dr. Benner specializes in knee replacement, knee arthroscopy, knee ligament reconstruction, and complex revision knee replacement. However, Dr. Benner is a firm believer in non-surgical management of knee problems, with surgery reserved only for patients who do not achieve pain relief with appropriate specialized rehabilitation.



The Insall Scott Kelly Institute
Fellowship, Knee Surgery, Adult Reconstruction and Sports Medicine
New York, New York, 2011 – 2012

University of Tennessee-Memphis/Campbell Clinic
Residency, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2006 – 2011

Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Doctor of Medicine, 2002-2006

Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
Bachelor of Arts, 1998-2002

Licensure & Certification

Indiana Professional Licensing Agency
Medical Licensing Board

New York State Department Of Education
Office of the Professions

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Diplomate, July 24, 2014

Current Research Interests

The long term results of total knee arthroplasty in young patients less than 55 years old
Systematic review of tibial tubercle osteotomy in revision total knee arthroplasty
Radiographic classification of patellofemoral instability
A novel technique for rehabilitation before and after total knee arthroplasty
The relationship between patella tendon width and return of quadriceps strength after contralateral ACL graft harvest
Management algorithm and classification of patellofemoral instability/dislocation


Program Director’s Award

Outstanding Resident Paper
Tennessee Orthopaedic Society 2009 Annual Meeting

Outstanding Poster Presentation in Sports Medicine
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Meeting, 2006

Humanism Award
The Arnold P. Gold Foundation, 2006


Activities & Interests

Orthopaedic Interest Group, UT-Memphis School of Medicine

Germantown Youth Athletic Association T-Ball League
Assistant Coach, 2009 – 2011

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Youth Soccer League
Assistant Coach, 2009 – 2010

Admissions Ambassadors, Indiana University School of Medicine
Co-Chairman, 2004-2006

Sports Team Coverage

Briarcrest Christian High School
Varsity Football, 2009-2010

Forrest Spence 5K Walk/Run
Volunteer Physician, 2008 – 2010

Memphis Redbirds AAA Baseball