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Benjamin Noonan, MD


  • Medical School
    Yale University - School of Medicine (New Haven, CT)
  • Residency
    Orthopedic Surgery: Yale University - School of Medicine (New Haven, CT)
  • Fellowship
    Sports Medicine: University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)

Arthroscopies of the hip for femoral acetabular impingement and labral tears; Knee realignment surgeries; ACL reconstructions; PCL reconstructions; Multi-ligament reconstructions; Cartilage procedures; Meniscus repairs; Meniscal transplants; Sports injuries of the hip, knee, and shoulder; Rotator cuff tears; Shoulder arthritis; Multi-ligament knee injuries; High tibial osteotomies; Patellar instability; Knee discolorations; ACL injuries; Arthroscopic shoulder surgery; Rotator cuff repair

I see the doctor patient relationship as much more of a partnership than it has been in the past. Patients are much more informed of their options now and need a well trained and honest physician to sometimes guide them through the mountain of information available to them. I see my role as providing viable options for whatever issues my patients have and then helping them to make the best informed decision they can. As a surgeon, I clearly enjoy operating, but sometimes that is not the correct choice for a given patient and issue.

I plan to continue working in concert with Sanford’s POWER Center staff on collaborative performance, injury prevention and exercise-based research.

Evaluations and Management of Heat and Cold Induced Injuries in Athletes. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2012.

The effects of undergarment compositions worn beneath hockey protective equipment on high intensity intermittent exercise. J Strength Cond Res. 2012.

Repair results of 2-tendon rotator cuff tears utilizing the transosseous equivalent technique. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2012.

Intragame blood-lactate values during ice hockey and their relationships to commonly used hockey testing protocols. J Strength Cond Res. 2010.

A simple video based timing system for on ice team testing in hockey. J Strength Cond Res. 2014

A comparison of reconstructive procedures for glenoid bone loss associated with recurrent antior shoulder instability. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2014

Fractures about the Knee in Children and Adolescents: Tibial Spine and Tibial Tuberosity Fractures. Techniques in Orthopaeidcs. 2009.

Beginning hip arthroscopy: indications, positioning, portals, basic techniques, and complications. Arthroscopy. 2007

The effects of hockey protective equipment on high-intensity intermittent exercise. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2007.

A practical review of the mechanisms of pain and pain management following reconstructive ACL surgery. Orthopedics. 2006.

Shoulder instability, bone loss and hip impingement research study

Grant for testing markers of performance and conditioning of hockey players over the course of a season, both on and off the ice.

Study looking at kinematic analysis of hockey skating stride on ice and a treadmill.


Dr. Noonan is married to Melanie, who is a neonatal nurse, they have one son. In his spare time Dr. Noonan plays hockey a few times a week and has an interest in drag racing which he hopes to return to as well. He also has a background in Tae Kwon Do, competing at the national level.

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