Dr. Laurel Benson, MD

Dr. Laurel Benson, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
66 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Laurel Benson, MD is a pediatric orthopedic surgery specialist in Denver, CO. She specializes in pediatric orthopedic surgery.Read her story

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Benson performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

very high
more than 94% of peers
Elbow Injuries
very high
more than 93% of peers
Broken Arm
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Dr. Benson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Benson "The most rewarding part of my career in Pediatric Orthopedic and Hand Surgery is making the fear go away. Every day, I see worry and uncertainty etched across the faces of my patients and their parents. They yearn for a gentle hand and information. They hope for a road to recovery and a full rewarding life. It is my genuine pleasure to help them launch on a pathway of hope and promise. I am a small bone surgeon. The hand, the foot and the infant dysplastic hip are my passions. I love talking to children. If I can explain a concept to my 5 year old patient, chances are that her parents will be able to grasp it as well. I was the luckiest kid on the planet when I was born into the Kansas wheat farming family that I call my own. My parents proved the value of hard work and education. One of the truly bright points of my daily work life is still the opportunity to learn something new from every patient, every diagnosis. The other primary source of learning and humility comes from my two, now adult, children. Just when I think I have figured out how to be a good parent, they challenge me. They are my pride. My joy in life also comes from my miniature donkey whose name is The Fat Man". He shows me that fences are only temporary obstacles and that the world cannot be defined by others.""
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Benson "It makes no difference how an injury or illness occurs, we have recognized expertise in the field of pediatric orthopedics, sports medicine and injury rehabilitation, along with the abiliy to diagnose and treat infants, children, teens and young adults in our private office setting."

1  Specialties

  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

56  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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25  Procedures

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Colorado At Denver
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Loyola University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Children's Hospital and Health Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Benson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Benson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Benson to family and friends
29 total reviews (13 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (29)

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  • 3
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Dr. Benson's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (13)

Great listener. She took the time to listen to all our concerns before sharing her thoughts. We left feeling at ease.
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This office was absolutely wonderful from the time we walked in until the time we left. Everyone we came in contact with was absolutely wonderful.
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Our experience with Dr. Benson was excellent. She had reviewed our medical records before meeting us, listened carefully to our concerns, and thoroughly examined our son. Dr. Benson answered all of our questions with compassion and concern and pragmatic advice. She took the time to really connect...more
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My family and I were so grateful in meeting Dr. Benson and her staff. Everyone was so caring and helpful in our time need. Due to my daughter's accident she had to have surgery. Dr. Benson made us all feel confident and safe about the situation. She's an awsome Doctor! I would and have recomended...more
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Dr. Benson is very caring and explained everything to us. She was great with my daughter. The staff is great and really kind.
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