Eric W. Carson, MD

Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Chief, Orthopaedic Surgery, Veterans Administration, St. Louis Healthcare System

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Dr. Carson earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, IL. After graduating from medical school, he completed a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard University combined Orthopaedic Surgery Program in Boston, MA, and joined the faculty at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital as a Clinical Instructor and Chief Resident in Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery. He then completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine/Shoulder at Cornell University’s Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY. During this time, he assisted in the orthopaedic care of the NFL New York Giants.

Dr. Carson went on to serve as an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, then accepted a position as an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chief of Sports Medicine at LSU Medical Center in New Orleans, LA. He later worked in private practice at a busy multi-specialty orthopaedic surgery practice in Atlanta, GA, while serving as an adjunct Clinical Instructor with Emory University.

Prior to joining Washington University and the St. Louis Veterans Administration, Dr. Carson served as an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA, where he was a team physician for the University of Virginia Cavaliers.

In addition to having an accomplished background in the field of orthopaedics, he also served in the United States Army Reserve Medical Core, and was deployed three times during his service.

Clinical Office Locations

  • John Cochran Division, Veterans Administration, St. Louis Healthcare System

    915 North Grand Blvd.

    St Louis, MO 63106

Hospital Affiliations

  • John Cochran Division, Veterans Administration, St. Louis Healthcare System

Academic Office Mailing Address

  • Washington University School of Medicine

    Campus Box 8233

    660 Euclid Avenue

    Saint Louis, MO 63110

  1. Brown C, Steiner M, Carson E. The Use of Hamstring Tendons for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Technique and Clinical Results. Clin Sports Med 1993 Oct;12(4):723-756.
  2. Altchek DW, Carson EW. Arthroscopic Acromioplasty. Current Status. Orthop Clin North Am 1997 Apr;28(2):1571-68. 
  3. Berkowitz M, Warren R, Altchek D, Carson EW. Arthroscopic Acromioclavicular Resection. Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine 1997 Apr;5(2):100-108. 
  4. Potter HG, Deland JT, Gusmer PB, Carson E, Warren RF. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Lisfranc Ligament of the Foot. Foot Ankle Int 1998 Jul;19(7):438-446.
  5. Carson EW, Simonian PT, Wickiewicz TL, Warren RF. Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Instr Course Lect 1998;47:361-368.
  6. Altchek DW, Carson EW. Arthroscopic Acromioplasty: Indications and Technique. Instr Course Lect 1998;47:21-28. 
  7. Williams R III, Warren R, Carson EW, Wickiewicz T. Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: The Hospital for Special Surgery Experience. Techniques in Orthopaedics 1998 Dec;13(4):375-383. 
  8. Brown CH Jr, Carson EW. Revision anterior cruciate ligament surgery. Clin Sports Med 1999 Jan;18(1):109-171. 
  9. Greene CC, Edwards TB, Wade TR, Carson EW. Reliability of the Quadriceps Angle Measurement. Am J of Knee Surg 2001 Spring;14(2):97-103. 8
  10. Carson EW, Anisko EM, Restrepo C, Panariello RA, O’Brien SJ, Warren RF. Revision ACL: Etiology and Clinical Results. J Knee Surg 2004 Jul;17(3): 127-132. 
  11. Verma NN, Carson EW, Warren RF, Wickiewicz TL. Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Sports Med Arthros Rev 2005 Mar;13(1): 46-52. 
  12. Carson EW, Deng X, Wickenwiez, T, Warren R. Evaluation of In Situ Graft Forces of a 2-Bundle Tibial Inlay Posterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction at Various Flexion Angles. Arthroscopy 2007 May;23(5)488-495. 
  13. Giugale JM, Jones-Quaidoo SM, Diduch DR, Carson EW. Glenohumeral Internal Rotation Deficit in Overhead Athletes. Part I: The Peel Back Mechanism. Athletic Training and Sports Health Care 2009;1(6):249-250. 
  14. Giugale JM, Jones-Quaidoo SM, Diduch DR, Carson EW. Glenohumeral Internal Rotation Deficit in Overhead Athletes. Part II: Measurement Techniques. Athletic Training and Sports Health Care 2010;2(1):6-7. 
  15. Giugale JM, Jones-Quaidoo SM, Diduch DR, Carson EW. Glenohumeral Internal Rotation Deficit in Overhead Athletes. Part III: Stretching Techniques. Athletic Training and Sports Health Care 2010; 2(2):50-51. 
  16. Carson EW, Diduch DR. Overuse Injuries in Youth Throwing Athletes. Orthopaedics 2011 Nov;34(11):871-872. 
  17. Milewski, MD, Tompkins M, Giugale, JM, Carson EW, Miller MD, Diduch DR. Complications Related to Anatomic Reconstruction of the Coracoclavicular Ligaments. Am. J. Sports Med 2012 July;40(7):1628-1634. 
  18. Diduch DR, Scanelli J, Milewski MD, Carson E, Ma SY. Tissue Anchor Use in Arthroscopic Glenohumeral Surgery. J. Am Acad Orthop Surg 2012 Jul;20(7):459-471.
  19. Ma R, Miller CD, Hogan MV, Diduch BK, Carson EW, Miller MD. Current Concept Review. Sports Related Concussion: Assessment and Management. J Bone Joint Surg 2012 Sep 5;94A(17):1618-1627. 
  20. Tompkins M, Milewski MD, Carson Ew, Brockmeier SF, Hamann JC, Hart JM, Miller MD. Femoral Tunnel Length in Primary Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Using an Accessory Medial Portal. Arthroscopy 2013 Feb;29(2)238-243. 
  21. Johannsen AM, Macalena JA, Carson EW, Tompkins M. Anatomic and Radiographic Comparison of Arthroscopic Suprapectoral and Open Subpectoral Biceps Tenodesis Sites. Am J Sports Med 2013 Dec; 41(12)2919-2924. 9
  22. Werner BC, Pehlivan HC, Hart JM, Lyons ML, Gilmore CJ, Garrett CB, Carson EW, Diduch DR, Miller MD, Brockmeier SF. Biceps Tenodesis is a Viable Option for Salvage of Failed SLAP Repair. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2014 Aug;23(8):e179-184. 
  23. Werner BC, Pehlivan HC, Hart JM, Carson EW, Diduch DR, Miller MD, Brockmeier SF. Increased Incidence of Postoperative Stiffness after Arthroscopic Compared with Open Biceps Tenodesis. Arthroscopy 2014 Sep;30(9):1075-1084. 
  24. Burrus MT, Werner BC, Starman JS, Gwathmey FW, Carson EW, Wilder RP, Diduch DR. Chronic Leg Pain in Athletes. Am J Sports Med 2015 Jun;43(6):1538-1547.
  25. Werner BC, Evans CL, Holzgrefe RE, Tuman JM, Hart JM, Carson EW, Diduch DR, Miller MD, Brockmeier SF. Arthroscopic Suprapectoral and Open Subpectoral Biceps Tenodesis: A Comparison of Minimum 2-Year Clinical Outcomes. Am J Sports Med 2014 Nov;42(11):2583-2590.
  26. Griffin JW, Hadeed MM, Werner BC, Diduch DR, Carson EW, Miller MD. Platelet-rich Plasma in a Meniscal Repair: Does Augmentation Improve Surgical Outcomes? Clin Orthop Relat Res 2015 May;473(5):1665-1672. 
  27. Burrus MT, Werner BC, Crow AJ, Brockmeier SF, Carson EW, Miller MD, Diduch DR. Increased Failure Rates After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction With Soft-Tissue Autograft-Allograft Hybrid Grafts. Arthroscopy 2015 Dec;31(12):2342-2351. 
  28. Cancienne JM, Brockmeier SF, Carson EW, Werner BC. Risk Factors for Infection After Shoulder Arthroscopy in a Large Medicare Population. Am J Sports Med 2018 Mar; 46(4):809-814. 
  29. Dooley E, Carr J, Carson E, Russell S. The Effects of Knee Support on the Sagittal Lower-Body Joint Kinematics and Kinetics of Deep Squats. J Biomec 2019 Jan;3:82-164-170.

Background

Dr. Carson earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, IL. After graduating from medical school, he completed a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard University combined Orthopaedic Surgery Program in Boston, MA, and joined the faculty at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital as a Clinical Instructor and Chief Resident in Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery. He then completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine/Shoulder at Cornell University’s Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY. During this time, he assisted in the orthopedic care of the NFL New York Giants.

Dr. Carson went on to serve as an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, then accepted a position as an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Chief of Sports Medicine at LSU Medical Center in New Orleans, LA. He later worked in private practice at a busy multi-specialty orthopaedic surgery practice in Atlanta, GA, while serving as an adjunct Clinical Instructor with Emory University.

Prior to joining Washington University and the St. Louis Veterans Administration, Dr. Carson served as an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA, where he was a team physician for the University of Virginia Cavaliers.

In addition to having an accomplished background in the field of orthopaedics, he also served in the United States Army Reserve Medical Core, and was deployed three times during his service.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1998; Recertified 2010
  • Board Certified, Sports Medicine

Medical Degree

  • University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Residency

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard University Combined Program, Boston, MA

Fellowship

  • Sports Medicine, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

Honors and Awards

  • JR Gladden Orthopaedic Surgery Alvin H. Crawford Mentoring
    Award, 2018
  • Annual Bedside Manner Award, In: Our Health magazine, 2017
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award, University of Virginia, 2017-2018
  • University of Virginia School of Medicine Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award, 2017
  • Charles Miller, MD Resident Teaching Award, University of Virginia School of Medicine, 2016
  • Best Doctors in America List ® Best Doctors, Inc., 2013-2018
  • Charles Miller, MD Resident Teaching Award, University of Virginia School of Medicine, 2012
  • John Jay College ML King National Mentorship Award and Keynote Speaker: “The Importance of Mentorship”, 2012
  • Prestigious Recognition in the “Guide to America’s Top Orthopedists”, 2012
  • “Leadership in Academic Matters” Program, 2012
  • Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. Top Doctors (National), 2012-2017
  • “The 2012 Guide to America’s Top Orthopedic Surgeons”, 2012
  • Charles Miller, MD Resident Teaching Award, University of Virginia School of Medicine, 2007

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Dr. Carson's Office Locations

Veterans Affairs Medical Center (112/JC)

915 North Grand

St Louis, MO 63106

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