Carson M. Rider, M.D.

Carson M. Rider, M.D.

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Joined Staff

August 2021


Other Information

Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery – New York, 2020-2021



Dr. Rider is originally from McKenzie, TN. He did his orthopaedic residency at Campbell Clinic and completed his fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery, where he focused on foot and ankle surgeries in New York, NY. Dr. Rider’s main focus areas are Total Ankle Replacement in the outpatient setting, foot and ankle sports surgery that focuses on Achilles tendon, ruptures and reconstruction, ankle sprains and fractures. He has treated many athletes during his tenure in New York, including the Brooklyn Nets. Dr. Rider graduated at the top of his class from medical school at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. During his residency, he was a recipient of the Campbell Foundation’s Molly Shumate Community Service Scholarship for a Guatemala mission as well as the American Orthopaedic Association Resident Leadership Award. Dr. Rider has experience covering Fayette Academy, Bolton High School, and Briarcrest’s high school football teams.

Dr. Rider has published numerous articles on foot and ankle disorders and surgical techniques in prestigious journals and publications such as the American Orthopadic Foot and Ankle Society Journal and the Campbell Orthoapedic Journal.

Dr. Rider lives in Memphis with wife and two kids. In his spare time he enjoys hunting, competitive shotgun shooting – sporting clays, American/International trap & skeet and golf.


Professional Societies and Academic Interests:

Ankle Conditions

  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Achilles Tendinopathy (Mid-substance and Insertional)
  • Ankle Impingement
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Ankle Osteochondral Lesions
  • Ankle Arthritis
  • Hindfoot Arthritis
  • Loose Body in the Ankle
  • Peroneal Tendon Disorders
  • Posterior Tibial Tendinitis


Ankle Surgeries

  • Achilles Tendon Repair & Reconstruction
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture Fixation
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Ankle Ligament Repair & Reconstruction
  • Ankle Stabilizations
  • BioCartilage Application
  • Cartilage Procedures of the Ankle
  • Osteochondral Autograft/Allograft Transplant Surgery (OATS)
  • Osteochondral Lesion Repair
  • Removal of Loose Bodies
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendon Reconstruction
  • Tendon Transfers
  • Total Ankle Replacement


Foot Conditions

  • Arthritis of the Midfoot and Forefoot
  • Bunion
  • Cavovarus (High Arch) Foot
  • Flatfoot
  • Foot Drop
  • Lesser Toe Conditions (Claw Toe, Mallet Toe, Hammer Toe)
  • Turf Toe


Foot Surgeries

  • Bunion Correction
  • Cavus (High Arch) Foot Reconstruction
  • Flatfoot Reconstruction
  • Foot Fracture Fixation
  • Foot Fusion Procedures
  • Hammertoe Correction


Non-Surgical Treatment

  • Bracing
  • Cortisone Injection
  • Orthotics
  • Physical Therapy
  • Shock Wave
  • Orthobiologics (Stem Cell Therapy)
  • Shoe Wear Modifications
  • Viscosupplementation


Foot “Homework”

I encourage my patients to play an active role in their foot and ankle care. Linked below are educational websites about foot and ankle anatomy, conditions, and treatments. Increased understanding of one’s own health can lead to better outcomes!





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