From casual bikers and weekend warriors to best-in-class athletes, anyone can experience injuries. If you’ve experienced a sports-related injury or condition, BMC’s expert sports medicine providers are here to help get you back to doing what you love.

Providers at the Ryan Center for Sports Medicine guide patients through the diagnosis and treatment process of their condition where it is a medical issue related to sports participation, a chronic musculoskeletal (MSK) issues from overuse or injury, or something more severe. The center offers on-site x-rays and ultrasound to help diagnose a patient’s condition. Once diagnosed, physicians can design a treatment plan that is patient-specific in order to obtain the best results possible.

Preventing Common Sports Injuries

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Specialty Clinics

Orthopedic Surgery

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Boston Medical Center, one of the most outstanding in New England, provides comprehensive, exceptional orthopedic care to every patient, without exception.

Conditions We Treat

Treatments & Services

Sports-Related Concussion Management

A sports-related concussion, formerly a mild traumatic brain injury, is a brain traumatic brain injury induced by biomechanical forces. Common causes include a direct blow to the head, face, neck or elsewhere on the body that causes a violent shaking of the head. Concussions are common when playing a contact sport, such as football. 

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Osteopathic manipulation

Osteopathic manipulative is hands-on care, commonly used to treat muscle pain. It involves using the hands to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness or injury. Providers move muscles and joints using techniques including stretching, gentle pressure, and resistance. 

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Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections

PRP injections are made from a person’s own blood. Platelets clot, which promotes healing in wounds and soft tissue where it may have been failing otherwise. 

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Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Athletes and non-athletes experience common pain conditions such as arthritis and tendinitis. Ultrasound guided injections help treat these and other issues in many parts of the body. Injections to help with injury include corticosteroid, prolotherapy, and platelet-rich-plasma. 

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Other Services

Return-to-participation decisions and management, Physical Therapy, Nutritionists.

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Our Team

Sports Medicine Doctors

Nathan C Cardoos, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine

Primary Care Sports Medicine, Musculoskeletal ultrasound evaluations and procedures, Concussion management

6/7/17 - Boston, Massachusetts..Student Health Services staff headshots: Nathan Cardoos...Photo by Dave Green for Boston University Photography

Alysia L Green, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine

Primary Care Sports Medicine, Care of gymnasts, Dry needling

5/31/17 - Boston, Massachusetts..Student Health Services staff headshots: Alysia Green...Photo by Dave Green for Boston University Photography

Christopher R Ma, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine

Primary Care Sports Medicine, Musculoskeletal ultrasound evaluations and procedures

Orthopedic Surgery

Xinning Li, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon
Associate Professor, Boston University School of Medicine

Sports Medicine, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Replacement - Total and Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty, ACL and Meniscus Surgery, Shoulder Instability, Rotator Cuff Surgery, Cartilage Surgery, Multiligament Knee Reconstruction

Robert J Nicoletta, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon
Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine

Arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee including ACL reconstruction, Shoulder rotator cuff injuries and instability.

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