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. From accurate diagnosis, to development of a personalized treatment plan and thorough post-operative follow-up, we work hard to ensure you have the best possible outcome. Our orthopedic doctors and surgeons have extensive training, experience and expertise in the treatment of diseases, abnormalities and deformities of the musculoskeletal system.
BMC Department of Orthopedic Surgery Statement on Diversity
The Department of Orthopedic Surgery is committed to the principles of excellence, fairness, and respect for all people. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments, as well as purposefully cultivate a community that is inclusive of all backgrounds, traditions, life experiences, and individual differences. We believe that by understanding and celebrating these differences, we can enhance our orthopedic doctor's abilities to creatively problem solve, address shared goals, promote valuable research, provide a rich academic experience, and ultimately provide exceptional care without exception to all of our patients.
4th Floor, Suite 4B
Shapiro Center 617.638.5633
Hours: Monday - Friday: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
South Bay Rehabilitation Clinic 617.638.5633
Hours: Monday - Friday: 7:15 AM - 4:15 PM
Hip and Knee Arthroplasty (Replacement)
Pediatrics – Orthopedic Surgery
Sports Medicine Knee Surgery
Conditions We Treat
- Acetabulum Fractures
- ACL Injuries
- Adolescent Hip Dysplasia
- Ankle Fracture
- Biceps Tendon Rupture
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy (Spinal Cord Compression)
- Common Knee Injuries
- Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
- De Quervain's Tendonitis
- Distal Humerus Fracture (Broken Elbow)
- Elbow (Olecranon) Fracture
- Femoracetabular Impingement
- Femur Shaft Fracture
- Flexor Tendon Injuries
- Ganglion Cyst of the Wrist and Hand
- Heel Bone (Calcaneus) Fracture
- Hip Arthritis
- Herniated Disc
- Hip Bursitis
- Hip Fracture
- Hip Pain
- Internal Fixation
- Knee Arthritis
- Knee Ligament Injuries
- Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
- Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
- Mallet Finger
- Meniscus Tears
- Nerve Injuries
- Osteoarthritis Of The Elbow
- Osteoarthritis Of The Hand
- Osteoarthritis Of The Shoulder
- Osteoarthritis Of The Thumb
- Osteoarthritis Of The Wrist
- Patellar (Kneecap) Fracture
- Osteonecrosis of the Hip
- Radial Head Fracture
- Rotator Cuff Tears
- Shinbone Fracture
- Shoulder Dislocations
- Shoulder Instability
- Shoulder Joint Tear
- Sprained Ankle
- Sprained Wrist
- Trigger Finger
- Upper Tibia (Shinbone) Fracture
- Wrist (Distal Radius) Fracture
Foot and Ankle Surgeon
Hip and Knee Reconstruction Surgeon
Pain Management and Rehabilitation
Revenue Cycle Director
Beth C Bragdon, PhD
Assistant Professor, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Louis C Gerstenfeld, PhD
Orthopedic Patient External Resources
Elective Surgery Screening
Orthopedic Surgery Frequently Asked Questions
"I experienced a severe tibia plateau fracture several years ago and my local orthopedic surgeon took a pass on performing the necessary surgery. Dr. Tornetta took me as a patient on a moment's notice and performed the surgery to repair my exploded tibia the next day! He is a gifted surgeon and a really nice guy. I hold him in the highest regard.
"Dr. Li performed 2 surgeries on my body in the past two years, a pectoralis major repair (shoulder) and a meniscus repair/ body part removal (knee). As a professional athlete I was pessimistic about my chances of maintaining my athleticism and being able to play at a high level again, but after Dr. Li successfully conducted these surgeries and got me back to exactly where I was before getting injured, I am not only grateful for the job he did but I am also ecstatic about continuing my career!"
My back pain is gone!
I've seen many surgeons before finally seeing Dr Tannoury. No one believed or understood the reason of my back pain. Dr Tannoury did lumbar fusion on 2 discs and now my pain is gone!
The personalized care that I received and the courtesy in which it was conducted was very very efficient. I really appreciate them, and I look forward to continue to have them service me in anyway - thank you. Have a good day.
It was so nice to meet a wonderful compassionate dr. Who is a professional in every sense of the word. And his PA Jennifer just as professional and caring I am to have surgery soon and Dr. Stein and his staff have been able to calm me down and that takes a lot
Dr. Creevy is great!!! Took time to listen and answer all my questions.
Great experience. Dr. Freccero explained in detail the procedure he performed and went through all of the steps of what to expect in my recovery.
Excellent provider I would highly recommended him awesome surgeon with a fantastic bedside manner!!!
the visits to the orthopedic department have been extraordinary .. amazing service amazing results
Paul Tornetta III, MD, has been appointed Chief and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Boston Medical Center and BU School of Medicine, effective immediately.
Congratulations to Chadi Tannoury, MD, BMC's medical director of orthopaedic ambulatory care, for being selected as a 2018 Japanese Orthopaedic Association Traveling Fellow. Sponsored by the…
The Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics (AOEC) is pleased to announce the election of a new individual Board of Directors member, Manijeh Berenji, MD, MPH. Her three year term…
The Department of Orthopedic Surgery (Award PI: Louis Gerstenfeld, PhD; BMC PI: Paul Tornetta III, MD) received a four year $2,000,000 clinical research grant from the Department of Defense. The…
We are pleased to announce that The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) have elected Xinning Li, MD as an Active Member of the Society.
Louis Gerstenfeld, PhD, Director of the Orthopedic Research Laboratory, has been selected by the Orthopaedic Research Society and the ORS International Section of Fracture Repair (ISFR) as the 2022…
We are pleased to announce that Paul Tornetta III, MD, has been appointed Chief and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Boston Medical Center and BU School of Medicine.
Manijeh Berenji, MD, MPH invited to serve as a member of the US Secretary of Labor Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health
The U.S. Department of Labor announced Dr. Berenji and 11 other appointees to the Advisory Board on Toxic Substances and Worker Health for the Energery Employees Occupational Illness Compensation…
Boston Medical Center Orthopedic Surgery Receives Blue Distinction Centers® for Spine Surgery Designation
Boston Medical Center Orthopedic Surgery is proud to announce that it is among a select group of hospitals that received the Blue Distinction Centers® for Spine Surgery designation.
November 24, 2021 - We are pleased to announce that our Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery, Paul Tornetta III, MD, was recently appointed as the Second Vice-President of The American Academy of Orthopaedic…
Boston Magazine has published its list of “Top Docs,” and included Dr. Paul Tornetta III, Dr. Ayesha R. Abdeen and Dr. Andrew B. Stein from the Orthopedic Department. The care that they provide to…
Dr. Xinning Li invited to give grand rounds to the University of Miami Dr. Xinning Li invited to give grand rounds to the University of Miami department of orthopaedic surgery on the topic, …
Paul Tornetta III, MD, FAAOS, named second vice president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
CHICAGO (March 24, 2022)—Boston orthopaedic trauma surgeon Paul Tornetta III, MD, FAAOS, was named second vice president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) Board of Directors…
The Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Boston Medical Center is affiliated with the Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. To learn about research activities, please visit the Orthopedic Surgery section of the Boston University website.
The Orthopaedic Research Laboratory is dedicated to exploring the scientific basis of musculoskeletal diseases and injuries as well as developing new technologies for the improvement of musculoskeletal function resulting in improving the quality of life for orthopedic patients.
Residency and Fellowship Information
The Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Boston Medical Center is affiliated with the Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. To learn about our residency and fellowship programs, please visit the Orthopedic Surgery section of the Boston University website.
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