Dr. Xinning Li, MD

Sports MedicineMaleAge 43

Dr. Li
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
725 Albany St Ste B Boston, MA 02118

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(617) 638-5633

Dr. Xinning Li, MD is a Sports Medicine Specialist in Boston, MA and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Virginia / Main Campus medical school in 2005. He is affiliated with Boston Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Li to book an appointment.

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1 malpractice claim Found
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Dr. Li's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Scan
  • Broken Arm
  • Carpal Tunnel Injection
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • McMurray's Test
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection

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(617) 638-5633

Dr. Li accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
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Humana
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Medicaid
Medicare
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MultiPlan
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Network Health
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UnitedHealthCare
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Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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What went well
  • Explained conditions well (42)
  • Staff friendliness (42)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (42)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (8)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
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I was experiencing shoulder pain for several months and decided to see a Dr about it. I came across Dr Li and based on his experience decided he would be the best Dr to help me treat it. It turned out that I had a torn rotor cuff. Leading up to the surgery, the process went well. The whole time, I knew exactly what was going on and what would be the next steps. The surgery itself went well. The recovery plan was very conservative and would take 6-9 months. Physical therapy went well and at the 6 month checkup I was able to finish PT. I like to do Ironman triathlons (2.4 mi swim, 112 mi bike, and 26.2 mi run) and with a bum shoulder I could not do the activites that I like but Dr Li was able to fix me back up and I'm now training for my next event. I am truely grateful for Dr Li and staff and would highly recommend them. If I ever have any other issues, I will make sure to see Dr Li about it. Thank you!
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Richard Preston – Jun 21, 2021
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Honestly, one of the best orthopedics surgeons I have ever had. I’ve encountered multiple orthopedics but none of them can beat Dr. Li. Him and his team make sure you feel comfortable and safe at all times.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Apr 19, 2021
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I definitely I recommend Dr. Li is a Great doctor .
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Mar 30, 2021
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My experience with Dr. Li was spectacular! Within a short 7 month span after shoulder surgery I feel amazing and am ready to resume my collegiate baseball career. Dr. Li and his team were awesome in every regard in helping get me back on the field in a timely fashion. I am extremely grateful to the entire staff that helped throughout the process and felt they were compassionate and thoughtful along the way.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Nolan Freeman – Mar 10, 2021
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Hi, My name is John Twomey. I had sternovaclicular reconstructing surgery on January 28th. As You can witness by these pictures 2 weeks later I can do 5 pushups with no pain. I'm totally blown away and grateful. This injury had been a major block in My life, I'm so grateful to Dr. Li, He's a real professional with a great personality. Thank You Dr. Li and Your awesome team!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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John Twomey – Feb 11, 2021
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Had a knee graft surgery this summer, and had the best outcome possible. Literally few like a new born knee.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Charles – Oct 21, 2020
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Dr Li is the best doctor that I’ve ever had, he is not only kind, compassionate, attentive, trustworthy, and knowledgeable above all he is an excellent surgeon and in your corner type of guy, when I came to him I had no faith in doctors and I was riddled with injuries. He’s just such a nice man and he made me feel like I could trust him from the first visit, not to mention he was just an email away to answer any questions or concerns that I may have had. Before seeing him I got opinions from other doctors and i did not feel confident in those opinions and wasn’t feeling optimistic about getting surgery until I met DR. Li. So I decided to have him do my shoulder surgery and Given the previous surgeries I had this one was the Fastest healing time, least painful, and the least amount of visible scaring from where they had to go in to do the surgery. All and all 10/10 5 stars out of 5 stars I highly recommend him you won’t regret it.
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Mar 15, 2020
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Dr Li is everything you want in a surgeon and more, he’s kind,considerate and attentive. He listens to you and answers your questions. Dr Li took the time to explain everything, I never felt rushed in my appointments. knowing I’m a nurse he showed me my scans and gave me pictures of my shoulder during and after surgery. Before surgery I was in a lot of pain and had limited range of motion, 6 months out and I have no pain and full range of motion. He really is exceptional, one of a kind!
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Kathy – Mar 06, 2020
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Dr. Li helped me with a cartilage allograft transplant to my knee. He’s care was incredible right from the beginning of my journey till this day. One of the most supportive and understanding doctors I have ever gotten treated by! Totally happy with how much better I feel after my surgery! Thank you Dr. Li
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Hazlyn Jovel – Dec 24, 2019
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I had a sports related labrum (shoulder) tear and had been having chronic pain for over a year, and Dr. Li did an arthroscopic repair. While seeing other doctors prior to Dr. Li and doing physical therapy without improvement was frustrating , once I was referred to Dr. Li the whole process of evaluation and undergoing surgery was without hiccups. The recovery took a little bit longer than I anticipated, and at one point I was worried about whether my shoulder was getting better. However, Dr. Li was reassuring and explained the recovery very well, and my shoulder did get better and I am now finally completely without pain. Overall very satisfied.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Quinten – Aug 27, 2019
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I had been experiencing shoulder discomfort/pain due to sports-related "wear-and-tear" so to say. Dr. Li was able to diagnose and was able to suggest moving forward with a SLAP tear procedure in an efficient manner. Being my first experience with a serious surgery, Dr. Li and his staff were very accommodating and reassuring - making sure I was comfortable at all times. He was even able to refer me to a PT specialist to ensure my recovery was seen all the way through and cleared for sports activity again. I would highly recommend him, as he's a true professional who really knows what he's talking about.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Arpit – Aug 26, 2019
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Dr. Li is a sincere professional. I had the experience in witnessing this as being a patient and with the staff that assists him. Doctors in training or his personal staff. I had a severe shoulder issue that he found and repaired. I would highly recommended him given an opportunity to do so.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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James Rutledge – Aug 06, 2019
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I am a 62 year old man who had reverse shoulder replacement surgery because of a very bad fall on my left arm/shoulder. The surgery was performed by Dr. Li on May 2nd 2019. It was a complete success and already my range of motion is excellent and getting better every day with the help of physical therapy. I thank God that I got Dr. Li as my surgeon. If you need reverse shoulder replacement surgery or any other orthopedic surgery I highly recommend Dr. XINNING LI.
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Mark LaCivita – Aug 01, 2019
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Our family would like to thank Dr. Li for everything he did to help my son. My son “Had” spontaneous subluxation in both his shoulders. After 2 surgery’s & a long process of therapy. My son can now do typical teenage stuff, drive/work/empty dishwasher. After being bullied in school for needing help with the most simple of things. Each appointment with Dr. Li gave my son a little sense of normal & confidence. You are in good hands with Dr. Li & his staff. A thousand times Thank you!
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Mar 25, 2019
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Absolutely no surgeon like Dr. Li! He performed a meniscus transplant on me and I learned quickly that he is a rock star amongst all the famous surgeons. Dr. Li provides excellent care and professionalism before, during, and after his surgeries. Sr. Li is brilliant.
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Jennifer sandova in MA – Dec 05, 2018
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I have been an R.N. for thirty years and have worked alongside many physicians over the years. I have also been the point person in my family for medical issues due to my profession. I have been around many physicians both professionally and personally. I was referred to Dr. Li by a local physician due to my misfortune of a torn ACL and Rotator Cuff over the course of two years. Dr. Li performed both surgeries. He is incredibly competent, kind and genuine. He and his staff are first class!!
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Joanne Romanelli in MA – Oct 22, 2018
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Dr. Li did my reverse shoulder replacement 6 months ago and I had no pain at all. Before the surgery I could not lift my arm at all and was in excruciating pain and very weak. After the reverse shoulder replacement I was lifting my arm over my head in two months and had no pain at all. The surgery went great and Dr. Li did an amazing job on my shoulder. He got me out in time after the surgery with a functional shoulder and arm for my 70th birthday! He is just amazing!!
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Lenora Francis in Roslindale, MA – Oct 10, 2018
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Spot on diagnosis, exceptional treatment, phenomenal post op attention. In a very short period of time I’m back to my active life. Couldn’t have asked for a better outcome.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Lisa in MA – Sep 20, 2018
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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ousmane drame in boston, MA – Aug 16, 2018
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I can't say enough about Dr. Li. i tore my rotator cuff on my right shoulder 3/11/16. I saw him in August referred by my lawyer he gave me cortisone shot & to do PT & said i had a 90% tear of the cuff that i would need surgery. I then tore my left cuff completely after a fall in Sept . So i had the left cuff done Dec. 2016. i just had my right cuff (the original injury) surgery done in Oct 2017. I am now recovered from both due to the excellent job Dr. Li did. i would refer him to anyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Ron Packard in MA – Jun 09, 2018
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Care Philosophy

To address disorders affecting the shoulder, elbow, and knee, Dr. Li specializes in advanced arthroscopic and open surgical techniques. He has a special...Read more

Biography

Dr. Xinning Li, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Boston University School of Medicine and Team Physician for the Boston University athletics,...Read more

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2013
Harvard Medical School (Massachusetts General Hospital / Brigham and Women's Hospital)
Fellowship Hospital
2013
International Travelling Fellowship In Shoulder Surgery-Lyon and Annecy, France
2012
Hospital for Special Surgery
Fellowship Hospital
2011
University of Massachussetts Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2007
Orthopaedic Research Fellowship-Tissue Engineering
2006
University of Massachussetts Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2005
University of Virginia / Main Campus
Medical School
2000
Campbell University
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Mandarin

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Does Dr. Xinning Li, MD offer telehealth services?

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Is Dr. Xinning Li, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Xinning Li, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Li frequently treats Joint Pain, Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis, and Adhesive Capsulitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Li treats.

Where is Dr. Xinning Li, MD's office located?

Dr. Li's office is located at 725 Albany St Ste B, Boston, MA 02118. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Xinning Li, MD speak?

Dr. Li speaks Chinese, Mandarin and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Practice

725 Albany St Ste B Boston, MA 02118
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Boston, MA

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received