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Dr. Xinning Li, MD

Sports Medicine ·  Male · Age 41

Dr. Li

Boston University Orthopedic Surgical Associates

725 Albany St # 4B Boston, MA 02118

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Dr. Xinning Li, MD is a sports medicine specialist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 6 years. He graduated from University Of Virginia / Main Campus in 2005 and specializes in sports medicine, orthopedic surgery, and more.


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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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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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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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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!!
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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.
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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!
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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.
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Dr Li is very precise on explaining and diagonsing the medical condition to me and he is THE BEST surgeon period. I went to multiple other orthopaedic surgeons for my shoulder injury and had two surgeries on my right shoulder still with persistent pain for many years. Dr. Li did my revision shoulder surgery 3 months ago and I am completely out of pain for the first time in many years with great function already. I would 100% recommend Dr. Li to anyone who needs shoulder surgery.
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Thrilled to have been referred to Dr. Li & Dr. Tornetta after being diagnosed with a fracture of my tibial plateau. Expressing a desire to do whatever it took to return to my pre-injury activity, despite a pre-surgery prognosis not terribly reassuring, Dr. Li suggested a novel procedure of grafting a doner plateau as a way to improve durability & function of the joint. Happy to report that 10 weeks post surgery I've regained full mobility & look forward to running in 4 more! Thank you Docs!!!
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I was recommended to receive my treatments from Dr Li. My surgery was booked with very short waiting time. With his treatment, fast forward a year later, I feel much more stable on my knee. It feels like both my strengths and my stability has recovered. Having recovered up to 90% in my muscle strength and nearly as good in terms of stability within 9-months post-op, this is truly life-changing to me. I would greatly recommend Dr Li to people seeking for sports-injuries treatment.
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In search of a surgeon my lovely lady came across an infectious smile. That beautiful expression belonged to Xinning 'Tiger' Li. After having an MRI, he deduced it was an injury that required surgery and a 4-6 month recovery time.. He exuded immense compassion. Tiger will do what you can't do: He will put you back together again but the ability to perform as you previously did falls solely on you, Tiger stands majestically at the summit of the orthopedic mountain. He is the physician for you :-)
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Dr. Li is very thorough with his approach. Has a good bed side manner. I had left and right reverse shoulder surgery from him. I couldn't be happier with the end results of each. I would recommend him to anyone needing shoulder repair. All the staff at BMC highly regard him. Couldn't ask for better. I have ended up with full range in both of my shoulders. Prior to surgery I couldn't raise my arms at all without experiencing severe pain. I sleep soundly now also.
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I was referred to Dr. li by my local orthopedic doctor who was unable to treat me due to health issues. I am so grateful that I followed through with the referral as Dr. li was able to repair a total rupture of my right rotator cuff with additional tear to the biceps. I am 10 weeks post-surgery, and am very impressed with the progress of my rehabilitation. The strength is slowly building back, and I have minimal pain even through physical therapy. I highly recommend Dr. li.
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I suffered a nasty fall and all but destroyed my shoulder(actually pretty much did). Dr. Li was very straight forward about all options, making sure I understood everything along the way. Never did I feel rushed through appointments, or felt as if any question I had was silly. I have so much more use of my shoulder than I thought I would have. Dr. Li was the best and I would highly recommend him to anyone!
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I ran out of talent skiing in Feb 2017, and earned the trifecta: torn ACL, MCL and lateral meniscus. Dr Li saw me almost immediately, and his treatment has been spot-on. After PT to reduce the swelling and prepare for surgery recovery, he operated in late May 2017. It's now almost November 2017, and I'm almost as good as new. What's left to get me back to good as new is on me, primarily continue the PT regimen on my own, facilitated by the fantastic treatment plan and surgery by Dr Li.
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Dr. Li has improved my quality of life tremendously. As a very active person, I was worried about my recovery post-surgery. He did such a great job that I already feel significantly better than pre-surgery and my knee has healed well. Would definitely suggest seeing him.
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He is the best doctor around MA, he has performed 5 surgeries for my brother and I in the past 4 years.Each time was a success, I would definitely recommend him to anyone who needs a surgery in his field
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I would highly recommend Dr Li to anyone who requires knee surgery I tore my acl back in May 2015 and got it repaired in Aug 2015 by another surgeon. Due to lots of scar tissue, I had to go back under for 2 more surgeries. Those were unsuccessful so I was referred to Dr Li by my surgeon I then had surgery to remove the scar tissue august of 2016. It was a success, dr li was able to get rid of all the scar tissue and I was able to get full range of motion and to maintain it!
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I had shoulder surgery by Dr. Li in February, from the moment I met him he seem confident which is a plus. There's nothing more reassuring before surgery then the confidence of your Doctor. He had an excellent team nurses and Anesthesia also was great. My incision are very small couldn't even tell I had surgery. I would recommend Dr. Li to anyone great surgeon plus excellent social skills.
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OUTSTANDING SURGEON!!! 2 recent shoulder surgeries with rotator, bursitis & arthritis issues & this remarkable surgeon has enabled me to sleep again after 8+ years of constant agony. Can't thank him enough. AND...he's also a good person & very a nice guy. Thank you Dr. Li
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About Me

To address disorders affecting the shoulder, elbow, and knee, Dr. Li specializes in advanced arthroscopic and open surgical techniques. He has a special interest in the care of athletes as he was a NCAA Division I tennis player himself. Dr. Li cares ...

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • 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
2013
2013
2012
2011
2007
2006
2005
2000

Languages

  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • English

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1 malpractice claim Found
  • Settlement (9/30/2016)View details
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Li's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Cartilage Damage
  • Cartilage Implantation
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Implantation
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Osteotomy
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprains and Tears
  • Meniscectomy
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Multi-Ligament Knee Reconstruction
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Resurfacing
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Total Shoulder Replacement

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