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Lars Carver Richardson, MD

Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgeon

Team Physician: New England Patriots, Boston Bruins; Harvard College, Wheelock College, Wentworth College

Instructor in Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Richardson specializes in athletic and traumatic injuries of the knee, ankle and shoulder. He has extensive experience in the care of athletes ranging from professionals to weekend warriors.

Department of Orthopaedics
Clinical Interests
Arthroscopic surgery
Knee ligament injuries
ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) reconstruction
PCL (posterior cruciate ligament) reconstruction
Meniscus (knee cartilage) injuries
Shoulder dislocations
Rotator cuff repairs
Cartilage repair
Ankle instability
Achilles tendon injuries
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Residency, Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program
Fellowship, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients


Dr. Richardson played lacrosse at Harvard, graduating cum laude in History and Literature. He earned an MD from Columbia Medical School where he was captain and president of the Rugby Football Club. He completed the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program, where he served as Chief Resident at MGH, running the West Trauma Service. Following his residency, Dr. Richardson completed a six-month foot and ankle fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a year-long fellowship at MGH in Sports Medicine.

Before coming to MGH in 2014, Dr. Richardson held a position as Clinical Instructor in Orthopaedics at BIDMC for 12 years. He has been working with the sports teams at Harvard since 2000. With his partner, he provides orthopaedic care for 42 varsity teams and two Rugby clubs. He has also provided orthopaedic care for the Boston Bruins since 2003. He works with multiple local colleges, always trying to get athletes safely and swiftly back to competition.


Dr. Richardson currently serves as the local principle investigator for a project on the epidemiology of concussions in Ivy League sports.

Current interests include injuries due to overtraining and non surgical treatment of Achilles ruptures.


Select Publications:

Chacko AT, Ramirez MA, Ramappa AJ, Richardson LC, Appleton PT, Rodriguez EK. Does late night hip surgery affect outcome? J Trauma. 2011 Aug;71(2):447-53; discussion 453.

Ramirez MA, Rodriguez EK, Zurakowski D, Richardson LC. Detection of orthopaedic implants in vivo by enhanced-sensitivity, walk-through metal detectors. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2007 Apr;89(4):742-6.

Ramirez MA, Richardson LC. Pulmonary embolism associated with spontaneous bilateral Achilles tendon rupture. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2007 Jul-Aug;46(4):283-7.

Richardson LC, Reitman R, Wilson M. Achilles tendon ruptures: functional outcome of surgical repair with a "pull-out" wire. Foot Ankle Int. 2003 May;24(5):439-43.

MGH Sports Medicine Center
175 Cambridge Street
4th Floor
Boston, MA 02114-2723

Phone: 617-726-6155
Fax: 617-726-3438