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Dr. Richardson specializes in athletic and traumatic injuries of the knee and shoulder. He has extensive experience in the care of athletes ranging from professionals to weekend warriors.
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Dr. Lars Richardson specializes in athletic and traumatic injuries of the knee and shoulder. He has extensive experience in the care of athletes ranging from professionals to weekend warriors.
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.
The Boston Marathon is more than two months away, but 105 individuals who will tackle the course are already preparing for the challenges ahead – staying healthy, properly training and finishing 26.2 miles.
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