Dr. Riley Williams III repairs cartilage in Red Sox player Dustin Pedroia's knee — 4 insights

Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Riley Williams III, MD, completed a cartilage restoration procedure on the left knee of Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia, MLB reports.

Here's what you should know:


1. Mr. Pedroia is expected to miss at least two months of the 2018 season.


2. Dr. Williams III is an orthopedic surgeon at New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery.


3. He is a specialist in knee, shoulder and elbow surgery.


4. Dr. Williams III serves as the medical director and the head team orthopedic surgeon for the Brooklyn Nets, the New York Red Bulls and the Iona College Department of Athletes. He also serves as a team physician for USA basketball.


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