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Dr. Riley J. Williams III
Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist
Knee, Elbow & Shoulder
Manhattan • Brooklyn • New York City

Dr. Riley Williams is an orthopedic shoulder, elbow and knee specialist and an expert in the field of sports medicine. He is a nationally recognized leader in the sub-specialty field of cartilage repair and restoration. His practice at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City is dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sports-related and orthopedic injuries. Dr. William’s protocols for returning injured patients back to their desired levels of sport and activity have evolved from working with professional sports teams for over twenty years and are effective for athletes off all levels.


Cartilage Repair



Biologic/Regenerative Therapy

Musculoskeletal Care and Cartilage Repair for Athletes of All Ages

An avid fitness enthusiast who enjoys cross-fit, HIIT training, cycling, skiing, golf, running and swimming, Dr. Williams empathizes with a patient’s need to get back in the game as soon as possible. In this video, he discusses his approach to care and rehabilitation after surgery. He is very interested in helping athletes achieve the best clinical outcomes by getting them back in the gym as quickly as possible to maintain their fitness levels.

Riley Williams, MD, New York Orthopedic Surgeon

Team Physician For:

Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Clinical & Research Interests

Dr. Williams is the Director of the Institute for Cartilage Repair at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in Manhattan. His clinical and research interests are focused on returning athletes to sport and include:


ACL reconstruction and repair
Knee ligament reconstruction and repair
Cartilage repair and cartilage transplantation
Meniscus repair and transplantation
PCL and multiligament reconstruction
Knee osteotomy

Shoulder & Elbow

Shoulder arthroscopy
Shoulder labrum repair
Shoulder biceps repair
Shoulder rotator cuff repair
Shoulder stabilization
Elbow ligament reconstruction

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HSS Sports Medicine Institute West Side
610 W 58th Street
New York, NY 10019

HSS Brooklyn
148 39th Street, 7th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11232

Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Fax: 212-774-2895