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Bradley Sandella, DO - ChristianaCare. Wilmington, DE, US

Bradley Sandella, DO

Physician Lead Medical Subspecialty Service Line | ChristianaCare


Dr. Bradley Sandella is a practicing physician and director of sports medicine at ChristianaCare.



Dr. Bradley Sandella oversees ChristianaCare’s premiere sports medicine program and former co-director of the Strong Bones Program. He is a practicing physician, faculty member and director of sports medicine at ChristianaCare. Dr. Sandella also is cofounder of the ChristianaCare Concussion Clinic. He is frequently asked to provide expert commentary by media for sports medicine-related topics.

Areas of Expertise (5)


Musculoskeletal Injuries

Family Medicine

Sports Medicine

Bone Health

Education (1)

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine: D.O. 2006





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Bone Health ChristianaCare Mini Med School: Sports Medicine


Media Appearances (5)

The Warning Signs Your Injury Is Serious Enough You Should See a Doctor

Lifehacker Australia  


We spoke with Dr. Bradley Sandella, the program director of sports medicine at Christiana Care Health System, about how to know what common injuries you can handle on your own and when you should see a pro. Here are the warning signs to watch out for:

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When Kids Focus on 1 Sport, Overuse Injuries Rise



Dr. Bradley Sandella, program director of sports medicine for Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington, Del., wasn't surprised by the findings. "This has been kind of an ongoing, hot-button topic among sports medicine doctors for some time now," he said.

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Concussion clinic opens in 'underserved' Newark area

The News Journal  


Dr. Bradley Sandella, the director of Sports Medicine at the University of Delaware, has examined concussions up close, whether it’s on the sideline of a college football game, the bench near a basketball court or an office setting. Not all are handled the same.

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Stronger Muscles May Pump Up Kids' Memory Skills



Dr. Bradley Sandella, fellowship director for sports medicine at Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington, Del., said the new findings provided information he could use in his own practice.

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Kids' Mild Brain Injury Can Have Long-Term Effects



Dr. Bradley Sandella, program director of sports medicine at Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington, Del., said he wasn't surprised by most of the findings.

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Selected Papers and Publications (4)

Olecranon Stress Injury in an Adolescent Overhand Pitcher: A Case Report and Analysis of the Literature

Sports Health

2015 Upper extremity stress fractures, which are relatively rare, have become increasingly common, with olecranon stress injuries representing a subset primarily affecting throwing athletes. Olecranon stress fractures have been classified to fit specific radiographic patterns, with most of these injuries typified by a fracture line.

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Sport: Field Hockey Progressive Numbness of Distal Lower & Upper Extremities

International Journal of Exercise Science

2014 21 year old collegiate field hockey player who initially presented with 6 months of exercise-induced numbness & pain in her distal lower extremities. Testing consistent with exertional compartment syndrome. Diagnosis ultimately was nerve entrapment of multiple nerves bilaterally underwent subsequent surgical decompression & nerve release. Now presents with numbness & tingling of her distal aspects of her hands one year later.

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Antibiotic Precautions in Athletes

Sports Health

2013 Antibiotics are the mainstay of treatment for bacterial infections in patients of all ages. Athletes who maximally train are at risk for illness and various infections. Routinely used antibiotics have been linked to tendon injuries, cardiac arrhythmias, diarrhea, photosensitivity, cartilage issues, and decreased performance.

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Testicular Conditions in Athletes Torsion, Tumors, and Epididymitis

Current Sports Medicine Reports

2012 Individuals involved in sports are at risk for sustaining various injuries. In addition to musculoskeletal complaints, male athletes are at risk of incurring testicular injuries. These issues can range from an acute emergency such as testicular torsion to indolent testicular tumors. In contrast, epididymitis can present in stages.

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