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Bradley Sandella, DO

Bradley Sandella, DO

Physician Lead Medical Subspecialty Service Line

Expertise & Research Interests

  • Osteoporosis
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Family Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Bone Health


  • D.O., Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Bradley Sandella, DO

Physician Lead Medical Subspecialty Service Line

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.


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Media Appearances

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

2018-09-29 , 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:

When Kids Focus on 1 Sport, Overuse Injuries Rise

2018-08-22 , WebMD
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.

Concussion clinic opens in 'underserved' Newark area

2017-06-12 , 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.

Stronger Muscles May Pump Up Kids' Memory Skills

2017-04-19 , HealthDay
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.

Kids' Mild Brain Injury Can Have Long-Term Effects

2016-08-24 , HealthDay
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.
Selected Papers and Publications

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

Sports Health
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.

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

International Journal of Exercise Science
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.

Antibiotic Precautions in Athletes

Sports Health
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.

Testicular Conditions in Athletes Torsion, Tumors, and Epididymitis

Current Sports Medicine Reports
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.