• An appointment with Dr. Lynch is much more than just a procedure Over 300+ 5 Star Reviews On Vitals, Health Grades, and Google

Sports Medicine

Enabling Sustained Optimal Health and Performance

I have spent a career focused on optimizing both the physical and mental health of the most elite ‘tactical athletes’ and the most decorated Olympic athletes in the world.  Over ten years ago, I was a pioneer in the military’s use of platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatment and other ultrasound-guided injections and introduced these therapies in US Special Operations units where they have become standard treatments.

I utilize this extensive experience and my procedural skills to provide cutting edge, non-operative orthopedic care for active people who want to stay active.

My focus includes promoting prevention and the value of recovery, sleep, nutrition, alcohol moderation, and other healthy choices on overall wellness.

Tokyo Olympics - James Lynch, MD
Sports Medicine - JAMES LYNCH, MD
Sports Medicine - JAMES LYNCH, MD
Sports Medicine - JAMES LYNCH, MD
Sports Medicine - JAMES LYNCH, MD

What is “Non-operative Orthopedics?”

Many musculoskeletal conditions can be treated effectively without surgery. PRP is just one example of injection therapies which uses platelets from your own body to help heal injuries. By drawing your blood and concentrating it in a special centrifuge, we can then inject it into damaged tissue using ultrasound guidance. This precision therapy optimizes your body’s own ability to heal.

How Can I Help You Maximize Your Health and Function?

I use evidence-based medicine to harness your body’s own healing properties to repair injuries, acute or chronic.  This is typically done in close collaboration with rehabilitation specialists.

Medicine is a team sport! 

I am a primary care sports medicine specialist, which requires fellowship training and specialty certification.  My goal is to help you find the root of your problems and address that rather than just treat your symptoms. 

Giving Back: Volunteer Contributions

I have served as a USA Swimming National Team Physician for over ten years, with experience at multiple international events including the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo where the team topped all nations in overall medals.

I began my United States Olympic and Paralympic volunteer work at the Warrior Games in 2010 , which is a premier competition for our nation’s wounded warriors.

Mental Health Advocate

I continue to advocate for increased emphasis on mental wellness in elite sports and for access to practical resources to support athletes who need help.

I have published recommendations in the medical literature for best practices to address PTSD in elite athletes.

I strongly recommend watching HBO’s The Weight of Gold for a better appreciation of this issue.

Read the full text article below​.

The Weight Of Gold

Hear from my patients

I would recommend consulting with Dr. Lynch.

Dr. Lynch with Regenerative, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine of Annapolis, was the Best! Professional, Kind and took his time to explain what he saw in the sonogram and the MRI we brought with us. My husband decided to try the Platelet process for his rotator cuff tears and it was a success. I would recommend consulting with Dr. Lynch.

C. M.

03/01/2024

You are in good hands with Dr. Lynch!!!

I had a big family trip planned and was unable to walk due to severe knee pain/problems. None of my orthopedic surgeons were able to offer me a viable solution. So, I went to Dr. Lynch and he gave me a series of extremely strategic injections that not only allowed me to go on my trip but also allowed me to walk more than I had in literally years. This is not the first time he has helped me when none other could and it certainly wont me the last time I call Dr. Lynch! Thanks doc!!!

S. K.

02/06/2024

My limp is gone!

Dr Lynch was great. Another physician said I would need a new knee in a year or so and did nothing to help me. A friend sent me to Dr Lynch and within a couple of the PRP treatments my knees didn’t hurt anymore and the limp was gone. I highly Recommend Dr Lynch and his team.

M. L.

01/10/2024

Dr Lynch is amazing

So I was dealing with some glute/hamstring pain and nothing was making it better. Dr Lynch assessed the issue in minutes with an ultrasound and recommended neuroplasty to help with freeing up the nerve from touching my pelvic bone and other surrounding tissue. Sounded pretty ridiculous, but I was desperate. The painless 30 minute session completely alleviated the pain. I would never have believed it would work if I didn’t experience it myself. Dr Lynch is amazing. Absolutely recommend him. And he helped my daughter as well. Thanks Dr Lynch

R. P.

12/30/2023

Thank you Dr. Lynch!

Dr. Lynch and his staff were very caring! I didn’t dread going to his office. The front staff greeted me with smiles each time. Dr. Lynch listened and cared for me and my injury. He listened as I talked and did not rush me. I appreciate Dr. Lynch for finding a pain spot that I didn’t know was affecting another area. He came up with the perfect treatment and I haven’t been in pain since. Thank you Dr. Lynch!

N. H.

11/30/2023

His treatment definitely helped

Dr. Lynch was very caring and sympathetic. His treatment definitely helped and I would highly recommend him.

M. O.

09/15/2023

I’m so glad my physical therapist suggested that I contact Dr. Lynch!

I am already thrilled with the results. Dr. Lynch is one of the kindest doctors I’ve ever met. He is very skilled and I trust him completely.

J. G.

08/11/2023

Healed my knee!!

I went to see Dr. Lynch in January for knee pain. I love to walk, run, and bike. I had been unable to do any of these activities without pain during and swelling after. After several weeks of physical therapy with minimal relief, I decided to see Dr. Lynch. He listened to my concerns and spent extra time with me as I had lots of questions. He did PRP on my knee. I am back to running, walking, biking, yoga, SUP….I am pain free and I am very happy. I would highly recommend Dr. Lynch.

Anonymous

07/05/2023

I found Dr. Lynch to be very skilled & dedicated to helping with my pain issues

Dr. Lynch listened, read all the reports from numerous other doctors and was truly vested in trying to help with my nerve damage and pain. He performed several procedures and was very focused as he performed them explaining what was happening along the way. Nerve damage doesn’t get better quickly but I did get relief after several months and 2 treatments. I would highly recommend Dr. Lynch and I have full confidence in his skills and interest in his patients.

J. V.

07/04/2023

I love his attitude plus his staff are all very friendly

Dr. Lynch is knowledgeable, has great skills in communicating and is always punctual. I love his attitude plus his staff are all very friendly and make you feel welcome.

K. M.

06/06/2023

I would highly recommend Dr. Lynch.

As I was getting ready for a trip to Europe, I sustained an injury resulting in pain in my hip area. After seeing another physician and competing a course of oral steroids, I was getting concerned over my limited mobility, so I contacted Dr Lynch’s office. I was seen by Dr. Lynch who expressed concern over my situation and attempted to find the exact location of my pain. As a matter of fact I saw him three times in two days. What impressed me the most was his willingness to listen, take the time to understand my situation, and offer a couple of treatment options. In the end, he skillfully injected my tendon. I didn’t receive total response for a couple of days, but then all of a sudden I had absolutely no discomfort at all. I went to the Netherlands and Belgium and walked 3 to 5 miles every day with absolutely no discomfort. He saved my vacation for sure. I would highly recommend Dr. Lynch.

V. M.

06/06/2023

I would highly recommend (and already have to others) Dr. Lynch.

After years of ankle pain I was referred to Dr. Lynch and I couldn’t be more grateful. Dr. Lynch took his time sharing options aimed at improving my pain level and allowing me to get back to my normal activities. His way of simplistically explaining and his patience in answering my questions is a rare find in today’s medical industry. My treatment plan consisted of prolotherapy and PRP injections in both ankles. I felt that Dr. Lynch was looking out for my best interests and genuinely invested in finding a way to get me back on my feet. I would highly recommend (and already have to others) Dr. Lynch.

J. B.

05/17/2023

I found Dr. Lynch professional and he seemed invested in positive results.

Dr. Lynch was referred to me for several issues. He was able to diagnose those issues and recommend the proper treatments that did not involve surgery. I found Dr. Lynch professional and he seemed invested in positive results.

S. S.

04/10/2023

It was a wonderful experience.

It was a wonderful experience. I was treated with care and kindness that made my pain almost gone! He was very patient, very knowledgeable and took time to explain everything to me. I am very satisfied and would recommend him to my colleagues ? ?

T. N.

04/10/2023

Really appreciate his knowledge and expertise.

He has been a godsend for me. Really appreciate his knowledge and expertise.

A. M.

04/10/2023

Dr. Lynch was great!

Dr. Lynch was great. He took the time to really listen, and went through in detail what he was going to do. I’m 75% recovered, much better than the actual neck surgery I had. I really do recommend the office itself, the services offered and Dr. Lynch.

B. E.

04/10/2023

Dr. Lynch is a wonderful doctor!

Dr. Lynch is a wonderful doctor! He’s very knowledgeable, patient, kind, friendly, and he spent a lot of time working with me to help me figure out my best treatment option(s). He is an exceptional doctor with a very pleasant bed-side manner… which is such a bonus!
I highly recommend him!

C. W.

04/10/2023

Dr. Lynch is a detail oriented physician.

Dr. Lynch is a detail oriented physician. He is clear and concise with his diagnosis and treatment plan. My experience was so good I have not had the need to go back. However, the treatment I received was amazing and makes me want to go back. Dr. Lynch is an awesome physician and you would be missing out if you choose another!

W. L.

04/01/2023

Highly recommend!!

Wonderful, caring people from front office to Dr’s. Dr. Lynch has helped me tremendously with both a torn rotator cuff and pinched nerves in neck. Highly recommend!!

K. T.

04/01/2023

Dr. Lynch did an excellent job treating me

Dr. Lynch treated my frozen shoulder and rotator cuff tears. Did an in-office ultrasound during my first visit, helped me out with insurance issues over my MRI, and did an excellent job treating me.

J. L.

04/01/2023

Dr. Lynch has a great bedside manner and spends time discussing the treatment options.

Dr. Lynch treated my hip and neck with prolotherapy injections. I was in PT for 6 months and my hip and neck were not improving. My physical therapist suggested Dr. Lynch. Within three weeks of my first treatment my hip was almost back to normal. Dr Lynch did say that my fast recovery was not the norm. I’ve now had my second set of injections on my neck and I’m finally out if pain. Dr. Lynch has a great bedside manner and spends time discussing the treatment options. Unfortunately prolotherapy is expensive and only the initial consultation is covered by insurance. If you’re in pain and physical therapy isn’t working it’s worth a consultation.

D. M.

04/01/2023

No surgery for me!!!

Dr. Lynch and his staff are awesome! Great professionalism with a caring bedside manor. Very knowledgeable and experienced. I would recommend him to anybody. He treated me with PRP for a torn rotator cuff and I have had superb results. No surgery for me!!!

K. T.

04/01/2023

I highly recommend becoming his patient!

Dr. Lynch is incredible. Not only has he taken great care of my health issue, but also is down to earth and easy to speak with at every appointment. I have a complicated health issue stemming from cancer treatment, radiation and surgery. I was trying to find a needle in a haystack and definitely found it in Dr. Lynch. It’s rare to find a doctor that combines such personal touches and care for a patient as a person with outstanding quality of medical care. I highly recommend becoming his patient!

B. W.

04/01/2023

I highly recommend Dr. Lynch and his friendly staff.

Dr. Lynch successfully treated my son with PRP therapy for a partial UCL tear. He took the time to listen to my son and created a detailed and comprehensive treatment plan. He was very personable, compassionate, and forthright. We felt he was an expert in PRP therapy and we were so pleased with the care we received! I highly recommend Dr. Lynch and his friendly staff.

E. F.

04/01/2023

Dr. Lynch has been fantastic.

Dr. Lynch and all the ROSM professionals in Annapolis have been fantastic. Not only am I pleased with the results of my recent PRG procedures, but especially appreciative of Dr. Lynch’s patience, honesty and attention. He never rushes through office visits and takes the time to answer any and all questions. Easy to schedule appointments and minimal wait times make for an exceptional patient experience.

J. F.

04/01/2023

Dr. Lynch and his team come with my highest recommendation.

I had the Platelet Injection procedure done by Dr. Lynch, and it has definitely helped with the pain in my torn rotator cuff. He and his team are efficient and caring, with each step being explained along the way. Dr. Lynch and his team come with my highest recommendation.

S. K.

04/01/2023

I am so glad I went to see him and trusted him with my care.

Dr. Lynch made a big difference in helping me improve my chronic lower back pain. He took a holistic, “treat the patient, not the test” approach to my situation and listened carefully to accurately assess the underlying issue unlike prior healthcare providers I visited. He listened to my concerns and lifestyle goals I hoped to achieve. He thoroughly explained non surgical, regenerative options and took his time in answering my questions and ensuring I was comfortable with his recommended solution. I am so glad I went to see him and trusted him with my care. Highly recommend. Thanks, Dr. Lynch!

A.R.

04/01/2023

Great experience working with Dr Lynch to repair my shoulder.

Great experience working with Dr Lynch to repair my shoulder. Clearly laid out and walked me through all my options. After my procedure he worked closely with my PT to ensure my recovery was smooth and successful! Extremely happy with my experience and my results! Highly recommend Dr Lynch!

L. D.

04/10/2023

I would highly recommend Dr. Lynch to anyone looking for PRP injections.

I recently had PRP injections from Dr. Lynch at ROSM of Annapolis and I couldn’t be happier with the results. Dr. Lynch was very knowledgeable and answered all of my questions. He made me feel comfortable during the procedure and his bedside manner was excellent. I would highly recommend Dr. Lynch to anyone looking for PRP injections.

J. F.

04/01/2023

Dr. Lynch is an exceptionally-wonderful doctor! I highly recommend him.

Dr. Lynch spent a great deal of time with me to figure out the best treatment plan for my specific needs. He helped my back pain with Prolotherapy shots, and made the experience as pleasant as it could possibly be, (considering I was getting shots injected into my back). He is a very knowledgeable-friendly-kind-personable doctor — and I highly recommend him!

C. W.

03/22/2023

I strongly recommend Dr. James Lynch and his pleasant, professional staff to solve your problem.

I saw Dr. Lynch and his staff for the first time in December, just before Christmas 2022. The visit was for a Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. This appointment was the most welcoming I have ever had with any physician. Dr. Lynch & I connected immediately–he listened attentively, told me what to expect and the possible long term procedures (and cost) once the diagnostic procedure was completed. He even said it is POSSIBLE that the diagnostic procedure will solve my problem. It is now six weeks later and it appears that my problem is solved and nothing further needs to be done. With that said, Dr. Lynch emailed me today to tell me the door is always open if my pain returns. Wow, what great follow-up. I strongly recommend Dr. James Lynch and his pleasant, professional staff to solve your problem.

P. D.

02/02/2023

Best consult, treatment, and follow-up I’ve ever had.

It was a true pleasure to be treated by Dr. Lynch. He really listened to my story and explained all possibilities and potential courses of treatments. He was even supportive of me getting a second opinion. I decided on Dr. Lynch’s recommended treatment and have absolutely no regrets. Thanks Dr. Lynch!

L. D.

12/15/2022

Excellent!!!!

I was just working in the garden. stepping up a two foot high retaining wall, when I realized I would not have been able to do that six months ago. Actually I was scheduled for hip replacement surgery. Someone gave me Dr. Lynch’s card and I gave him a call. To think that six months ago, I could not walk to end of the street without hip pain and just last week I speed-walked about a half a mile. I am so grateful for his expertise and skill. The process was not fast, but oh my goodness, it was so worth it!!! I was just released from physical therapy – with exercises to do on my own to stay strong. I had never heard for Platelet Rich Plasma, but I highly recommend looking into it. And I would definitely recommend Dr. Lynch.

M. C.

10/29/2022

Dr. Lynch gets it.

Dr. Lynch is incredible. Not only has he taken great care of my health issue, but also is down to earth and easy to speak with at every appointment. I have a complicated health issue stemming from cancer treatment, radiation and surgery. I was trying to find a needle in a haystack and definitely found it in Dr. Lynch. It’s rare to find a doctor that combines such personal touches and care for a patient as a person with outstanding quality of medical care. I highly recommend becoming his patient!

B. W.

10/26/2022

Wonderful Dr. with rare caring bedside manner

Dr. Lynch and his staff are exceptional. He is a rare breed with the way he cares, his knowledge and expertise in PRP and the way he talks to you. I would recommend him to anybody. He treated me for a torn rotator cuff and now I will not need surgery!!!

K. T.

09/02/2022

My experience was positive and so helpful for my back issues

My physical therapist suggested that I see Dr. Lynch to help with my low back issues. So I saw Dr. Lynch to see if PRP was an option for me. I had never heard of PRP but Dr. Lynch explained the process and answered all my questions. My part was to walk for 30 minutes each day. One of the important facts that he made clear was that after the first treatment I may not feel a change. He was correct and in hindsight that was an important fact for me to know. After the 2nd treatment I was beginning to feel less pain in my lower back and had begun to expect that the 30 minute walking daily was a part of everyday. Now after the 3rd treatment my lower back pain is not a part of my life. Dr. Lynch is a smart, kind orthopedic doctor that helped me medically and personally in making a lifestyle change. I am so grateful and hope that I can help others realize his value.

M. H.

07/08/2022

Treatment changed my life

After many surgeries, I still had considerable pain and mobility impairment. I couldn’t find anyone who could help, other than to provide me with steroid injections and pain medication. Dr. Lynch took the time to explore alternative treatments with me. After a few treatments with Dr. Lynch, I am now able to walk normally and live a relatively pain free life. Would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Lynch to anyone who is looking to avoid surgery and restore their body’s normal functions.

S. K.

06/30/2022

Fantastic experience! Listened, treated, and got me back on track

Dr. Lynch was fantastic! He dedicated extra time to scour over my surgical notes, exam summaries, and MRIs to figure out why I was still having pain and numbness in two separate locations. Great bedside manner and an effective treatment plan got me back on track and allowed me to get back to doing the things I love. I recommend him and the practice to anyone looking for a non-surgical option for orthopedic issues. Wish I would have found ROSM sooner!

K. T.

06/06/2022

My favorite doctor in Annapolis

Seeing Dr. Lynch is always a pleasure. From the kind and personable office staff to Dr. Lynch and his medical assistant, I always feel exceptionally well cared for during my visits and afterward. There is no better doctor in Annapolis!

A. G.

06/06/2022

PRGF worked as a alternative to surgery. Extremely pleased.

Dr. Lynch was professional, informative and genuinely caring about my situation. I have suffered with hip pain for over 20 years. This was bursitis and tendon damage.There has been significant improvement over the period of five months. I am extremely pleased with my progress and recommended the PRGF for anyone who is looking for an alternative to surgery.

C. R.

05/19/2022

Simply amazing

Dr. Lynch took the time to make sure I truly understood the procedure and what it would feel like after. He took his time during the procedure and talked me through it, with minimal discomfort. I am simply amazed at how kind and compassion he is. Thanks Doc Lynch!

M. P.

05/10/2022

Excellent

From the moment I walked in I was greeted with warmth, kindness and welcome. I felt at home and this was my first time here. Dr. Lynch was amazing, funny, great personality and very knowledgeable and professional. The staff just was icing on the cake. I highly recommend, this office and practice.

D. R.

04/14/2022

An engaged and thorough physician who gives a great result

Dr. Lynch took time to discuss all options and answer questions. During the procedures, he carefully explained what was about to happen in order to put me at ease. He is a truly caring doctor who has eased my discomfort significantly.

M. N.

04/08/2022

A positive experience. I was well taken care of by Dr. Lynch

I was. Treated for adhesive capsulitis . I was in PT for over a year making slow steady progress. Dr Lynch performed hydrodialization on my shoulder. He is the most caring , knowledgeable professional. He walked me through every step giving me time to ask questions as he proceeded. He was patient and accurate. The procedure was successful .I gained more range of motion to further my progress with PT. I highly recommend Dr. Lynch for anyone his treatments.

P. S.

03/22/2022

Very compassionate

Very comforting and the only doctor that I have ever had that seems to care about my pain. He expressed great compassion for the difficult times I am going through and truly cares about helping me.

M. P.

03/18/2022

Probably the best medical experience I have ever had

I came in for shoulder pain that I had been dealing with for 5+ yrs. I had been through PT, which helped, but the pain and discomfort continued to a point that it disrupted my normal daily activities. I had been told by other Doctors that surgery was the next step. After hearing about ROSM, I decided to make an appointment just to see what they offered. Dr Lynch was straight forward and honest about all aspects of the procedure, good and bad. I had the PRP procedure done on my shoulder and it went just as Dr Lynch described. IT has been a great experience, if you are having any issues I would recommend that you give ROSM a call. This was a much better option that surgery.

T. Z.

03/11/2022

Dr. Lynch and his team were outstanding. Activity increasing. Pain decreasing.

After years of high impact activity and weight gain, my back became a consistent source of pain and a limiting factor for exercise and other activities. Dr. Lynch analyzed my history and scans and presented several options for non-surgical intervention. After considering the pros and cons of each option, I chose to pursue prolo-therapy. Dr. Lynch walked me through the entire process and was upfront about what to expect at each stage of treatment. After finishing the therapy, I can easily say that it was a success. I’m more active now (jogging regularly) and my pain is no longer an impediment to enjoying life. I highly recommend Dr. Lynch and his entire team.

C. T.

02/08/2022

Doctor Lynch spent an abundant amount of time listening to me

Doctor Lynch is a terrific provider. All my questions were answered. I have every confidence in him and the decisions we made together. One of the best medical providers I have ever experienced.

R. S.

01/04/2022

Exceptional innovation with minimal physical work

Dr. lynch is quite personable and exhibits an extraordinary amount of personal interest in my person as much as my injury.

V. C.

12/03/2021

Best Decision I Ever Made!

I came to visit Dr. Lynch regarding a long-time constant pain in my shoulder/trap area. At my initial visit, he listened carefully to what my issues/concerns were and offered a solution that was individualized to my specific needs. I have to say I NEVER felt rushed, pressured, or not part of the decision making process. Dr. Lynch took the time to explain everything to me in a manner which I could understand. The procedure was a success and I feel like a different person. I would highly recommend him. I would also like to say the staff are polite, professional, and courteous as well.

S. F.

11/05/2021

Knowledgeable, approachable, and flexible

I saw Dr. Lynch after 2 other orthopedic specialists for my left knee injury to the MCL and meniscus. He was able to pin-point defects they didn’t see, explain how those affect the body, and what he thought the best course of action was for recovery all in a manner I could easily understand. He walked through every option and how it would work. At no point did he pressure me for anything, and talked through every aspect with me to make sure the path we chose was the best option. As a result, I am 6 weeks post-PRP treatment and am back to almost everything I was doing before, with a promising path to be fully recovered in just a few short weeks more. I truly believe I could not have received better treatment, pre, mid and post, anywhere else.

S. L.

10/11/2021

Outstanding!

Dr. Lynch is a stellar provider with a personality to match. He is an excellent listener who provides guidance and education along with compassion. I have entrusted Dr. Lynch with my entire family’s care!

S. D.

12/18/2020

Professional, knowledgeable, simply incredible with positive results

Dr. Lynch has been our sports doctor for 9 years. Our family is very active and competitive from the high school to the NCAA level. We have unfortunately had some injuries. Dr. Lynch always answered questions after diagnosis, discussed treatment options and was with us all the way through recovery and back to full competition speed. We will travel to Annapolis to see Dr. Lynch because we trust him, believe in him and his relentless commitment to his patients full recovery.

E. M.

12/04/2020