• slidebg1

    Fall Pre-Participation Exam

    Fall Pre-Participation Exams, Free of charge for high school and middle school students on
    Saturday July 30, 2016 8am-12pm at the University Orthopedics Butler Campus

    LEARN MORE
  • slidebg2

    University Orthopedics New Office in Barrington

    Sports Medicine physician Dr. Peter Kriz is now practicing in Barrington, RI with office hours on Tuesday and Thursday.

    LEARN MORE
  • slidebg2

    SPECIALIZED CARE

    The orthopedic center includes more than 25 board-certified orthopedic surgeons who are fellowship-trained, the highest level of medical training in the U.S.

    LEARN MORE
  • slidebg3

    INTERNAL PT GYM

    At our locations each patient receives a thorough assessment of his or her impairment and the physical therapist will plan a treatment regimen best suited to the individual problem.

    LEARN MORE
  • slidebg2

    SPINE CENTER

    The Spine Center at University Orthopedics includes a team of physicians, nurse practitioners and physical therapists working together to provide comprehensive treatment of spinal disorders in adults and children.

    LEARN MORE
  • slidebg2

    PEDIATRIC ORTHOPEDICS

    The division of pediatric orthopedics at University Orthopedics consists of three fellowship-trained surgeons who are committed to the care of the children of Southern New England.

    LEARN MORE
  • slidebg2

    FELLOWSHIP-TRAINED

    Fellowships represent the highest level of medical education in the world. Within the specialization of orthopedics, new physicians now pursue fellowships in the subspecialty niches of hand surgery, or spine surgery, or sports medicine, or joint replacement.

    LEARN MORE
  • slidebg2

    SPORTS MEDICINE

    We serve as team physicians for many professional, collegiate and high school athletic teams in our area. High school teams served include the communities of Barrington, Rogers, Portsmouth, Middletown, Portsmouth Abbey and St. George's.

    LEARN MORE
  • slidebg2

    DIAGNOSTICS

    In addition to having MRI, X-Ray, and various other diagnostic methods, we now offer Spine Navigation and 3D Imaging at University Orthopedics in Rhode Island.

    LEARN MORE
  • slidebg2

    INNOVATORS

    Many of our doctors are also involved in cutting-edge research that is shaping the future of orthopedic medicine. Our many research studies and clinical breakthroughs have helped to improve the level of orthopedic care throughout the world.

    LEARN MORE
  • Do you Need an Appointment?

    We have made it easier to schedule appointments, click the button to fill out an online appointment request form or call our new central scheduling line 401-457-1500 to schedule an appointment.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

University Orthopedics in Providence, Rhode Island, is a regional referral center for patients with back and neck pain, joint pain, sports medicine problems, shoulder pain, hand problems, hip and knee pain, and foot and ankle injury. University Orthopedics utilizes fellowship-trained, sub-specialized physicians to treat a variety of orthopedic problems.

  • NONSURGICAL CARE

    Our specialists are experienced in working with patients of all ages and activity levels from children to senior citizens, college or professional athletes to homemakers.

  • ORTHOPEDICS

    We have more than 25 board-certified orthopedic surgeons who are fellowship-trained, sub-specialized and physical therapy programs for any condition.

  • ONCOLOGY

    Our orthopedic oncology center includes the expertise of Dr. Richard Terek, a specialist in musculoskeletal oncology and adult reconstructive surgery.

OUR CENTERS

Because of this super specialization in orthopedics, University Orthopedics is organized into CLINICAL CARE CENTERS which provides patients across Rhode Island — Providence County, Kent County, Washington County, Bristol County and Newport County — the most specialized care related to their orthopedic injury or pain symptom.

EXPLORE OUR CENTERS VIEW ALL CENTERS

WORKPLACE INJURIES

We believe that the best quality healthcare comes from a well-informed patient. Medicine has become extremely specialized. Caring for patients who have been injured on the job is one of the specialties at University Orthopedics.

  • OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE

    Dr. Randall L. Updegrove is board-certified in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. His practice focuses on the evaluation and treatment of nonsurgical, primary care orthopedic problems and work-related injuries and illnesses.

  • SUPERIOR MEDICAL TREATMENT

    Dr. Updegrove and our professional staff understand that it’s imperative for injured workers to recover fully and return to work as soon as possible. Our top priority is the worker’s recovery and our multi-specialty team approach assures superior medical treatment and case management. We can handle any musculoskeletal medical condition or injury, including shoulder, hand/elbow, neck/spine, knee and ankle/foot.

  • MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

    University Orthopedics doctors enjoy privileges at most area surgery centers and hospitals while patients appreciate the convenience of our locations. Whether the worker's problem is an aggravating repetitive motion injury or a potentially devastating injury from an on-the-job accident, we are committed to restoring function and health to the injured worker.

THERAPY

PHYSICAL THERAPY

The Physical Therapists at University Orthopedics are important members of the multidisciplinary health care team. Upon referral to physical therapy at our Rhode Island offices, each patient receives a thorough assessment of his or her impairment and the physical therapist will plan a treatment regimen best suited to the individual problem. Read more.

SPINE THERAPY

One of the key features that differentiates us from other Rhode Island centers that treat back pain, including low back pain and sciatica, and neck pain is the spine-specialized therapy department at the University Orthopedics Spine Center. Read more.

HAND THERAPY

Our hand therapy department provides specialized rehabilitation services for patients with upper extremity dysfunction due to trauma or medical conditions. Services are provided by registered occupational therapists that have obtained specialized knowledge of the upper extremity through advanced training, continuing education courses, and independent study. Read more.

HOME THERAPY

A home exercise program is typically customized for an individual’s specific back problem. These exercises can be done on the living room rug while watching TV. Other stretching exercises can be done throughout the day to increase flexibility. Read more.

INJECTION THERAPY

Injection therapy is intended to be a means to an end. The goal is to provide the patient with enough pain relief to bridge from inactivity to physical therapy, where orthopedic problems can be better treated with special exercises. Read more.

WHY CHOOSE US?

The orthopedic center includes more than 25 board-certified orthopedic surgeons who are fellowship-trained, the highest level of medical training in the U.S. These specialists are clinical professors on the faculty of Brown University’s medical school as teachers of other new physicians, and leading the way with clinical research of the latest advances in orthopedic surgery and injury prevention.

  • HEALERS

    Our specialists use advanced surgical instrumentation to correct the injury, enables the patient to go home the same day to the comfort of their home. Every medical specialty has become “sub-specialized” with super specialists that have the most advanced expertise in their particular niche.

  • INNOVATORS

    University Orthopedics directs many clinical research efforts intended to innovate new orthopedic surgery techniques; new surgical implant devices that improve the success of various procedures; and new ways to prevent orthopedic injury.

  • TEACHERS

    The physicians at University Orthopedics believe that just as they benefited from the educational training they received early on in their careers, they should return the expertise they gain through private practice by educating those coming out of medical schools who in turn take their expertise into the community.

  • I can't say enough great things about Dr. Mark Palumbo. I injured my back at work, had some disc issues with horrible pain to the point I could barely walk. When other doctors said I would not ever be able to work my very physical job again, Dr. Palumbo proved them wrong. I have been back to work for over a year now."

    ANDREW D.
    Cranston, RI
  • "I broke my left humerus in September 2013, I saw Dr. Got and he operated on me in October, it was a smooth recovery for me with the great team he had. I was back to work and back in the gym in four months. I would recommend anyone who experiences any bone break to go see Dr. Got."

    DERICK O.
    Providence, RI
  • "I had my both hips replaced by Dr. Rubin and received physical therapy sessions following the surgeries. I strongly recommend the doctor and therapists at University Orthopedics. Meeting Dr. Rubin and following great therapies really really changed my life!"

    K W.
    Bellingham, MA
  • Dr. Bliss is awesome. I'm so grateful to have a doctor who cares about me. He listens and is genuinely concerned about my injury. The facility is well kept and staff is wonderful. I'd recommend them in a heartbeat."

    MOLLY O.
    Providence, RI
  • Amazing doctors, physical therapists, and facilities. The doctors are all very well educated and their staff are friendly as well. They also do a very good job of matching their patients to the physical therapists both in specialty and personality."

    LINDSEY G.
    Los Angeles, CA
  • PROVIDENCE 1
    2 Dudley Street, Suite 200
    Providence, RI 02905
    Phone: 401-457-1500

  • PROVIDENCE 2
    100 Butler Drive
    Providence, RI 02906
    401-277-0790

  • MIDDLETOWN
    345 Valley Rd.
    Middletown, RI 02842
    401-457-1500

  • EAST GREENWICH
    1405 South County Trail, Building 5
    East Greenwich, RI 02818
    Phone: 401-884-1177