Foot & Ankle Specialist

When a person experiences pain from a lower extremity problem — such as pain in a foot, or ankle — it can be excruciating to stand or walk. Even common problems such as a bunion, ingrown toenail, callus or improper shoe fit can prevent you from walking without pain.

For those who make a living in sports that involve repetitive twisting, stopping, starting and jumping, pain in a foot, ankle or knee can spell the end of a sports career, as it will stop you dead in your tracks. Many lower extremity problems stem from injury during activity. Ankle or foot fractures and tendon injuries are common with basketball, soccer, football and any sport that involves landing on the feet or side impact.

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Foot and Ankle Specialists at University Orthopedics in Rhode Island

The Division of Ankle and Foot Surgery focuses on deformity, trauma, and disease of the foot and ankle. This busy service provides much of the foot and ankle care for Southern New England and oversees daily management of many pathologies which affect foot and ankle functions, such as bunion and lesser toe deformity correction, fracture repair, total joint replacement and fusion for arthritic maladies, arthroscopic management of sports injuries, complex reconstruction of lower extremity malalignment, and care for diabetic/neuromuscular disorders. Conservative and surgical approaches encompass both basic treatment methods and more unusual state-of-the-art technological advances, taking place at both The Rhode Island and Miriam Hospitals.

This burgeoning Division also represents the primary educational foot and ankle program for Brown Medical School. It strongly espouses the principles of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) to deliver top quality care to foot and ankle patients, and is responsible for teaching medical students, residents, and visiting orthopaedic surgeons the skills to ensure competent evaluation and treatment of the spectrum of lower extremity disorders they will encounter. Cases are discussed weekly with The Chief of Service, who coordinates the Division’s teaching, research, and clinical care in the subspecialty of foot and ankle. Guest lecturers with similar expertise are sometimes invited as orators to share their experiences and, occasionally regional conferences are held with other academic foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons at neighboring major New England hospitals to strengthen the educational and supportive relationship enjoyed between members of the AOFAS.

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SPECIALTY CENTERS
  • Spine
    • The Spine Center are referred back and neck pain patients across the New England States.
  • Hand & Wrist
    • The Hand & Wrist center deals with both surgical and nonsurgical treatment of conditions and problems.
  • Joint Replacement
    • The Joint Replacement Center provides the most modern treatment options for knee, hip, and shoulder replacement
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
    • The Pediatric Orthopedic Center consist of three surgeons who specialize in the care of children.
  • Foot & Ankle
    • The Foot & Ankle Center involves clinical teams that specialize in foot and ankle surgery.
  • Shoulder & Elbow
    • The Shoulder & Elbow Center includes orthopedic surgeons and therapists who specialize in shoulder and elbow.
  • Sports Medicine
    • The Sports Medicine Center helps those with sports-related injuries recover quickly to return to activity.
  • Trauma & Fracture
    • The Trauma & Facture center works closesly together with Rhode Island Hospital's trauma specialists to identify injuries.
  • Oncology
    • Our orthopedic oncology center includes the expertise of a specialist in oncology and reconstructive surgery.
  • Cartilage Repair Center
    Cartilage Repair
    • The Cartilage Repair Center offers state-of-the-art treatment of joint cartilage lesions
  • Orthodirect for sprains, fractures, work accidents, sports injuries
    Ortho Direct
    • Ortho Direct treats patients with urgent orthopedic needs from sprains, fractures, work accidents & sports injuries.
Brochures & Journals
  • Back to Life Journal
    • Subscribe to our Back to Life Journal to read information on the latest advances on joint replacement, sports medicine, orthopedic problems and back and neck pain.
Home Remedy Book
  • Home Remedy Book
    • Have back or neck pain? Learn what causes symptoms and the home remedies that relieve pain. University Orthopedics mails out Home Remedy Books to residents throughout the New England area.
About Us

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.

  • 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
    1598 South County Trail, Suite 100
    East Greenwich, RI 02818
    Phone: 401-884-1177