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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.

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

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Philosophically, University Orthopedics has for decades believed in the important connection between academic medicine, private practice and clinical research.

Acting as the head of the Department of Orthopedics at Brown Alpert Medical School, 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.

Our Web site has several points of interest for referring physicians to University Orthopedics.

  1. Overview of University Orthopedics and how it can be a resource for you and your patients. This includes information on all our physicians, how to refer a patient to any of our physicians, or how to refer a patient directly into our specialized physical therapy department.

  2. E-consult. As the expert source for information about all types of back and neck problems, University Orthopedics physicians provide a free service to referring physicians only. We are able to answer physician questions via e-mail through this INTRANET site.

    Please contact us to request Physician Login information for the University Orthopedics Econsult.

    Click here if you know your Username and Password for our E-Consult service.

  3. Clinical outcome and patient severity data. We will be sharing patient severity data that shows the severity of patients entering University Orthopedics for their first appointment, along with clinical outcome information.

The purpose of our e-consult service

If you have a patient with a complex back or neck problem, joint pain, sports injury, shoulder pain, hand problems, hip and knee pain, or foot and ankle injury who requires surgery or may need a consult for a complex problem, you can now access the expertise of University Orthopedics for the benefit of your patient. Click on the e-consult link to send us an e-mail inquiry about a patient.

University Orthopedics takes a multidisciplinary team approach to orthopedic care through our specialty centers.

By virtue of our subspecialists, University Orthopedics is often referred the most complex orthopedic injuries from across Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Our goal is to provide the most advanced orthopedic care to your patient before returning the patient to your care.



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  • 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.