Richard Limbird, M.D.

Chief, Adult Reconstructive Surgery
Clinical Assistant Professor
Board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon

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Richard Limbird, M.D.

Chief, Adult Reconstructive Surgery
Clinical Assistant Professor
Board-certifed Orthopedic Surgeon

Specialties:

Richard Scheid Limbird M.D., is one of the original members of the University Orthopedic Group. He completed his residency in orthopedics at Brown University and a fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Surgery at Harvard working at the Massachusetts General and New England Baptist Hospital.

Dr. Limbird specializes in hip and knee surgery which includes joint preservation and replacement procedures for correction of deformity and instability of the hip and knee. Although the most common reason for arthroplasty surgery is for arthritis, other causes can be fractures and growth abnormalities. His practice includes a large experience in revision surgery of the hip and knee. Significant experience has been attained in the treatment of periprosthetic fractures and prosthetic joint infections.

Minimally invasive surgery on the hip has been a major interest of Dr. Limbird using the direct anterior approach. His experience with this approach and using the HANA table is in excess of 5 years. This is truly a muscle sparing procedure that has been utilized by hip surgeons internationally with a low complication rate and excellent outcomes. In most cases patients demonstrate less pain, shorter recovery, and resumption of normal activity without the limitations of conventional hip surgery. Accuracy is improved utilizing intraoperative xray. Link ATHAC.org. for additional information.

Dr. Limbird has been involved in the biomechanical testing of implants for fixation and their failure. He has designed and modified surgical instruments to improve their efficiency and safety.

After completing 2 years of medical residency Dr Limbird worked for the Indian Health Service in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. He worked in a hospital as the chief of medicine and the field health officer. It was this experience that led him to specialize in orthopedics. During college and medical school he was self employed as a carpenter and continues to design, build and make furniture. He is a fund raiser for Save the Bay, American Lung Association, and the American Diabetes Association.

Offices:

Dudley Street
2 Dudley St.
Providence, RI
02905

East Greenwich
1405 South County Trail
Building 5, 1st Floor
East Greenwich, RI
02818

Professional Affiliations:

  • Diplomate and examiner for the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedics
  • Faculty member of Brown University Medical School since 1988
  • Rhode Island Orthopaedic Society

Publications

  • An Improved Method for Cable Grip Fixation of the Greater Trochanter After Trochanteric Slide Osteotomy A Biomechanical Study.,
    Thakur NA, Crisco JJ, Moore DC, Froehlich JA, Limbird RS, Bliss JM.
    J Arthroplasty. 2008 Dec 5. [Epub ahead of print]
    PMID: 19062247 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Massive retroperitoneal hematoma during enoxaparin treatment of pulmonary embolism after primary total hip arthroplasty: case reports and review of the literature.
    Lee MC, Nickisch F, Limbird RS.
    J Arthroplasty. 2006 Dec;21(8):1209-14. Review.
    PMID: 17162185 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Laterally comminuted fracture-dislocation of the ankle.
    Limbird RS, Aaron RK.
    J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1987 Jul;69(6):881-5.
    PMID: 3110168 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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  • Spine
    • The Spine Center are referred back and neck pain patients across the New England Sates.
  • 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
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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
    1405 South County Trail, Building 5
    East Greenwich, RI 02818
    Phone: 401-884-1177