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We will be closed on November 28th and 29th for Thanksgiving. We will reopen December 2nd at regular business hours. If you are experiencing an emergency please call 911.
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We will be closed on November 29th for Thanksgiving. We will reopen December 2nd at regular business hours. If you are experiencing an emergency please call 911.
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We will be closing at 12:00pm on December 24st, 2018 for Christmas Eve. We will reopen December 26 at regular business hours. If you are experiencing an emergency please call 911.
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We will be closed on December 25th, 2018 for Christmas Day. We will reopen tomorrow at regular business hours. If you are experiencing an emergency please call 911.
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We will be closing at 12:00pm on December 31st, 2019 for New Years Eve. We will reopen January 2nd at regular business hours. If you are experiencing an emergency please call 911.
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We will be closed January 1st, 2020 for New Years Day. We will reopen January 2nd at regular business hours. If you are experiencing an emergency please call 911.
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We will be closed on July 4th, 2020 for Independence Day. We will reopen tomorrow at regular business hours. If you are experiencing an emergency please call 911.

University Orthopedics Blog

Interested in what is happening at University Orthopedics? Check out our new blog to stay up to date on current news and annoucements. Hear from top experts regarding the newest treatments and tips that can help your daily life.

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Weekend Hours Extended

This weekend OrthoDirect will be open from 9a-2pm Saturday. By offering extended hours during these difficult times we hope to provide a safe alternative to our patients and the community.

Our Patient Access Center is available at (401)457-1500 Monday through Thursday, 8:00am to 7:00pm, Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday and Sunday 8:00am to 8:00pm.

University Orthopedics Cares

In light of new evidence, the CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain therefore we are asking all our patients to wear a mask or other protective face covering to their appointment.

• No Visitors
• Wear a Protective Face Mask
• If you’ve traveled in the past 14 days, call our office

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University Orthopedics Offers EOS®

In an effort to continue our commitment to providing the highest quality care, University Orthopedics now offers EOS®, a low dose, 2D/3D imaging system dedicated to adult and pediatric patients with musculoskeletal pathologies.

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East Bay Surgery Center

The new state-of art Kettle Point location now has its very own surgery center located on the second floor. For Appointments: Call 401-443-4231

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Specialized Care

University Orthopedics includes more than 45 board-certified orthopedic, fellowship trained musculoskeletal and sports medicine physicians. These specialists are faculty members of the Department of Orthopaedics at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University who teach medical students, orthopedic residents, and fellowship sub-specialty surgeons.

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Voted #1 for Therapy

University Orthopedics was voted #1 for Physical Therapy by the Providence Journal's Reader's Choice Awards. 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.

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Spine Center

The Center for Spine Health 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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- Providing the Highest Quality Orthopedic Care Integrated with World Class Education and Research -

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. Follow University Orthopedics @UnivOrtho on Twitter for current news and updates.

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

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.

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.

Now Offering EOS®

In an effort to continue our commitment to providing the highest quality care, University Orthopedics now offers EOS®, a low dose, 2D/3D imaging system dedicated to adult and pediatric patients with musculoskeletal pathologies.

The EOS® system provides low dose, full body, images of patients in a weight-bearing, functional position. It is a bi-planar device that is based on two perpendicular X-ray beams that travel vertically while scanning the patient from head to toe. In a few seconds, the EOS exam produces two simultaneous frontal and lateral, low-dose images of the patient’s entire body without magnification or stitching.

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Spine Center Network

The Center for Spine Health at University Orthopedics is the only spine center in the State of Rhode Island to be included in a national listing of spine centers of excellence by SpineCenterNetwork.com. To be included, a spine center must meet various credentialing criteria, including: a multi-disciplinary team of non-surgical spine specialists working with fellowship-trained spine surgeons and spine therapists; a non-surgical emphasis and philosophy of care; advanced capabilities in minimally invasive spine surgery and artificial disc replacement for motion preservation; and an investment in patient education. This includes providing a symptom guide and a Home Remedy Book as a community service for back and neck pain sufferers across Rhode Island. The internal team of physical medicine and pain management specialists provide spinal injections and other non-surgical treatment options for patients of the spine center.

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Download Journals

Back to Life

Back to Life is a 16-page journal that provides exercises that can help those with back pain get back to their favorite activities, including golf and tennis. The journal covers artificial disc replacement and non-surgical treatment options for back and neck pain symptoms. A symptom chart explains when it’s crucial to see the spine specialist to prevent permanent nerve damage.

Spinal Curves

Spinal Curves covers everything you need to know about scoliosis and spinal deformity and the challenges faced by those with curvature of the spine or deformity caused by spine trauma.

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Testimonials

What our patients say?

"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.

"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.

"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.

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.

In the News

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Dr. Alan Daniels named as Spine Surgery Division Chief

University Orthopedics is pleased to announce Dr. Alan Daniels has been appointed to Chief of the Division of Spine Surgery. Dr. Daniels has been a member of the University Orthopedics family for years - completing both his residency training and his Trauma and Spine Fellowships here.

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Injuries During the Pandemic

Dr. Jonathan Schiller from University Orthopedics discusses what you should consider if you are injured while staying at home, and when you should seek medical attention.

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Dr. Paul Fadale of University Orthopedics joins Yianni Kourakis

Dr. Paul Fadale of University Orthopedics joins Yianni Kourakis to discuss on how the Orthopedic world is impacted by the pandemic. He also discusses the impact of injuries and surgeries with high school, college and professional athletes during coronavirus.

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R.I. doctor takes role urging value-based care

A physiatrist at University Orthopedics Inc. for the past three years, Smith rehabilitates his patients with back, neck and other problems in an effort to return them to a normal life. He’s also taken on another role as an ambassador of sorts to his peers. Smith was named a “clinician champion” by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in the fall, a position that comes with two goals.

Coronavirus Update:

Our primary goal at University Orthopedics (UOI) is to always protect the health of our patients, physicians and staff. Due to the increase in reported cases of individuals with coronavirus, the flu and other respiratory illnesses, University Orthopedics is closely following the prevention procedures and preparedness initiatives as put forth by the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH).

To provide all of our patients, physicians, and staff with the safest environment during this time of uncertainty, we ask that our patients with upcoming appointments attend them without visitors. For our patients under the age of 18 years or having surgery or procedures at our facilities, one accompanying visitor will be allowed. Also please wear a face mask or other protective face covering to your appointment.

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