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Michel A. Arcand MD

dr Michael Arcand, rhode island orthopedicsDr. Michel A. Arcand MD

Adult and Adolescent Sports Medicine
Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Board Certified Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Fellowship Trained Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon
Fellowship Trained Sports Medicine Surgeon
Assistant Professor at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Appointment Information:

Patient Appointments, Surgical Scheduling & Administration
Call: 401-632-4520
Fax: 401-270-3570

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Dr. Michel A. Arcand MD

Adult and Adolescent Sports Medicine
Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Board Certified Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Fellowship Trained Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon
Fellowship Trained Sports Medicine Surgeon
Assistant Professor at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Biography:

Dr. Arcand treats a wide range of sports related injuries, with both operative and non-operative methods, specializing in upper and lower extremities. Typical injuries include rotator cuff tears and impingement, shoulder dislocations, arthritis, fractures as well as ligament tears and knee meniscal and ligament injuries. Dr. Arcand takes great care in providing each patient with an individual treatment plan with the goal of restoring function and the return to an active and healthy life style.

Dr. Arcand is actively involved in Sports Medicine evidenced by his affiliation with Bishop Hendricken Rugby Club and Newport Rugby Club.

On the personal side, Dr. Arcand and his wife Dominique reside in Northern Rhode Island. Their four sons are attending college. Dr. Arcand enjoys traveling, biking and running. He is also an avid outdoorsman.

Specialties:

Michel A. Arcand MD is a fellowship-trained, board certified orthopedic sports medicine surgeon specializing in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery as well as Sports Medicine.

Offices:

University Orthopedics, Inc
1524 Atwood Avenue, Suite 140
Johnston, R.I. 02919

Kettle Point
1 Kettle Point Ave.
East Providence, RI
02914

Disclosures:

AAOS Record of Disclosures

Undergraduate Degree:

  • St. Anselm College, Manchester, NH

Medical Degree:

  • Université Laval, Faculté de Médecine, Québec, Canada.– Doctor of Medicine
  • Université de Montréal, Faculté de Médecine, Montréal, Canada – Master of Science

Residency:

  • General Surgery Internship, Brown University Alpert Warren Medical School, Providence, R.I.
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Université de Montréal Programme d’Orthopédie Édouard Samson, Montréal, Canada

Fellowship:

  • Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Fellowship, W.B. Carrell Memorial Clinic Baylor University, Dallas, TX
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Certifications:

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgery
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Board-Certified Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Hospital Affiliations:

  • St. Joseph Hospital, North Providence, R.I.
  • Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, R.I.
  • Miriam Hospital, Providence, R.I.
  • Landmark Medical Center, R.I.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Rhode Island Orthopaedic Society

Meet Dr. Michel Arcand

Dr. Arcand treats a wide range of sports related injuries, with both operative and non-operative methods, specializing in upper and lower extremities. Typical injuries include rotator cuff tears and impingement, shoulder dislocations, arthritis, fractures as well as ligament tears and knee meniscal and ligament injuries. Dr. Arcand takes great care in providing each patient with an individual treatment plan with the goal of restoring function and the return to an active and healthy life style.

My Assistant

Marcelino SavannahSavannah Marcelino, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Savannah Marcelino, PA-C, is a Physician Assistant to Dr. Michel Arcand of University Orthopedics.She specializes in the evaluation and management of a wide variety of general orthopedic injuries with a focus in sports-related injuries. Savannah completes initial patient evaluations, orders and interprets diagnostic imaging, performs office procedures such as aspirations and injections, and provides pre and post-operative care as well as assists Dr. Arcand in the operating room.

Savannah grew up in Massachusetts and completed her undergraduate degree at Bridgewater State University in Athletic Training in 2012 and went on to earn her Masters of Science degree at MGH Institute of Health Professions in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 2019.  She is certified by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistant (NCCPA) and is also a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) as well as National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA). 

Prior to joining University Orthopedics in 2020 Savannah began her career working as a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) at various high schools/colleges/organizations in Southeastern Massachusetts for 7 years. She also worked as an Injury Prevention Specialist in the hospital outpatient setting.  She still maintains her certification as an Athletic Trainer and works as a Per Diem ATC.

 

Pulications & Presentations

  • Arcand, M.A.; Burkhead Jr., W.Z.; Zeman, C.A.: Pulmonary Embolism Secondary to Thrombosis of the Axillary Vein Following Shoulder Arthroplasty: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery; 6: 486-90 1997.
  • Zeman, C.A.; Arcand, M.A.; Cantrell, J.S.; Skedros, J.G.; Burkhead Jr., W.Z.: Rotator Cuff- Deficient, Arthritic Shoulder: Diagnosis and Surgical Management. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 6: 337-348,1998.
  • Arcand, M.A.; Zeman, C.A.; O'Rourke, P.J.; Burkhead Jr., W.Z.: Operative Treatment of Failed Acromioplasties for Stage II Impingement. International Orthopedics, 24: 61-64 June 2000.
  • Arcand, M.A.; Rhalmi, S.; Rivard, C.H.: Quantification of Mechanoreceptors in the Canine Anterior Cruciate Ligament. International Orthopedics 24: 272-275 December 2000.
  • Reider B, Arcand MA, Diehl LH, Mroczek K, Abulencia A, Stroud CC, Palm M, Gilbertson J, Staszak P: Proprioception of the knee before and after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Arthroscopy; 19(1):2-12 January 2003.

Other Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Arcand, M.A.; Newman, N.; Rhalmi, S.: Three Dimensional Reconstruction of Canine Cruciate Ligament Mechanoreceptors. Orthop Trans 19(3): 659, 1995-1996.
  • Arcand, M.A.; Brooks, E.; Laflamme, G.H.; Turcotte, R.E.: Clinical and Radiological Evaluation of the Kinematic Rotating Hinge Prosthesis (KRHP) for Distal Femoral Sarcomas. Orthop Trans 19(3): 684, 1995-1996.
  • Arcand, M.A.; Brooks, E.; Laflamme, G.H.; Turcotte, R.E.: Clinical and Radiological Evaluation of the Kinematic Rotating Hinge Prosthesis (KRHP) for Distal Femoral Sarcomas. Orthop Trans 19(3): 694, 1995-1996.
  • Arcand, M.A.; Brooks, E.; Laflamme, G.H.; Turcotte, R.E.: Clinical and Radiological Evaluation of the Kinematic Rotating Hinge Prosthesis (KRHP) for Distal Femoral Sarcomas. Orthopedic Proceedings, Journal Bone and Joint Surgery, Supplement III, 313, 1995.
  • Arcand, M.A.; Rhalmi, S.; Rivard, C.-H.; Isler, M.: The Distribution of Nerve Endings in Canine Cruciate Ligaments: Histologic Analysis and 3-D Reconstruction of Mechanoreceptors. Orthop Trans 20(4): 978, 1996-1997.
  • Arcand, M.A.; Zeman, C.A.; O’Rourke, P.; Burkhead Jr., W.Z.: Revision Surgery for Failed Decompression in Stage II Impingement. Orthopedic Transactions, 21(1): 136, 1997.
  • Arcand, M.A.; Zeman, C.A.; O'Rourke, P.J.; Burkhead Jr., W.Z.: Operative Treatment of Failed Acromioplasties for Stage II Impingement. Orthopedic Proceedings, JBJS, 80-B: 7-8, March 1998.
  • Arcand, M.A.; Klion, M.; Jabbour, A.; Reider, B.: The Efficacy of McConnell Taping for Immediate Relief of Patellofemoral Pain: Preliminary Results. Orthopedic Proceedings, JBJS, 80-B: (Supplement) 7-8, March 1998.
  • Arcand, M.A.; Rhalmi, S.; Rivard, C.-H.: Histologic Analysis and 3-D Reconstruction of Nerve Endings in Canine Cruciate Ligaments. Orthopaedic Proceedings, JBJS (Supplement) (In Press)
  • Burkhead Jr., W.Z.; Skedros, J.G.; O'Rourke, P.J.; Arcand, M.A.; Pierce, W.A.: Comparison of Failure Strengths of Conventional Rotator Cuff Repairs to a Technique Using a Combination of Transosseous Sutures and Suture Anchors. Orthopedic Proceedings, Supplement 1, Vol. 81 B P. 27 1999.
  • Arcand, M.A.; Rhalmi, S.; Rivard, C.-H.: Quantitative Assessment of Mechanoreceptors in the
    Canine Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). Orthopedic Transactions Vol. 22 (4) P.1076-1077,
    1998-1999.
  • Arcand, M.A.; Burkhead Jr., W.Z.; Skedros, J.G.; O'Rourke, P.J.; Hovis, D.; Pierce, W.A.: Comparison of Failure Strengths of Conventional Rotator Cuff Repairs to a Technique Using a Combination of Trans-Osseous Sutures and Suture Anchors. Orthopedic Transactions Vol. 22 (4) P. 1062, 1998-1999.
  • Arcand, M.A.; Burkhead Jr., W.Z.; Skedros, J.G.; O'Rourke, P.J.; Hovis, D.; Pierce, W.A.: Comparison of Three Different Rotator Cuff Repairs: Ultimate Pullout Strengths. Orthopedic Transactions Vol. 22 (4) P.1084, 1998-1999.
  • Arcand, M.A.; O'Brien, S.; Egle, D; Burkhead, Jr. W.Z.: Comparison of Three Different Rotator Cuff Repairs Using a Cyclic Loading Model. The American Journal of Sports Medicine.

Book and Book Chapters

  • Burkhead Jr., W.Z.; Zeman, C.A.; Arcand, M.A.: General Surgical Principles of Open Decompression and Repair of Small to Large Rotator Cuff Tears. Dallas, Texas: IIS Publishing Company, 1996.
  • Arcand, MA; Burkhead Jr., WZ; Zeman, CA: Radiographic Evaluation of the Acromion Type in the Non Operated Rotator Cuff. In Gazielly, D.F., Gleyze, Thomas T. (eds.): The Cuff. Paris, France: Elsevier, pp. 54-56, 1997.
  • Arcand, M.A.; Burkhead Jr., W.Z.; Zeman, C.A.: Non-Calcific Cuff Tendinopathies. Open Surgical Treatment. In Gazielly, D.F., Gleyze, Thomas T. (eds.): The Cuff. Paris, France: Elsevier, pp. 198-199, 1997.
  • Arcand, M.A.; Burkhead Jr., W.Z.; Zeman, C.A.: Returning to Work After Rotator Cuff Surgery: The Cost Involved. In Gazielly, D.F., Gleyze, Thomas T. (eds.): The Cuff. Paris, France: Elsevier, pp. 408-409, 1997.
  • Burkhead Jr., W.Z.; Arcand, M.A.; Habermayer, P.; Walch, G.; Zeman, C.A.: The Biceps Tendon. In Rockwood Jr. C.A.; Matsen, F.A. (eds.) Wirth, M.A.; Harryman II, D.T. (assoc. eds.): The Shoulder. Second Edition. W. B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, PA. pp. 1009-1063, 1998.
  • Arcand, M.A.: Quantification of Mechanoreceptors in the Canine Anterior Cruciate Ligaments. Presses de L’Université de Montréal, May 6, 1999.
  • Zeman, C.A.; Burkhead Jr., W.Z.; Arcand, M.A.: The Role of Glenoid Interpositional Arthroplasty in the Treatment of Glenohumeral Arthritis. Seminars in Arthroplasty, W.B. Saunders, 1998.
  • Reider, B., Arcand, M.A.: The Shoulder. In Reider B (ed): The Orthopedic Physical Examination. W. B. Saunders June 1999.
  • Burkhead Jr., W.Z.; Arcand, M.A.; Habermayer, P.; Walch, G.; Zeman, C.A.: The Biceps Tendon. In Rockwood Jr. C.A.; Matsen, F.A. (eds.) Wirth, M.A.; Harryman II, D.T. (assoc. eds.): The Shoulder. Third Edition. W. B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, PA. pp. 1009-1063, 2004.