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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

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

Leslie Billington, PALeslie Billington, NP

Leslie is a board-certified acute care nurse practitioner. She works with Dr. Arcand, Dr. Belanger, Dr. Czerwein and Dr. Moss. She specializes in spine and general orthopedic disorders.  Leslie spends her time seeing patients both in the office and assisting in the operating room. She has had 20 years of experience in surgery, with a strong focus in orthopedics.   

Leslie grew up in Jamestown/Newport and received her undergraduate degree at Salve Regina University. She completed her MSN at Maryville University in St. Louis MO. She is certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). She is a member of the Nurse Practitioner Alliance of Rhode Island (NPARI) as well as the American Nurses Association/ Rhode Island State Nurses Association.  

Leslie lives in Newport with her husband and is a yoga instructor at Newport Power Yoga.


Susan CasperSusan Casper, PA-C

Susan D. Casper, PA-C is a physician assistant (PA) with more than 18 years of experience. She specializes in spine and general orthopedic disorders and works with Drs. Michel Arcand, Michael Belanger, John Czerwein and David Moss. Susan spends her time seeing patients both in the office, the injection suite, and assisting in the operating room.

Susan grew up here in New England and received her Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont. She completed her Master of Health Science in Physician Assistant Studies in 2000 from Duke University School of Medicine. Susan has more than 12 years of experience in the field of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology where she performed multiple image guided procedures, including therapeutic injections. She also has prior experience in surgery and acute/urgent care. Susan is a board-certified Physician Assistant (PA-C) through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Rhode Island Academy of Physician Assistants, American, and Physician Assistants in Orthopedic Surgery. On a personal side, Susan resides in Rhode Island with her husband, who is also a Physician Assistant, and their two teenage daughters. In her free time, she enjoys CrossFit, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.


Catherine CioeCatherine Cioe, PA-C

Catherine Cioe, PA-C is the physician assistant to Dr. Moss as well as Dr. Czerwein, Dr. Arcand and Dr. Belanger at University Orthopedics. She has been with University Orthopedics since August 2019. Catherine treats patients with a wide variety of general orthopedic issues with a specialized interest in sports related injuries. She spends her time in the office seeing patients as well as assisting in the operating room.

Catherine grew up in Rhode Island and received her undergraduate degree in Athletic Training from Central Connecticut State University. While there she was a member of the Division I track and field and cross country teams. She also obtained her EMT-B license during this time. After completing her degree, she served as a certified athletic trainer (ATC) for various high schools in Rhode Island. She then went on to complete a second bachelor’s degree in biology before setting her sights on physician assistant school. She is a proud graduate of Bryant University’s physician assistant program. Prior to joining University Orthopedics she worked in internal medicine and has experience working in post-operative care and rehabilitation of patients. Catherine is a member of the Rhode Island Academy of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Physician Assistants and Physician Assistants in Orthopedic Surgery. She is also an active advocate for Alzheimer’s Disease in the state of RI. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends, family, dog, and going to the beach.

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.