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Michael J. Belanger MD

Michael J. Belanger MD

Adult and Adolescent Sports Medicine and Fracture Care Adult Joint Reconstruction
Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Fellowship Trained Sports Medicine Surgeon and Orthopaedic Trauma
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Brown University, Alpert School of Medicine 

Appointment Information:

Patient Appointments, Surgical Scheduling & Administration
Call: 401-351-6200
Fax: 401-270-3714

Michael J. Belanger MD

Adult and Adolescent Sports Medicine and Fracture Care Adult Joint Reconstruction
Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Fellowship Trained Sports Medicine Surgeon and Orthopaedic Trauma
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Brown University, Alpert School of Medicine 

Specialties:

Michael J. Belanger MD is a fellowship-trained, board certified orthopedic sports medicine surgeon specializing in complex hip and knee reconstructions as well as arthroscopic sports medicine procedures.

Meet Dr. Belanger

Dr. Belanger received a bachelor degree in Engineering as well as his MD from the University of Vermont. He completed his General Surgery Internship, Orthopaedic Residency and Trauma Fellowship at Brown University and a Sports Medicine Fellowship with Dr. William Grana at the University of Oklahoma.

Dr. Belanger is a Clinical Assistant Instructor for the Department of Orthopaedics, at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He is a member of the United States Ski and Snowboard Association Team Physician Pool. Dr. Belanger is a Fellow of The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery; member of The Rhode Island Orthopaedic Society; and board certified by The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is also a member of The Arthroscopy Association of North America, and The AO North America. Dr. Belanger has practiced at The Center for Orthopaedics since 2005.

On the personal side, Dr. Belanger and his wife Christine Emmick MD, a General Surgeon in Rhode Island, reside in Northern Rhode Island with three children. In his free time, Dr. Belanger enjoys snow and water skiing, boating and is an active youth soccer coach for his children.

Offices:

The Center for Orthopaedics, Inc.
1524 Atwood Avenue, Suite 140
Johnston, R.I. 02917

Undergraduate Degree:

  • University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Medical Degree:

  • University of Vermont, Burlington, VT - Doctor of Medicine

Residency:

  • General Surgery Internship, Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, R.I.
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, R.I.

Fellowship:

  • Trauma Fellowship, Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, R.I.
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship, University of Oklahoma, Health Science Center Oklahoma City, OK

Certifications:

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Board-Certified

Hospital Affiliations:

  • St. Joseph Hospital, North Providence, R.I.
  • Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, R.I.

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Medical Association
  • Pawtucket Medical Society (Past President)
  • Rhode Island Medical Society
  • Rhode Island Orthopaedic Society, Past Secretary-Treasurer
  • AO North America
  • Southwestern Sports Medicine Fellowship
  • United States Ski and Snowboard Association

My Assistant

Coming soon.

Publications & Presentations

  • Belanger MJ, Ettlinger CE, Johnson R J, Shealy JA, Ski Injuries Sustained By Ski Area Employees. Skiing Trauma and Safety: Tenth Volume, ASTM STP 1266, p25-35, 1996
  • Belanger MJ, Fadale PD, Compartment Syndrome of the leg complicating arthroscopic examination of a tibial plateau fracture. Arthroscopy, 13, p646-651 October 1997
  • Belanger MJ, Akelman EA, Median Nerve and Flexor Tendon Laceration in a Skier. American Journal of Orthopaedics November 1999.
  • Belanger MJ, Fadale PD, Hulstyn M J, McGovern R, Moore D, Crisco J, Ehrlich M, Variation in Knee Laxity as a Function of Menstrual Cycle. Transactions of The ORS 1998.
  • Belanger MJ, Fadale PD, Hulstyn MJ, McGovern R, Moore D, Crisco J, Ehrlich M, Menstrual Cycle, Exercise Knee Laxity. Accepted AJSM.
  • Staebler M, Belanger M, Akelman E, Carpal Dislocations and Instability. (In) Weinzweig J. Plastic Surgery Secrets. .
  • Staebler M, Belanger M, Akelman E, Carpal Dislocations and Instability. (In) Weinzweig J. Hand and Wrist Surgery Secrets
  • Belanger MJ, Akelman E A, Compartment Syndrome in Familial Periodic Paralysis.
    In Manuscript
  • Belanger MJ, Fadale PD, Correlation Between Nicholas’ Indices of Laxity and Knee Laxity as Measured by KT 2000. In Manuscript
  • Moore D, Belanger MJ, Fadale PD, Abate J, The Effect of Tubularization on the Mechanical Properties of Patellar Tendon Grafts. American Journal of Knee Surgery. 13:4, p211, 2000
  • Limbird RS, Belanger MJ, The Knee (in) The Oxford Textbook of Surgery.2nd ed. Ch 46-2.5 p3090-3102.
  • Belanger M, Green A, SLAP Lesions; Defining the Clinical Relevance. AANA program Vancouver 4/98.
  • Belanger M, Green A, SLAP Lesions; Defining the Clinical Relevance. In Manuscript.
  • Wyman J, Galvin J, Belanger M, Quads tendon graft for ACL reconstruction: an MRI study. AOSSM Program 2000
  • Wyman J, Galvin J, Belanger M, MRI Evaluation of Quads Tendon Graft Source for ACL Reconstruction. In Manuscript
  • Belanger MJ, Wyman J, Fadale P, Nicholas Tests and Family History as Predictors of Knee Ligament Injury in Ski Racers. In Manuscript
  • Belanger MJ, Grana WG, Getting Ready for Skiing. Oklahoma Orthopaedics, November 1999.
  • Belanger MJ, Grana WG, Training to prepare for Skiing. Health and Medicine Rhode Island, October, 2000.
  • Belanger M, Moore D, McAllister S, Ehrlich M, Estrogen Manipulation Effects on Rat ACL Mechanical Properties. Transactions of the ORS 2000.
  • Lehman TP, Belanger MJ, Pascale MS, Bilateral Proximal Fibular Stress Fractures in an Adolescent Female Sprinter: Case Report and Review of The Literature. Orthopaedics, November 2001

Invited Presentations

  • “Ski Injuries Sustained By Ski Area Employees”; Paper presentation International Society for Skiing Trauma and Safety, Spring meeting, 1993
  • “Cyclic Variation in Female Knee Laxity”; Poster presentation AAOS ORS 1998
  • “SLAP Lesions Defining the Associated Pathology”; Abstract presentation New England Orthopaedic Fall Meeting 1998
  • “SLAP Lesions Defining the Clinical Relevance”; Paper presentation AANA Spring 1999
  • “Exercise, the Menstrual Cycle and Knee Laxity”; Paper presentation AOSSM Spring 1999
  • “Biomechanical Change in Rat ACL With Hormone Manipulation”; Podium Presentation ORS Spring Meeting 2000
  • “Applications of Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields to Sports Injuries of the Knee”; Research Progress Presentation Orthofix Scientific Advisory Board Meeting January 2000
  • “Pulsed Electromagnetic Effects on Ligament Healing” ACL Study Group 2002
  • “ACL Laxity does not Change as a Function of Menstrual Cycle” Poster Presentation, Kenney Research Day 2002
  • “Tension Band Concept” AONA Basic Principles Toronto 2017