Dr. Ramin Tabaddor wears many hats. Not only does he serve as the director of the Hip Preservation Institute at University Orthopedics and head orthopedic team physician for University of Rhode Island sports teams, he's also recently took on the role of Chief of Orthopedics at Kent Hospital in Warwick.
University Orthopedics surgeon Christopher Born, MD, takes great pride in the inclusion that Dioscaris Garcia PhD’12 has fostered in the Diane N. Weiss Center for Orthopaedic Trauma Research - the the lab that they co-direct.
Fifty-three-year-old Michael Friend was diagnosed with a rare form of arthritis that caused his patella, or kneecap, to dislocate. Friend said he knew he needed a knee replacement when it hurt just to walk.
Surgery is not always the best answer for orthopedic problems. Often behavior modifications that help with losing weight and increasing mobility, such as exercise, stretching and making dietary improvements, can successfully address musculoskeletal issues while also reducing healthcare spending.
Rhode Island seems to be attracting patients from across the country to find the best medical care, and not just for innovative, unique cancer treatments. As Channel 10's Barbara Morse founds, people are increasingly traveling to the state to receive the world-class care offered at University Orthopedics.
Dr. Aristides Cruz isn't just a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at University Orthopedics. He's also the deputy editor of the Journal of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (JPOSNA).