OrthoDirect offering expanded hours for same-day and next-day appointments

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (March 27, 2023) — University Orthopedics understands the impact an injury may have on someone’s life and the importance of prompt diagnosis and treatment, especially for athletes. That is why we’ve expanded our OrthoDirect hours.

Same-day and next-day appointments are now available at our locations in East Providence, East Greenwich, and Mansfield Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday appointments are also available in East Greenwich from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

While the emergency room is still the best place for serious injuries, OrthoDirect provides a convenient treatment alternative for new and acute orthopedic injuries, such as sprains, strains, and possible fractures.

OrthoDirect at University Orthopedics offers same-day and next-day appointments and is staffed by clinicians trained in orthopedics and sports medicine. X-ray services are available on-site to expedite injury assessment. The physicians are fellowship-trained, board-certified, and hold certificates of added qualification in sports medicine. The providers specialize in both operative and non-operative treatments, while UOI surgeons specialize in the arthroscopic repair of sports-related injuries, complex shoulder and knee reconstruction, shoulder instability, and advanced cartilage procedures. 

“We understand that injuries, especially sports-related injuries, happen when you least expect it and at often at inconvenient times,” Akelman said. “Our physicians understand the impact an injury may have on an athlete and the importance of prompt diagnosis and treatment.”

OrthoDirect is by appointment only. Patients can schedule online at myUOI.com or by calling (401) 443-4100.