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.
University Orthopedics knows the importance Rhode Island Hospital - the state's only level 1 trauma center - holds in our community.