Lifespan Orthopedics Institute
The Most Comprehensive Orthopedic Care in the Region


Knee pain can occur from a long-term degenerative issue, such as osteoarthritis, or from an acute trauma, such as a meniscus injury. Whatever the cause, the specialists at the Orthopedics Institute can help. Our orthopedic specialists have experience in treating a wide range of injuries with both surgical and nonsurgical methods in adolescent and adult patients.

The services they provide include evaluations, treatments, and rehabilitation, specialized to your particular condition and needs. This level of patient care, combined with the state-of-the-art technologies and resources available at the Total Joint Center, ensures that every patient who enters the Orthopedics Institute, leaves with an enhanced quality of life.

Some nonsurgical procedures include lifestyle modification, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications or steroid injections. However, if nonsurgical treatments do not relieve your pain and restore your knee's function, our specialists may recommend surgical treatment.

As cartilage wears away over time and bone becomes exposed, bone surfaces rubbing against each other cause pain, resulting in a diagnosis of arthritis. A person with advanced arthritis of the knee joint, resulting in severe pain that interferes with daily activity, is typically a candidate for total knee replacement or a related form of resurfacing.

Conditions frequently seen include:

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Meniscus injuries
  • ACL injuries

Knee Replacement

Our Total Joint Center is a leader in joint replacement surgery, focused on a personalized patient experience from initial consultation through recovery. With the most advanced and current technologies, and The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval, demonstrating our high standards for health care quality and safety, knee replacements performed at the Total Joint Center are far more than just surgeries.

blue cross blue shield distinction


Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital Named Blue Distinction Centers

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island named Rhode Island and The Miriam hospitals Blue Distinction Centers for knee and hip replacement for 2018. Hospitals are designated as Blue Distinction Centers in recognition of their expertise in delivering quality care and improved patient safety, based on objective clinical measures that result in better outcomes for patients.