Lifespan Orthopedics Institute
The Most Comprehensive Orthopedic Care in the Region
- Cartilage Repair
- Foot and Ankle
- Hand and Wrist
- Shoulder and Elbow
- Sports Medicine
- Trauma Services
- Orthopedic Oncology
- Rehabilitative Services
- Research and Clinical Trials
- Patient Stories
- Assess Your Joint Pain
- When Is it Time to Consider Joint Replacement?
Carole Brown got back into the dance of life following knee replacement. Before, she had stabbing pain and could only sit for a few minutes before she was forced to stand.
"It’s very satisfying to be back in there dancing with my friends." - Carole BrownRead Carole's Story
Sportfishing captain David Tyrrell’s hand surgery allowed him to return to his livelihood. Amazingly, Tyrrell was back to fishing in just three months.
Christopher Got, MD "was my doctor. Now he’s my friend." - David TyrrellRead David's Story
Paul Zimmerman had an innovative shoulder replacement surgery at Lifespan after doing extensive research about hospitals in the Northeast, including Boston and New York.
"The shoulder replacement surgery was 'a life-changing event.'" - Paul ZimmermanRead Paul's Story
Paige Plumb, DVM, a West Warwick, RI veterinarian, needed two new hips in order to care for her four-legged patients.
"There isn’t anything I can’t do now." - Dr. Paige PlumbRead Paige's Story
Coleen Yaroshenko, a Pawtucket, RI native went from stuck in bed to climbing mountains. Yaroshenko, who had previously enjoyed an active lifestyle found herself becoming increasingly housebound and sedentary due to the back pain.
"The surgery completely changed my life. I could feel the difference the first time I got out of the hospital bed." - Coleen YaroshenkoRead Coleen's Story
When Karen Holt received her second knee replacement, she decided to do something different. She decided to recover from her surgery at home and have a physical therapist come to her house.
"Recovering at home, you can get up at will, task yourself with different things." - Karen Holt
Read Karen's Story
Damian Dupuy, MD's problems began as a teenager and he had undergone multiple surgeries since. However, his work, which requires him to stand for hours, had taken a toll. He was in constant pain.
"I realized that now was the time to have a total knee replacement." - Dr. Damian DupuyRead Damian's Story
Smithfield native Brittney Lowe had a sinking feeling of déjà vu the morning she rose to get out of bed and realized she suddenly couldn't walk. However, she can now once again run and exercise pain-free.
"I've been running every day and working out every day at the gym." - Brittney LoweRead Brittney's Story