- Orthopedic Surgeons and Specialists in Rhode Island
- Cartilage Repair
- Foot and Ankle Care
- Hand and Wrist
- Shoulder and Elbow
- Spine Care
- Sports Medicine
- Trauma Services
- Orthopedic Oncology
- Rehabilitative Services
Research and Clinical Trials
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- Bridge-Enhanced ACL Repair (BEAR)
- Cerebral Palsy: Enhancing Functional Recovery
- Finding Better Ways to Heal ACL Injury
- Predicting Thumb Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis
- Pursuing the Promise of Smart Joint Implants
- Women's Lacrosse Focus of Lifespan Bioengineering Researcher
- Patient Stories
- Assess Your Joint Pain
Spine Care And Surgical Services
Spinal injuries or disorders can keep you from your job, make your daily activities difficult and affect your normal quality of life. At the Lifespan Orthopedics Institute, our multidisciplinary team is highly skilled and experienced in the most common spinal procedures and the most complex.
Services are available for adult and adolescent patients with a wide range of spinal disorders. These include a comprehensive evaluation that integrates information from several medical specialties, allowing for the most complete diagnosis and treatment.
Latest Advances and Technology for Spine Surgery
Lifespan Orthopedics Institute spine surgeons discuss the latest in Minimally Invasive and Robotic Spine technology.
Surgeons at the Orthopedics Institute have the experience and training to treat a wide range of spinal disorders and injuries. Our unique approach incorporates the expertise of physicians from several areas, including anesthesiology, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery and rheumatology.
The cohesive application of evaluation, diagnostic and treatment options allows for the most complete and advanced care available to the patient.
She's Back to Business As Usual
When Alice Welch, an antique shop owner from Maine, suffered severe back pain – she bypassed Boston and turned to the Lifespan Orthopedics Institute for the complex spinal care she needed. Although the location was hundreds of miles from home, Alice based her choice on our experienced team of surgeons and their extensive scope of services provided.
According to Alice, "People who saw me before and see me now, they can't believe their eyes.
He Got His Active Life Back
Joseph Vingi, Jr., a retired veteran firefighter, suffered debilitating back pain that affected his legs and kept him from enjoying lifeguarding and playing hockey. Lifespan Orthopedics Institute specialist Alan Daniels, MD, chief of the division of orthopedic spine surgery at Rhode Island and The Miriam hospitals, performed the operation.
Vingi was back in the water in two weeks and back on the ice in less than two months. He says, “I got my quality of life back.”
Dedicated Specialists for Spine Disorders
Our multidisciplinary group of specialists performs several spine services on adult and pediatric patients that many other centers may not.
By utilizing state-of-the-art techniques and resources found only at the Orthopedics Institute, our patients can be assured that they will receive not only the best quality surgical procedure, but the best quality patient care and postoperative outcomes to get patients back to their normal lives.
Frequently Seen Spinal Conditions
- Herniated discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Arthritis of the spine
- Spinal stenosis (heavy legs)
- Spinal cord injury
Advancements in Spine Treatment
As orthopedic patients get younger, the procedures get more advanced. Medical advances give younger adults a chance at a life free from orthopedic pain.