Michael J. Hulstyn, M.D.

Fellowship Trained in Sports Medicine
Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Associate Professor of Orthopaedics

Appointment Information:

Patient Appointments, Surgical Scheduling & Administration
Call: 401-457-1530

Michael J. Hulstyn, M.D.

Fellowship Trained in Sports Medicine
Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Associate Professor of Orthopaedics

Specialties:

Michael J. Hulstyn, M.D., treats all types of injuries, specializing in shoulder and knee disorders. He treats patients of all ages, including professional, amateur and recreational athletes. While he performs surgical procedures using replacement ligaments and transferring donor tissues, Dr. Hulstyn is also researching how the body can improve its ability to heal without having to replace or remove torn cartilage or ligaments.

Offices:

Dudley Street
2 Dudley St.
Providence, RI
02905

Butler Drive
100 Butler Dr.
Providence, RI
02906

East Greenwich
1405 South County Trail
East Greenwich, RI
02818

Fellowship:

Fellowship in Sports Medicine at Harvard University and the Massachusetts General Hospital

Professional Affiliations:

  • Board certified by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Brown Medical School
  • Member of the Rhode Island Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Health and the Brown University Athletic Advisory Council
  • Team Physician for the Providence Bruins, Brown University and Bryant College

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

  • Slotman GJ, Yellin SA, Handy JR, Hulstyn MJ, Hussam SE, Gann DS: Thromboxane A2 (Tx A2) Mediates Hemodynamic and Respiratory Dysfunction in Graded Bacteremia. Surgery 100(2):214-221, 1986.
  • Handy JR, Yellin SA, Hulstyn MJ, Farrugia RR, Teplitz C, Slotman GJ: Interaction of Hydrostatic Pressure, Cardiorespiratory Dysfunction and Pulmonary Pathology During Graded Bacteremia. Critical Care Medicine 14(4):355, 1986.
  • Ehrlich MG, Hulstyn MJ, D'Amato C: Sports Injuries in Children and the Clumsy Child. Pediatric Clinics of North America 39(3):433-49, 1992.
  • Hulstyn MJ, Weiss APC: Adhesive Capsulitis of the Shoulder. Orthopedic Review 22(4):425-433, 1993
  • Hulstyn MJ, Fadale PD, Abate J, and Walsh WR : Biomechanical Evaluation of Interference Screw Fixation in a Bovine Patella Bone-Tendon-Bone Autograft Complex for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. J Arthroscopy 9(4):417-424, 1993
  • Williams J, Hulstyn MJ, Fadale P: Deep Venous Thrombosis After Arthroscopic and Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstructive Surgery: A Prospective Study. J Arthroscopy 11(6): 701-705, 1995
  • DaSilva M, Fadale P, Hulstyn MJ: Repair of Lateral Ankle ligaments Using the Mitek Suture Anchor System. J Ortho Techniques 3(1): 41-44, 1995
  • Hulstyn MJ, Fadale PD: Arthroscopic Anatomy of the Shoulder. Orthopaedic Clinics of North America 26(4):597-612, 1995
  • Palumbo M, Hulstyn MJ, Fadale PD, O'Brien T, Shall L: The Effect of Protective Equipment on the Injured Cervical Spine: Radiographic Analysis in a Cadaveric Model. Am J Sports Med 24(4): 446-453, 1996
  • Voss L, Fadale PD, Hulstyn MJ: Osteoporosis in Young, Athletic Women. The Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine 13(6): 15-22, 1996
  • Fadale PD, Hulstyn MJ: Common Athletic Knee Injuries. Sports Medicine Clinics of North America 16(3):479-499, 1997
  • Hulstyn MJ, Fadale PD: Shoulder Injuries in the Athlete. Sports Medicine Clinics of North America 16(4):663-679, 1997
  • DaSilva MF, Williams JS, Fadale PD, Hulstyn MJ, Ehrlich MG: Pediatric Throwing Injuries About the Elbow. Am J Orthopaedics. 27(2):90-96, 1998
  • Abate J, Fadale PD, Hulstyn MJ and Walsh WR: Initial Fixation Strength of Polylactic Acid Interference Screws in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. J Arthroscopy 14(3):278-284, 1998
  • Dimond P, Fadale PD, Hulstyn MJ, Tung G, Greisberg J: A Comparison of MRI Findings in Patients with Acute and Chronic ACL Tears. Am J Knee Surg 11(3):153-159, 1998
  • Gastel J, Palumbo M, Hulstyn MJ, Fadale PD, Lucas P: Emergency Removal of Football Equipment: A Cadaveric Cervical Spine Injury Model. Annals Emergency Med 32(4):411-417, 1998
  • Voss L, Fadale PD, Hulstyn MJ: Exercise Induced Loss of Bone Density in Athletes. J Amer Acad Ortho Surg 6(6):349-357, 1998
  • Moore D, Belanger M, Crisco J, Abate J, Hulstyn MJ and Fadale PD: The Effect of Tubularization of Patellar Tendon Grafts. Am J Knee Surg. 13(4):211-217, 2000
  • Gastel JA, Muirhead WR, Lifrak JT, Hulstyn MJ, Fadale PD, Labrador DP: Meniscal Tissue Regeneration Using a Collagenous Biomaterial Derived from Porcine Small Intestine Submucosa. Arthroscopy 17(2):151-159, 2001
  • Mechrefe AP, Bluman EM, Hulstyn MJ, Fadale PD: Surgical Technique: Preservation of Knee Articular Surface With Retrograde Intramedullary Nailing of the Femur. J of Knee Surg 17(2): 64-67, 2004
  • Belanger MJ, Moore DC, Crisco JJ, Fadale PD, Hulstyn MJ, Ehrlich MG: Knee Laxity Does Not Vary with the Menstrual Cycle, Before or After Exercise. Am J Sports Med 32(5): 1150-1157, 2004
  • Terek, RM, Hulstyn, MJ: Osteoarticular Allograft Reconstruction for Tumors of the Distal Femur and Proximal Tibia. Oper Tech Orthop 14:236-242, 2005
  • Kang L, Belcher D, Hulstyn MJ: Stress Fractures of the Femoral Shaft in Women’s College Lacrosse: a Report of Seven Cases and a Review of the Literature. Br. J. Sports Med. 39: 902-906, December 2005
  • Brody JM, Lin HM, Hulstyn M, Tung GA: Lateral Meniscus Root Tear and Meniscus Extrusion with Tears of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament. Radiology 239(3) :805-10, June 2006
  • Langer P, Fadale P, Hulstyn M: Evolution of the Treatment Options of Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries of the Elbow. Br. J. Sports Med. 40: 499-506, June 2006
  • Brody JM, Hulstyn MJ, Fleming BC, Tung GA. The Meniscal Roots: Gross Anatomic Correlation with 3-T MRI Finding. AJR Am J Roentgenol 188(5): W446-50, May 2007
  • Brady MF, Bradley MP, Banerjee R, Fadale PD, Hulstyn MJ, Fleming BC: Effects of Initial Graft Tension on the Tibiofemoral Compressive Forces and Joint Position Following ACL Reconstruction. Am J Sports Med (In Press)
  • Langer P, Fadale P, Hulstyn M: Survey of Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Physicians Regarding Medrol Dosepak Use for Sports Injuries. J Arthroscopy (In Press)
  • Jay G, Elsaid K, Fleming BC, Oksendahl HL, Fadale PD, Hulstyn MJ, Shalvoy RM, Warman M.  Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury is Associated with Lack of Boundary Lubrication by Lubricin.  Acad Emerg Med, official journal of the Society for Academic
  • Brady MF, Bradley MP, Banerjee R, Fadale PD, Hulstyn MJ, Fleming BC: Effects of Initial Graft Tension on the Tibiofemoral Compressive Forces and Joint Position Following ACL Reconstruction.  Am J Sports Med 35(395-403): 2007
  • Oksendahl HL, Fleming BC, Blanpied PR, Ritter M, Hulstyn MJ, Fadale PD:  Intra-articular Anesthesia and Knee Muscle Response.  Clinical Biomechanics 22 (529-536), 2007
  • Bradley MP, Fadale PD, Hulstyn MJ, Muirhead WR, Lifrak JT:  Porcine Small Intestine Submucosa for Repair of Goat Meniscal Defects.  Orthopedics, 30(8), 650-656, August 2007
  • Elsaid KA, Fleming BC, Oksendahl HL, Fadale PD, Hulstyn MJ, Shalvoy RM, Jay GD:  Synovial fluid lubricin concentrations are decreased following anterior cruciate ligament injury in humans is associated with increased cartilage damage.  Arthritis & Rheumatism 58:1707-1715, 2008 [PMID: 18512776]
  • Fleming BC, Brady MF, Bradley MP, Banerjee R, Hulstyn MJ, Fadale PD:  Tibiofemoral Compression Force Differences using Laxity – and Force-based Initial Graft Tensioning Techniques in the ACL Reconstructed knee.  Arthroscopy 24:  1052-1060, 2008 [PMID:  18760214]
  • Oksendahl NL, Gomez N, Thomas CS, Badger GJ, Hulstyn, MJ, Fadale PD, Fleming BC:  Reliability of digital radiographic assessment of early osteoarthritis in the knee.  Journal of Knee Surgery, In Press
  • Oksendahl HL, Gomez N, Thomas CS, Badger GD, Hulstyn, MJ, Fadale PD, Fleming BC:  Digital Radiographic Assessment of Tibiofemoral Joint Space Width. Journal of Knee Surgery 2009;22:205-212.

Other Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Fadale P, Glowacki K, Hulstyn MJ: Increasing Physical Activity: The Issues. Rhode Island Medicine 78(3):86-87, 1995
  • Hulstyn MJ, Fadale PD (Eds): Primary Care Issues in Sports Medicine, Part I. Medicine and Health/ Rhode Island 82: 1999
  • Hulstyn MJ, Fadale PD (Eds): Primary Care Issues in Sports Medicine, Part II. Medicine and Health/ Rhode Island 82: 1999
  • Hogan K, Fadale PD, Hulstyn MJ: The Female Athlete. Medicine and Health/Rhode Island 82: 1999
  • Fadale PD, Hulstyn MJ: Evaluation of Common Athletic Knee Injuries. Medicine and Health/ Rhode Island 82: 1999
  • Hulstyn MJ, Fadale PD: Evaluation of Common Shoulder Injuries in the Athlete. Medicine and Health/ Rhode Island 82: 1999
  • Hogan KA, Fadale PD, Hulstyn MJ: The Female Athletic Triad. Medicine and Health/Rhode Island 83(6):182-184, 2000
  • Fadale PD, Hulstyn MJ: Common Athletic Knee Injuries. Medicine and Health/ Rhode Island 83(6):178-181, 2000
  • Hulstyn MJ, Fadale PD: Commentaries: Sports Medicine. Medicine and Health/Rhode Island 83(6):168, 2000
  • Fleming BC, Hulstyn MJ, Oksendahl HL, Fadale PD: Ligament Injury, Reconstruction and Osteoarthritis. Current Opinion in Orthopaedics, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 16:354-362, 2005
  • Oksendahl HL, Fleming BC, Blanpied PR, Ritter M, Hulstyn MJ, Fadale PD: Intra-articular Anesthesia and Knee Muscle Response. Clinical Biomechanics 22 (529-536), 2007

Books and Book Chapters

  • Boland A, Hulstyn MJ: Soft Tissue Injuries of the Knee in The Lower Extremity in Sports Medicine, 2nd Edition, Nicholas and Hershman (Eds), Moseby, St. Louis 1993
  • Trafton PG, Hulstyn MJ: Management of Musculoskeletal Trauma in The Oxford Textbook of Surgery, Morris PJ and Malt RA (Eds),Oxford University Press, Oxford 1993
  • Hulstyn MJ, Fadale PD (Eds): Primary Care of the Injured Athlete, Part I. Sports Medicine Clinics of North America WB- Saunders Company, July 1997
  • Hulstyn MJ, Fadale PD (Eds): Primary Care of the Injured Athlete, Part II. Sports Medicine Clinics of North America WB- Saunders Company, October 1997

Publications Submitted/In Review/In Preparation

  • Oksendahl HL, Gomez N, Thomas CS, Badger G, Hulstyn MJ, Fadale PD, Fleming BC: Digital Radiographic Assessment of Tibiofemoral Joint Space Width: A Variance Component Analysis. Osteoarthritis & Cartilage, (Submitted), May 2007
  • Fleming BC, Tung GA, Trafton TG, Crisco JJ, Fadale PD, Hulstyn MJ: Magnetic Susceptibility Artifact From ACL Interference Screws Does Not Effect Cartilage Volume Measurements from Segmented 15T and 3.0T MR Images. Osteoarthritis & Cartilage, (In Review), April 2006
  • Fleming BC, Oksendahl HL, Blanpied PR, Ritter M, Hulstyn MJ, Fadale PD: Intra-articular Anesthesia and Knee Muscle Reflex Patterns. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise (In Review), February 2006
  • Bradley MP, Fadale PD, Hulstyn MJ, Muirhead WR, Lifrak JT: Porcine Small Intestine Submucosa for Repair of Goat Meniscal Defects. Orthopedics (In Press)

Presentations & Abstracts

  • Bradley MP, Brady M, Fleming BC, Banerjee R, Hulstyn MJ, Fadale PD: Compression Force and Laxity Differences Using Different Initial Graft Tensioning Techniques in the Human Cadaver ACL Reconstructed Knee. 6th Biennial ISAKOS Congress (International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine) May, 2007
  • Elsaid KA, Fleming BC, Oksendahl HL, Fadale PD, Hulstyn MJ, Shalvoy RM, Warman ML, Jay GD: Synovial Fluid Lubricin Concentrates are Decreased Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury and are Associated with Increased Cartilage Damage. Orthopaedic Research Society, February 2007
  • Oksendahl HL, Fleming BC, Blanpied PR, Ritter M, Hulstyn MJ, Fadale PD: Intra-articular Anesthesia and Knee Muscle Response. Clinical Biomechanics 22(2007) 529-536
  • Langer P, Fadale P, Hulstyn M, Brady M, Fleming B: International Survey of the AANA and AOSSM Membership Regarding Medrol Dosepak Use for Sports Injuries. Orthopedics This Week, Ryortho.com, December 2006.
  • Langer P, Fadale P, Hulstyn M, Brady M, Fleming B: International Survey of the AANA and AOSSM Membership Regarding Medrol Dosepak Use for Sports Injuries. American College of Sports Medicine, May 2006.
  • Brady M, Fleming B, Bradley M, Banerjee R, Badger G, Fadale P, Hulstyn M: Effects of Initial Graft Tension on the Tibiofemoral Compressive Forces and Joint Position Following ACL Reconstruction. Transactions of the Orthopaedic Research Society, Vol. 31, 2006
  • Oksendahl H, Gomez N, Badger G, Thomas C, Hulstyn M, Fadale P, Fleming B: Reliability of Digital Radiographic Assessment of Joint Space Width in the Knee. Transactions of the Orthopaedic Research Society, Vol. 31, 2006
  • Fleming B, Blanpied P, Ritter M, Oksendahl H, Hulstyn M, Fadale P, Badger G: The Effect of Intra-articular Anesthesia on Leg Muscle Reaction During Perturbation Testing. Transactions of the Orthopaedic Research Society, Vol. 31, 2006
  • Langer P, Fadale P, Hulstyn M: Evolution of the Treatment Options of Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries of the Elbow. Br. J. Sports Med. Online First, 2006
  • Langer P, Fadale P, Hulstyn M: Evolution of the Treatment Options of Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries of the Elbow. Br J. Sports Med, 2006; 40:499-506
  • Bradley MP, Fleming BC, Brady M, Banerjee R, Fadale P, Hulstyn M: Compression Force and Laxity Differences Using Different Initial Graft Tensioning Techniques in the Human Cadaver ACL Reconstructed Knee (SS-52). J Arthroscopy, June 2006; 22(6): e26-e27
  • Langer PR, Fleming B, Spenciner D, Hulstyn MJ, Fadale PD: In-Vitro Study of Hamstring Graft Morphometry and an Intraoperative Technique to Avoid Premature Amputation when Harvesting the Graft for ACL Reconstruction (SS-54). J Arthroscopy, June 2006; 22(6): e27-e28
  • Fleming BC, Tung GA, Trafton TG, Fadale PD, Hulstyn MJ: Magnetic Susceptibility Artifact from ACL Interference Screws does not Affect Articular Cartilage Volume Measurements. (Abstract 644) VI International Symposium of Ligament and Tendon, March 2006
  • Lin H, Brody J, Hulstyn MJ, Tung G: The Root of the Problem: Meniscus Root Tears and Meniscus Extrusion with Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear. Radiology, 2006; 239:805-810
  • Kany L, Belcher D, Hulstyn M: Stress Fractures of the Femoral Shaft in Women’s College Lacrosse: A report of Seven Cases and a Review of the Literature. Br J. Sports Med, 2005; 39:902-906.
  • Fleming BC, Hulstyn MJ, Oksendahl HL, Fadale PD: Ligament Injury, Reconstruction and Osteoarthritis. Current Opinion in Orthopaedics, October 2005; 16(5):354-362
  • Terek RM, Hulstyn MJ: Osteoarticular Allograft Reconstruction for Tumors of the Distal Femur and Proximal Tibia. Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics, October 2004; 14(4):236-242
  • Belanger MJ, Moore DC, Crisco JJ, Fadale PD, Hulstyn MJ, Ehrlich MG: Knee Laxity Does Not Vary with the Menstrual Cycle, Before or After Exercise. Scand J. Med Sci Sports, Jul-Aug: 32(5): 1150-1157
  • Belanger MJ, Moore DC, Crisco, JJ, Fadale PD, Hulstyn MJ, Ehrlich MG: Knee Laxity Does Not Vary with the Menstrual Cycle, Before or After Exercise. Am J Sports Med, May 2004
  • Mechrefe AP, Bluman EM, Hulstyn MJ, Fadale PD: Preservation of Knee Articular Surface with Retrograde Intramedullary Nailing of the Femur. J Knee Surg, April 2004; 17:64
  • Gastel JA, Muirhead WJ, Lifrak J, Fadale PD, Hulstyn MJ, Labrador DP: Meniscal Tissue Regeneration Using a Collagenous Biomaterial Derived From Porcine Small Intestine Submucosa. Arthroscopy: J of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery, February 2001; 17(2):151-159
  • Moore DC, Belanger MJ, Crisco JJ, Abate JA, Hulstyn MJ, Fadale PD: “The Effect of Tubularization on the Mechanical Properties of Patellar Tendon Grafts. Am J Knee Surg, 2000; 13:211-217
  • Voss LA, Fadale PD, Hulstyn MJ: Exercise-Induced Loss of Bone Density in Athletes. J Am Acad Orthop Surg, Nov-Dec 1998; 6(6):349-357
  • Gastel JA, Palumbo MA, Hulstyn MJ, Fadale PD, Lucas P: Emergency Removal of Football Equipment: A Cadaveric Cervical Spine Injury Model. Annals of Emergency Medicine, October 1998; 32(4):411-417
  • Dimond PM, Fadale PD, Hulstyn MJ, Tung GA, Greisberg J: A Comparison of MRI Findings in Patients with Acute and Chronic ACL Tears. Am J Knee Surg, Summer 1998; 11(3):153-159
  • Abate JA, Fadale PD, Hulstyn MJ, Walsh WR: “Initial Fixation Strength of Polylactic Acid Interference Screws in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Arthroscopy: J Arthroscopic & Related Surg, April 1998; 14(3):278-284
  • Griggs S, Gastel J, Barrach H, Fadale PD, Hulstyn MJ, Labrador, D: Quantification of Type II Collagen Peptides in Synovial Fluid and Correlation with Histological Grade of in Osteoarthritis in a Rabbit Model. Transactions of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, March 1998
  • Gastel JA, Labrador D, Barrach HJ, Fadale PD, Hulstyn MJ, Crisco JJ: Meniscal Tissue Regeneration Using a Multilaminated Collagenous Biomaterial. Transactions of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, March 1998
  • DaSilva MF, Williams JS, Fadale PD, Hulstyn MJ, Ehrlich MG: Pediatric Throwing Injuries About the Elbow. Am J of Orthopaedics, February 1998; 90-96
  • Hulstyn MJ, Fadale PD: Shoulder Injuries in the Athlete. Clinics in Sports Medicine, October 1997; 16(4):663-679
  • Fadale PD, Hulstyn MJ: Common Athletic Knee Injuries. Clinics in Sports Medicine, July 1997; 16(3):479-99
  • Palumbo MA, Hulstyn MJ, Fadale PD, O’Brien T, Shall L: The Effect of Protective Football Equipment on Alignment of the Injured Cervical Spine. Radiographic Analysis in a Cadaveric Model. Am J Sports Med, 1996; 24(4):446-453
  • Hulstyn MJ, Griggs S, Barrach HJ, Fadale PD, Dargeant D, Saracen M, Ehrlich MG: Quantification of Collagen Type II Peptides in Synovial Fluid by Inhibition Elisa. Transactions of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, June, 1996
  • Abate JA, Hulstyn MJ, Fadale PD, Labrador D, Moore D, Crisco J: The Effect of Tubularization on Patellar Tendon Grafts Used for ACL Reconstructions. Transactions of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, June, 1996
  • Wiggins M, Abate JA, Fadale PD, Hulstyn MJ, Tung G: Use of Secondary Signs to Improve the Accuracy of MR Imaging in the Evaluation of ACL Tears. Transactions of the Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, June, 1996
  • Gastel JA, Hulstyn MJ, Fadale PD, Ehrlich MG, Barrach HJ, Labrador D: Immunohistological Identification of Platelet Derived Growth Factor AB and Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor in the Injured Meniscus; An In Vivo Study in the Rabbit. Transactions of the Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, June, 1996
  • Williams JS, Hulstyn MJ, Fadale PD, Lindy PB, Ehrlich MG, Cronan J, Dorfman G.: Incidence of Deep Vein Thrombosis After Arthroscopic Knee Surgery: A Prospective Study. Arthroscopy: J of Arthroscopic & Related Surg, December 1995; 11(6):701-705
  • DaSilva MF, Fadale PD, Hulstyn MJ: “Repair of the Lateral Ankle Ligaments Using the Mitek Suture Anchor System. J Orthop Techniques, 1995; 3(1):41-44
  • Abate J, Fadale PD,Walsh WR, and Hulstyn MJ: Biodegradable Screws for ACL Interference Fixation. Orthopedic Transactions 18, 1994
  • Abate JA, Williams J, Fadale P, Hulstyn MJ, Tung G: MRI Compared to Knee Arthroscopy in Pediatric Patients. Orthopedic Transactions 18, 1994
  • Hulstyn MJ, Fadale PD, Abate J, and Walsh WR : Biomechanical Evaluation of Interference Screw Fixation in a Bovine Patella Bone-Tendon-Bone Autograft Complex for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Orthopedic Transactions 17(2). 1993
  • Hulstyn MJ, Fadale PD, Abate J, Judge D, Walsh WR: Biomechanical Evaluation of Interference Screw Fixation for Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction. Arthroscopy: J of Arthroscopic & Related Surg, June 1993; 9(3):350-351
  • Hulstyn MJ, Weiss APC: Adhesive Capsulitis of the Shoulder. Orthop Review, April 1993; 22(4):425-433

Invited Presentations

  • "Thromboxane A2 Mediates Hemodynamic and Respiratory Dysfunction in Graded Bacteremia" Society of University Surgeons Richmond, Virginia February 1986
  • "Nerve Regeneration by Synthetic Neurite Promoting Factors through Bioresobable Nerve Guides" American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Anaheim, California March 1991
  • "The Effect of Laminin Peptides on Nerve Regeneration through Bioresorbable Nerve Guides" Orthopaedic Research Society Anaheim, California March 1991
  • "Biomechanical Evaluation of Interference Screw Fixation in a Bovine Patella Bone-Tendon-Bone Autograft Complex for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction" Orthopaedic Research Society San Francisco, California February 1993
  • "Biomechanical Evaluation of Interference Screw Fixation in a Bovine Patella Bone-Tendon-Bone Autograft Complex for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction." Arthroscopy Association of North America Palm Desert, California April 1993
  • "Bovine Model for Interference Screw Fixation Evaluation for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction" Society for Biomaterials Birmingham, Alabama May 1993
  • Rehabilitation of the Shoulder in the Throwing Athlete” Massachusetts General Institute of Health Professions Boston, Massachusetts May 1993
  • “Localized Arthrofibrosis (Cyclops Lesion) of the Knee After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Clinical and Histologic Analysis“ Sports Medicine Fellowship Research Thesis Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, Massachusetts June 1993
  • “Shoulder Impingement and Rotator Cuff Injuries” Workers' Compensation Injury Management Seminar Providence, Rhode Island October 1993
  • "Deep Venous Thrombosis After Arthroscopic and Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstructive Surgery: A Prospective Study " American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons New Orleans, Louisiana February 1994
  • "Deep Venous Thrombosis After Arthroscopic and Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstructive Surgery: A Prospective Study " American Orthopaedic Association Atlanta, Georgia March 1994
  • "Biomechanical Evaluation of Interference Screw Fixation in a Bovine Patella Bone-Tendon-Bone Autograft Complex for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction" Murray S. Danforth Oration/Sports Medicine Symposium Providence, Rhode Island March 1994
  • "Polylactic Acid Interference Screws for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction" Murray S. Danforth Oration/Sports Medicine Symposium Providence, Rhode Island March 1994
  • "Deep Venous Thrombosis After Arthroscopic and Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstructive Surgery: A Prospective Study " Murray S. Danforth Oration/Sports Medicine Symposium Providence, Rhode Island March 1994
  • “Glenohumeral Instability” Murray S. Danforth Oration/Sports Medicine Symposium Providence, Rhode Island March 1994
  • “Multiple Ligament Injuries of the Knee” Murray S. Danforth Oration/Sports Medicine Symposium Providence, Rhode Island March 1994
  • “Athletic Cervical Spine Trauma: Preventing Injuries Through Education” Murray S. Danforth Oration/Sports Medicine Symposium Providence, Rhode Island March 1994
  • "Magnetic Resonance Imaging Compared to Knee Arthroscopy in Pediatric Patients" Eastern Orthopaedic Association Southampton, Bermuda October 1994
  • "Cortical versus Cancellous Placement of Interference Screws" American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Orlando, Florida February 1995
  • "Polylactic Acid Interference Screws for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction" American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Orlando, Florida February 1995
  • "Magnetic Resonance Imaging Compared to Knee Arthroscopy in Pediatric Patients" American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Orlando, Florida February 1995
  • “Shoulder Problems in the Female Swimmer” Murray S. Danforth Oration/Sports Medicine Symposium Providence, Rhode Island March 1995
  • “The Lower Extremities” Basic Anatomy for Attorneys Rhode Island Bar Association Providence, Rhode Island March 1995
  • “Common Shoulder Problems” Rheumatology Grand Rounds Brown University/ Rhode Island Hospital Providence, Rhode Island May 1995
  • "The Effect of Protective Football Equipment on the Injured Cervical Spine: Radiographic Analysis in a Cadaveric Model" American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Toronto, Canada July 1995
  • "Use of Secondary Signs to Improve the Accuracy of Magnetic Imaging in the Evaluation of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears" American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Atlanta, Georgia February 1996
  • "Protective Football Equipment and Cervical Spine Malalignment: A Cadaveric Injury Model" American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Atlanta, Georgia February, 1996
  • "Quantification of Collagen Type II Peptides in Synovial Fluid by Inhibition Elisa" Orthopaedic Research Society Atlanta, Georgia February, 1996
  • “Common Shoulder Problems” Family Medicine Teaching Conference Brown University/ Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island Providence, Rhode Island March 1996
  • "The Effect of Tubularization in Patellar Tendon Grafts Used for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction" American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Lake Buena Vista, Florida June, 1996
  • "Identification of PDGF and VEGF in Healing Meniscal Tissue: An In Vivo Study" American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Lake Buena Vista, Florida June, 1996
  • "Monoclonal Antibody Elisa Quantification of Synovial Fluid Collagen Peptides: Correlation with Arthroscopic Findings in the Injured and Degenerative Knee" American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Lake Buena Vista, Florida June, 1996
  • "Achilles Tendon Repair" (Video) American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons San Francisco, California February, 1997
  • “Basic Science: Meniscal Anatomy, Biology, and Biomechanics” Orthopedic Surgery Basic Science Core Curriculum Brown University/ Rhode Island Hospital Providence, Rhode Island May 1997
  • “Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction” John E. Donley Rehabilitation Center Providence, Rhode Island March 1998
  • "Meniscal Tissue Regeneration Using a Multilaminated Collagenous Biomaterial" American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons New Orleans, Louisiana March, 1998
  • "Synovial Fluid Assay for Collagen Type II Specific Peptides in a Progressive Osteoarthritis Model" American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine New Orleans, Louisiana March, 1998
  • “Orthopaedic Sports Medicine: Common Disorders of the Shoulder and Knee” Medical Grand Rounds Brown University/ Rhode Island Hospital Providence, Rhode Island April 1998
  • “Shoulder Instability and Injury in the Throwing Athlete” Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds Brown University/ Rhode Island Hospital Providence, Rhode Island May 1998
  • “Common Disorders of the Shoulder and Knee” Adolescent Medicine Grand Rounds Brown University/ Rhode Island Hospital Providence, Rhode Island June 1998
  • "Association Between Menstrual Cycle, Exercise and Female Knee Laxity" American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Travers City, Michigan June 1999
  • “Porcine Small Intestine Submucosa (SIS) Enhances Repair of Goat Meniscal Defects” Orthopaedic Research Society Orlando, Florida February 2000
  • “Shoulder Injuries in the Throwing Athlete” Orthopedic Surgery Grand Rounds Brown University/ Rhode Island Hospital Providence, Rhode Island May 2000
  • “Shoulder Instability and Injuries in the Throwing Athlete” Rhode Island Athletic Trainers Association Providence, Rhode Island May 2000
  • “Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): When And What For?” NATA- AOSSM Exchange Lecture Nashville, Tennessee June 2000
  • “Posterior Instability of the Shoulder” NATA-AOSSM Exchange Lecture Los Angeles, California June 2001
  • “Shoulder Ultrasound Learning Curve: Don’t Give Ultrasound the Cold Shoulder Yet” American Radiology Society of North America Florida December 2001
  • “Articular and Meniscal Cartilage: Structure, Function, and Pathophysiology” Brown University School of Medicine Providence, Rhode Island January 2002
  • “Articular and Meniscal Cartilage: Structure, Function, and Pathophysiology” Brown University School of Medicine Providence, Rhode Island April 2003
  • “Shoulder Examination” Medical Grand Rounds Brown University/ Rhode Island Hospital Providence, Rhode Island October 2003
  • “Syndesmosis (High Ankle) Sprains” NATA-AOSSM Exchange Lecture Baltimore, Maryland June 2004
  • “The Root of the Problem: Meniscus Root Tears and Meniscus Extrusion with Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear. 90th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America Chicago, Illinois November 30, 2004
  • “The Effect of Initial Graft Tension on the Tibiofemoral Compressive Forces in the Human Knee” 13th Annual Rhode Island Hospital Research Celebration Providence, Rhode Island October 2005
  • “The Effect of Initial Graft Tension on the Tibiofemoral Compressive Forces in the Human Knee” Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting Orlando, Florida December 2005
  • “The Effects of Intra-articular Anesthesia on Muscle Reactions During Perturbation Testing” American Physical Therapy Association San Diego, California February 1-5, 2006
  • “The Effect of Initial Graft Tension on the Tibiofemoral Compressive Forces in the Human Knee” American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Poster Presentation #P435 Chicago, Illinois March 2006
  • “Magnetic Susceptibility Artifact from ACL Interference Screws Does Not Affect Articular Cartilage Volume Measurements” VI International Symposium of Ligament and Tendon Chicago, Illinois March 17, 2006
  • “The Effect of Intra-articular Anesthesia on Leg Muscle Reaction During Perturbation Testing” Orthopaedic Research Society Chicago, Illinois March 19-22, 2006
  • “The Effect of Initial Graft Tension on the Tibiofemoral Compressive Forces in the Human Knee” Orthopaedic Research Society Chicago, Illinois March 19-22, 2006
  • “Effects of Initial Graft Tension on the Tibiofemoral Compressive Forces Following ACL Reconstruction” Orthopaedic Research Society Chicago, Illinois March 19-22, 2006
  • “Reliability of Digital Radiographic Assessment of Joint Space Width in the Knee” Orthopaedic Research Society Chicago, Illinois March 19-22, 2006
  • “Metallic Interference Screws Do Not Affect Quantitative Measurements of Cartilage Volume Using MRI following ACL Surgery” Orthopaedic Research Society Chicago, Illinois March 19-22, 2006
  • “The Effect of Initial Graft Tension on the Tibiofemoral Compressive Forces in the Human Knee” American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Chicago, Illinois March 22-26, 2006
  • “The Effect of Initial Graft Tension on the Tibiofemoral Compressive Forces in the Human Knee” American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Specialty Day Chicago, Illinois March 25, 2006
  • “Shoulder Injuries in the Athlete” Keynote Speaker 5th Annual Lifespan Rehabilitation Conference Warwick, Rhode Island April 1, 2006
  • “Compression Force and Laxity Differences Using Different Initial Graft Tensioning Techniques in the Human Cadaver ACL Reconstructed Knee” Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting Hollywood, Florida May 18-21, 2006
  • “In Vitro Study of Hamstring Graft Morphometry and an Intraoperative Technique to Avoid Premature Amputation when Harvesting the Graft for ACL Reconstruction” Arthroscopy Association of North America Hollywood, Florida May 18-21, 2006
  • “International Survey of the AANA and AOSSM Membership Regarding Medrol Dosepak Use for Sports Injuries” Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting Hollywood, Florida May 18-21, 2006
  • “International Survey of the AANA and AOSSM Membership Regarding Medrol Dosepak Use for Sports Injuries” American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting Denver, Colorado May 31-June 3, 2006
  • “International Survey of the Entire AANA and AOSSM Membership Regarding Medrol Dosepak Use for Routine Sports Injuries” Eastern Orthopaedic Association 37th Annual Meeting Boca Raton, Florida October 18-21, 2006
  • “Synovial Fluid Lubricin Concentrations are Decreased Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury in Humans and are Associated with Increased Cartilage Damage” Orthopaedic Research Society San Diego, California February 2007
  • “International Survey of the Entire AANA and AOSSM Membership Regarding Medrol Dosepak Use for Routine Sports Injuries” 6th Biennial ISAKOS Congress (International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine) Florence, Italy May 27-31, 2007
  • “Compression Force and Laxity Differences Using Different Initial Graft Tensioning Techniques in the Human Cadaver ACL Reconstructed Knee.” 6th Biennial ISAKOS Congress (International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine) Florence, Italy May 27-31, 2007

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  • Spine
    • The Spine Center are referred back and neck pain patients across the New England Sates.
  • Hand & Wrist
    • The Hand & Wrist center deals with both surgical and nonsurgical treatment of conditions and problems.
  • Joint Replacement
    • The Joint Replacement Center provides the most modern treatment options for knee, hip, and shoulder replacement
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
    • The Pediatric Orthopedic Center consist of three surgeons who specialize in the care of children.
  • Foot & Ankle
    • The Foot & Ankle Center involves clinical teams that specialize in foot and ankle surgery.
  • Shoulder & Elbow
    • The Shoulder & Elbow Center includes orthopedic surgeons and therapists who specialize in shoulder and elbow.
  • Sports Medicine
    • The Sports Medicine Center helps those with sports-related injuries recover quickly to return to activity.
  • Trauma & Fracture
    • The Trauma & Facture center works closesly together with Rhode Island Hospital's trauma specialists to identify injuries.
  • Oncology
    • Our orthopedic oncology center includes the expertise of a specialist in oncology and reconstructive surgery.
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Home Remedy Book
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About Us

University Orthopedics in Providence, Rhode Island, is a regional referral center for patients with back and neck pain, joint pain, sports medicine problems, shoulder pain, hand problems, hip and knee pain, and foot and ankle injury. University Orthopedics utilizes fellowship-trained, sub-specialized physicians to treat a variety of orthopedic problems.

  • PROVIDENCE 1
    2 Dudley Street, Suite 200
    Providence, RI 02905
    Phone: 401-457-1500

  • PROVIDENCE 2
    100 Butler Drive
    Providence, RI 02906
    401-277-0790

  • MIDDLETOWN
    345 Valley Rd.
    Middletown, RI 02842
    401-457-1500

  • EAST GREENWICH
    1405 South County Trail, Building 5
    East Greenwich, RI 02818
    Phone: 401-884-1177