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dr scott paxton, orthopedic surgery rhode island, hand pain rhode island, non surgical hand treatment rhode island, trauma surgery rhode island, upper extremity specialist rhode islandE. Scott Paxton, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Fellowship-Trained in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery - Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

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E. Scott Paxton, MD is a member of the Division of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He completed fellowship training in the treatment of problems of the shoulder and elbow at the renowned Rothman Institute in Philadelphia where he trained with many of the world's leaders in shoulder and elbow surgery.

The typical problems that he evaluates and treats include rotator cuff tears and impingement, shoulder and elbow instability and dislocations, shoulder and elbow arthritis, shoulder fractures (humerus, glenoid, scapula, and clavicle), elbow fractures, malunions and nonunions of these fractures, tendon injuries of the shoulder and elbow, labral tears, throwing injuries and other sports injuries of the upper extremity.

Dr. Paxton is an attending surgeon at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, and a consultant at the Providence V.A. Medical Center. To learn more about shoulder replacement click here.

In addition to treating patients, he is actively involved in research and the education of present and future orthopaedic surgeons, including medical students, residents, and fellows at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Brown Medical School. He is also actively involved in research related to shoulder and elbow disorders and has presented and published many papers regarding disorders of the shoulder and elbow.

Dr. Paxton graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and trained as a resident in orthopaedic surgery at Washington University in St. Louis.


Dudley Office
2 Dudley St, Suite 200
Providence, RI


Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Washington University in St. Louis


Fellowship-training in Shoulder and Elbow
Rothman Institute — Philadelphia, PA

Professional Affiliations:

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery — Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Shoulder and Elbow Specialties

Dr. Paxton performs all types of shoulder, elbow and upper extremity surgery


  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
  • Arthroscopic labral repair
  • Arthroscopic capsular shift
  • Arthroscopic acromioplasty
  • Arthroscopic capsular release
  • Arthroscopic distal clavicle resection
  • Open rotator cuff repair
  • Open Bankart, capsular shift and other instability repairs
  • Acromioclavicular joint reconstructions and repairs
  • Tendon transfer surgery
  • Nerve decompressions
  • Shoulder joint replacements including humeral head replacement, humeral head resurfacing, total shoulder replacement and reverse total shoulder replacement
  • Nonunion and malunion surgery
  • Fracture repairs for proximal humerus, glenoid, scapula, clavicle, humerus
  • Shoulder revision surgery
  • Pectoralis major repair


  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • Elbow dislocations and instability
  • Nerve decompressions
  • Partial and total elbow replacements
  • Contracture releases
  • Ligament reconstruction
  • Fracture repair for distal humerus, proximal ulna and radius
  • Biceps tendon repair
  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow
  • Radial head replacement
  • Elbow revision surgery




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