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Dr. Christopher W Digiovanni, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
100 Butler Drive
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Christopher Digiovanni is a medical specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Digiovanni speaks Italian. His areas of expertise include the following: hammer toe, bunions, and ankle surgery. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. After completing medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School, he performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Digiovanni's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Tendonitis, Tendon Ruptures, Foot Surgery, Hammer Toe, Neuromuscular Disorders, Fractures, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Mark Terek, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2 Dudley Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Richard Terek practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Terek has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Terek include hip replacement and knee replacement. He is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, and Providence VA Medical Center. Coventry, First Health, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Terek takes. He is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Terek has received the distinction of American Cancer Society Clinical Oncology Fellowship AOA Austrian/Swiss/German Traveling Fellow.

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Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Cancer

Dr. Matthew Joseph Plante, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
285 Promenade Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Matthew Plante is a physician who specializes in orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Plante include arthroscopic surgery and sports injuries. He is an in-network provider for Neighborhood Health Plan, Great-West Healthcare, Coventry, and more. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School, he completed his residency training at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Plante is professionally affiliated with The Miriam Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Injuries

Dr. Howard S Hirsch, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
588 Pawtucket Avenue
Pawtucket, RI
 

Dr. Howard Hirsch specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School. His medical residency was performed at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California. Dr. Hirsch's areas of clinical interest consist of hip replacement and knee replacement. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and First Health, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hirsch (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Portuguese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Hirsch's professional affiliations include The Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Replacement Arthroplasty

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What is Orthopedic Surgery?

Orthopedic surgeons, sometimes just called orthopedists, are surgical doctors of the musculoskeletal system. They work to keep your body active and in motion by treating problems with your bones, joints, tendons and muscles. The most frequently treated disorder seen by orthopedic surgeons is osteoarthritis, a common “wear-and-tear” problem where the cartilage that cushions the ends of the bones wears down, causing friction and pain. Orthopedic surgeons might also see patients for bone and joint deformities, amputation, infections of the bone and joint, overuse injuries, or nerve compression.

Orthopedic surgeons can order tests such as blood work and x-rays to get a clearer picture of the issue. Depending on the illness or injury, more than one different form of treatment may be used. Treatment may include:

  • Surgery, such as fusing bones together to increase stability, or replacing a joint
  • Medication, such as pain medication or steroids to promote healing
  • Casts, splints, or orthotics (devices such as braces or shoe inserts to support the body)
  • Physical therapy, a kind of treatment using exercise, stretching, heat, and massage to heal the body
  • Exercise, stretching, movement, and use of the affected part

Orthopedic surgeons also work to prevent injuries and slow the progression of disease in their patients. They educate patients on ways to prevent future injuries, and they treat illness in order to prevent further damage to bones or joints that may be affected by disease. The goal of an orthopedic surgeon is to help their patients restore movement and regain an active life.

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