Dr. Michael Principe, DO

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 43
  
Dr. Principe
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Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists

252 Carter Dr Middletown, DE 19709

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Dr. Michael Principe, DO is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Middletown, DE and has over 14 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Principe has more experience with Knee/Lower Limbs and Hip/Pelvic Bones than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Ohio Univ College Of Osteo Med medical school in 2006. He is affiliated with medical facilities Bayhealth Kent General Hospital and Christiana Care Health System - Christiana Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Principe to book an appointment.


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Dr. Principe and all of his staff are very helpful, friendly, and efficient. Can't say enough good stuff about all of them!
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Jennifer Smith – Mar 09, 2020
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He was very knowledgeable and has been very caring and amazing through my entire healing process. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Luke Thress – Feb 04, 2020
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Wonderful surgeon. Always took the time to explain any questions, offer suggestions and I never felt rushed. Highly recommend.
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Ams – Dec 27, 2019
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Wonderful Doctor, so lucky to have him treat my broken wrist.
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Janet Anderson – Dec 21, 2019
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Dr Principe was great He performed my surgery on my warm and the recovery was great. Rob his assistant was wonderful.
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Ellen Paolozzi – Dec 17, 2019
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Took the time to explain the injury, what surgery would involve, potential risks and rehab. Answered all questions thoroughly - never felt rushed.
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Anna – Nov 02, 2019
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Dr. Principe was the best doctor I saw he was polite knowledgeable, respectful and careful with me with all the pain I was in from my motorcycle accident
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Sep 03, 2019
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Very friendly, listened to my concerns, explained what was happening with the broken bone & gave instructions.
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Gail Fogiel – Sep 03, 2019
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Top notch doctor kudos as well to PA Rob Biddle
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Joseph Garbe – Aug 23, 2019
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Excellent orthopedic trauma surgeon. Has a true passion for his job. I definity hit the lottery when he was on call the weekend of my motorcycle accident. Robert, is PA is excellent also. A great team with compassion for their patients and a LOVE for their job.
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Kelley – Aug 22, 2019
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Dr. Principe is the best doctor I have ever had. He has cared for me since I was taken to the ER following a traumatic car accident a little over a year ago. He stabilized bones that were broken in numerous places and gave me the chance to walk again. I still struggle...a lot...but without him I would have had no hope at all. In the office, no matter how busy he is, he always takes the time to address my needs and concerns as well as those of my family, without rushing. And when needed, I never have a problem getting an emergency appointment. I would not want another doctor! This man is absolutely wonderful in every way!!!
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Glr01 – Jul 22, 2019
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DR. Principe is caring, courteous, excellent bedside manner in atddition to being an awesome surgeon. I would highly recommend him for any orthopedic need.
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May 08, 2019
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I would recommend Dr. Príncipe to anyone in need of a truly thorough, knowledgeable, and kind Doctor in his field of expertise. Dr. Príncipe was informed that I was a diabetic and he knew that it would require a greater length of time for me to heal. Throughout the toughest experience of my life with the injuries I suffered that he was brought in to treat, his knowledge and thoroughness were only matched by his upbeat personality and kind heart.
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Biography

Dr. Michael Principe, DO is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Middletown, DE and has over 14 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Principe has more experience with Knee/Lower Limbs and Hip/Pelvic Bones than other specialists in his area. ...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery

Education

2012
Grant Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2011
Grandview Hospital And Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2007
Grandview Hospital And Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2006
Ohio Univ College Of Osteo Med
Medical School
1999
Monmouth University
Undergraduate School

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(302) 655-9494

Dr. Principe accepts the following insurance:

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Practice Areas

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.

Typically treats 77% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 14 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Femur Fracture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Principe treats Femur Fracture more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Principe treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Principe treats Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip) more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Principe treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Principe performs Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Principe performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

Hip/Pelvic Bones

Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.

Typically treats 63% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Principe treats Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip) more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Principe treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Pelvic Fracture
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Principe treats Pelvic Fracture more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Principe treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

Hip Fracture
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Principe treats Hip Fracture more than 82% of their peers

Dr. Principe treats this condition more than 82% of their peers

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Dr. Principe's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fracture

Locations

Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists

Springmill Professional Center252 Carter Dr Middletown, DE 19709
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 7:30am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists1096 Old Churchmans Rd Newark, DE 19713
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    • Mon: 7:30am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Bayhealth Kent General Hospital

Dover, DE

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

Christiana Care Health System - Christiana Hospital

Newark, DE

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)