Dr. Paul Fadale, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 67

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Paul Fadale, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in East Providence, RI and has over 42 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine in 1981. He is affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Paul Fadale, MD

University Orthopedics Inc

1 Kettle Point Ave East Providence, RI 02914
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(401) 457-1535
Telehealth services available

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Dr. Fadale's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fadale treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Fadale treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Knee Dislocation
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fadale treats Knee Dislocation more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Fadale treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fadale treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Fadale treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Fadale's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patella Tendon Tears
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Quadriceps Tendon Tears
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Torn Cartilage

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Dr. Fadale's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Fadale

4.9

Based on 104 ratings

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Best ACL surgeon
University Ortho should be the only place you have knee surgery. Dr Fadale did my ACL surgery. He and his team are highly professional from all of the pre visits, at surgery center, and post visits. I highly recommend Dr Fadale for any knee surgery. Recovery going very well as expected with lots of PT at University Ortho.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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T Mc – Dec 11, 2022
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Dr. Fadale is fantastic!
Great staff! Very caring and takes the time to listen to you. Highly recommend!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Heather – Aug 22, 2022
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Dr. Fadale is an excellent Orthopedic surgeon. He takes the time to listen, hear, and answer all questions and concerns. Excellent demeanor. Day of surgery went precisely as Dr. Fadale informed me. Extremely pleased with all the care I have received. Physical therapy appointments are going well; and looking forward to a complete recovery. Thank you Dr. Fadale, you’re the best!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Linda L. – Apr 27, 2021
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Dr. Fadale and the whole crew at university orthopedics were great. They made it a simple process with great results.
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Kevin matteson – Mar 29, 2021
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Exceptional medical and social skills. I felt confident in Dr. Fadale from the moment I met him. He's performed several procedures on my knees with excellent results. He communicates in terms that the common person understands and he is a consummate professional. I highly recommend Dr. Paul Fadale!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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William Whitfield – Mar 10, 2021
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I had more than just one meniscus tear; had two and more work to be done to help with pain in my knee. He was professional, efficient and fix me. Surgery was quick and painless! The staff was awesome and I want to shout out to Kerri for making it all happen in helping me have confidence in their care. Thank you!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lana Petersen – Mar 01, 2021
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I had intermittent pain in my knee ranging from sharp pain to dull throbbing. I tried PT but wasn't seeing any improvement. Based on the symptoms and scans Dr Fadale recommended Arthroscopic Surgery. I had the knee surgery and Dr Fadale was able to correct the meniscus tear with minimal pain and swelling. I was able to walk in to PT three days following the surgery without the need for crutchers. Within 6 days of the surgery I was able to restart my daily walking. I couldn't of hoped for a better result.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bill ODonnell – Jan 29, 2021
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Dr. Fadali is awesome! I had a very successful knee surgery and so very pleased to say he is a kind and sincere Dr! Thank you Dr.Fadale
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Val Nelson – Jan 28, 2021
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Cannot say enough positive things about Dr. Fadale and his team! From pre-op appointments to surgery and now post-op, he wants the best for each patient and truly cares about their well being. I couldn't be more impressed with his bedside manner and approach to stressful situations, he made me feel right at ease throughout the entire process. I'm so impressed with his entire office, I would highly recommend Dr. Fadale to everyone and anyone!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 23, 2020
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Had a miniscus tear! Dr Fadale was excellent! Went to Rhode Island Hospital for operation and the staff were excellent too! I would recommend him to every friend and relative which most of my family experience!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dorothy DiOrio – Sep 22, 2020
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What a pleasure. He apologized for keeping me waiting (it wasn't really that long), engaged me in the examination by showing me my knee xrays, clearly and with patience explained my options and helped me get to the next step by arranging for a surgeon in his practice to see me. Took my concerns about lifestyle limitations very seriously and sincerely. TERRIFIC.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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SMR – Sep 11, 2020
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Dr Fadale did a great job on my knee. I’ve had it done before by another Dr but this time there was virtually no pain from day one.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 19, 2020
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Dr. Fadale repaired a meniscus tear for me and the Doctor and entire staff were wonderful the whole time.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 18, 2020
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Dr. Fadale is one of the most experienced professional doctors I have ever met. From procedure to recovery. He is very thorough and only cares about the patient's concerns and will do whatever it takes to make sure the outcome is a success. I Highly recommend Dr. Fadale!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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melissaq – Jun 29, 2020
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I went to Paul specifically after he was recommended by a friend. I tore my ACL on my left knee. Pre/post care was excellent, surgery for the repair went perfect! Paul is a master of his craft, and enjoyable to have as a surgeon. He is all business, but, takes time to ensure his patients are well cared for and doing well.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Christopher J Senseman – Jun 12, 2020
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The best sports doctor I've met!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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May 27, 2020
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Am 60 yr. old male, who had a partial meniscectomy done at the Kettle Point Outpatient Center. Dr. Fadale's reputation as knee surgeon is well established. The quality of my experience with the entire team involved in my surgery was superb. Dr. Fadale's "bedside manner" is confident and assuring. And particular kudos to Sonia, (Surgical Coordinator). For whatever it's worth: Much of recent literature suggests that those beyond approx. age 55 with a meniscus tear get equally good results with managing this medically vs. surgery. I did "medically manage" my tear for almost 2 yrs., before the tear got larger in January and surgery was required. In retrospect, I probably should have had it done 2 yrs. ago.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jim M. – May 24, 2020
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Dr. Fadale is excellent! He has great bedside manner, thoroughly and clearly explaining my operation before and after. I never felt rushed, he spent as much time as I wanted discussing everything. I highly recommend him. His office and nursing staff were also great.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ken B – May 22, 2020
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Dr. Fadale and his supporting staff are EXCELLENT! I'm 55 and had arthroscopic surgery March 2020 for torn menisci in my right knee. I sought out Dr. Fadale as he previously operated on my son's ACL and resolved my wife's knee problem. Top notch from initial consult to post-op followup. Everyone, and I mean everyone, that managed my situation gave 110% - front desk, scheduling, pre-op, insurance, billing, PT - no one missed a beat!!!! I highly recommend Dr. Fadale.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Walter – Apr 16, 2020
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Dr. Fadale is an awesome surgeon! I just had my third knee surgery with him due to wear and tear from 50+ years of playing basketball and other sports. My physical therapist said my knee was best looking post-op knee he had ever seen in his entire 15 year career. I highly recommend Dr. Fadale.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Steve B. – Mar 10, 2020
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Paul Fadale is Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Chief of Sports Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown Universiy and  Sports Medicine...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Education

1988
Union Memorial Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1987
A/O Intl Switz
Fellowship Hospital
1987
RI Hosp/Brown University
Residency Hospital
1982
Rhode Island Hospital
Internship Hospital
1981
University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Portuguese

Awards

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What conditions does Dr. Paul Fadale, MD treat?

Dr. Fadale frequently treats the following conditions: Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear), Knee Dislocation, and Osteoarthritis of Knee. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Paul Fadale, MD's office address?

Dr. Fadale's office is located at 1 Kettle Point Ave, East Providence, RI 02914. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Fadale is able to speak Portuguese and English. View profile to see all.

Is Dr. Paul Fadale, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Fadale provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Paul Fadale, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Paul Fadale, MD is affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital.

Is Dr. Paul Fadale, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Paul Fadale, MD holds board certifications in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.

How much experience does Dr. Paul Fadale, MD have?

Dr. Fadale has over 41 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Paul Fadale, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.9/5 for Dr. Paul Fadale, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider explained conditions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Locations

University Orthopedics Inc

University Orthopedics, Inc1 Kettle Point Ave East Providence, RI 02914
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Practice

1405 S County Trl Ste 510 East Greenwich, RI 02818
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University Orthopedics Inc

University Orthopedics Inc.100 BUTLER DR Providence, RI 02906
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Rhode Island Hospital

Providence, RI

68% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received