Dr. Paul Fadale, MD

Sports MedicineMaleAge 66

Dr. Fadale
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

University Orthopedics Inc

1 Kettle Point Ave East Providence, RI 02914

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(401) 457-1535

Dr. Paul Fadale, MD is a Sports Medicine Specialist in East Providence, RI. He is affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Fadale to book an appointment.

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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Fadale's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

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Dr. Fadale's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Fadale

4.9

Based on 102 ratings

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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
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Oct 23, 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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My son tore his ACL playing lacrosse and was told by many that Dr Fadale was THE guy for athletes. They were right! The exceptional care that we received was beyond anything we’d ever encountered. We are forever grateful to Dr Fadale for getting my son back on the field! A huge thanks to University Orthopedics!!
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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Anne Glazzard in Barrington , RI – Mar 02, 2020
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I am 67 and have been nursing a torn ALC of my right knee for 8 years with another doctor who said I was too old at 59 for surgery. So I was recommended to see Dr. Paul Fadale by my physical therapist. Best advice I ever got. Not only did he surgically replaced my ACL, l made an amazing full recovery in less then 5 months. Thank you Dr. Fadale!
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Carl A. – Feb 17, 2020
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Dr. Fadale was great. Surgery went better than expected.
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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

  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1987
A/O Intl Switz
Fellowship Hospital
1983
Rhode Island Hospital
Residency Hospital
1982
Rhode Island Hospital
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Portuguese

Awards

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What are Dr. Paul Fadale, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Fadale frequently treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear), Knee Dislocation, and Meniscus Surgery. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Fadale treats.

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

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Locations

University Orthopedics Inc

University Orthopedics, Inc1 Kettle Point Ave East Providence, RI 02914
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Rhode Island Hospital

Providence, RI

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)