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Dr. Paul Fadale, MD

Orthopedic Sports Medicine ·  Male · Age 63

Dr. Fadale

University Orthopedics Inc

1 Kettle Point Ave East Providence, RI 02914

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(401) 457-1535


Dr. Paul Fadale, MD is an orthopedic sports medicine surgery specialist in East Providence, RI and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine in 1981 and specializes in orthopedic sports medicine, sports medicine, and more.


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Dr. Fadale accepts the following insurance:

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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 Arthroscopy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fadale performs Knee Arthroscopy more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Fadale performs this procedure more than 90% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
Knee Disorders
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Fadale treats Knee Disorders more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Fadale treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Fadale's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture Repair
  • ACL Surgery
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Fracture Repair
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral Meniscus Repair
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Ankle Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patella Tendon Tears
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Quadriceps Tendon Repair
  • Quadriceps Tendon Tears
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • 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 Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Torn Cartilage

Dr. Fadale's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Fadale

4.9

Based on 74 reviews

5 Stars
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BLOWN AWAY by results After 7 weeks of misdiagnosed ACL tear I scheduled surgery with Dr Paul Fadale. He said I’d walk without crutches in 2 weeks, and guess what he was RIGHT! Keys to a great surgery are the doctor, rest, knee raised, stay on top of pain, PTearly, the BREG ice machine. This guy is tops in my book! Place your trust in him.
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Extremely professional straight shooter. I was amazed at how smoothly my procedure and recovery went, and all I had to do was follow the doctors orders. Dr. Paul Fadale is tops in his field and their new patient facility in E Providence is outstanding!
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I completely obliterated my left shoulder and rotator cuff, was in severe pain every day until Dr. Fadale operated and literally stitched all that was torn. I have been pain-free following the operation until now. I completed PT and have full range of motion. There are many very good Doctors who do what they do very well, I just happened to have the very best and am very thankful to have been treated by Dr. Paul Fadale.
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Dr. Fadale did an exceptional job diagnosing my condition. In my case a surgical procedure was necessary on my knee and while no one is excited about surgery it was the best option and the Doctor and his team did a wonderful job getting it done and getting me back up on my feet in a short time. It's going to be great to be able to resume all my physical activities once again
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I had a great experience from start to finish with Dr. Fadale. He is very personable and knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with.
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My experience with Dr Fadale was outstanding . I was very happy with the out come of my knee surgury. The facility and his staff are wonderful. I would recommend Dr Fadale to anyone
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Dr.Fadale was very professional and right to the point he gave me my options and his recommendations my meniscus surgery went fantastic ,recovery has been painless 10 days out no pain flexibility and range of motion is back to normal I had other knee done 4 years ago recovery was a lot more difficult.Ice ,Ice and more Ice and recovery has been great this time around
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Dr. Fadale was recommended to me by another orthopedist and has not disappointed! He is one of the go-to orthopedic surgeons in RI for knee issues. I’d give him and the University Ortho PT department 6 stars if I could.
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Dr. Fadale is the BEST! I suffered a bilateral patellar tendon rupture and he fixed me with no issues. I cannot thank him enough...
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After struggling with pain in my right knee for three months I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Fadale at University Orthopedics. His explanation of my injury and the options to fix my problem were explained in detail. Its been two weeks since my arthroscopic surgery and I feel great. The facility is spacious and state of the art. My PT is going along well. Every employee in that building greets you with a smile and they really care about your well being. I highly recommend Dr. Fadale !
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Dr Fadale is excellent clinically and has a great bedside manner. My knee surgery went very well. I’m back to work and my active life.
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Dr. Fadale took all the time necessary to explain my diagnosis and the options available to me. The process from appointments, diagnostic tests, surgery to PT and recovery has been world class. I would recommend Dr. Fadale and the staff at University Orthopedics to everyone.
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Dr. Fadale is an excellent doctor not only in his expertise regarding the particular procedures but in his bed side manner! I never felt rushed, he answered all my questions and made sure I understood every step of what was to happen. Follow up care was just as good! In addition the staff at University Orthopedics is second to none! From the office to the medical staff, all were competent, pleasant and helpful! Five star service for sure!
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Dr. Fadale performed ACL reconstruction surgery on my right knee and it turned out great. His expertise in this area benefited me greatly and gave me back my quality of life. I am grateful that I was able to have access to him to fix my knee. His reputation in this area of medical procedure is what brought me to him in the first place and after my experience I am forever grateful that I was able to have him as my surgeon.
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Dr. Fadale is an incredible surgeon. I would recommend him to any of my family/friends. I broke my leg/ankle pretty badly and he was able to surgically repair my leg/ankle picture perfectly. His knowledge and expertise is unparalleled. He guided me throughout the entire process and I couldn't thank him enough. I highly recommend him to anyone.
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DR. Fidale is an incredible orthopedic surgeon. Very straight forward, quick recovery and his staff including physical therapy department are fantastic. Highly recommend Dr. Fidale.
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This was my first major injury that required surgery. Something I feared my entire life and it ended up happening to me. I saw Dr Fadale the day after my injury and within 30 seconds he was able to tell me my achilles was ruptured and I needed surgery. Just as quickly he told me he would work to get me back to normal as quickly as possible. I was a nervous wreck going into surgery but the staff was excellent at keeping me calm and making the environment comfortable. Dr Fadale assured it it would
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Dr. Fadale is a great surgeon but more importantly a terrific educator. His concern for his patients over all health is unparalleled. I couldn’t be happier with the outcome of my procedure. I knew going in what to expect and he was spot on. The aging process is not fixable but he has made my quality of life much better.
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Dr. Fadale is a great surgeon who is friendly, helpful and professional! His knowledge and expertise is outstanding! From my first appointment to surgery to my follow up appointment, Dr. Fadale and the entire medical and nursing staff made this experience stress free. I am very pleased with my surgical outcome and so glad that my primary care physician referred me to Dr. Fadale. He is the best! Thank you to him and his staff for my positive outcome!
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I broke my shoulder in a fall and was referred to Dr Fadale by the ER. The quality of care I received from Dr Fadale and his staff was outstanding. Would highly recommend!!!
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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 Fellowship Director.   Dr. Fadale is a board certified trained orthopaedic surgeon spe...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1988
Union Memorial Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1987
A/O Intl Switz
Fellowship Hospital
1987
Ri Hosp/Brown University
Residency Hospital
1983
Ri Hosp/Brown University
Internship Hospital
1981
University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine
Medical School
1988
1987
1987
1983
1981

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Rhode Island Hospital

Providence, RI