The team at the Care New England Orthopedics and Sports Medicine is committed to excellence in orthopedic surgery and musculoskeletal medicine. Designed to meet the growing needs of all patients in the region, the department provides comprehensive care of bone, joint, tendon, and ligament ailments offering the best and most advanced care and technology in the region. Whether it’s a traumatic injury, degenerative problem, or sports-related injury, our dedicated team is available to relieve your discomfort, restore your mobility and get back to a pain-free, active lifestyle.
Orthopedic care at Care New England is individualized, patient-centered care that is responsive to your needs when you need it. Your direct access to fellowship-trained experts streamlines your care and accelerates your recovery.
Care New England Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
P: (401) 729-2800
F: (401) 921-6161
Butler Hospital Location
100 Butler Drive
Providence, RI 02906
Kent Hospital Location
455 Toll Gate Road
Warwick, RI 02886
Women & Infants Location
101 Plain Street
Providence, RI 02903
6 Blackstone Valley Place
Building 5, Suite 530 2nd Floor
Lincoln, RI 02865
111 Brewster Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
The team at the Care New England Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine provide consultations and evaluations for:
Sports, exercise, and physical activity can cause pain and result in injury to joints and ligaments. At the Care New England Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, you have direct access to our physicians with specialty training in sports medicine. High-quality, efficient care can help heal injuries and restore function quickly and safely.
Our surgeons are specially trained to restore your range of motion, ease your pain and enable you to regain your active lifestyle with the surgical option that is best for you including robotic-assisted joint replacement.
Our multidisciplinary approach to injuries and disorders of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand involves a team of therapists, physicians, and fellowship-trained surgeons. We are experts in state-of-the-art operative and non-operative care.
Conditions we treat:
Fracture care involves the treatment of all broken bones, from minor to serious. Whether admitted through our emergency department or seen at another urgent care or walk-in clinic, our orthopedic specialists can treat every type of broken bone with care and expertise. We will recommend an individualized treatment plan to get you healed in a way that fits your needs and your lifestyle with the best outcomes.
The treatment needed for most fractures is to immobilize the bone which allows it to heal. This can be done with different techniques depending on your fracture:
Casting and splinting: Some fractures can be immobilized by applying a cast or a splint to stabilize the area. Sometimes a brace or a prefabricated boot can provide the immobilization needed. If the broken bone has moved or is out of position, it may need to be set back in place or “reduced” to ensure a successful outcome. Orthopedic surgeons are experts in setting fractures both in the office and the operating room so they can heal properly.
Internal fixation: Some fractures are better treated surgically with the use of plates, screws, rods, or wires to perfectly align the bone and rigidly hold it in order to heal properly. Our experts can tell you when this is required or more beneficial to you.
External fixation: Some fractures require putting pins and rods into the broken bone and attaching them outside of the body to provide optimal treatment. This is usually associated with fractures involving extensive skin damage or infection.
Healing: When a fracture occurs, there is bleeding of the bone which turns into a clot. A collection of cells migrate to the fracture site and a “callus” around the break which starts to make new bone that eventually heals the fracture. If the bone ends are not closely aligned or if the bone’s blood supply is damaged, the bone cannot heal properly. Fixation and immobilization are important but healing also depends on good health and nutrition. Calcium and Vitamin D are necessary for healing. Smoking is a major threat to healing as are certain health conditions like diabetes.
Orthopedic foot and ankle surgeons are physicians who have a completed medical school, advanced “head to toe” orthopedic training, and advanced surgical fellowships devoted to the foot and ankle. Our experts offer comprehensive surgical and non-surgical treatment of foot and ankle disorders and trauma.
Services we provide:
Dominic Thomas Kleinhenz, M.D. is a spine surgeon who specializes in a wide range of spinal conditions. Dr. Kleinhenz treats patients with neck and back problems. His practice focuses on patients who suffer from disc herniation, degenerative cervical, thoracic, and lumbar disease, spine trauma, and spine deformity.
Dr. Kleinhenz received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida, graduating summa cum laude. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine with Honors. He completed an Orthopedic Surgery residency at Brown University and Rhode Island/Miriam Hospitals.
Dr. Kleinhenz completed Spine Surgery fellowship at Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital. He is a board-eligible orthopedic surgeon with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.