Orthopedics and
Sports Medicine

Specialized Orthopedic Care in Rhode Island

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.

Specialists "on-demand"

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.

Contact Information

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

Lincoln Location
6 Blackstone Valley Place
Building 5, Suite 530 2nd Floor
Lincoln, RI 02865

Pawtucket Location
111 Brewster Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860

What We Treat

Orthopedic and bone health physicians provide diagnostic, medical, and surgical services for injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system.

The team at the Care New England Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine provide consultations and evaluations for:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Degenerative joint diseases/cartilage disorders
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  • Hand and upper extremity injuries
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Shoulder disorders
    • Rotator cuff tears
  • Spine Conditions
    • Disc herniation
    • Degenerative disc disease
    • Spinal stenosis
  • Simple and complex fractures/delayed healing
  • Knee disorders
  • Sports injuries
  • Foot and ankle disorders
  • Bone disorders
    • Osteoporosis


Sports Medicine

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.

Total Joint Replacement

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.

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

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:

  • Nerve compression, including carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Fractures and dislocations of the hand, wrist, forearm, and elbow
  • Tendon lacerations and injuries
  • Trigger finger
  • Tendonitis, including tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow
  • Arthritis of the hand, wrist, and elbow
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Nerve repair and reconstruction
  • Peripheral nerve tumors
Fracture Care

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.

Foot and Ankle Surgery

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:

  • Comprehensive care of acute traumatic injuries
    • Ankle fractures
    • Foot fractures – including lisfranc, calcaneus, and talus fractures
    • Dislocations
    • Tendon injuries
  • Arthritis and post-traumatic pain or deformity
    • Ankle replacement and ankle fusion
    • Hallux rigidus
    • Nonunion and malunions
    • Post-surgery chronic pain
  • Minimally invasive care of sports and overuse injuries
    • Achilles tendon ruptures
    • Ankle sprains and instability
    • Tendinopathy
    • Plantar fasciitis and heel pain
  • Reconstruction of chronic foot deformity
    • Flatfoot or fallen arches
    • Cavus foot
    • Diabetic/neuropathic deformity and limb salvage
    • Bunions and hammertoes
    • Bracing and orthotic evaluations
Bone Health
Strong bones are an important part of a healthy and pain-free life. It is never too soon (or too late) to think about strong bones and receiving the evaluations needed to address osteoporosis and other concerns with bone density.

Meet the Team

Dominic Kleinhenz, MD

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.