Dr. Richard Smith MD., Orthopedist

Dr. Richard Smith MD.

Orthopedist

(27)
289 Pleasant St Falls River MA, 02720
Rating

5/5

About

Richard W. Smith, MD, works at Prima-care PC in various locations across Rhode Island. He specializes in a variety of orthopedic procedures to correct bone and joint injuries, especially in the field of sports medicine. A former Navy officer in Operation Desert Storm, Dr. Smith also provides sport medicine coverage and coaching to local sports teams.

Education and Training

Georgetown University School of Medicine

Georgetown Univ Sch of Med, Washington Dc 1984

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery- Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopaedic SurgeryAmerican Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryABOS

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Dr. Richard Smith MD.'s Expert Contributions
  • We believe my mother dislocated her shoulder. What should we do?

    If you think your mother has dislocated her shoulder, you should take her to the emergency room and have X-rays taken to confirm the diagnosis. She may have a fracture of her shoulder as well, so X-rays are necessary in this instance. READ MORE

  • Can a knee surgery help in relieving the pain due to arthritis?

    Like all joint conditions, nonsurgical treatment is the preferred initial management. It is important to define the cause of your knee pain; if it is arthritis, then nonoperative treatments include physical therapy, weight loss and conditioning, over-the-counter medications (advil or aleve, tylenol in appropriate doses), and possibly injections all as the first lines of care. Don't rush into any surgery yet. Ultimately, arthritis is typically is progressive and arthroscopic surgery does not alter the course of deterioration, which leads to joint replacement surgery. READ MORE

  • partial vs full joint replacment

    Your knee consist of three distinct compartments; the inner side (medial), the outer side (lateral) and the kneecap (patella). Arthritis can affect all three compartments and if it does, you need all the compartments replaced and this is a full knee replacement. If only one compartment has arthritis and the knee is otherwise healthy, you may be a candidate for a partial replacement. Partial knee replacements are not performed as stop gap measures to "buy you time to a full knee", they are performed as end line operations just like a full or total knee replacement. If however, future surgery needs to be performed on a partial knee for wearing or loosening, this second operation is relatively easy as compared to a second procedure on a full knee. READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

Orthopedic Surgery

Residency

  • U Ma Mem Hlthcare-Univ Campus, Orthopedic Surgery; U Ma Mem Hlthcare-Univ Campus, General Surgery  
  • University of Massachusetts Medical Center

Treatments

  • sports medicine , throwing athlete , partial and total knee replacements

Internships

  • University of Massachusetts Medical Center

Professional Society Memberships

  • Massachusetts Association of Orthopedic Surgeons, New England Orthopaedic Association, National Medical Association, Eastern Orthopaedic Medical Association

Professional Affiliations

  • NEOS, EOA, MOA

What do you attribute your success to?

  • Consistency in Patient Care, Education, Research, Technology, Making a Difference in the Field

Hobbies / Sports

  • Family, Friends, Golf, Soccer, Traveling

Dr. Richard Smith MD.'s Practice location

289 Pleasant St -
Falls River , MA 02720
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New patients: 508-646-7645, 508-646-9525
Fax: 508-679-7177

Practice At 235 Hanover St

235 Hanover St -
Fall River, MA 02720
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New patients: 508-646-9525
Fax: 508-679-7177
http://www.coastal-orthopaedics.com/

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