Rhode Island orthopedic practice to expand into Massachusetts

Practice Management

Providence, R.I.-based University Orthopedics is developing an orthopedic office in Mansfield, Mass., its first in the state, the practice announced Dec. 28.

The group expects to open the location Feb. 1. In addition to clinical space, the office will house an OrthoDirect location. OrthoDirect provides same-day care for new, nonemergent musculoskeletal injuries.

University Orthopedics will provide a range of services including sports medicine, general orthopedics, spine surgery and pain management.

Thirteen physicians will see patients at the location.

Edward Akelman, MD, practice president, said: "Patients will no longer have to drive into Boston or Rhode Island to receive world-class care. It will be available just a short distance from their homes."

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