History

Dr. A. Louis Mariorenzi, a Rhode Island native, graduated from Georgetown Medical School and trained at Walter Reed Hospital. In 1964, over 55 years ago, he returned to Rhode Island and began practicing Orthopedic Surgery in the Providence area. Throughout the 1960’s and 70’s, Dr. A. Louis Mariorenzi pioneered multiple new orthopedic procedures. Specifically, he was the first to perform joint replacement surgery in Rhode Island. He was one of a few individuals in the country given special approval by the US FDA to perform this procedure. Additionally, he introduced and advanced arthroscopic surgery in Rhode Island during the late 1970’s and early 80’s. He continued to practice medicine, grow the practice, and mentor the next generations of orthopedic surgeons. The practice expanded with the addition of his two sons, Louis and Michael, and Dr. Greg Austin in the late 1980’s.

The practice, now Orthopaedic Associates, Inc., relocated to its present location in 1988. Over the following 30 years, highly qualified and very carefully selected orthopedic surgeons were invited to join the group to create a collaborative, congenial and well-rounded practice. These affiliations created a diversified and skilled orthopedic surgery group easily accessible to all of Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts with subspecialty trained expertise to handle the vast array of orthopedic problems.

Sadly, the founder of Orthopaedic Associates, A. Louis Mariorenzi, passed away in early 2019. His principles of an individualized patient care approach is still ingrained in our practice philosophy. Our practice continues to offer individualized service in both the surgical and non-surgical care of all disorders and ailments of the musculoskeletal system. We have expanded the practice to offer on-site physical therapy, MRI imaging, x-ray, and Rhode Island’s first in-office operating facilities. Our belief is that by offering the combination of skilled physicians and extensive on-site services, we are able to provide efficient, cost effective delivery of high quality care to our patients. Our mission is to treat each individual based on their unique situation and needs. We do not utilize a one size fits all or factory care approach.

Our practice has always offered individualized service in both the surgical and non-surgical care of all disorders and ailments of the musculoskeletal system.

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