Richard W. Smith, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon with Coastal Orthopaedics

Get to know Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Richard W. Smith, who serves the population of Falls River, Massachusetts.

Richard W. Smith is an established Orthopedic Surgeon, who has been providing excellent care to the citizens of Fall River, Massachusetts for many years.

Working for Coastal Orthopaedics, and affiliated with Fall River’s Charlton Memorial Hospital, Saint Anne’s Hospital and the Same Day Surgiclinic, Dr. Smith has dedicated his life to delivering the highest possible surgical services to his patients of all ages. He is renowned as a specialist in sports medicine and in partial and total knee replacements.

Dr. Smith is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon. A native of Tiverton, Rhode Island, Dr. Smith graduated from Providence College. He received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. and completed his internship in general surgery and residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Massachusetts in Worcester.

Prior to joining the staff at Coastal Orthopaedics, Dr. Smith served in the U.S. Navy during Operation Desert Storm as an orthopedist at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Naples, Italy. He later became the Team Physician to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in Groton, CT.

Dr. Smith provides sports medicine coverage to area high schools in addition to coaching youth sports including soccer, basketball and baseball. He has a special interest in athletes whose sport requires throwing.

Armed with experience and knowledge, Dr. Smith offers comprehensive and timely results, working to help treat each patient effectively.

Orthopaedic surgeons are devoted to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles. Some orthopaedists are generalists, while others specialize in certain areas of the body, others specialty focuses include shoulder and elbow, hand, and spine. Orthopaedic surgeons treat broken bones, and replace painful joints, and also treat patients for sports injuries, back pain, ruptured discs and spinal stenosis, bone tumors, carpal tunnel, hand arthritis and hand injuries, club foot, bow legs and hip dysplasia, orthopaedic trauma, limb lengthening, achilles tendon injuries, bunions and foot and ankle injuries, osteoporosis, and arthritis.

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