A board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery, Dr. Plante focuses his practice on adult and pediatric injuries of the shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle. He has a special interest in arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgery, ACL and complex knee ligament reconstructions, shoulder instability and rotator cuff surgery, meniscal repair and cartilage restoration, and complex extremity trauma. He has had the opportunity to work with many professional, college, and high school teams including the Pawtucket Red Sox, the Providence Bruins, Brown University, Holy Cross, and the Providence Public Schools.
Dr. Plante shares his expertise through lecturing both locally and nationally on the latest techniques in ACL reconstruction and rotator cuff surgery, and he has been named an Associate Master Instructor by the Arthroscopy Association of North America. Additionally, he has published numerous articles and book chapters focusing on a variety of orthopedic trauma and sports medicine topics. He also co-directs a shoulder and knee arthroscopy course for engineers at the Depuy Mitek Learning Institute.
His approach to managing orthopedic injuries is a conservative one. When surgery is necessary, he explains the procedure in detail and takes the time to answer all questions. He performs all surgeries in their entirety, including skin closure. Following surgery, he supervises all aspects of postoperative rehabilitation to assure his patients the best possible outcome.
- Undergraduate – Tulane University, 1999
- Medical – Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, 2003
- Internship – Rhode Island Hospital, 2004
- Residency – Brown University, Orthopedic Surgery, 2008
- Fellowship – Rhode Island Hospital, Orthopedic Trauma, 2009; UMASS Memorial Hospital, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine, 2010
- American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
- Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
- American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine