• Phone: 401-777-7000
  • Office Location(s): Providence | Warwick Campus |
  • Specialties: Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Medicine
  • Operating Privileges: Kent Hospital, Miriam Hospital, Southern New England Surgery Center

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

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
  • American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine
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January 5, 2021/ News Plante / Orthopedics Rhode Island

Dr. Matthew Plante Completes Innovative New Shoulder Procedure

Last month, Dr. Matthew Plante performed an innovative surgical procedure to treat chronic shoulder instability in a patient who’d had multiple prior surgeries performed elsewhere.

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September 15, 2020/ News Plante / Orthopedics Rhode Island

Dr. Matthew Plante Joins the Rhode Show on WPRI to Discuss Staying Active During COVID-19

Orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist Dr. Matthew Plante took to the airwaves this week to stress the importance of regular physical activity during the pandemic, and its benefits to the body’s bones, joints, and muscles. As part of his conversation with the Rhode Show, Dr. Plante also discussed how Ortho Rhode Island is doing their part to help keep our communities moving.

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October 19, 2017/ News Plante / Orthopedics Rhode Island

Ortho RI Specialist Addresses Injury to Boston Celtics All-Star.

Our very own Dr. Matthew Plante (Ortho RI Foundry Division) spoke to ABC news about the recent ankle injury to Celtics All-Star Gordon Hayward. Watch it here

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