• Phone: 401-777-7000
  • Office Location(s): Warwick Campus | Providence |
  • Specialties: Joint Surgery, Knee Replacement, Hip Replacement
  • Operating Privileges: Kent Hospital, Miriam Hospital, Southern New England Surgical Center

A fellowship-trained orthopedic total joint surgeon, Dr. Llado focuses his practice on management of general orthopedic conditions and fractures, reconstruction of fractures around prosthetic hip and knee implants, and hip and knee replacement surgery, including robotic-assisted procedures. He has received advanced training in the less invasive direct anterior total hip replacement, a muscle-sparing technique that potentially allows for earlier recovery.

His approach to patient care is to first listen to the needs and goals of each patient, and to provide the finest individualized orthopedic care. He attempts to exhaust conservative modalities before proceeding with surgical interventions. Dr. Llado believes that having open discussions regarding disease processes and setting appropriate expectations is essential for obtaining optimal outcomes.


  • Undergraduate – Duke University, 2002
  • Medical – Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, 2007
  • Internship – Drexel University College of Medicine, 2008
  • Residency – Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, 2012
  • Fellowship – Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics at the Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Joint Preservation and Reconstruction, 2013


Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons
  • Rhode Island Orthopedic Society
  • Rhode Island Medical Society


Awards & Honors

  • Phi Eta Sigma, Duke University, 1999
  • Dean’s List, Duke University, 1998-2000
  • Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring, Resident nominee, Drexel University, College of Medicine, 2012


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August 3, 2022 / Joint Health / Dr. Roald Llado

What is Outpatient Joint Replacement?

Advancements in perioperative pain management protocols, regional anesthesia, and less invasive surgical techniques have allowed earlier mobilization and accelerated recovery after joint replacement. This has led to the concept of performing outpatient joint replacement procedures. Outpatient joint replacement essentially...

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January 20, 2021 / Health / Dr. Roald Llado

COVID-19 — A Brief Summary

As we have learned more about SARS-CoV-2, much attention has been focused on disease prevention. Currently, two vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna have been FDA approved, and three vaccines from AstraZeneca, Janssen, and Novavax are participating in Phase 3 Clinical Trials. Let’s take a closer look at the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which are being distributed to high-risk populations:

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September 4, 2019 / Knee Knee Pain Osteoarthritis / Dr. Roald Llado

What Can I Do After Total Knee Arthroplasty?

there are approximately 1.5 times more people living the United States with a knee or hip replacement as there are people living with heart failure. The most common indication for knee replacement is debilitating joint pain from underlying osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis develops when cartilage (the “cushion” in the joint) wears away, which can eventually result in bones rubbing against one another. This can lead to debilitating joint pain and.....

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