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Frank A. Pettrone, M.D.

Specialties

Physician assistants / nurse practitioners

OrthoVirginia Offices

Dr. Frank Pettrone specializes in general orthopedics and sports medicine, with a focus on caring for athletes and following their return to athletic performance. He served a tour in the U.S. Navy as an orthopedic surgeon and enjoys teaching and training residents and sports medicine fellows. He is the head team physician for George Mason University Athletics.

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Bio

With a keen interest in athletic injuries and finding solutions that help athletes return to optimum performance, Dr. Frank Pettrone was naturally attracted to a career in orthopedics. After earning a BA from Brown University and a medical degree from Georgetown University, Dr. Pettrone completed both his internship and residency program at Georgetown University Medical Center. Then, before joining OrthoVirginia, he served a tour in the United States Navy as an orthopedic surgeon.

Dr. Pettrone practices general orthopedics and particularly enjoys caring for athletes and following their return to athletic performance. With his special interest in sports medicine, Dr. Pettrone also participates in research of radiofrequency treatment of articular cartilage lesions, extra-corporeal shockwave therapy for tennis elbow, and artificial knee ligaments.

Involved in a variety of professional organizations and activities, Dr. Pettrone finds his contributions to the teaching and training of residents and sports medicine fellows especially rewarding. In addition to teaching, he is involved in caring for multiple sports teams—from high school and local club teams to intercollegiate and professional athletic teams such as George Mason University, the Prince William Pirates, and DC United. He has served as a physician for the US Olympic Training Center Teams and US National Teams including the gymnastic, canoe/kayak, and soccer teams. Dr. Pettrone’s professional honors and awards include the Jack Rockwell Award (the US Gymnastics Outstanding Physician of the Year), the US Military Sports Medicine Fellowship Physician of the Year, and participation in the Clinical Program of Orthopaedics at Georgetown Medical School. Also active in the community, Dr. Pettrone is involved in fundraising for Catholic Charities, alumni giving at Brown University, and participation with the Foundation at George Mason University.

Dr. Pettrone and his wife, Claire, an attorney for the healthcare industry, live in McLean and have three children. In his leisure time, Dr. Pettrone loves travel, the beach, and playing tennis.

Education & Training

  • Georgetown University Medical Center, Orthopedic Surgery Residency
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine, Medical Degree
  • Brown University, Bachelor of Arts

Certifications

  • Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery

ABOS board certified in orthopedic surgery

Hospital & Team Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arlington County Medical Society
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Clinical Professor of Orthopedics at Georgetown University
  • Eastern Orthopaedic Society
  • Head Team Physician, George Mason University
  • Team Physician, Annandale High School
  • Team Physician, DC United, 1996-1998
  • Team Physician, Prince William Cannons, 1980-1995
  • Virginia Medical Society
  • Virginia Orthopaedic Society

Organizations & Awards

  • Recipient of the George Mason Medal, the George Mason University’s highest award
  • Selected as one of the Best Doctors in America, 2008, by Harvard University School of Medicine
  • Best Doctors in America List 2017-2018
  • Voted a Top Doctor by Arlington Magazine 2019
  • Voted a Top Doctor by Virginia Living Magazine 2017
  • Voted a Top Doctor by Northern Virginia Magazine 2007, 2008
  • Voted a Top Doctor by Washingtonian Magazine 2005

Treatments

  • Broken collarbone surgery
  • Bursitis/impingement surgery
  • Closed reduction (elbow)
  • Closed reduction (finger)
  • Closed reduction (shoulder)
  • Closed reduction (sternoclavicula joint)
  • Diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases
  • Foot and ankle – clubfoot, flatfoot
  • Foot pain treatments
  • Foot ulcers and lesions
  • Heel pain treatments
  • Impingement – rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Little League elbow treatment
  • Little League shoulder treatment
  • Non-operative anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative arthritis (foot and ankle) treatment
  • Non-operative Bankart lesion treatment
  • Non-operative biceps tendon rupture treatment
  • Non-operative bony stress reactions/stress fractures treatment
  • Non-operative broken collar bone treatment
  • Non-operative bunion treatment
  • Non-operative bursitis/impingement treatment
  • Non-operative carpal tunnel treatment
  • Non-operative cervical spondylosis treatment
  • Non-operative claw and hammer toe treatments
  • Non-operative cubital tunnel syndrome treatment
  • Non-operative elbow bursitis treatment
  • Non-operative elbow spur treatment
  • Non-operative finger fracture treatment
  • Non-operative finger sprain treatments
  • Non-operative flat foot treatments
  • Non-operative foot and ankle treatments
  • Non-operative foot callus/corn treatment
  • Non-operative fracture of the talus treatment
  • Non-operative ganglion cyst treatment
  • Non-operative golfer’s elbow treatment
  • Non-operative hand and wrist arthritis treatments
  • Non-operative hand fracture treatment
  • Non-operative herniated cervical disc treatment
  • Non-operative herniated lumbar disc treatment
  • Non-operative hip loose bodies treatment
  • Non-operative knee arthritis treatment
  • Non-operative kyphosis treatments
  • Non-operative labral tear treatment
  • Non-operative lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative Lisfranc fracture/dislocation treatment
  • Non-operative low back pain (lumbar) treatments
  • Non-operative mallet finger treatment
  • Non-operative medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative mensical tear treatment
  • Non-operative muscle strain treatment
  • Non-operative olceranon fracture treatment
  • Non-operative patellar tendonitis treatment
  • Non-operative posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative posterior tibial tendonitis treatment
  • Non-operative radial head fracture treatment
  • Non-operative rotator cuff tear treatment
  • Non-operative runner’s knee (chondromalacia patella) treatment
  • Non-operative scoliosis treatment
  • Non-operative shoulder arthritis treatment
  • Non-operative shoulder instability treatment
  • Non-operative shoulder separation treatment
  • Non-operative spinal osteoarthritis (spondylosis) treatments
  • Non-operative spinal stenosis treatment
  • Non-operative stiff big toe
  • Non-operative superior labrum anterior to posterior (SLAP) lesion tear treatment
  • Non-operative tarsal tunnel syndrome treatment
  • Non-operative tennis elbow – lateral epicondylitis treatment
  • Non-operative throwing injury treatment
  • Non-operative treatment for calficic tendinitis – barbotage
  • Non-operative treatment for frozen shoulder – capsular distention
  • Non-operative trigger finger
  • Non-operative ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) treatment
  • Non-operative whiplash – neck sprain or strain treatments
  • Non-operative wrist fracture treatment
  • Non-operative wrist tendonitis treatment
  • Osteoarthritis treatment
  • Osteoperosis care
  • Osteoporosis care
  • Osteoporosis care
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Posterior tibial tendonitis
  • R.I.C.E. – Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation
  • Radial head fracture surgeries
  • Sacrococcygeal injection
  • Shin splints treatment
  • SI joint injections
  • Sprain and strain treatment
  • Tendon joint injections

Video: Get to Know Dr. Pettrone

With a keen interest in athletic injuries and finding solutions that help athletes return to optimum performance, Dr. Frank Pettrone was naturally attracted to a career in orthopedics. After earning a BA from Brown University and a medical degree from Georgetown University, Dr. Pettrone completed both his internship and residency program at Georgetown University Medical Center. Then, before joining OrthoVirginia, he served a tour in the United States Navy as an orthopedic surgeon.

Dr. Pettrone practices general orthopedics and particularly enjoys caring for athletes and following their return to athletic performance. With his special interest in sports medicine, Dr. Pettrone also participates in research of radiofrequency treatment of articular cartilage lesions, extra-corporeal shockwave therapy for tennis elbow, and artificial knee ligaments.

Involved in a variety of professional organizations and activities, Dr. Pettrone finds his contributions to the teaching and training of residents and sports medicine fellows especially rewarding. In addition to teaching, he is involved in caring for multiple sports teams—from high school and local club teams to intercollegiate and professional athletic teams such as George Mason University, the Prince William Pirates, and DC United. He has served as a physician for the US Olympic Training Center Teams and US National Teams including the gymnastic, canoe/kayak, and soccer teams. Dr. Pettrone’s professional honors and awards include the Jack Rockwell Award (the US Gymnastics Outstanding Physician of the Year), the US Military Sports Medicine Fellowship Physician of the Year, and participation in the Clinical Program of Orthopaedics at Georgetown Medical School. Also active in the community, Dr. Pettrone is involved in fundraising for Catholic Charities, alumni giving at Brown University, and participation with the Foundation at George Mason University.

Dr. Pettrone and his wife, Claire, an attorney for the healthcare industry, live in McLean and have three children. In his leisure time, Dr. Pettrone loves travel, the beach, and playing tennis.

  • Georgetown University Medical Center, Orthopedic Surgery Residency
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine, Medical Degree
  • Brown University, Bachelor of Arts

Certifications

  • Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery

ABOS board certified in orthopedic surgery

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arlington County Medical Society
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Clinical Professor of Orthopedics at Georgetown University
  • Eastern Orthopaedic Society
  • Head Team Physician, George Mason University
  • Team Physician, Annandale High School
  • Team Physician, DC United, 1996-1998
  • Team Physician, Prince William Cannons, 1980-1995
  • Virginia Medical Society
  • Virginia Orthopaedic Society

  • Recipient of the George Mason Medal, the George Mason University’s highest award
  • Selected as one of the Best Doctors in America, 2008, by Harvard University School of Medicine
  • Best Doctors in America List 2017-2018
  • Voted a Top Doctor by Arlington Magazine 2019
  • Voted a Top Doctor by Virginia Living Magazine 2017
  • Voted a Top Doctor by Northern Virginia Magazine 2007, 2008
  • Voted a Top Doctor by Washingtonian Magazine 2005

  • Broken collarbone surgery
  • Bursitis/impingement surgery
  • Closed reduction (elbow)
  • Closed reduction (finger)
  • Closed reduction (shoulder)
  • Closed reduction (sternoclavicula joint)
  • Diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases
  • Foot and ankle – clubfoot, flatfoot
  • Foot pain treatments
  • Foot ulcers and lesions
  • Heel pain treatments
  • Impingement – rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Little League elbow treatment
  • Little League shoulder treatment
  • Non-operative anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative arthritis (foot and ankle) treatment
  • Non-operative Bankart lesion treatment
  • Non-operative biceps tendon rupture treatment
  • Non-operative bony stress reactions/stress fractures treatment
  • Non-operative broken collar bone treatment
  • Non-operative bunion treatment
  • Non-operative bursitis/impingement treatment
  • Non-operative carpal tunnel treatment
  • Non-operative cervical spondylosis treatment
  • Non-operative claw and hammer toe treatments
  • Non-operative cubital tunnel syndrome treatment
  • Non-operative elbow bursitis treatment
  • Non-operative elbow spur treatment
  • Non-operative finger fracture treatment
  • Non-operative finger sprain treatments
  • Non-operative flat foot treatments
  • Non-operative foot and ankle treatments
  • Non-operative foot callus/corn treatment
  • Non-operative fracture of the talus treatment
  • Non-operative ganglion cyst treatment
  • Non-operative golfer’s elbow treatment
  • Non-operative hand and wrist arthritis treatments
  • Non-operative hand fracture treatment
  • Non-operative herniated cervical disc treatment
  • Non-operative herniated lumbar disc treatment
  • Non-operative hip loose bodies treatment
  • Non-operative knee arthritis treatment
  • Non-operative kyphosis treatments
  • Non-operative labral tear treatment
  • Non-operative lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative Lisfranc fracture/dislocation treatment
  • Non-operative low back pain (lumbar) treatments
  • Non-operative mallet finger treatment
  • Non-operative medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative mensical tear treatment
  • Non-operative muscle strain treatment
  • Non-operative olceranon fracture treatment
  • Non-operative patellar tendonitis treatment
  • Non-operative posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative posterior tibial tendonitis treatment
  • Non-operative radial head fracture treatment
  • Non-operative rotator cuff tear treatment
  • Non-operative runner’s knee (chondromalacia patella) treatment
  • Non-operative scoliosis treatment
  • Non-operative shoulder arthritis treatment
  • Non-operative shoulder instability treatment
  • Non-operative shoulder separation treatment
  • Non-operative spinal osteoarthritis (spondylosis) treatments
  • Non-operative spinal stenosis treatment
  • Non-operative stiff big toe
  • Non-operative superior labrum anterior to posterior (SLAP) lesion tear treatment
  • Non-operative tarsal tunnel syndrome treatment
  • Non-operative tennis elbow – lateral epicondylitis treatment
  • Non-operative throwing injury treatment
  • Non-operative treatment for calficic tendinitis – barbotage
  • Non-operative treatment for frozen shoulder – capsular distention
  • Non-operative trigger finger
  • Non-operative ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) treatment
  • Non-operative whiplash – neck sprain or strain treatments
  • Non-operative wrist fracture treatment
  • Non-operative wrist tendonitis treatment
  • Osteoarthritis treatment
  • Osteoperosis care
  • Osteoporosis care
  • Osteoporosis care
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Posterior tibial tendonitis
  • R.I.C.E. – Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation
  • Radial head fracture surgeries
  • Sacrococcygeal injection
  • Shin splints treatment
  • SI joint injections
  • Sprain and strain treatment
  • Tendon joint injections

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