Dr. Christian Petrulio, MD

Dr. Christian Petrulio, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
47 y/o

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Dr. Christian Petrulio, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in New Bedford, MA. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 15 years.

Southcoast Physicians Group, Inc.

300 Faunce Corner Rd

New Bedford, MA 02740
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Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Top Care Areas


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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hand Conditions
very high
more than 98% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Petrulio "As a Southcoast Health physician, I believe in patient-centered care. I am committed to partnering with you to deliver safe and compassionate care in a comfortable environment. I believe in listening to you and understanding your concerns, respecting your unique needs and delivering you the highest quality of care. I will work closely with you to create a personal care plan that meets your needs and utilizes the depth of my training and our resources here at Southcoast Health to effectively deliver high quality care. As a Southcoast Health physician, I commit to deliver you More than medicine."


  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Boutonniere Deformity
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Finger Disorders
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Paronychia
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rupture of Ulnar Collateral Ligament of Thumb
  • Scaphoid Fractures
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Thumb Basal Joint Arthritis
  • Tingling Sensation
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at Wrist
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Pain


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  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Harvard Medical School
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • New York University
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Columbia University/Ny Presbyterian Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Columbia University/Ny Presbyterian Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Kleinert Hand Fellow
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Chiron Surgical Oncology Fellow
    Other Education | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Petrulio has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Petrulio's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Petrulio to family and friends
based on 14 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Petrulio's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Wareham, MA |
I've had 2 surgeries to my hand due to severing my tendon accidentally. I was seen quickly and recovered as well as can be expected for the injury. I definitely recommend his service.
Dear Megan, Thank you for taking the time to leave an excellent review of Dr. Petrulio. We are very glad to hear that you were seen quickly and that you would recommend him to other patients. If at any time you would like to share additional insights, please feel free to call our Patient Experience department at 877-264-7244 or write to us through our online form at https://www.southcoast.org/contact-us/. Thank you again!
New Bedford, MA |
would never recommend him ! My husband cant even hold a gallon of milk or bend his wrist something he was able to do before the surgery, Went for a second opinion and that doctor told my husband she would not of performed the surgery ? leaving us screwed My husband unable to go back to his job .I felt he threw us to the curb when he found out about him going for second opinion. Before he does surgery on you get a second opininion.
in Dartmouth, Massachusetts |
Great Surgeon! Very professional answered all of my questions took the time to listen and reassure me about the surgery. Thank you Dr. Petrulio for correcting my basal joint arthritis! Great job in minimizig my scar on the incision site!!
in Onset, Ma |
My experience with Dr. Petrullio was very positive. On time, showed me my x-rays, ct scans with a thorough explanation of my condition. He was empathetic, and showed a genuine concern for me and my condition. I would recommend him in a heartbeat.
Wareham, MA |
He is very personable and I was very comfortable under his care.
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