Dr. Damon Petty, MD
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Dr. Damon Petty, MD


Sports Medicine | Male


Dr. Damon Petty, MD is a sports medicine doctor who practices in Lebanon, TN. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 21 years. Dr. Petty is affiliated with University Medical Center and Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital.

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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (14)
in Lebanon, TN |
I am so very thankful to have re-united with Dr. Petty. After a terrible fall And injuring my knee he and his staff welcomed me in. My issues were promptly addressed . I have joint/connective tissue disordersand Lupus.I am hopeful that He is my answer/resolve to years of unnecessary pain and disregard by many physicians. My life has been altered and negatively affected for approx 4 years. I trust this man and am in Constant prayer and hopeful to regain stability and less pain! I want mylife bk
Nashville, TN |
Went and seen Dr. Petty a few years back after I had ACL reconstruction and the Doc hopped town after my surgery. Knee gave me problems after surgery and I seen Dr. Petty. He didn't want an MRI or anything and said it felt perfect and my instability was because of quad weakness. Went to a different Dr. and found out the graft had stretched plus I had a torn Posterolateral Corner. He won't spend more than 5 minutes with you, and don't question his judgement because he will get hateful.
in Nashville, TN |
I was referred to Dr. Petty for my knee. He cleaned it up and I was doing pretty good. He offered options for knee injections to avoid a knee replacement, which have worked great. He stated I would probably need a knee replacement but he doesn't push for 'replacement parts'. I appreciate a doctor that doesn't rush into surgery.
in Gallatin |
Replaced both of my hips , did a good job on them and I would use him and recommend him to everyone
in Nashville, TN |
Dr. Petty has now treated me for Shoulder injury with a SLAP repair and helped me CMC Thumb arthritis with two PRP (Platelet) injections. His professionalism, care and concern made me at ease to have shoulder surgery which was quite the undertaking. He was knowledgeable and listened to what I had to say. I am completely recovered from my SLAP repair one year out and so thankful he was my doctor. I have recommended several people I know to see him and would tell you to consider his services.
Lebanon, TN |
My name is Ronald C. Wilson a patient of Dr. Petty and have had one knee replacement with which I am very satisfied. I am about to have the second. Dr. Petty is very cordial & takes time to explain every thing in detail. His staff has also been professional, friendly and helpful. Could not ask for better care.
in Brentwood, TN |
Excellent experience, was highly recommended and I would do the same.
in Lebanon, TN |
Been seeing Dr Petty for a couple of years for both preventive and corrective work. I am very appreciative to have a doctor who spends the amount of time with each patient as well as being thorough. When I found him years back it was a referral but I did my own research and found he was a highly renowned orthopedic surgeon and had credentials and experience with high profile people who are also discerning with who they allow to work on them. My experience has been nothing short of exceptional.
in Lebanon, TN |
Dr Petty takes the time to talk with me and see exactly what is going on medically. I'm sure he takes time with each patient and I do not mind waiting a little longer to get to see him. Also, I did not have to wait for months to see him, got an appointment very quickly as they had openings. Very good doctor, I am glad my pcp sent me to him. I will certainly recommend him to friends and family.
in Antioch tn |
Dr. Pandy is a great doctor I've been going to him since October due to a workers comp injury he's a very caring doctor always on time he answers any of my questions and I have even after hours The staff is very knowledgeable and very friendly just not a normal I would say it's more like a family there
in Goodlettsville, TN |
"99 percent of doctors wouldn't take you seriously" That's what Dr. Petty said to me. I have ptsd and am being treated for severely painful domestic violence injuries, his bedside manner is robotically cold. I felt he was sexist and biased towards me. Several visits he wanted to talk about my hair or my tattoos...I felt like I wasn't being taken seriously, he was offended that I told him how I felt, instead of apologizing, or asking me why I felt that way, he kicked me out after a 3 hr wait.
in nashville tn |
Dr. Petty might be a good surgeon, and I say might because I'm still in the healing stage . Also, his bedside manner SUCKS! He is sending me back to work after 10 days out of surgery with instructions not to use my right hand. He was very aloof during the visit and obviously does not care about my well being because I certainly can't drive to work since the surgery was on my dominant hand/shoulder. I had to read it in the paper that he was sending me back to work. This is Workman's Comp
My apologies to this nice lady, but her complaint is really with the Work Comp laws in Tennessee and her employer. I have to follow the rules pertaining to her care since she is being treated under Work Comp. Those rules include describing her restrictions, which in her case are "no use of the right arm at work until further notice". If her employer insists she return to work under those restrictions, that is within their rights. I cannot change that. She is upset about those rules,
in Lebanon, TN |
What I liked: Dr. Petty is overall straight to the point which I love. At first he recommended me to get physical therapy but after I told him I did ample therapy already and it did not help, unlike other doctors who insisted my keep going, Dr. Petty said scratch that idea. The surgery went great and the incisions made were very small. He is an expert in his field and I would recommend him to my family. What I disliked: Some of the wait times were almost an hour in the waiting room.
in Lebanon, TN |
Initial visit. Was scheduled. I arrived early and submitted all requested medical and insurance information. I was escorted from waiting area to patient care area where there was another waiting area. There I sat for 1 hour and 10 minutes. I not only did not see the doctor I did not talk to a nurse. Observed that it was a high volume office. I got up and left.
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  •  Specializes in Sports Medicine
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


  • Medical School
    University Of Virginia / Main Campus

    Graduated in 1996

  • Residency Hospital
    American Sports Med Institute
    Cleveland Clinic Fndn

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fusion