Dr. Frank Pettrone, MD

Dr. Frank Pettrone, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 74
(19)
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Dr. Frank Pettrone, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Arlington, VA. He is 74 years old and has been practicing for 48 years. Read his story

1635 N George Mason Dr Ste 310

Arlington, VA 22205

Contact Information

(703) 810-5215

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Adhesive Capsulitis
very high
more than 97% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 95% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Dr. Pettrone's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Pettrone "Dr. Pettrone practices general orthopaedics 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."

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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.

Education

  • Brown University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1969
  • Georgetown University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1970
  • Georgetown University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1974

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pettrone has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pettrone's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pettrone to family and friends
2.7
based on 19 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Pettrone's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Alexandria, VA |
Dr Petrone is always in a rush, he's usually in and out of the appointment in 3 minutes. He's rude, doesn't listen and he set my broken finger wrong. After this was confirmed by another orthopaedist, I called Dr. Petrone to let him know. He called me back accused me of being a liar and said it was all my fault. Avoid at all costs, there's a reason it's easy to get an appointment with him.
in Fredericksburg, VA |
Dr Pettrone overhauled the cartilage in both of my knees ( L in Dec' 2005 and Nov' 2014, R in Feb' 2015 ). He's a conscientious man who has done good work on me.
in Mc Lean, VA |
I made an appointment with Dr. Pettrone. I just got new health insurance and my card hadn't come in. I did have the plan number, the group number, and a phone number in case they needed to check. They refused to see me. This meant that I had a) wasted an entire morning taken off work; and b) remained in pain for another week until I could find another doctor who would agree to see me even without that plastic card.
in Mc Lean, VA |
Very good doctor and very good service
in Fairfax, VA |
I should have been alerted on on the 1st visit. He spent all of 2 minutes examining me before recommending orthoscopic surgery on my knee. I had the surgery and it did nothing to help my pain. He blamed me for not doing my PT, even though his own PT team dismissed me twice- I was compliant and diligent about my PT, as I am a professional dancer and was unable to work during this time. On one visit he pushed me up against the wall and yelled at me. That's when I switched doctors. Avoid!
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Dr. Pettrone accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
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  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    KeyCare PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Choice Advantage
    Blue Preferred PPO
    CareFirst Maryland POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
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Hospitals where Dr. Pettrone has admitting privileges

Virginia Hospital Center
1701 N George Mason Dr
Arlington, VA 22205
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