Selected as one of the Best Doctors in America, 2008, by Harvard University School of Medicine.
Voted a "Top Doctor" by Washingtonian Magazine 2005 and by Northern Virginia Magazine 2007 & 2008
- BA, Brown University
- MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine
Internship & Residency
- Orthopaedic Surgery, Georgetown University Medical Center
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Clinical Professor of Orthopedics at Georgetown University
- Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- Arlington County Medical Society
- Virginia Medical Society
- Virginia Orthopaedic Society
- Eastern Orthopaedic Society
- American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
- Arthroscopy Association of North America
Areas of Specialization
- Sports Medicine
- Total Joint Replacement
- Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
- Ligamentus reconstruction of the knee
- Cartilage resurfacing of the knee
- Total knee replacement
- Partial knee replacement
- Bilateral knee replacement
- Revision total knee replacement
- Rotating platform total knee replacement
- Total shoulder replacement
- Resurfacing of the shoulder
Frank A. Pettrone, MD
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 orthopaedics. 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 Commonwealth Orthopaedics, he served a tour in the United States Navy as an orthopaedic surgeon.
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. 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.
"I 'love' Dr. Pettrone, he is the best!"
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"Dr. Frank Pattron was very knowledgeable and thorough."
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Annandale High School
George Mason University
Madeira High School
Tysons Corner Office
1635 N. George Mason Dr
Arlington, Virginia 22205
8320 Old Courthouse Road
Vienna, Virginia 22182