Dr. Petty's Areas of Expertise

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
● Arthroscopic Labral Repair
● Arthroscopic Instability Repair
Bankart repair, Inferior capsular shift
Complex Shoulder Reconstructions
● Glenoid Bone Grafting for complex shoulder
Dr. Petty has restored normal shoulder performance to people who have been told, sometimes by multiple surgeons, that their shoulder is not fixable. The procedure involves cutting a piece of bone from the patient's pelvis, shaping it to provide a perfect fit with the humeral head and glenoid (the bone that holds the humeral head in position, and then attaching the harvested bone to the glenoid.
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Casey Gibson patient experience
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● Latissimus transfer for chronic, irreparable
rotator cuff tears
● Treatment of complex posterior shoulder
Total Shoulder Replacement
● Reverse Shoulder Replacement
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair
Dr. Petty uses the anatomic "double-bundle" procedure for ACL reconstruction. He uses this procedure because it is the only way to restore the original, native anatomy. The natural ACL has a complex structure consisting of two bundles. Most ACL surgeries currently utilize a single bundle because the double-bundle procedure requires more time and more refined skills. Even with the double-bundle procedure, it is critical that the grafts be positioned in exactly the right positions. Otherwise, the knee will be subjected to some of the same unnatural forces that occur with cruciate-deficient knees that will limit knee function and lead to osteoarthritis in future years. Proper rehabilitation is critical, but rehabilitation cannot overcome technical deficiencies in the surgery.
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Blake Carden patient experience
Arthroscopic Mosaicplasty Cartilage Repair
● ACI (autologous chondrocyte implantation)
Arthroscopic Meniscal Repair
Total Knee Replacement
Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction
● Elbow Arthroscopy
● Treatment of Osteochondritis Dessicans of the
Humeral Capetellum


Carpel Tunnel Release
Trigger Finger Release
● Treatment of DeQuervain's
● Wrist Arthroscopy
● Treatment of arthritis of the wrist and hand

● Hip Arthroscopy
Total Hip Replacement
Birmingham Hip Resurfacing


Proximal Hamstring Rupture
When a hamstring rupture has not been treated for years, it becomes extremely complicated because of the difficulty in separating the retracted hamstring muscle from the sciatic nerve without damaging the sciatic nerve.
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Jill Plunkett patient experience

Dr. Petty has had consistent success with all of the Areas of Expertise listed above. Additionally, Dr. Petty's extensive knowledge of anatomy, combined with excellent diagnostic skills, has allowed him to have success with unusual or even rare situations, often in cases that are regarded as untreatable.