Anthony V. Petrosini, MD
Specialties: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy
Dr. Petrosini was raised in Staten Island, NY. He attended the State University of New York Downstate Medical School in Brooklyn, New York. He completed his residency training at New York University Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital.
His orthopaedic training also included rotations at the Shriners Children’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Petrosini received specialty training in Sports Medicine at the prestigious Harvard University/ Massachusetts General Hospital Fellowship Program. While in Boston, he served as the assistant team physician for several professional teams, including the New England Patriots, Boston Bruins and New England Revolution soccer team. He served as a staff physician for the Harvard University Health Service Sports Medicine Clinic and as a team physician for the Harvard University Athletic Program, which included many collegiate sports, including hockey, basketball, football, baseball, wrestling and lacrosse.
He possesses expertise in arthroscopy and reconstruction of the knee and shoulder. His experience as a team physician allows him to treat most injuries conservatively, while being able to detect conditions that require surgical treatment.
Dr. Petrosini had the privilege of serving as a sideline physician at all New England Patriot games during the 1996-7 season, which culminated with an AFC Championship and appearance in Super Bowl XXXI.
Dr. Petrosini serves as the Event Physician for the AVP Pro Volleyball Open held annually at the Jersey Shore. Players in this event include nationally ranked teams including the winners of the recent Summer Olympic games. He also served as team physician for the former USBL professional basketball team, the New Jersey Shorecats.
In his spare time, Dr. Petrosini enjoys many sports, including basketball and golf. His experience and training have provided a unique perspective on athletic injuries. His philosophy on the treatment of sports injuries takes into account the athlete’s strong desire to return to activity, while ensuring the patient does not aggravate an injury or place themselves at risk for future injuries. Treatment protocols may be applied for all skill levels, including elite high school or college athletes, as well as weekend warriors. With the increasing athletic participation among all age groups, Dr. Petrosini tailors his treatment to the individual’s participation level, regardless of age.
Dear Dr. Petrosini and the rest of the Orthopedic Institute Staff,
I came in to you guys about a year and a half ago, around March 2011 with a torn ACL, PCL, and LCL. At the time, I had been training for a half marathon, teaching zumba, and planned on being an ocean lifeguard in the summer. When I was diagnosed with such a serious injury, I thought I would never be able to run again, let alone do any of the active things I was used to doing. You all, however, had other plans. I wanted to thank you all for being so patient and professional in helping me overcome this injury and return to my normal lifestyle. Because of you all, I walked a 5K 5 months post-surgery, ran a 5 mile race about one year post surgery, and finally completed a sprint triathlon about a year and 2 months post-surgery. I have also been able to go back to ocean lifeguarding and even competed in a few tournaments! Another thing I was able to do was go white water rafting and hiking in Yosemite National Park with my family. Attached I have added pictures of these various events, in case you guys wanted to use them to inspire new patients to realize that although they might be hurt, they are not dead. There are always ways to get better, and by conducting such amazing surgery, you have pointed me and probably many others in that direction. I cannot thank you enough!!!!! You truly changed and saved my life.
Amanda was Dr. Petrosini’s patient two years ago. She tore three ligaments in her knee. She is now a spring lake lifeguard. The video shows her kayaking, jumping out of the boat and sprinting up the beach to come in second at an all women’s lifeguard tournament. Please share with your staff as a thank you and use on your website if you feel it’s appropriate.
Aka Amanda’s mom