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Benjamin Petty, MD, CAQSM

Benjamin Petty, MD, CAQSM

Director of Orthobiologics Center

Board Certified in Family Medicine, Board Certified in Sports Medicine

Triangle Region

Brier Creek
Chapel Hill

Dr. Petty earned his undergraduate degree at North Carolina State University where he played Division I basketball for the NC State Wolfpack. He completed medical school at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN and went on to complete a family medicine residency at the University of South Alabama followed by a sports medicine fellowship at the renowned Campbell Clinic in Memphis. He obtained additional training at the Mayo Clinic and The Orthobiologic Institute.

Dr. Petty is credentialed in the management of sports concussions and is a Certified ImPACT Consultant for the management and neurocognitive testing of athletes. He co-authored an article on the Sideline Management of Concussions in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of American Clinical Review Articles. Dr. Petty is a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, Exercise is Medicine and the American Academy of Family Medicine. He is board certified in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine.

He has served as team physician for multiple high school and college teams and worked with the professional athletes of the NBA Memphis Grizzlies and the Memphis Redbirds. Dr. Petty’s extensive sports medical coverage includes the Country Music Marathon, St. Jude Marathon, The Memphis Open, and many other sporting events.

Dr. Petty specializes in non-surgical orthopedics, orthobiologics, sports medicine and concussion management, and he has extensive skills in advanced ultrasound techniques such as: hydrodissection, aspiration, percutaneous joint injections, percutaneous fenestration and diagnostic ultrasound.

Dr. Petty provides nonsurgical options for patients such as: orthobiologics, hyaluronate injections, and Tenex procedures. As part of his orthobiologics, he provides PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and Adult MSC injections. Orthobiologics can be useful for acute or chronic arthritis or tendon/muscle injuries. Dr. Petty also provides the Tenex ultrasound guided treatment for chronic tendonitis (tendonosis). The Tenex procedure is a minimally invasive, non-surgical approach for eliminating scar tissue, one of the primary sources of chronic tendon pain.

Dr. Petty is from Winston-Salem, NC and is married to Dr. Tiffany Petty, who is a practicing North Carolina pediatrician. Dr. Benjamin Petty likes to spend time with his two sons and is involved in community activities along with playing basketball, running 5K races and watching multiple sports.

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  • Undergraduate Education: North Carolina State University
  • Medical School: Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
  • Residency: University of South Alabama Family Medicine
  • Fellowship: Campbell Clinic Sports Medicine Fellowship, Memphis, TN


  • Board Certified in Family Medicine
  • Board Certified in Sports Medicine


  • Co-authored an article on the Sideline Management of Concussions in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of American Clinical Review Articles.


  • American Medical Society of Sports Medicine
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • Exercise is Medicine
  • American Academy of Family Practice
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Dr. Petty and Emerge Ortho are great folks. Dr. Petty is patient and takes time to explain all issues. His recommendations have relieved my pain and helped me get back to my prior level of tennis play. Very grateful for his input and assistance.

Andy H


Doctor Petty is very knowledgeable and pleasant. I’ve had very troubling tendinitis in both knees and experienced difficulty sitting and standing. Six weeks out from my treatment I’m functioning much better and am thankful to be Doctor Petty’s patient.

Steve H


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