Dr Robert Pettit to lead New Beacon Orthopedics Fort Thomas Location

Dr. Robert Pettit will run a new Beacon Orhopaedics & Sports Medicine center in Fort Thomas.

Beacon Orthopedics & Sports Medicine announced that Dr Robert Pettit – a highly qualified, scholarship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports-related injuries – will run Beacon’s Fort Thomas location, which is slated to open in late February.

Pettit is a Cincinnati native of Anderson Township who played on the St. X High School State Championship football team in 2005 and was assistant physician for the Boston Celtics. .

“We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Pettit to Cincinnati and to the Beacon family,” said Andy blankemeyer, CEO of Beacon Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. “This is another scholarship trained expert in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine that we can add to our already fantastic and growing team of Beacon doctors.”

Dr Pettit has been trained with leaders in the fields of ACL reconstruction, cartilage restoration, meniscal allograft transplantation, knee osteotomies, robotic mako knee arthroplasty, arthroscopic surgery shoulder and shoulder arthroplasty. He is particularly interested in knee and shoulder preservation using techniques to prolong joint health and delay or avoid joint replacement in young, active patients. For patients who might benefit from joint replacement, he is certified in Mako Robot Assisted Knee and Partial Knee Arthroplasty.

Dr. Pettit received his undergraduate degree in biology from Ohio State University, his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati, and his orthopedic residency at OSU Wexner Medical Center. He completed his university training in sports medicine and reconstructive surgery at the prestigious Beth Israel New England Baptist Hospital, affiliated with the Harvard and Tufts university programs.

While in Boston, Dr Pettit served as an assistant team doctor for the Celtics as well as the New England Free Jacks major league rugby team and the Merrimack Warriors Division 1 teams.

As a child, Dr Pettit’s physical and especially sporting activity meant everything to him. He played baseball, basketball, football and soccer. When she was 12, she was diagnosed with a rare disease of the subchondral (the bone under the cartilage) of both knees called juvenile osteochondritis dissecans (JOCD). It is a condition that can lead to cartilage damage and early arthritis. He says he then decided he wanted to become a surgeon.

“It was my first introduction to orthopedic surgery,” Pettit said. “After several surgeries and phenomenal care, I was cleared to play football for Saint X.” He was even a part of the school’s first state championship team.

Dr Pettit spends his free time with his wife, Alison, herself a healthcare worker, and their growing family.

The new Fort Thomas location – the 25th Beacon office in the Greater Cincinnati area – is being developed at 775 Alexandria Pike by Ashley Development Group, based in northern Kentucky, right next to the entrance to the Highland Country Club. Beacon also has locations in Northern Kentucky at 600 Rodeo Drive in Erlanger and 2900 Chancellor Drive (Building 40) in Crestview Hills.

With the new office, Beacon patients will have access to enhanced services including comprehensive orthopedic care including urgent orthopedic care, sports medicine, pain management, physiotherapy, athletic training, imaging services , regenerative medicine and surgeries in three dedicated surgical centers.

Beacon Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is Ohio’s largest orthopedics practice. Since 1996, Beacon Orthopedics has helped thousands of patients overcome injuries and improve their quality of life. Beacon Orthopedics provides medical leadership and coverage to more than 30 local high schools, five varsity track programs and professional teams, including the Cincinnati Reds.

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