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Russell Petrie, MD

Procedures & Conditions Treated:


  • AC Joint Surgery
  • ACL Reconstruction
  • ACL Reconstruction Surgery
  • Anti-inflammatory Medication
  • Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Meniscal Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopy of the Hip, Knee, Shoulder
  • Bankart Lesion Repair
  • Bicep Tendon Repair
  • Bicep Tendon Rupture Surgery
  • Bursitis / Impingement Surgery
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Cartilage Restoration
  • Clavicle and Postural Supports
  • Clavicle Fracture Repair
  • Corticosteroids / Cortisone Shots
  • Durable Medical Equipment (DME)
  • Humerus Fracture Repair
  • Hyaluronic Acid Injection (Viscosupplementation)
  • Joint Debridement
  • Joint Injections
  • Knee Braces
  • Knee Fracture Surgery
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Sleeves
  • Knee Wraps
  • Labral Repair
  • Labral Repair / Labrum Repair
  • Labrum Surgery
  • LCL Reconstruction
  • Ligament Repairs (LCL, MCL, PCL)
  • Loose Body Removal
  • Meniscal Tear Surgery
  • Meniscus Repair
  • Minimally Invasive Shoulder Surgery
  • Olecranon Bursa Aspiration
  • Open Shoulder Surgery
  • Partial Menisectomy
  • PCL Reconstruction
  • Physical Therapy
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Debridement
  • Shoulder Decompression
  • Shoulder Immobilizers
  • Shoulder Instability Repair
  • Shoulder Labral Repair
  • Shoulder Replacement Surgery
  • Shoulder Revision Surgery
  • Shoulder Slings
  • Shoulder Stabilizers
  • SLAP Lesion Tear Surgery
  • SLAP Repair
  • Superior Capsular Reconstruction Surgery
  • Tendon Repair
  • Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery
  • Ultrasound Guided Injections
  • X-Ray & MRI


  • AC Joint Separation
  • ACL Injury
  • ACL Tear
  • Anterior Knee Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Baker's Cyst
  • Bankart Lesion
  • Bicep Tendon Rupture
  • Bicep Tendinitis
  • Broken Collarbone / Collarbone Injuries
  • Cartilage Injuries
  • Chondromalacia
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Dislocated Knee / Kneecap Dislocation
  • Dislocated Patella / Sublaxation
  • Dislocated Shoulder / Subluxation
  • Distal Biceps /Triceps Ruptures
  • Fractured Knee
  • Fractures
  • Frozen Shoulder / Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Bursitis / Goosefoot
  • Knee Cartilage Injuries
  • Knee Cysts
  • Knee Ligament Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Tendonitis
  • Labral Tear of the Hip or Shoulder
  • Labral Tears of the Shoulder / Bankart Lesion
  • LCL Injury
  • MCL Injury
  • Meniscal Tear
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Muscle Injury
  • Osgood-Schlatter Disease
  • Osteochondral Defect (OCD)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellar Tendinitis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
  • PCL Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Injury / Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee / Chondromalacia Patella
  • Separated Shoulder
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Bursitis
  • Shoulder Fractures
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Osteoarthritis
  • Shoulder Sports Injuries
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • SLAP Lesion Tear
  • Strained Knee
  • Suprascapular Neuropathy / Entrapment
  • Synovitis
  • Throwing Injuries
  • Unstable Knee Cap


Dr. Petrie is a native of Cape Town in the Republic of South Africa. His family includes three generations of physicians: his grandfather, both parents and Dr. Petrie. His family moved to the United States when he was a toddler and he grew up in Rochester, Minnesota in the shadow of the Mayo Clinic. As a child, he would accompany his father during school holidays on rounds at the Mayo Clinic, and this early exposure set the tone for his adult career.

Dr. Petrie double majored in Biology and Economics from UC Berkeley and attended Mayo Medical School and did his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic. He completed his Fellowship in Orthopedic Sports Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, where he took care of the University Pittsburgh Sports Team and had exposure to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Dr. Petrie remains academically active as one of the core faculty members to the Hoag Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship program since its inception in 2016. He is also an arthroscopy instructor at the San Diego Shoulder Institute for the past 15 years.

As for his specialty in sports-related knee and shoulder injuries, he says, “I liked sports and ended up in doctors’ offices because of them. What is gratifying is to return someone to their life’s passion by fixing what is wrong. That, to me, is why I’m here.” Currently, Dr. Petrie is one of the medical team physicians for the LA Chargers.

Dr. Petrie lives in Irvine. He enjoys cycling, scuba diving, and surfing. His outside interests also include being an ocean environmentalist and entrepreneur. He helped found Okeanos, an international company focusing on plastic reduction in packaging.

Dr. Petrie's Physician Assistant is Karri Knodel, PA-C.

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  • Medical School
  • Mayo Medical School (Medical Doctor)
  • Internship
  • Mayo Graduate School of Medicine (General Surgery)
  • Residency
  • Mayo Graduate School of Medicine (Orthopedic Surgery)
  • Minneapolis Sports Medicine Center (Sports Medicine)
  • Nemours Children's Hospital
  • Fellowship
  • University of Pittsburg (Shoulder and Knee Sports Medicine Fellowship)
Board Certification
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery2001
  • Sports Medicine Subspecialty Board Certification
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Mayo Fellow’s Association
  • Orange County Medical Association
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
  • National Football League Physicians Society (NFLPS)
  • Team Physician for the Los Angeles Chargers Football Club
  • Faculty for Hoag Orthopedic Institute Sports Medicine Program
  • Former Head Team Physician for Vanguard University Athletics
  • Recipient of Wyatt-Ayherst resident reporter program grant to the 1998 AAOS annual meeting (1998)
  • High honors in biology, University of California at Berkeley (1988)
  • Commencement speaker biology graduation, University of California at Berkeley (1988)
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting Poster Award Winner (2020)
  • University of Iowa Jackson-Steindler Orthopaedic Clerkship Award (2013)
Affiliated Locations
  • Hoag Hospital - Irvine
  • Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian - Newport Beach
  • Hoag Orthopedic Institute
  • Hoag Orthopedic Institute Surgery Center - Newport Beach
  • Newport Orthopedic Institute - Irvine Orthopedics
  • Newport Orthopedic Institute - Newport Beach Orthopedics