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.