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Kenneth Pettine, M.D.

Dr. Kenneth Pettine, The Spine Institute

Dr. Kenneth Pettine is a board-certified, fellowship-trained spine surgeon with an extensive background in spine surgery, research, and rehabilitation, including artificial disc replacement surgery and other non-fusion spine technologies.

He is a co-inventor and co-designer of the Maverick™ Artificial Disc, a disc replacement for the lumbar spine, and is also the principal investigator for 15 FDA studies involving non-fusion technology.

Dr. Pettine is a distinguished speaker at national and international symposiums and the author of nearly 20 research publications.  He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the North American Spine Society, the International Society for Advancement of Spine Surgery, and the International Spinal Injection Society. He is also the founder of the Society for Ambulatory Spine Surgery and the Orthopedic Stem Cell Institute.

Dr. Pettine co-founded Rocky Mountain Associates in Orthopedic Medicine in 1991 and The Spine Institute (formerly Rocky Mountain Spine Arthroplasty Specialists) in 2004. He received his medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver and completed his residency and master’s degree in orthopedic surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He completed his spine fellowship training at the Institute for Low Back Care in Minneapolis.

His past appointments include: Staff Orthopedic Surgeon and Chief of the Sports Medicine Clinic at Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Georgia; Associate Clinical Professor at the Medical College of Georgia; and Visiting Consultant at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Augusta, Georgia.

Dr. Pettine is the recipient of numerous honors, a distinguished speaker at national and international symposiums, and is the author of nearly twenty research publications. A complete listing of Dr. Pettine’s C.V. can be downloaded here.

Colfex Procedures Dr. Kenneth Pettine has Preformed

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