Kenneth Pettine, MD - spine surgeons to know | 2014

Written by Super User | August 21, 2014 | Print  |

Pettine-Portrait1Kenneth Pettine, MD (The Spine Institute, Loveland, Colo.).

Dr. Pettine is a pioneer in minimally invasive outpatient spine surgery and has dedicated his efforts to transitioning appropriate spinal cases into the outpatient ambulatory surgery center setting. He is the driving force behind the Society for Ambulatory Spine Surgery, founded in 2011 to help educate surgeons in the safety and efficacy of ambulatory surgery. The society's goal is to have more than 50 percent of spine surgeries performed in an ambulatory environment.


In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Pettine has contributed to significant

advances in spinal implants and technique. He is the co-inventor of the Maverick artificial disc, Prestige artificial disc and currently serves as the chief FDA IDE investigator for the Raymedica lumbar nucleus disc replacement. His additional work with spinal implants includes the Spinal Motion cervical and lumbar total disc arthroplasty, Neodisc cervical disc replacement, Abbot Wallis device,

DePuy Discover cervical disc replacement, Facet Solutions Acadia lumbar facet replacement and Paradigm Spine coflex interspinous device. 


In 2011, Dr. Pettine founded the Orthopaedic Stem Cell Institute to provide stem cell therapy to patients with certain orthopedic injuries as an alternative to therapy. Institute physicians use an autologous stem cell therapy with X-ray guidance to perform the procedure in an outpatient ambulatory surgery center.


Dr. Pettine is a member of the North American Spine Society, International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery, International Spinal Injection Society and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He earned his medical degree at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. His additional training includes a fellowship at the Institute for Low Back Care in Minneapolis.



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