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  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
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Appointments: Call 646-248-7800


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1865 Broadway Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

1865 Broadway
New York, NY 10023
United States

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275 Madison Ave Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

275 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
United States

Clinical Expertise

  • Acromioclavicular separations
  • Adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder
  • Anatomic ACL
  • Anterior compartment syndrome
  • Anthrofibrosis capsulitis of shoulder
  • Arthritis
  • Arthroscopic knee surgery
  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Articular cartilage restoration
  • Articular cartilage transplant
  • Bone bruise
  • Bone health
  • Bone scan
  • Cartilage transplant
  • Deformed bone
  • Dislocation
  • Foot injuries
  • Fractures
  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Hyaluronic acid injections
  • Image - guided procedures
  • Impingement syndrome of shoulder
  • Joint analysis
  • Joint aspiration
  • Joint diseases and injuries
  • Joint problems
  • Joint replacement
  • Joint restoration in adolescents
  • Knee arthroplasty
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Knee injuries
  • Knee replacements
  • Leg realignment
  • Ligament injuries of the knee
  • Ligament injuries of the shoulder
  • Little leaguer elbow
  • Meniscal tears
  • Multidirectional instability of the shoulder
  • Musculoskeletal MRI
  • Musculoskeletal imaging
  • Musculoskeletal problems
  • Nerve compression of the arm
  • Nerve compression of the upper extremity
  • Orthopedic problems
  • Orthopedic trauma
  • Orthopedics
  • Orthovisc
  • Osgood-Schlatter disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteotomies of the knee
  • Osteotomy
  • PCL injury
  • Patella tendinopathy
  • Patella tendon rupture
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
  • Preventive care
  • Quad Tendon Rupture
  • Quadriceps tendon rupture
  • Shoulder - multidirectional instability
  • Splinting
  • Synvisc
  • Synvisc one
  • Total shoulder replacements
  • Transplantation of articular cartilage
  • Trauma - orthopedic
  • Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty

New York Accepted Insurances

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Aetna Medicare
Anthem BCBS
BCBS Blue Card
BCBS of NY – Empire
BCBS of NY – Empire Medicare
BCBS of NY - NYC Medicare Advantage Plus Plan
Corvel – Workers Compensation
Coventry – Workers Compensation and Motor Vehicle
Emblem Health – Emblem, HIP & GHI
Emblem Medicare
Emblem Health – NYC Medicare Advantage Plus Plan PPO
HealthFirst Commercial & PPO
HealthFirst Essential (Exchange)
HealthFirst Medicaid
HealthFirst Medicare
Humana Medicare
Multiplan/PHCS/Beech Street
New York Workers Compensation
Oxford Health Plans (Freedom, Liberty)
Oxford Health Medicare
Railroad Medicare
The Empire Plan NY
United Healthcare AARP Medicare Complete
United Healthcare Choice
United Healthcare Choice Plus
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
United Healthcare Navigate EPO, HMO, POS
United Healthcare NYSHIP
United Healthcare POS
United Healthcare PPO

Training and Education

Board Certification

  • Orthopaedic Surgery - Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC)


  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, NYU Langone Hospital, New York, USA
  • Hip and Knee Arthroplasty, Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Sports Medicine/Arthroscopy and Shoulder Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital and Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto, Canada


  • Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Orthopaedics and Traumatology, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Italy

Medical School

  • Doctor of Medicine and Surgery, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”, Italy


  • Orthopedic Surgery - Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC)
  • Orthopaedics and Traumatology - Federal Office of Public Health, Swiss Confederation
  • Orthopaedics and Traumatology - MIUR, Department of Health Board, Italy
  • Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC)
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)

About Me

Massimo Petrera MD, FRCSC is a member of Summit Health’s Orthopedic and Sports Medicine team. Dr. Petrera pursued a career in sports medicine because he is passionate about sports, and grew up playing soccer and tennis. Dr. Petrera is interested in helping recreational and professional athletes recover from injuries.

As an orthopedic surgeon trained in arthroscopic surgery, Dr. Petrera treats sports-related injuries that require surgery using arthroscopic and minimally invasive techniques. The most common injuries he treats are ligamentous injury of the knee (ACL, PCL and multi-ligament, meniscus injury), shoulder injury, including rotator cuff and instability, ankle injuries including Achilles tendons rupture and ankle instability.

Additionally, Dr. Petrera also specializes in joint preservation and cartilage restoration, including osteochondral allograft and autograft transfer as well as chondrocyte implantation. He also uses orthobiologics, such as platelet rich plasma and bone marrow concentrate to treat sports injuries and early arthritis. Dr. Petrera is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine.

“I like to treat patients with compassion, dignity and respect, being empathetic and sharing the decision-making process. I provide the patient with the highest level of care possible and make myself available and approachable to patients”, says Dr. Petrera.

What’s most important to the doctor during a patient visit is to listen to the patient, understand their needs and goals, and educate them to be able to make a decision on treatment. He enjoys being able to see the results of what he does and finds it gratifying to see his patients return to playing sports or doing what they love.

Outside of treating patients, Dr. Petrera enjoys soccer, tennis, cycling, traveling, and art history. He is interested in educating the community about living a healthy life, and preventing injuries. Aside from numerous research studies and published articles, his objective for the future is to continue research in cartilage repair and regeneration, aiming to find a “biological” solution to treat arthritis and lead the way to biologic arthroplasty.

English, Italian

Hospital Affiliations

  • NYU Langone