Arthur Rettig

Arthur Rettig

Upper Extremities Specialist

Dr. Arthur C. Rettig specializes in sports medicine and disorders of the upper extremities. Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, Dr. Rettig received his medical degree from Cornell University in 1967. 

He was an intern at San Francisco General Hospital in San Francisco, California, and served a second post-doctoral year at the University of California-Berkeley. His special areas of interest are the care and rehabilitation of injuries to the hand, wrist, elbow, and knee.

The practice of medicine is in the blood of the Rettig family. Dr. Rettig’s father was a physician and Dr. Rettig’s son, Lance, is also an orthopedist at Methodist Sports Medicine. 

As a team physician and former head team physician for the Indianapolis Colts, Dr. Rettig gets to indulge his deep love for sports just about year-round. He is the former team physician to Indiana University basketball, IUPUI,  and is also a team physician to North Central High School.

It is estimated that Dr. Rettig has been on the sidelines for more than 1,000 IUPUI competitions, 650 Colts games, and innumerable North Central games during his illustrious career. A lifelong sports fan, Dr. Rettig ranks the Colts winning the Super Bowl right up there with getting married and the birth of his two sons.

Areas of Focus

  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Disorders of the Upper Extremities 
  • Care and Rehabilitation of Hand, Wrist, Elbow, and Knee Injuries 

Locations

Clinical Assistants

  • Angela Petrisin
  • Crystal Bills

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Arthur Rettig

Certifications

  • Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery, 1977
  • Medical License, State of Indiana, 1980
  • Medical License, State of Ohio, 1970
  • Medical License, State of Oklahoma, 1977

Awards

  • Jerry “Hawk” Rhea Outstanding NFL Team Physician of the Year, 2003
  • Indiana Football Coaches Association, Hall of Fame Inductee, 2010
  • Indiana State Medical Association, Team Physician of the Year Award, 2003

Positions

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society 
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, Member
  • American Association for Hand Surgery Annual Meeting, President’s Invited Lecturer, 2003
  • American Association of Hand Surgery, Member
  • American Medical Association, Member
  • American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine, Member
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Member
  • Butler University, College of Pharmacy and Health Science, Adjunct Professor
  • Emageon MVP National Football League, Physician of the Year, 2001
  • Herodicus Society, Member
  • Indiana University Collegiate Basketball, Former Team Physician 
  • Indiana University Medical Center, Indiana, Clinical Assistant Professor 
  • Indianapolis Colts, Former Head Team Physician
  • International Arthroscopy Association, Member
  • National Football League Physician’s Society, Secretary/Treasurer
  • North Central High School, Team Physician 
  • Purdue University West Lafayette, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health, Kinesiology, and Leisure Studies
  • Wishard Memorial Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana, Clinical Instructor in Orthopaedic Surgery