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Dr. Jack Farr

Orthopedic Surgery
Greenwood, IN
42 years experience male

Locations

OrthoIndy

Greenwood, IN

Address

1260 Innovation Parkway, Greenwood, IN
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 11:30am
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Kentucky

Cigna

CIGNA Health Care

Golden Rule Insurance Company

UnitedHealthcare

WellPoint Health Networks Inc

About

Bio

Jack Farr II, MD Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon Honorary Doctorate Biological Engineering Dr. Farr received his undergraduate degree in bio¬logical engineering from Rose Hulman Institute of Technology in 1975, where he also was awarded an honorary doctorate of biological engineering. He earned his medical degree from Indiana University in 1979. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Indiana University Medical Center in 1986. Dr. Farr has focused his practice on sports medicine and knee restoration. For a more extensive biography see http://www.cartilagerestoration.org/blog/extended-biography-jack-farr and www.OrthoIndy.com

Specialties
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Orthopedic Surgery

Sports Medicine

Doctor Q&A

37 Answers
8 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A female asked:
Dr. Jack Farr
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Painful Ossicle: Osgood schlatter's is from repetitive traction injury of the patellar tendon attachment to the tibia when growth plates are open. Once growth is completed there may be a persistent bony "bump" and in some patients a small ossicle. If this is impacted, there may be more pain and persistent pain than someone without o.S. History. Bruising at the bottom of the patella is different: it needs an eval.
A member asked:
Dr. Jack Farr
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Evaluate the Cause: The medical term for spur is "osteophyte". There are many causes for the focal bony overgrowth ranging from a traction osteophyte from high loads applied to the patella to osteoarthritic osteophytes. Typically, the treatment of the "spur" is not isolated, rather treatment is directed at the underlying reason the spur developed and thus could range from activity modification to rehab to surgery.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Farr
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Evaluation: It appears you may have isolated patellofemoral arthitis. A complete diagnosis is key. Are the medial and lateral knee compartments normal? Did you have patellar instability in the past? What is the shape of the trochlear groove, the height of the patella, etc? The treatment may range from rehabilitation to tuberosity transfer to cartilage restoration to arthroplasty--so, see a pf expert asap.

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Testimonials
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Dr. Scott Gudeman
Dec 2, 2012
I endorse this doctor. I joined Jack and his practice 18 years ago. He has always been unselfish, supportive and eager for my practice to grow. He is a fantastic resource if I have clinical question...Read More
Dr. Andrew Saltzman
Dec 2, 2012
Dr. Farr is doing critical research on cartilage restoration and takes on some of the most challenging cases in orthopaedics. I refer some of my most difficult patients to him. His extensive knowled...Read More
Dr. Gregory Fox
Dec 2, 2012
Dr. Farr is a leading expert in cartilage restoration in the Midwest. He is my "go to" referral physician for complex articular surface problems for patients of all ages.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Indiana University School of Medicine, IN
Graduated 1979MD

Residency

INDIANA UNIVERSITY HEALTH
Completed 1986

Residency

INDIANA UNIVERSITY HEALTH
Completed 1986

Awards

Edwards Scholarship. IUMC
Royce Award, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Honorary Doctorate of Biologic Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Affiliations

St francis hospital and health center
Ortho Indy Physicians
St Francis Hospital South
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