Jack Farr II, MD

Jack Farr II, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery Greenwood, IN

Director, OrthoIndy Sports Medicine Fellowship Program

Office Address

  • 1260 Innovation Pkwy
    Greenwood, IN 46143
    Phone: (317) 884-5200
    Fax: (317) 884-5360

Jack Farr II, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery Greenwood, IN

Director, OrthoIndy Sports Medicine Fellowship Program


  • By Elizabeth Hofheinz, MEd, MPH of Orthopedics This Week published May 5th, 2009 Whether studying replication in fruit flies or working on a design team for a meniscal product, Dr. Jack Farr, an orthopedic surgeon and founder of the OrthoIndy Cartilage Restoration Center of Indiana (Indianapolis, Indiana), likes to excavate all of the important details surrounding a problem. And then he moves forward. Years ago a young Jack Farr would move forward by moving southward. Dr. Farr: “I was born in Sitka, Alaska, where my dad was principle of the local high school. Because he felt strongly that we (kids) would have more potential for a broader education in the lower states, he moved the family to Indiana when I was in first grade. Having a stay-at home mom meant that my dad’s tenet of never delaying school projects was routinely followed.” For the full article, see www.CartilageRestoration.org at http://www.cartilagerestoration.org/blog

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Orthopaedic Surgery: Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Clinical Interests: Patellar Dislocation; Patella; Knee Injuries; Patellofemoral Joint; Articular Cartilage; Arthroscopy; Tibial Menisci; Anterior Cruciate Ligament; Arthroplasty

Education & Medical Training

  • Indiana University School of MedicineIndiana University School of Medicine
  • Rose Hulman Institute of Technology

Certifications & Licensure

  • IN State Medical LicenseIN State Medical License1979 - 2015
  • American Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryOrthopaedic Surgery, 1988, Current

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Indianapolis MonthlyCastle Connolly, 2013, 2011
  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 CertificationAllscripts Enterprise EHR, Allscripts, 2012, 2013
  • AMA Physician RecognitionContinuing Medical Education, 2002, 2007

Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Current meniscal allograft transplantation.  Farr J, Gersoff W, Sports Med Arthrosc Rev 2004;12(1):69-82
  • Allograft interference screw fixation in meniscal transplantation.  Farr J, Meneghini RM, Cole B, Arthroscopy 2004;20(3):322-327
  • Bone bridge in slot technique for meniscal transplantation.  Cole BJ, Fox JA, Lee SJ, Farr J, Op Tech Sports Med 2003;11(2): 144-155

Books/Book Chapters

  • Articular Cartilage Lesions. Chapter: Meniscal transplantation Page 140 - 151
    Farr J, Gersoff WK
    Editors: .Springer-Verlag, New York
  • Textbook of Arthroscopy. Chapter: Lateral release and medial repair for patellofemoral instability Page 743 - 753
    Farr J
    Editors: .
  • Textbook of Arthroscopy. Chapter: Arthroscopic meniscus transplantation: bridge in slot technique Page 547 - 554
    Freedman, KB, Cole BJ, Farr J
    Editors: .Elsevier, Philadelphia


  • Articular cartilage: patient evaluation and surgical decision making. Farr J, Lewis P, Cole BJ, J Knee Surg 2004;17(4);219-28
  • Tibiofemoral contact mechanics following serial medial meniscectomies in human cadaveric knee. Cole BJ, Lee SJ, Aadalen KJ, Lorenz P, Prasanna M, Hayden J, Farr J, Poster session AOSSM Annual Meeting, Quebec City, Canada
  • Patellofemoral contact following anteromedialization of the tibial tubercle. Beck PR, Cole BJ, Thomas A, Farr J, Poster session AOSSM Annual Meeting, Quebec City, Canada


  • KneeCartilage Masters Experience Arthroscopy Association of North America(AANA), Rosemont, Illinois - 10/5/2012
  • Cartilage epidemiology clinical realities. FDA presentation. Boston, MA
  • DeNovo NT natural tissue graft. AANA Fall Course, Rosemont, Illinois


  • Intermediate term results of stored osteochondral allograft shell transplants. Farr J, E-poster ICRS San Diego, California
  • Autologous chondrocyte implantation for the treatment of the patellofemoral chondral defects. Farr J, E-poster ICRS San Diego, California
  • Chondrofix: clinical study for early intervention of damaged knee cartilage. Farr J, Beyond Your Bones-OrthoIndy publication

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Georgia Blue Choice HMO
  • BCBS Georgia Blue Open Access POS
  • BCBS Georgia BlueChoice Option POS
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Sagamore Health Plus
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO


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