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Jack Farr, II, MD
Jack  Farr, II, MD Jack  Farr, II, MD

Jack Farr, II, MD

4.83 stars

Specialties

  • Cartilage Restoration
  • Knee
  • Orthobiologics
  • Sports Medicine

317.884.5163

(Fax: 317.884.5360)

Meet Dr. Jack Farr

Dr. Farr received his undergraduate degree in biological engineering from Rose Hulman Institute of Technology in 1975, where he was also awarded an honorary doctorate of biological engineering. He earned his medical degree from Indiana University in 1979. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Indiana University Medical Center in 1986. Dr. Farr has a subspecialty practice in knee and cartilage restoration.

His numerous appointments and affiliations include a voluntary clinical full professorship in orthopedic surgery at Indiana University Medical Center, a board position with the Cartilage Research Foundation, the International Cartilage Repair Society general board (Meetings and Education Committee Chair) and Patellofemoral Foundation Vice President. 

As a leader in U.S. cartilage restoration advances, Dr. Farr has written numerous articles, book chapters and has completed and edited two cartilage books published in 2013. He serves as an associate editor for the journals Cartilage and American Journal of Orthopedics. 

He lectures both nationally and internationally and participates in several ongoing articular and meniscal cartilage clinical trials. He was also a design surgeon for a meniscal allograft transplant system and two knee patellofemoral osteotomy systems. Dr. Farr worked as a design surgeon for a current partial knee replacement system (Sigma High Performance Partial Knee Replacement) for patients with knee changes too advanced for restoration.

Dr. Farr is actively affiliated with OrthoIndy Hospital and Community Hospital South. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America, the International Cartilage Repair Society, International Patellofemoral Study Group, International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery & Arthroscopy.

Practice focus:

  • Knee Restoration
    • Meniscal Repair/Transplantation/Scaffolds and Implants
    • Carticel (Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation)
    • Allograft (Fresh Osteochondral Grafts)
    • Ligament Reconstruction
    • Patellar Transplantation/Realignment
    • Knee Arthroplasty Partial Knee Replacement
  • Sports Medicine:
    • ACL Reconstruction (option of all Arthroscopic)
    • Patellar Instability and Cartilage Surgery
    • Meniscal Repair and Transplantation

Education

Undergraduate School

Rose Hulman

Medical School

Indiana University School of Medicine

Residency

Indiana University Medical Center

Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • The American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • The International Cartilage Repair Society
  • International Patellofemoral Study Group
  • International Society of Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and the European Society of Sports Traumatology
  • Knee Surgery & Arthroscopy

Awards and Recognition

Honorary Doctorate of Biological Engineering from Rose Hulman

Indianapolis Monthly Top Doctor (2014 - 2020)

Arthritis Foundation of Indiana Honoree Bones Bash 2011

Becker Spine Review 2017

Certifications

Board Certified Physician

Patient Reviews

4.83 out of 5 (46 Ratings, 23 Comments)

5 stars
Feb 2, 2022
Dr Farr is amazing. He took the time not only to thoroughly review my case but to educate me on my condition and the options. A true professional in every sense of the word. Thanks so much!
5 stars
Jan 26, 2022
Very profesional
5 stars
Jan 21, 2022
Dr. Farr was very attentive. He was kind and very professional.