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

Jack Farr, II, MD

4.66 stars


  • Cartilage Restoration
  • Knee
  • Orthobiologics
  • Sports Medicine


( Fax: 317.884.5360 )


Undergraduate School

Rose Hulman

Medical School

Indiana University School of Medicine


Indiana University Medical Center


  • 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


Board Certified Physician

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. For more information, please visit CartilageRestoration.org.

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. For a full listing of publications, please visit CartilageRestoration.org.

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.

Learn more about DR. Farr's research

Learn more about Dr. Farr's publications

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

Patient Reviews

4.66 out of 5 (104 Ratings, 27 Comments)

May 28, 2021
Dr Farr's bedside manner is impeccable, very personable, optimistic, and cordial. I would recommend him to anyone. The office staff though busy and running behind a bit were very to the point and worked like a well oiled machine!
May 17, 2021
This was an initial visit and consultation. I can't fairly say, at this point, if they are a quality operation.
Apr 30, 2021
Everyone was great, except the CMA. We were told to arrive at 8am, if we had completed our new patient paperwork online. We entered the building at 748am and my appointment was at 8am. After getting my insurance cards scanned, my mom and I sat for only a few minutes until the CMA called my name. While walking to X-ray she wanted to know why we didn't arrive early and wanted to know who we talked to when we scheduled the appointment. My mom told her what she was informed when scheduling the appointment (stated above) and she just told us to have a seat in the X-ray waiting area. When she showed me back to my room she was curt and when she asked me questions about the reason I was there, she was rushed and seemed put out that she had to do her job. She never smiled, welcomed me or my mom and only talked in a pleasant tone when Dr Farr was showing me to check out at the end of my appointment.