More about Dr. Friedman
Dr. Friedman is a Colorado native. Growing up here she understands the active population of Colorado and enjoys taking care of their orthopaedic needs. As a former athlete, she has sustained several sports injuries herself, so she also understands how important it is to get patients back to the life they love.
Dr. Friedman is married to Justin, an Army Veteran and current aerospace engineer. They enjoy doing outdoor activities together including skiing, mountain biking, rock climbing, and camping. They are very happy to be back in Colorado and can’t wait to explore more of Colorado Springs.
Areas of Interest
Dr. Friedman’s interests include treating a full range of sports injuries and specializes in complex injuries involving the shoulder and knee. Her fellowship training included both arthroscopic and open shoulder surgery including revisions as well as cartilage restoration procedures of the knee.
Philosophy of Care
“I have a passion for treating people of all ages and activity levels, from elite athletes to people who want to reduce pain during work or leisure activities. It’s important for me to spend time with each patient to understand their injury as well as their individual treatment goals. Coming up with a plan together and helping a patient to improve their quality of life is what I love most about this job.”
Education and Training
Sports Medicine, University of Colorado, Denver, CO
Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
BS in Biochemistry, University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
BA in Mathematics, University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
- American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
- Arthroscopy Association of North America
- Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society
Team Physician (2019-2020)
- Colorado Avalanche Hockey
- Colorado Mammoth Lacrosse
- University of Colorado (Football and Men’s Basketball)
- Denver University Hockey
- Aircast Award for Clinical Science, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Baltimore, MD “Biceps Tenotomy Versus Tenodesis in Active Patients Younger Than 55 Years: Is There Difference in Strength and Outcomes?”
- 1st Place Poster at the Dean’s Symposium for Continuous Quality Improvement & Patient Safety, Farmington, CT “Incidence of Post-Operative Complications Following Implementation of a Checklist”
Peer Reviewed Publications
- Friedman JL, FitzPatrick JL, Rylander LS, Bennett C, Vidal AF, McCarty EC. Biceps Tenotomy Versus Tenodesis in Active Patients Younger Than 55 Years: Is There a Difference in Strength and Outcomes? Orthop J Sports Med. 2015 Feb. 12;3(2):2325967115570848.
- Friedman J, Ly A, Mauffrey C, Stahel PF. Temporary Transarticular K-wire Fixation of Critical Ankle Injuries at Risk: A Neglected "Damage Control" Strategy? Orthopedics. 2015 Feb. 38 (2):122-7.
Publications Under Review
- Friedman JL, Szolomayer LK, Baldino JB, Obopilwe E, Mazzocca AD, Arciero RA, Otto A. Semitendinosus vs. Gracilis in One vs. Two-Tunnels Coracoclavicular Ligament Reconstruction: A Biomechanical Study.
- Friedman JL, Vogel LA, O’Brien DF,Arcerio RA. Correlation of the Load and Shift Exam Under Anesthesia with On-Track/Off-Track Measurements for Anterior Shoulder Instability: A clinical tool to assess significant bone loss
- Wolf MR, Williams AA, Friedman JL, Shea KP. Arthroscopic Capsular Release and Debridement of Painful Shoulder Osteoarthritis in Patients with Loss of Motion: A Mid- to Long-Term Follow-up Study.
- Smith JR, Belk JW, Friedman JL, Dragoo JL, Frank RM, Bravman JT, Wolcott ML, McCarty EC. Predictors of Mid- to Long-Term Outcomes in Patients Experiencing a Knee Dislocation: A Review of Clinical Studies (Accepted at ISAKOS 2021).
- Salem H, Park D, Friedman JL, Bravman JT, McCarty EC, Frank RM. Return to Driving after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Systematic Review.
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