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.
Education & Training
Sports Medicine, University of Colorado, Denver, CO
Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Connecticut, Farmington, CT
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
BS is 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”
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.
Presented American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine; Baltimore, MD. 2012
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.
“Correlation of the Exam Under Anesthesia with Glenoid Track Measurements for Shoulder Instability: A Clinical Tool to Assess Bone Loss” (Under Review)
Presented at Arthroscopic Association of North America; Orlando, FL. 2019
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). To be published in OJSM.
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. (Under Review)
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 (Under Review)
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. (Under Review)
Salem H, Park D, Friedman JL, Bravman JT, McCarty EC, Frank RM. Return to Driving after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Systematic Review. (Under Review)
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.”
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.