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James C. Holmes, MD, FAAOS, is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon at Western Orthopaedics, P.C., in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Holmes received his medical degree from Louisiana State University Medical School. Following his graduation from Louisiana State, Dr. Holmes interned at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas and completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Colorado. Additional post orthopaedic residency education included a year of training at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in England and 6 months at Boston Children's Hospital.
Dr. Holmes served as an orthopaedic surgeon in the Army for 2 years. He has been affiliated with Western Orthopaedics, P.C. since January of 1978 and specializes in the care and treatment of knee and sports injuries. Dr. Holmes is board-certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Holmes served as Team Orthopaedic Surgeon for the University of Colorado from 1978 to December 1987 and as Head Orthopedist for the United States Cycling Federation from January 1994 through 1996. He is a member of numerous organizations including The Arthroscopic Association of North America, The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. Dr. Holmes provides his services at outreach clinics in Goodland and Colby, Kansas once a month.
"The philosophy of my knee-focused practice is to provide accurate diagnosis utilizing my clinical experience as well as appropriate available technology. Once such diagnosis is made, my goal is to educate my patients to such an extent that they understand fully their problem as well as their treatment options.
My care is management without surgery if possible and with it if non-operative measures fail, providing surgery is indicated and the patient desires it."