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Dr. James Holmes, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 75

Dr. Holmes

Western Orthopaedics

1830 Franklin St Ste 450 Denver, CO 80218

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Dr. James Holmes, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Denver, CO and has been practicing for 42 years. He graduated from Louisiana State University Medical Center in 1969 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

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Dr. Holmes' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Knee Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Holmes treats Knee Disorders more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Holmes treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Bone Disorders

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Holmes treats Bone Disorders more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Holmes treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Osteochondritis Dissecans

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Holmes treats Osteochondritis Dissecans more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Holmes treats this condition more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Holmes' conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Surgery
  • Limb Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Knee Replacement

About Me

Care Philosophy

My approach to treating patients 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.


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications


Children's Hospital of Boston
Fellowship Hospital
Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
University of Colorado At Denver
Residency Hospital
Parkland Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital
Louisiana State University Medical Center
Medical School
Louisiana State University
Undergraduate School


  • Spanish
  • English


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What People Say About Dr. James Holmes, MD
If you want to see a Dr that doesn't listen to you, then see Dr. Holmes. Even after getting an MRI, he insisted my knee issue was lack of cartilage under my patella. He said 'there's nothing that can fix this.' This was absolutely wrong. Don't give up if he tells you that. In fact, don't see him in the first place. Also, his assistant is very rude.
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Older, wiser, kinder. He really took the time to properly explain the implications of my injury (a badly broken hand) and offered lots of good advice to help promote a full recovery. He didn't sugar-coat the potential downsides of having a broken bone, but I left his office definitely feeling there was someone in my corner looking out for my best interests. Plus, he's just a very nice guy, witty and knowledgeable. Highly recommended.
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