Who We Are

The Knee Restoration Center of Indiana was developed by the Orthopaedic Research Foundation in conjunction with orthopaedic surgeons of OrthoIndy Hospital, Indianapolis. The Center's goal is to offer a full range of contemporary treatment options for knee cartilage problems. These options include the latest minimally invasive procedures adapted for arthroscopic surgery. Some techniques allow for local anesthetics and outpatient treatment while more advanced problems may require no more than an overnight stay or brief hospilization.

Medical Director

Jack Farr, M.D.

Dr. Farr received his undergraduate degree in biological engineering from Rose Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana in 1975 where he also was awarded an honorary doctorate of Biological Engineering. He earned his medical degree from Indiana University in 1979. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Indiana University Medical Center in 1986.

Over the past 20 years, Dr. Farr has continued to focus his practice in knee and cartilage restoration. His numerous appointments and affiliations include a voluntary clinical full professorship in orthopaedic surgery at Indiana University Medical Center, a board position with the Cartilage Research Foundation, the International Cartilage Regeneration & Joint Preservation Society general board (Meetings and Education Committee Chair) and Patellofemoral Foundation Vice President.

As a leader in U.S. cartilage restoration advances, Dr. Farr has written numerous articles and book chapters, and has completed and edited two cartilage books published in 2013 (see Publications). He serves as associate editor for the American Journal of Orthopedics and Cartilage. He lectures both nationally and internationally and participates in several ongoing articular and meniscal cartilage clinical trials (see Current Studies).

He was also a design surgeon for a meniscal allograft transplant system and two knee patellofemoral osteotomy systems. For patients with knee changes too far advanced for restoration, Dr. Farr worked as a design surgeon for a current partial knee replacement system (Sigma High Performance Partial Knee Replacement). Dr. Farr is actively affiliated with the 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 Regeneration & Joint Preservation Society, International Patellofemoral Study Group, International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, and the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery & Arthroscopy.

If you would like to make an appointment with Dr. Farr, please call (317) 884-5336.

Physician Assistant

Brendan Sweeney, PA-C
More than 7 years of experience in the field of sports medicine and orthopedic surgery. He recently joined us from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush in Chicago under the team physician for the Chicago White Sox. He has past experience in knee, shoulder, and elbow joints, as well as pain management. He is instrumental in patient education and directly assisting in surgery.

Projects and Clinical Trial Manager

Vicki Snodgrass-Miller, BA, CMA, CCRC
More than 20 years of experience in clinical trial implementation. With her expertise, she helps train coordinators at other centers. She typically oversees 10-20 clinical trials.

Clinical Research Assistant

Dillen Wischmeier, BA
Assists with ongoing outcomes research—the key to knowing the effectiveness of new products and techniques. Also assists in assembling the multiple teaching events Dr. Farr participates in, as well as manuscript preparation for publication.