Dr. Jonathan Franklin, MD

Jonathan Franklin, MD

  • Knee Surgery
  • Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Sports Medicine

Dear OSS Community,

It has been a great pleasure serving our community for the past 31 years with Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle. I have had the privilege of treating many great people and developing friendships with many of my patients & colleagues. However, now it is time to retire and pass my patients along to the talented partners that make up Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle.

Please know that for my established patients, all of your medical records are safely on file and remain confidential. We would enjoy continuing your care after my retirement, so please feel free to visit one of my skilled partners. If you decide to take on a new orthopedic surgeon outside of our practice, we will help take the necessary steps to help transfer your documents.

For those of you that are my established patients or my partners established patients, know that you are in excellent hands. We now focus on all areas of the body, including: neck & spine, foot & ankle, hand & wrist, shoulder, knee, and sports medicine. Some of you may recognize our longer standing surgeons, however, within the past few years, we’ve added more talent to the OSS team. You might recognize Dr. Grant Garcia, OSS’ excellent sports medicine surgeon, Dr. Stewart Kerr, OSS’ veteran neck & spine surgeon, and the newest to the team, Dr. Michael Kim-Orden, OSS’ total joint surgeon.

Over the past 3 decades, I have watched many of my patients get back to their active lifestyles. I appreciate your loyalty throughout the years and will take many memories with me into retirement. If I do not have an appointment to see you, then I wish you health and happiness. Hope to see you out in the community!

If you have any questions about how you can see me through the end of December 2020 or one of my partners, please call 206-633-8100 or visit https://orthopedicspecialistsofseattle.com/request-an-appointment/.


Jon Franklin

Jonathan Franklin, MD

Dr. Franklin is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a clinical focus in arthroscopic and reconstructive knee surgery, arthroscopic shoulder surgery, as well as knee replacement surgery. Dr. Franklin has a strong background in sports medicine, and treats many high school, as well as recreational and professional athletes for a wide variety of sports injuries.

Dr. Franklin performs over 350 knee surgeries per year. A large percentage of the knee procedures that Dr. Franklin performs are knee arthroscopies, where he uses a pencil-sized scope to remove or repair damaged tissues and reconstruct torn ligaments.

A practicing surgeon for over 25 years, Dr. Franklin has been recognized in Seattle Magazine’s Top Doctors list, as well as the prestigious national Best Doctors list.

Dr. Franklin completed his undergraduate degree at Harvard University, where he was a varsity wrestler for four years. He completed his medical degree and residency at the University of Washington, and went on to complete a fellowship in sports medicine at the Salt Lake Knee Research Foundation. He is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor with the University School of Medicine.

A native of the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Franklin grew up enjoying skiing, fishing, and boating. He continues to enjoy being active in the outdoors. He has coached youth football and baseball, and was a volunteer coach for the Boys & Girls Club.

Seattle Met 2018 Top Doctor
Seattle Met Top Doctor 2019 Badge
Seattle Met Top Doctor 2020 Badge

Philosophy of Care

I believe in meeting patients’ individual needs through comprehensive evaluation and treatment designed to help them achieve an active, pain-free lifestyle. Many musculoskeletal conditions can be treated by non-surgical techniques–surgery is just one treatment option. I combine leading edge techniques with proven traditional methods to provide patients with the best orthopaedic care possible.

I work to develop a partnership with my patients. On my part, this begins with listening. And one of the most important things I need to know is how the physical problem affects this patient’s life. We develop a dialogue, through which my patients understand the diagnostic process, their own unique problem, their treatment choices, and the recovery process. Patients help to guide and direct the diagnostic and treatment activities.

I believe that knowledgeable patients make the best decisions about their own treatment. That’s why I explain every step of the diagnostic process. Next, I want my patients to understand their condition: How it developed and how various treatment approaches can improve or repair the problem. When we consider treatment alternatives, I present a realistic outlook on the results we can achieve. I’ll also be frank about any risks that might be involved. If a non-surgical option is available, I’ll explain that avenue in depth.

My purpose is to handle each and every patient visit with care and proficiency. It is also highly important to me that our Doctor/Patient relationship is open and honest. It is my responsibility to make sure patients are well informed about their conditions and the multiple choices of treatment. My professional staff and I will also provide you with patient education materials, (e.g., web sites, pamphlets, and video tapes) that give you added appreciation of your condition and treatment options.

-Jonathan Franklin, MD

Services offered by Dr.Jonathan Franklin, M.D.

Knee Arthroscopy
This is a minimally invasive approach to many repairs of knee injuries. Small instruments and a tiny camera are insterted into the joint, allowing the surgeon to view and repair damaged areas.

Knee Replacement Surgery
In knee replacement surgery, the knee joint is replaced with an artificial joint. There are both partial and full knee replacement surgeries available.

Shoulder Arthroscopy
Similar to knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy involves small instruments and a small camera being used through minimally invasive inscisions. This allows for repair of common shoulder injuries.

Shoulder replacement surgery
When non-surgical methods to treating shoulder issues fail, replacement surgery is an option. In replacement surgery, damaged sections of the shoulder joint are replaced with artificial components.