James R Holmes, MD, FAOA
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Section Head, Orthopaedic Surgery
Service Chief, Orthopaedic Surgery
Associate Chief Clinical Officer, Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedics
2098 South Main Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

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James R Holmes, MD, FAOA
Clinical Associate Professor
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  • About

    James R. Holmes is a Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at University of Michigan where he serves as Chief of the Foot and Ankle section. Prior to his current position, he spent 19 years in private practice and has been able to translate some those “lessons learned” to the academic environment. As an educator, his engagement has spanned the continuum from residency (Associate Program Director for 6 years) to fellowship (Chair of the AOFAS Fellowship Committee for 5 years) to postgraduate education (director of a large regional Foot & Ankle course for the last 20 years). Clinically, he continues to evaluate and treat a broad array foot ankle problems including complex trauma, adult reconstruction, and sports injuries.

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    Qualifications
    • Fellow
      University of Washington Medical Center, Orthopedic Surgery, 1992
    • Resident
      University of Michigan, Orthopaedic Surgery, 1991
    • Intern
      University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, General Surgery, 1987
    Research Overview

    Ligamentous injuries of the foot and ankle
    Evaluation of Weber B ankle fracture
    Microvascular anatomy of the midfoot
    Opioid prescribing patterns in foot and ankle surgery
    Prevalence of VTE associated with foot and ankle treatment
    Cost effectiveness/value in foot and ankle care
    Adult foot and ankle reconstruction
    Foot problems in athletes
    Foot and ankle trauma

    Recent Publications See All Publications
    • Presentation
      Evolution of treatment for lisfranc injury; from plaster to arthrodesis Session 7 Hindfoot Trauma
      2024 Sep 13;
    • Journal Article
      Comparison of Outcomes at Midterm Follow-up of Operatively and Nonoperatively Treated Isolated Weber B Ankle Fractures.
      Laurence G, Perdue AM, Hake ME, Talusan PG, Holmes JR, Walton DM. J Orthop Trauma, 2024 Feb 1; 38 (2): 115 - 120. DOI:10.1097/BOT.0000000000002735
      PMID: 38031297
    • Journal Article
      Return to Sport After First Metatarsophalangeal Arthrodesis: A Systematic Review.
      Baumann AN, Walley KC, Kermanshahi N, Anastasio AT, Holmes JR, Walton DM, Talusan PG. Foot Ankle Int, 2023 Dec; 44 (12): 1319 - 1327. DOI:10.1177/10711007231198817
      PMID: 37750390
    • Journal Article
      Early Outcomes Following Plantar Condylectomy and Imbrication of Plantar Plate to Metatarsal Neck for Metatarsalgia and Grade 0 Lesser Toe Metatarsophalangeal Joint Instability.
      Kent RN, Walley KC, Saunders N, Colomb E, Patel V, Holmes JR, Walton DM, Talusan PG. Foot Ankle Orthop, 2023 Oct; 8 (4): 24730114231213615 DOI:10.1177/24730114231213615
      PMID: 38074524
    • Journal Article
      Lateral Talar Subluxation Measurements in Non-Operatively Managed Weber B Ankle Fractures
      Ge L, Talusan PG, Holmes J, Walton D. Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics, 2023 Oct; 8 (4): 2473011423s00339 DOI:10.1177/2473011423s00339
    • Journal Article
      Should We Fix Them? A Comparison of Outcomes at Mid-Term Follow-Up of Operatively and Non- Operatively Treated Weber B Ankle Fractures
      Ge L, Talusan PG, Holmes J, Walton D. Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics, 2023 Oct; 8 (4): 2473011423s00410 DOI:10.1177/2473011423s00410
    • Additional Scholarship
      Aaron Rodger’s Injury: Achilles Tendon Experts Answer Key Questions: Sports Illustrated Online
      Rosenberg M, Holmes JR. 2023 Sep 14;
    • Additional Scholarship
      Aaron Rodger’s Injury: Achilles Tendon Experts Answer Key Questions: Sports Illustrated Online
      Rosenberg M, Holmes JR. 2023 Sep 14;