Jonathan Franklin, MD

Knee Surgery & Arthroscopy | Shoulder Surgery & Arthroscopy | Knee Replacement

Dr. Jonathan Franklin
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

Jon Franklin

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 children 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 20 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.
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    Dr. Franklin is very good at listening to and diagnosing your injury or issues; in my case a torn miniscus... read more

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    I completely blew the ACL on my left knee 25 years ago in a kung fu class and Dr. Franklin... read more

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    Dr. Jonathan Franklin is one of my heroes! Back there in about 1997 when I lived in Seattle I... read more

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    25 years ago I had the great fortune to be referred to Dr. Jon Franklin as I had been in... read more

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