Jonathan Bravman, MD
Associate Professor, Orthopedics

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (2005)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of Vermont (VT) (1999)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado, Chief Resident, Orthopedics (2010)
Fellowships:
  • Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School Program, Orthopedic Sports Medicine (0001)
Languages: English
Department: Orthopedics

Professional Titles

  • Associate Professor, Orthopedics
  • Associate Professor
  • Orthopedic Surgeon

Publications

  • Thon SG, Seidl AJ, Bravman JT, McCarty EC, Savoie FH 3rd, Frank RM. Advances and Update on Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2019 Dec 28. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31884675
  • Houck DA, Kraeutler MJ, Belk JW, Goode JA, Mulcahey MK, Bravman JT. Primary Arthroscopic Repair of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament: A Systematic Review of Clinical Outcomes. Arthroscopy. 2019 Dec;35(12):3318-3327. PubMed PMID: 31785765
  • Houck DA, Kraeutler MJ, Belk JW, McCarty EC, Bravman JT. Evaluation of information available on the internet regarding reverse total shoulder arthroplasty. Shoulder Elbow. 2019 Jul;11(2 Suppl):29-34. PubMed PMID: 31447942
  • Houck DA, Kraeutler MJ, McCarty EC, Bravman JT. Systematic Review of Fixed- Versus Adjustable-Loop Femoral Cortical Suspension Devices for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Response. Orthop J Sports Med. 2019 May;7(5):2325967119843505. PubMed PMID: 31334705
  • Salem HS, Axibal DP, Wolcott ML, Vidal AF, McCarty EC, Bravman JT, Frank RM. Two-Stage Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Systematic Review of Bone Graft Options for Tunnel Augmentation. Am J Sports Med. 2019 May 22;:363546519841583. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31116949
  • Trinh TQ, Naimark MB, Bedi A, Carpenter JE, Robbins CB, Grant JA, Miller BS, Ortiz S, Bollier MJ, Kuhn JE, Cox CL, Ma CB, Feeley BT, Zhang AL, McCarty EC, Bravman JT, Bishop JY, Jones GL, Brophy RH, Wright RW, Smith MV, Marx RG, Baumgarten KM, Wolf BR, Hettrich CM, Miller BS. Clinical Outcomes After Anterior Shoulder Stabilization in Overhead Athletes: An Analysis of the MOON Shoulder Instability Consortium. Am J Sports Med. 2019 May;47(6):1404-1410. PubMed PMID: 31042440
  • Houck DA, Kraeutler MJ, Thornton LB, McCarty EC, Bravman JT. Treatment of Lateral Epicondylitis With Autologous Blood, Platelet-Rich Plasma, or Corticosteroid Injections: A Systematic Review of Overlapping Meta-analyses. Orthop J Sports Med. 2019 Mar;7(3):2325967119831052. PubMed PMID: 30899764
  • Smith JH, Houck DA, Hart JA, Vidal AF, Frank RM, Bravman JT, McCarty EC. Five-Strand Hamstring Autografts for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Systematic Review. Orthop J Sports Med. 2019 Feb;7(2):2325967119826094. PubMed PMID: 30828581
  • Houck DA, Kraeutler MJ, McCarty EC, Frank RM, Bravman JT. "Doctor, What Happens After My Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction?". J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2019 Feb 20;101(4):372-379. PubMed PMID: 30801380
  • Moeller EA, Houck DA, McCarty EC, Seidl AJ, Bravman JT, Vidal AF, Frank RM. Outcomes of Arthroscopic Posterior Shoulder Stabilization in the Beach-Chair Versus Lateral Decubitus Position: A Systematic Review. Orthop J Sports Med. 2019 Jan;7(1):2325967118822452. PubMed PMID: 30719483
  • Kraeutler MJ, Houck DA, Carver TJ, Bravman JT, Vidal AF, McCarty EC. Demographics and Clinical Outcomes of Patients Undergoing Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction with a Planned or Unplanned Hybrid Graft. J Knee Surg. 2019 Nov;32(11):1133-1137. PubMed PMID: 30449020
  • Houck DA, Kraeutler MJ, Belk JW, McCarty EC, Bravman JT. Similar clinical outcomes following collagen or polyurethane meniscal scaffold implantation: a systematic review. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2018 Jan 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29340746
  • Carver TJ, Kraeutler MJ, Smith JR, Bravman JT, McCarty EC. Nonarthroplasty Surgical Treatment Options for Massive, Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears. Orthop J Sports Med. 2018 Nov;6(11):2325967118805385. PubMed PMID: 30480007
  • Kraeutler MJ, Houck DA, Carver TJ, Bravman JT, Vidal AF, McCarty EC. Demographics and Clinical Outcomes of Patients Undergoing Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction with a Planned or Unplanned Hybrid Graft. J Knee Surg. 2018 Nov 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30449020
  • Houck DA, Kraeutler MJ, Belk JW, Frank RM, McCarty EC, Bravman JT. Do Focal Chondral Defects of the Knee Increase the Risk for Progression to Osteoarthritis? A Review of the Literature. Orthop J Sports Med. 2018 Oct;6(10):2325967118801931. PubMed PMID: 30364400
  • Houck DA, Kraeutler MJ, McCarty EC, Bravman JT. Fixed- Versus Adjustable-Loop Femoral Cortical Suspension Devices for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Biomechanical Studies. Orthop J Sports Med. 2018 Oct;6(10):2325967118801762. PubMed PMID: 30364394
  • Mayo M, Wolsky R, Baldini T, Vezeridis PS, Bravman JT. Gravity Fluid Flow More Accurately Reflects Joint Fluid Pressure Compared With Commercial Peristaltic Pump Systems in a Cadaveric Model. Arthroscopy. 2018 Dec;34(12):3132-3138. PubMed PMID: 30195955
  • Duchman KR, Hettrich CM, Glass NA, Westermann RW, Wolf BR, Baumgarten K, Bishop J, Bravman J, Brophy R, Carpenter J, Jones G, Kuhn J, Benjamin Ma C, Marx R, McCarty E, Miller B, Smith M, Eric M, Miller B, Smith M, Wright R, Zhang A. The Incidence of Glenohumeral Bone and Cartilage Lesions at the Time of Anterior Shoulder Stabilization Surgery: A Comparison of Patients Undergoing Primary and Revision Surgery. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Aug;46(10):2449-2456. PubMed PMID: 29985051
  • Humphrey CS, Bravman JT. A Method to Facilitate Improved Positioning of a Reverse Prosthesis Stem During Arthroplasty Surgery: The Metaphyseal-centering Technique. Tech Shoulder Elb Surg. 2018 Jun;19(2):67-74. PubMed PMID: 29861663
  • Kraeutler MJ, McCarty EC, Belk JW, Wolf BR, Hettrich CM, Ortiz SF, Bravman JT, Baumgarten KM, Bishop JY, Bollier MJ, Brophy RH, Carey JL, Carpenter JE, Cox CL, Feeley BT, Grant JA, Jones GL, Kuhn JE, Kelly JD, Ma CB, Marx RG, Miller BS, Sennett BJ, Smith MV, Wright RW, Zhang AL. Descriptive Epidemiology of the MOON Shoulder Instability Cohort. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Apr;46(5):1064-1069. PubMed PMID: 29505730
  • Kraeutler MJ, Patel KV, Hosseini A, Li G, Gill TJ, Bravman JT. Variability in the Clock Face View Description of Femoral Tunnel Placement in ACL Reconstruction Using MRI-Based Bony Models. J Knee Surg. 2018 Nov;31(10):965-969. PubMed PMID: 29421839
  • Houck DA, Kraeutler MJ, Belk JW, McCarty EC, Bravman JT. Similar clinical outcomes following collagen or polyurethane meniscal scaffold implantation: a systematic review. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2018 Aug;26(8):2259-2269. PubMed PMID: 29340746
  • Welton KL, Kraeutler MJ, McCarty EC, Vidal AF, Bravman JT. Current pain prescribing habits for common shoulder operations: a survey of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons membership. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2018 Jun;27(6S):S76-S81. PubMed PMID: 29249547
  • Houck DA, Kraeutler MJ, Vidal AF, McCarty EC, Bravman JT, Wolcott ML. Variance in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Graft Selection based on Patient Demographics and Location within the Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network Cohort. J Knee Surg. 2018 May;31(5):472-478. PubMed PMID: 28701007
  • Welton KL, Kraeutler MJ, McCarty EC, Vidal AF, Bravman JT. Current pain prescribing habits for common shoulder operations: a survey of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons membership. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2017 Dec 14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29249547
  • Kraeutler MJ, Welton KL, McCarty EC, Bravman JT. Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2017 Oct 4;99(19):1689-1696. PubMed PMID: 28976434
  • Schrock JB, Kraeutler MJ, Bravman JT. Comparison of Clinical Failure Rates After 2 Techniques of Subpectoral Mini-Open Biceps Tenodesis: Sequence and Suture Passage Technique Matter. Orthop J Sports Med. 2017 Sep;5(9):2325967117729356. PubMed PMID: 28955714
  • Kraeutler MJ, McCarty EC, Bravman JT. The Surgical Incidence to Publication (SIP) Index: A Novel Equation Used to Focus Future Research Efforts. Iowa Orthop J. 2017;37:199-203. PubMed PMID: 28852358
  • Khodaee M, Mathern S, Madigosky WS, Bravman JT. A lump on the hip. Cleve Clin J Med. 2017 Aug;84(8):594-596. PubMed PMID: 28806167
  • Houck DA, Kraeutler MJ, Vidal AF, McCarty EC, Bravman JT, Wolcott ML. Variance in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Graft Selection based on Patient Demographics and Location within the Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network Cohort. J Knee Surg. 2017 Jul 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28701007
  • Mitchell JJ, Chen C, Liechti DJ, Heare A, Chahla J, Bravman JT. Axillary Nerve Palsy and Deltoid Muscle Atony. JBJS Rev. 2017 Jul;5(7):e1. PubMed PMID: 28671874
  • Schrock JB, Kraeutler MJ, Crellin CT, McCarty EC, Bravman JT. How should I fixate the subscapularis in total shoulder arthroplasty? A systematic review of pertinent subscapularis repair biomechanics. Shoulder Elbow. 2017 Jul;9(3):153-159. PubMed PMID: 28588655
  • Webb N, Bravman J, Jensen A, Flug J, Strickland C. Arthrographic Anatomy of the Biceps Tendon Sheath: Potential Implications for Selective Injection. Curr Probl Diagn Radiol. 2017 Nov - Dec;46(6):415-418. PubMed PMID: 28392204
  • Houck DA, Kraeutler MJ, Schuette HB, McCarty EC, Bravman JT. Early Versus Delayed Motion After Rotator Cuff Repair: A Systematic Review of Overlapping Meta-analyses. Am J Sports Med. 2017 Oct;45(12):2911-2915. PubMed PMID: 28288280
  • Kraeutler MJ, Wolsky RM, Vidal AF, Bravman JT. Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Native and Reconstructed Anterior Cruciate Ligament: Surgical Implications. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2017 Mar 1;99(5):438-445. PubMed PMID: 28244915
  • Patel KV, Bravman J, Vidal A, Chrisman A, McCarty E. Biceps Tenotomy Versus Tenodesis. Clin Sports Med. 2016 Jan;35(1):93-111. PubMed PMID: 26614471
  • Khodaee M, Deu RS, Mathern S, Bravman JT. Morel-Lavallée Lesion in Sports. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2016 Nov Dec;15(6):417-422. PubMed PMID: 27841813
  • Schrock JB, Kraeutler MJ, Houck DA, Provenzano GG, McCarty EC, Bravman JT. Lesser tuberosity osteotomy and subscapularis tenotomy repair techniques during total shoulder arthroplasty: A meta-analysis of cadaveric studies. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2016 Dec;40:33-36. PubMed PMID: 27816022
  • Patel KV, Bravman JT, McCarty E. The "Sublabral Window" in Arthroscopic Posterior Shoulder Instability Surgery: Description of a Technique for Safe Posterior Glenoid Preparation. Arthrosc Tech. 2016 May 2;5(3):e433-9. PubMed PMID: 27656358
  • Shmerling A, Bravman JT, Khodaee M. Morel-Lavallée Lesion of the Knee in a Recreational Frisbee Player. Case Rep Orthop. 2016;2016:8723489. PubMed PMID: 27493817
  • Patel KV, Bravman J, Vidal A, Chrisman A, McCarty E. Biceps Tenotomy Versus Tenodesis. Clin Sports Med. 2016 Jan;35(1):93-111. PubMed PMID: 26614471
  • Heare A, Mitchell JJ, Bravman JT. Posttraumatic saphenous neuroma after open tibial fracture. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2015 Nov;44(11):E461-4. PubMed PMID: 26566563
  • Miller L, Spittler J, Khodaee M, Bravman JT, Lyon C, Hoffecker L. Management of acute achilles tendon rupture. Am Fam Physician. 2015 Jun 1;91(11):794-800. PubMed PMID: 26034858
  • Bravman JT, Taylor ML, Baldini T, Vidal AF. Unicortical versus bicortical locked plate fixation in midshaft clavicle fractures. Orthopedics. 2015 May;38(5):e411-6. PubMed PMID: 25970369
  • Mei-Dan O, McConkey MO, Bravman JT, Young DA, Pascual-Garrido C. Percutaneous femoral derotational osteotomy for excessive femoral torsion. Orthopedics. 2014 Apr 1;37(4):243-9. PubMed PMID: 24762832
  • Pascual-Garrido C, McConkey MO, Young DA, Bravman JT, Mei-Dan O. Can hip arthroscopy be performed with conventional knee-length instrumentation?. Arthroscopy. 2014 Dec;30(12):1588-94. PubMed PMID: 25174538
  • Mei-Dan O, McConkey MO, Bravman JT, Young DA, Pascual-Garrido C. Percutaneous femoral derotational osteotomy for excessive femoral torsion. Orthopedics. 2014 Apr;37(4):243-9. PubMed PMID: 24762832
  • Flierl MA, Bravman JT, Eckhoff DG. Successful LCL reconstruction and PCL repair for LCL tear and PCL avulsion following total knee arthroplasty. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2014 Nov;22(11):2783-7. PubMed PMID: 23756851
  • Flierl MA, Bravman JT, Eckhoff DG. Successful LCL reconstruction and PCL repair for LCL tear and PCL avulsion following total knee arthroplasty. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2013 Jun 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23756851
  • Kraeutler MJ, Bravman JT, McCarty EC. Bone-patellar tendon-bone autograft versus allograft in outcomes of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a meta-analysis of 5182 patients. Am J Sports Med. 2013 Oct;41(10):2439-48. PubMed PMID: 23585484
  • Koonce RC, Bravman JT. Obesity and osteoarthritis: more than just wear and tear. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2013 Mar;21(3):161-9. PubMed PMID: 23457066
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Professional Memberships

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Member
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), Member
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, Member

Practice Locations

CU Sports Medicine Center
2000 S. Colorado Blvd
The Colorado Center Tower One, Suite 4500
Denver, CO 80222
720-848-8200

CU Sports Medicine and Performance Center
2150 Stadium Drive
Boulder, CO 80309
303-315-9900

Orthopedics - Anschutz
1635 Aurora Ct
4th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-1900

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Orthopedics, Board Certification (2010)
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Board Certification (2010)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Fractures
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Leg Injuries and Disorders
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Knee Injuries and Disorders
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Shoulder Injuries and Disorders
Clinical Interests
Dr. Bravman is a board certified (ABOS) and subspecialty board certified (Sports Medicine), fellowship trained (both in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery) Orthopaedic Surgeon who treats a wide variety of sports, knee and shoulder conditions. He has a particular interest and expertise in complex care of the shoulder including both primary and failed shoulder instability, rotator cuff tear and osteoarthritis (total shoulder, reverse total shoulder and revision of previously performed/failed total shoulder). Dr. Bravman currently serves as team physician for the NHL Colorado Avalanche, (2017 National Champion) DU Pioneers Hockey Team and the CU Buffaloes Football Team, in addition to providing care for the Monarch High School Football Team. He previously served as a team physician for the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, New England Revolution, and (2011 Stanley Cup Champion) Boston Bruins. Dr. Bravman is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and is passionate about both teaching and research. He is heavily involved in the education of the next generation of sports medicine and shoulder surgeons, responsible for training 6 resident orthopeadic surgeons, 2 sports medicine and shoulder fellows and multiple students yearly. He has distinguished himself as a regional, national and international leader in sports medicine and shoulder surgery, teaching multiple “Master’s” level courses for practicing orthopaedic surgeons and has authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters in the areas of sports medicine and shoulder surgical care. (Click here to view Dr. Bravman’s complete CV and publications) Dr. Bravman is a member of multiple professional organizations including the AAOS, AOSSM, AOA Emerging Leaders Program, WOA, Colorado Orthopedic Society, NHL Team Physicians Society and the prestigious American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons and has been elected to leadership roles as a member of the Board of Directors of the WOA and WOF and the Council of Delegates of the AOSSM. He additionally co-founded and serves on the board of directors of the Golden Bicycle eXperience (GBX) junior cycling team. Visit www.SportsAndShoulderDoc.com and discover more about Dr. Bravman and his practice

Care Philosophy
My philosophy of care is a commitment to my patients and their families to deliver personalized, efficient and compassionate care that is supported by the highest order of innovation, science and technology

Personal Interests
Dr. Bravman grew up in New Jersey where he was a standout soccer player and state champion track athlete, helping him earn a position on the Div. I men’s soccer team at the University of Vermont, where he completed his undergraduate studies with a bachelor of science in Cell and Molecular Biology with minors in both Chemistry and Studio Art. He then moved to Boulder, CO to race bicycles full-time prior to returning to his home state to complete his medical degree at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School where he graduated with honors in research after completion of a research fellowship in the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Division at NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases. Upon graduation, he returned to Colorado for his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the University of Colorado and went on to complete fellowship training in both sports medicine and shoulder surgery at Harvard-Massachusetts General Hospital. He and his family were thrilled to return to Colorado for a full-time academic Orthopaedic Surgery position at the University of Colorado where he has worked since. When not at work, you will find Dr. Bravman enjoying all things outdoors with his wife, 3 children and dogs, riding or racing mountain, cyclocross and road bikes, playing hockey, skiing or cheering on the local sports team.

Public Speaking
Yes
Dr. Bravman lectures frequently in the areas of Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgical care both locally, regionally, nationally and internationally

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (2005)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of Vermont (VT) (1999)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado, Chief Resident, Orthopedics (2010)
Fellowships:
  • Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School Program, Orthopedic Sports Medicine (0001)
Languages: English
Department: Orthopedics
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