Joanne Halbrecht, MD

Boulder-Institute-for-Sports-Medicine-Colorado-Dr-Joanne-Halbrecht-MDDr. Halbrecht has a special interest in biomechanics and has performed research at the Harrington Arthitis Research Foundation in Phoenix and at the University of Colorado in conjunction with the Departments of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Her work has been presented at national meetings. She has several publications in nationally recognized orthopedic journals and was on the Editorial Advisory Board of the journal “Orthopaedic Technology Today”. Dr. Halbrecht has served as an Associate Master Instructor for knee and shoulder arthroscopy for the Arthoscopy Association of North America at their surgeon’s teaching facility in Chicago.


Publications and Presentations

Halbrecht, Joanne. “Avoiding Unnecessary Surgery: Dispelling the Myths of Impingement Syndrome” Presented at the Pinnacol SelectNet Annual Provider Conference. May 2013, Denver, CO.

Halbrecht, Joanne, Powell, Scott and Stetson, William. “EMR in your Practice: How to Avoid Mistakes” Instructional Course Lecture. Presented at the Arthroscopy Assoc of North Am Annual Meeting 2010, Hollywood Fl and 2011 San Francisco, Ca.

Halbrecht, Joanne: The Doctor is in: Tennis Elbow. Women’s Adventure Magazine, March/April, 2008.

Halbrecht, Joanne: Health News: SLAP Lesions. Women’s Adventure Magazine, November/December, 2007:

Halbrecht, Joanne: Orthopedic Surgeon Bones Up on Nutrition.Orthopedic Technology Review, November/December, 8(7): 26-27, 2006.

Halbrecht, Joanne: Referring to Sports Medicine Specialists is a Win-Win. Orthopedic Technology Review, May/June, 8(4): 8-9, 2006.

Halbrecht, Joanne: Eyes on Coding and Billing. Every Doctor Should Know What’s Going on in the Front Office. Orthopedic Technology Review. March/April, 8(3): 26-29, 2006.

Halbrecht, Joanne: Frozen Shoulder. Boulder Daily Camera, Fit Magazine, January 27, 1998

Sinha, Raj, Sheikh, Babak, Halbrecht, Joanne, and Ferguson, Virginia: Collateral Ligament Strain After Total Knee Arthroplasty. Presented at the Total Joint Arthroplasty Research Society Annual Meeting, Versailles, France, October, 1998.

Halbrecht, Joanne: Plantar Fasciitis. Boulder Daily Camera, Fit Magazine, January 6, 1997.

Lourie, Gary, Halbrecht, Joanne, Plancher, Kevin: Medial and Lateral Epicondylitis in the Athlete. Clin Sports Med, 15(2):283-305, 1996.

Greis, Patrick, Halbrecht, Joanne, Plancher, Kevin: Arthroscopic Removal of Loose Bodies of the Elbow. Orthop Clin North Am, 26(4):679-89, 1995.

Halbrecht, Joanne: The Effects of Cyclic Loading on Tendon Strain, Albert Einstin/Montefiore Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Presented at the Annual Residents and Fellows Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona, March, 1996.

Halbrecht, Joanne, Lester, Benisse, and Levy, I. Martin: Office Diagnosis of TFCC Tears Using the “Press Test”. Poster exhibit at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, February, 1995 and at the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Annual Meeting, Kansas City, Missouri, September, 1993.

Halbrecht, Joanne and Levy, I. Martin: Fluoroscopic Assist in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Arthroscopy 9(5):533-5, 1993.

Halbrecht, Joanne, Giordano, Carl, and Jaffee, William: Metal-Backed Component Failure and Metallic Synovitis in Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Case Report. Bull Hosp Joint Dis Orthop Inst, 49:48-54, 1989.


Research and Manuscripts

New York Medical College Student Research Fellow.
Departments of Anatomy and Orthopaeic Surgery. The Effects of Laser Versus Scalpel on Guinea Pig Muscle Tissue Healing, Neuroma Formation, and Cartilage Healing. 1987-1988

Lafayette College, Department of Metallurgical Engineering Independent Study.The Use of Samarian-Cobalt Magnets Implanted in the Human Jaw for Greater Retention of Dentures. 1984-1985.


Teaching and Editorial Appointments

Arthroscopy Association of North America– Orthopaedic Learning Center, Rosemont, IL. Associate Master Instructor,   Comprehensive Arthroscopy of the Knee Course 1996-1999. Shoulder Arthroscopy Course 2009-2012. Center, Rosemont, IL. Associate Master Instructor, Comprehensive Arthroscopy of the Knee Course 1996-1999. Shoulder Arthroscopy Course 2009-2014.

Arthroscopy Association of North America-Chairman, Ethics and Standards Committee, 2005-2006. Member
Committee on Health Policy 2010-2011.

Arthroscopy Association of North America– Annual Meeting, Hollywood, FL. Instructional Course Lecture: EMR: How to Avoid Mistakes. May 2010 and Annual Meeting San Francisco, CA May 2011.

Boulder County Medical Society– Member Executive Committee-2010-2012

Boulder Valley IPA-Member Financial Committee 2007-2009, 2012-2015

Medical Economics– Reader Advisory Board, 2007-2008

Orthopedic Technology Review– Editorial Advisory Board, 2002-2006.