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Dr. John Froelich is a board certified orthopedic surgeon
that has recently joined Panorama Orthopedics. He specializes in the care of
the hand and wrist and treats everything from traumatic bone, tendon and
complex nerve injuries of the hand and wrist, to chronic issues such as
arthritis, dupuytrens contractures, trigger fingers, carpal and cubital tunnel
When Dr. Froelich was in medical school he fell in love with
orthopedics. “I grew up in a family where my dad was in construction and
if something around the house broke – we fixed it.” Because of this
background, the mechanical nature of orthopedics was instantly appealing.
As a subspecialist in hand surgery, he liked that is was based on precision as
well as the impact treating the hand had on patient’s lives. “I love that I
have the privilege to work with my patients to help them get back to doing the
things they love,” he says.
Dr. Froelich grew up throughout Illinois and he attended
school at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. He went on to complete medical
school and his residency at Southern Illinois University. Dr. Froelich
then completed his fellowship in hand surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester,
Minnesota. There he also received special training in microsurgery of the
Prior to joining Panorama, Dr Froelich was an Assistant
professor at an Academic orthopedic residency program working directly in
training residents and hand surgery fellows. He is involved with
orthopedic research and has published numerous peer reviewed articles and has
authored book chapters. Dr Froelich has presented research and given
presentations at national meetings for the American Academy of Orthopedic
Surgeons, the Clinical Orthopedic Society, and the American Society for
Surgery of the Hand (ASSH). Dr. Froelich is on the board of the Colorado
Orthopaedic Society and also serves on the ASSH Government Affairs
Committee. He currently serves on the board of editors for Orthopedics.
In his free time, Dr Froelich and his family enjoy
everything about Colorado and are always looking to enjoy the outdoors – Bike
riding, soccer, skiing, and the mountains. Dr Froelich is also a Chicago
sports enthusiast especially the ever frustrating Chicago Cubs.
Dr. Froelich’s care philosophy, “Injuries to the upper
extremity can have a profound effect on one’s ability to perform their daily
activities. I believe that it is my privilege to work with you to correctly
identify your ailment and create a treatment plan that will allow you to get
back to your busy life in a safe and efficient manor. My team and I look
forward to having the opportunity to help you get back to being you.”
Panorama Orthopedics & Spine Center Phone: 303-233-1223
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