“I had suffered for years with IT Band friction syndrome/ lateral knee pain unresponsive to 10 years of conservative care. I had researched the different types of surgical procedures for my situation several years earlier. I felt that the best choice was a pie crusting lengthening technique about the lateral femoral condyle of the knee. I was so pleased to find out that I didn’t have to travel to an out-of-state surgeon to have this procedure done. Dr. Jelinek was already on board with doing this procedure, and I said, “Please do this for me. “ Surgery was done in 2021 in the Lewis/Clark Surgery Center. Dr. Jelinek went the extra mile to ensure all my concerns were addressed. He also performed Platelet Rich Plasma Regenerative Injection into my surgical site for increased healing potential. This surgery is not that common, but for patients that meet the criteria, it is an excellent surgery to reduce/end the pain of a chronic too tight IT Band that had affected my knee, my Greater Trochanter of the hip, and my low back. Because I am a patient advocate through my own extensive medical journey of 25+ orthopedic surgeries performed around this country, as shared on my own personal blog website, I know what it means to have excellent care, and I do not pass out compliments lightly. However, when a surgeon shows kindness, compassion, and a willingness to really listen to what concerns a patient and does their best to offer their surgical skill to better a patient’s quality of life, I am won over by that surgeon. Dr. Jelinek won me over and deserved the highest praise and heartfelt thanks for improving my quality of life and ending years of IT Band pain. God bless you.”
– Kim K.
“Dr. Jelinek was professional & thoughtful throughout the entire experience. He explained the procedure & made time for me to ask questions. The surgery went as expected. I really appreciated his call, post-surgery, to check in on me.”
– Sonys O.
“Dr. Jelinek is courteous, knowledgeable, and very professional.”
– Robert G.
“All staff that met with today was excellent and friendly. Dr. Jelinek explained things to me way better and more understanding than any other dr has. I finally got the answers.”
– Rebecca H.
“Dr. Jelinek was friendly, made me feel like he cared about my issue, he was very Informative, listened, then answered my questions. He was willing to resolve my problem. Thank you, Dr. Jelinek.”
– Carol G.
“Very happy with my experience.”
– Alan L.
“I had pain in my left knee and needed to have it looked at. I had an x-ray of that knee, and it got determined that I had fluid on the knee and possibly a meniscus tear. I got a shot of cortisone. I appreciated the kind care from all those involved and a complete exam by the doctor. He was thorough and caring in his approach.”
– Paul J.
“A well informed and clear explanation of my injury.”
– Bruce B.
“He listened to my problem. He answered questions and provided the options for relief.”
– Ann H.
“Dr. Jelinek always gives you his undivided attention once it is your turn to be seen. Very caring and professional.”
– Pat S.
“Dr. Jelinek is very professional and knowledgeable. Also very personable.”
– Martha S.
“Dr. Jelinek is very patient with my Dad. He listens to what Dad says and treats him like he is his only patient. I appreciate the conservative approach Dr. Has taken with Dad. The staff is also very kind and helpful.”
– Cathy F.
“Dr. Jelinek was very willing to listen. He was very personal, and I feel that he had a heart. I think he knows what he's doing and I trust in that. I am pretty happy with my experience with him. It seems like he cares, and that's hard to find these days.”
– Rhonda T.
“Excellent. Focused and very helpful. Spot on the problem and coming up with simple, practical solutions.”
– Vilas D.
“Excellent as always! Quality care by a knowledgeable professional who truly knows and cares about his patients!”
– Christine K.
“Excellent overall. I had shoulder replacement months ago, and it seems to be doing very well.”
– Bob T.
“I broke my ankle and he did surgery on it and fixed it. He is now going to do a knee replacement surgery on me soon. I am one of those nervous people that have a problem in doctor offices, etc. I recommend him, not only because he has previously done surgeries on my relatives and myself, but that when I get nervous he is very kind and understanding.”
– Bonnie M.