Jill Putnam, MD

Orthopaedic and Hand Surgeon located in Glastonbury, CT & Hartford, CT

About Dr. Putnam

Dr. Putnam is a fellowship trained hand and upper limb surgeon with residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery.  A native of Ohio, Dr. Putnam earned her undergraduate degree at Miami University in Oxford, OH.  She continued her training at Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine in Huntington, WV.  Dr. Putnam completed her orthopaedic surgical residency at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix, prior to her Hand and Upper Limb Fellowship at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. 

Dr. Putnam has presented at the Arizona Orthopaedic Society Annual Meetings, the Western Orthopaedic Association, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meetings and the Orthopaedic Research Society.  She has published in Journal of Wrist Surgery, Arthroscopy Techniques, The Journal of Hand Surgery, American Journal of Sports Medicine and Techniques in Orthopaedics.  Her presentations and publications include research on scaphoid nonunion fixation, plate versus nail fixation for humeral shaft fractures, techniques for flexor tendon repairs, and difficult distal radius fracture dislocations. Currently, her research focuses include improving instrument ergonomics and communication in interhospital transfers.

Dr. Putnam has worked as a medical volunteer in Ecuador, Honduras and Costa Rica.  An avid runner, she served as Race Director for several 5k races, raising money for local charities and medical mission trips.

While she treats various musculoskeletal pathologies, she has a special interest treating in carpal pathology, including scaphoid nonunion and malunion, arthritis, and traumatic upper extremity injuries. 

 

JILL GOODWIN PUTNAM, M.D.



EDUCATION & TRAINING


2019 - 2020

Stanford University Hand & Upper Limb Fellowship

Palo Alto, CA




2014 - 2019

University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

Orthopaedic Surgical Residency

Phoenix, AZ




2010 - 2014

Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine

M.D.

Huntington, WV




2006 - 2010

Miami University

B.A. Zoology, cum laude 

Minor in Spanish (fluent)

Oxford, OH




SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

 

1. Goodwin JA, Castaneda P, Drace PA, Edwards SG. A Biomechanical Comparison of Screw and Plate Fixation for Scaphoid Fractures. Journal of Wrist Surgery. 2018 Feb;7(1):77-80.

2. Goodwin JA, Chhabra A, Patel K, Hartigan DE. Lesser Trochanter Osteoplasty for Ischiofemoral Impingement. Arthroscopy Techniques. 2017 Oct 2;6(5):e1755-e1760.

3. Patel K, Chhabra A, Goodwin JA, Brown JC, Hartigan DE. Arthroscopic Iliopsoas Release at the Level of the Lesser Trochanter Following Total Hip Arthroplasty. Arthroscopy Techniques 2017; 6(4): e1421-e1426.

4. Patel KA, Chhabra A, Goodwin JA, Hartigan DE. Identification of the Anterolateral Ligament on Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Arthroscopy Techniques. 2017; 6(1): e137- e141.

5. Goodwin J, Castaneda P, Shelhamer R, Bosch L, Edwards S. A Comparison of Plate versus Screw Fixation for Segmental Scaphoid Fractures: A Biomechanical Study. HAND 2019; 14(2).

6. Putnam JG, Mitchell SM, DiGiovanni RM, Stockwell E, Edwards SG. Outcomes of Unstable Scaphoid Nonunion with Segmental Defect Treated with Plate Fixation and Autogenous Cancellous Graft. The Journal of Hand Surgery. 2019 Feb 44(2): 160.e1- 160.e7.

7. Putnam JG, Chhabra A, Castaneda P, Walker JB, Barber CC, Lendrum JA, Hartigan DE. Does greater trochanter decortication affect suture anchor pullout strength in abductor tendon repairs?: A biomechanical study. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2018; 46(7): 1668-1673.

8. Putnam JG, Patel KA, Hartigan DE. Subspine Impingement: Technique for Arthroscopic Decompression. Techniques in Orthopaedics. 2019 Jun 34(2): 125-128.

9. Giangarra C, Goodwin J, Shuler F, Wilson-Byrne T, Jasko J. A Review of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Injections for Osteoarthritis. Marshall Journal of Medicine 2018; 4(2).

10. Putnam JG, DiGiovanni RM, Mitchell SM, Castaneda P, Edwards SG. Outcomes of Scaphoid Avascular Necrosis Treated with Plate Fixation and Cancellous Graft. The Journal of Hand Surgery. 2019 Apr; 44(4):339.e1-339.e7.

11. Putnam JG, Adamany D. Biomechanical Comparison of Flexor Digitorum Profundus Avulsion Repair. Journal of Wrist Surgery. 2019 Aug; 8(4): 312-316.

12. Gulbrandsen MT, Putnam JG, McKee MD, Watson JT. Irreducible Volar DRUJ Dislocation with Distal Radius Fracture Dislocation. Journal of Wrist Surgery. 2020 Apr; 9(2): 156- 159.

13. Putnam JG, Nowak L, Sanders D, MacNevin M, Lawendy A, Jones C, McKee MD, Schemitsch E. Early post-operative outcomes of plate versus nail fixation for humeral shaft fractures. Injury. 2019 Aug; 50(8): 1460-1463.

14. Walker RS, Castaneda P, Putnam JG, Schemitsch EH, McKee MD. A Biomechanical Study of Tuberosity-Based Locked Plate Fixation Compared to Standard Proximal Humeral Locking Plate Fixation for Three Part Proximal Humerus Fractures. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2020 Jul; 34(7): e233-e238.

15. Putnam JG, Yao J. Concurrent Ring Finger Middle Phalanx Fracture and Jersey Finger in a Rugby Player. Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific.

16. Patel M, Castaneda P, Campbell D, Putnam J, McKee M. Biomechanical Analysis of a Novel Metacarpal Intramedullary Nail. HAND.

17. Putnam JG, Pedreira R, Fox P. Hand Surgery Transfers to Level 1 Center: Variables Affecting Transfer Method and Diagnostic Accuracy. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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Dr. Putnam is a fellowship trained hand and upper limb surgeon with residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery.  A native of Ohio, Dr. Putnam earned her undergraduate degree at Miami University in Oxford, OH.  She continued her training at Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine in Huntington, WV.  Dr. Putnam completed her orthopaedic surgical residency at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix, prior to her Hand and Upper Limb Fellowship at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. 

Dr. Putnam has presented at the Arizona Orthopaedic Society Annual Meetings, the Western Orthopaedic Association, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meetings and the Orthopaedic Research Society.  She has published in Journal of Wrist Surgery, Arthroscopy Techniques, The Journal of Hand Surgery, American Journal of Sports Medicine and Techniques in Orthopaedics.  Her presentations and publications include research on scaphoid nonunion fixation, plate versus nail fixation for humeral shaft fractures, techniques for flexor tendon repairs, and difficult distal radius fracture dislocations. Currently, her research focuses include improving instrument ergonomics and communication in interhospital transfers.

Dr. Putnam has worked as a medical volunteer in Ecuador, Honduras and Costa Rica.  An avid runner, she served as Race Director for several 5k races, raising money for local charities and medical mission trips.

While she treats various musculoskeletal pathologies, she has a special interest treating in carpal pathology, including scaphoid nonunion and malunion, arthritis, and traumatic upper extremity injuries. 

 

JILL GOODWIN PUTNAM, M.D.



EDUCATION & TRAINING


2019 - 2020

Stanford University Hand & Upper Limb Fellowship

Palo Alto, CA




2014 - 2019

University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix

Orthopaedic Surgical Residency

Phoenix, AZ




2010 - 2014

Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine

M.D.

Huntington, WV




2006 - 2010

Miami University

B.A. Zoology, cum laude 

Minor in Spanish (fluent)

Oxford, OH




SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

 

1. Goodwin JA, Castaneda P, Drace PA, Edwards SG. A Biomechanical Comparison of Screw and Plate Fixation for Scaphoid Fractures. Journal of Wrist Surgery. 2018 Feb;7(1):77-80.

2. Goodwin JA, Chhabra A, Patel K, Hartigan DE. Lesser Trochanter Osteoplasty for Ischiofemoral Impingement. Arthroscopy Techniques. 2017 Oct 2;6(5):e1755-e1760.

3. Patel K, Chhabra A, Goodwin JA, Brown JC, Hartigan DE. Arthroscopic Iliopsoas Release at the Level of the Lesser Trochanter Following Total Hip Arthroplasty. Arthroscopy Techniques 2017; 6(4): e1421-e1426.

4. Patel KA, Chhabra A, Goodwin JA, Hartigan DE. Identification of the Anterolateral Ligament on Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Arthroscopy Techniques. 2017; 6(1): e137- e141.

5. Goodwin J, Castaneda P, Shelhamer R, Bosch L, Edwards S. A Comparison of Plate versus Screw Fixation for Segmental Scaphoid Fractures: A Biomechanical Study. HAND 2019; 14(2).

6. Putnam JG, Mitchell SM, DiGiovanni RM, Stockwell E, Edwards SG. Outcomes of Unstable Scaphoid Nonunion with Segmental Defect Treated with Plate Fixation and Autogenous Cancellous Graft. The Journal of Hand Surgery. 2019 Feb 44(2): 160.e1- 160.e7.

7. Putnam JG, Chhabra A, Castaneda P, Walker JB, Barber CC, Lendrum JA, Hartigan DE. Does greater trochanter decortication affect suture anchor pullout strength in abductor tendon repairs?: A biomechanical study. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2018; 46(7): 1668-1673.

8. Putnam JG, Patel KA, Hartigan DE. Subspine Impingement: Technique for Arthroscopic Decompression. Techniques in Orthopaedics. 2019 Jun 34(2): 125-128.

9. Giangarra C, Goodwin J, Shuler F, Wilson-Byrne T, Jasko J. A Review of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Injections for Osteoarthritis. Marshall Journal of Medicine 2018; 4(2).

10. Putnam JG, DiGiovanni RM, Mitchell SM, Castaneda P, Edwards SG. Outcomes of Scaphoid Avascular Necrosis Treated with Plate Fixation and Cancellous Graft. The Journal of Hand Surgery. 2019 Apr; 44(4):339.e1-339.e7.

11. Putnam JG, Adamany D. Biomechanical Comparison of Flexor Digitorum Profundus Avulsion Repair. Journal of Wrist Surgery. 2019 Aug; 8(4): 312-316.

12. Gulbrandsen MT, Putnam JG, McKee MD, Watson JT. Irreducible Volar DRUJ Dislocation with Distal Radius Fracture Dislocation. Journal of Wrist Surgery. 2020 Apr; 9(2): 156- 159.

13. Putnam JG, Nowak L, Sanders D, MacNevin M, Lawendy A, Jones C, McKee MD, Schemitsch E. Early post-operative outcomes of plate versus nail fixation for humeral shaft fractures. Injury. 2019 Aug; 50(8): 1460-1463.

14. Walker RS, Castaneda P, Putnam JG, Schemitsch EH, McKee MD. A Biomechanical Study of Tuberosity-Based Locked Plate Fixation Compared to Standard Proximal Humeral Locking Plate Fixation for Three Part Proximal Humerus Fractures. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2020 Jul; 34(7): e233-e238.

15. Putnam JG, Yao J. Concurrent Ring Finger Middle Phalanx Fracture and Jersey Finger in a Rugby Player. Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific.

16. Patel M, Castaneda P, Campbell D, Putnam J, McKee M. Biomechanical Analysis of a Novel Metacarpal Intramedullary Nail. HAND.

17. Putnam JG, Pedreira R, Fox P. Hand Surgery Transfers to Level 1 Center: Variables Affecting Transfer Method and Diagnostic Accuracy. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.


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