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J. Adam Jelinek, M.D.

Ankle, Elbow, Hip, Joint Replacement & Revision, Knee, Shoulder, Sports Medicine
Verified Patient Rating: 4.95 (446 patient reviews and ratings)
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About Dr. Jelinek

A native of Clarkston, Dr. Adam Jelinek attended Carroll College in Helena, Montana, prior to receiving his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the Grand Rapids Medical Education and Research Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Following his residency, Dr. Jelinek completed a fellowship in sports medicine with Methodist Sports Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. During his fellowship, he provided team coverage for local high schools, Indiana State University, and the Indianapolis Colts professional football team.

Dr. Jelinek joined Lewiston Orthopedics in 2008. He is happy to be back in the valley and is currently involved in team coverage with Lewis-Clark State College and Lewiston High School. He appreciates all aspects of orthopedic surgery but has a particular interest in sports medicine, including advanced arthroscopic techniques in the shoulder, knee, hip, and ankle. He performs all-inside anterior cruciate and posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, arthroscopic rotator cuff and labral repairs, and advanced hip arthroscopy. Dr. Jelinek also specializes in cartilage restoration, cartilage transplants, meniscal transplants, fracture management, and joint reconstruction, including partial knee replacement, total knee replacement, hip replacement, and shoulder replacement.

Outside of work, Dr. Jelinek enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, who remain active in multiple sports and school activities. He has completed 13 marathons and multiple Ironman Triathlons and was recently awarded the Ironman All World Athlete classification. In his spare time, Dr. Jelinek enjoys golf, fishing, bird hunting, and volunteering his time to the community.

Dr. Jelinek is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and International Cartilage Repair Society. He is currently licensed in Idaho and Washington and is board-certified in orthopedics and sports medicine by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is available to see patients in Lewiston.

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Education & Training


  • Carroll College, Helena, MT

Medical Degree

  • University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA


  • Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners, Grand Rapids, MI


  • Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners, Grand Rapids, MI


  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Methodist Sports Medicine – The Orthopaedic Specialists, Indianapolis, IN

Certifications & Affiliations


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • International Cartilage Repair Society
  • The Arthroscopy Association of North America

Team Affiliations

  • Team Physician, Lewis-Clark State College Athletics
  • Team Physician, Lewiston High School Athletics
  • Medical Coordinator and Head Physician, NAIA World Series
  • Medical Coordinator and Head Physician, Thunder on the Snake Jet Boat Races
  • Medical Coordinator and Head Physician, USFS Grangeville Smokejumpers
  • Medical Coordinator, Soccer Storm
  • Medical Coordinator, Sports Physicals at Lewis-Clark State College Athletics
  • Medical Coordinator, Sports Physicals for Local Junior High and High School Athletics

Board Affiliations

  • Warrior Athletic Association

Board Member

  • Lewis-Clark State College

Patient Reviews

  • I was last seen for a series of shots in my knees. Dr. Jelinek was, as always, very pleasant and professional. He's always willing to answer questions and explain in depth what he's doing and why. Excellent physician!
    Laura H.
  • I could not have asked for a more wonderful compassionate doctor than Dr. Jelinek. He has been wonderful for me both before and after a knee scope. He has also helped me with some hip tendonitis.
    Marcia K.
  • It was the understanding of my doctor. Knowing I was in pain, but not being able to locate where it was coming from. Dr. Jelinek took the time to explore to find out what the issue was. 
    Tina D.
  • He did a great job on me.
    Mark W.
  • Doctor Jelinek was very cordial to me. He's such a nice young doctor. He listens to what you say and will sit there and talk and answer your questions without feeling that you are just another number.
    Cheryl L.
  • Dr. Jelinek is a competent and caring professional.
    Margaret G.
  • Great staff. Made a person feel very comfortable. I would highly recommend this facility.
    Dawn H.
  • Amazing experience. Was able to see my child quickly and have surgery right away. Great bedside manner. Loved he called home and checked on him. Thanks you
    Kristina A.
  • Dr. Adam Jelinek is great.
    Marty Z.
  • Dr. Jelinek was my doctor but Mike was my P.A. They were both excellent; had more dealings with Mike but Dr. Jelinek did the surgery. All went well and now I have no pain. Thanks to both of you. Very professional team.
    Nell B.