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Jessica Telleria, M.D.

Dr. Jessica Telleria, M.D., is a fellowship trained lower extremity orthopaedic surgeon. She specializes in treating all types of foot and ankle conditions, as well as sports-related knee injuries. In addition to her role as a surgeon, she serves as the team physician for the University of Montana Men’s Basketball Team.

Highlights of her practice include:

  • Total ankle replacements
  • Minimally invasive (MIS/keyhole) surgery for bunions and other deformities
  • Ankle and knee arthroscopy
  • Tendon repair

Born and raised in Boise, Idaho, Dr. Telleria’s love of athletics is what first sparked her interest in orthopaedics. In college, she competed on the track-and-field team at Western Washington University, winning the women’s discus conference championship for 4 consecutive years, setting the school record, and placing 14th and 10th at the NCAA DII nationals in 2005 and 2006, respectively.

Academically, Dr. Telleria’s graduated from Western Washington University cum laude with a degree in Biochemistry. She went on to medical school at Stanford University, followed by orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Washington in Seattle. Her training culminated in a specialized Foot and Ankle Fellowship at Harvard University in Boston. Her research has won several awards, been presented at multiple national and international orthopaedic conferences, and has been extensively published in peer reviewed journals. Dr. Telleria has been awarded multiple fellowships to conduct research for the National Science Foundation (NSF) sending her to: Corpus Christi, Texas; Bloomington, Indiana; Edinburgh, Scotland; and Cali, Colombia.

Dr. Telleria is an outdoor enthusiast who loves working, living, and playing in Missoula. She spends much of her spare time mountain biking, cross- country skiing, and generally enjoying the amazing recreational opportunities that Montana has to offer.

Areas of Expertise:


  • Arthritis of the foot
  • Ball of foot pain/metatarsalgia
  • Big toe (hallux) pain & arthritis
  • Bunion minimally invasive (MIS/keyhole) surgery
  • Flatfoot (fallen arches) non-surgical treatment & reconstruction
  • Foot fractures & stress fractures
  • Hammertoe correction
  • Minimally invasive surgery (MIS)
  • Neuromas (Morton’s neuroma) & pinched nerves
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Running, overuse & athletic injuries


  • Ankle arthritis & fusion
  • Ankle arthroscopy (ankle scope)
  • Ankle fractures (broken ankle)
  • Ankle sprains & instability
  • Achilles tendon ruptures & tendinitis
  • Cartilage injuries & cartilage grafting
  • Peroneal tendon tears
  • Shin splints
  • Total ankle replacement (artificial ankle)


  • Meniscus tears & meniscal repair
  • Patellar (kneecap) instability & dislocations
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
  • Cartilage injuries & cartilage grafting
  • Medial collateral ligament (MCL) injuries
  • Quadriceps & patellar ligament ruptures


  • Fellowship: Harvard Foot & Ankle Fellowship – Boston, MA
  • Residency: University of Washington – Seattle, WA
  • Medical School: Stanford University School of Medicine – Palo Alto, CA
  • Undergraduate: Western Washington University – Bellingham, WA

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) – Board Certified

Research Publications

  • Telleria JJM, Smith J T, Ready L, Bluman EM. Outcomes of Limited Open Achilles Repair Using Modified Ring Forceps. The Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol 6, No 9 (Sep); 2018 pp 1-9.
  • Telleria JJM, Ready L, Bluman EM, Chiodo C, Smith JT. A Retrospective Analysis of the Relationship Between Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus and Serum 25-0H Vitamin D Levels. Foot and Ankle International, Vol 39, No 4 (Apr); 2018: pp 471-478.
  • Telleria JJM, Cotter RA, Bompadre V, Steinman SE. Clinical Predictors for Multiple Surgeries in Pediatric Septic Arthritis. Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics, Vol 10, No 3 (Jun); 2016: pp 247-254.
  • Telleria JJM, Barei DP, Nork SE. Supracondylar Intercondylar Distal Femur Fractures with Associated Coronal Plane Fractures: Is Small Fragment Fixation Adequate to Prevent Secondary Displacement of the Coronal Component? Orthopedics, Vol 39, No 1 (Jan); 2016: pp 134-139.
  • Telleria JJM, Lindsey DP, Giori NJ, Safran MR. A Quantitative Assessment of the Insertional Footprints of the Hip Capsular Ligaments and Their Spanning Fibers. Clinical Anatomy, Vol 27, No 3 (Apr); 2014: pp 489-97.
  • Telleria JJM, Gee A(). Classifications in Brief: Paprosky Classification of Acetabular Bone Loss. Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research, Vol 471, No 11 (Nov), 2013: pp 3725-3730.
  • Telleria, JJM. Interview with Jackson, Douglas W. Traction Weight is Greatest Risk Factor of Related Sciatic Nerve Dysfunction During Hip Arthroscopy. Orthopedics Today, Vol 32, No 12 (Dec); 2012: pp 42.
  • Telleria JJM, Safran MR, Harris AH, Ghardi JN, Glick JM. Risk of Sciatic Nerve Traction Injury During Hip Arthroscopy – Is it the Amount or Duration? An Intraoperative Nerve Monitoring Study. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery – American, Vol 94, No 21 (Nov), 2012: pp 2025-2032.
  • Telleria JJM, Lindsey DP, Giori NJ, Safran MR. An Anatomic Arthroscopic Description of the Hip Capsular Ligaments for the Hip Arthroscopist. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, Vol 27, No 5 (May), 2011: pp 628-636.

Book Chapters

  • Telleria JJM, Kwon J. Hallux Rigidus. In: Chow, L editor. Orthopedic Knowledge Update 6: Foot & Ankle. 5th ed. 2018.
  • Telleria JJM, Sangeorzan BJ. Tarsometatarsal Fusion. In: Chiodo C, Smith J T, editors. Foot and Ankle Fusions: Indications and Surgical Techniques. 1st ed. 2017.