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Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux

Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Seattle, WA
19 years experience male

Locations

Virginia Mason Medical Center

Seattle, WA

Address

1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, WA
Directions

Insurances accepted

BlueCross BlueShield

About

Bio

Outside of work, I enjoys rowing, mountain biking and traveling.

Specialties
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Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction

Doctor Q&A

38 Answers
4 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 19 years experience
Complicated: Why is it being done? The primary indication is a congenital limb length discrepancy or an acquired one. It involves cutting the bone on the affected side and either lengthening it over a rod or with an external dictator device. It can be a painful process with risk of complications including infection, non union, nerve injury, stiffness. It can take weeks to months to reach the desired length.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 19 years experience
More than straight: In referring to a knee joint it means that the knee will extend forward slightly when out fully straight. People with lax joints will often have knee hyperextension. It is also called recurvatum.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 19 years experience
Depends: What type of surgery did you have exactly? For the most part the biggest struggles are regaining range of motion and strength. Pt might be painful as well. Make sure to ice after any pt.

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Testimonials
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Dr. Christopher Maeda
Dec 2, 2012
I endorse this doctor. Very skilled and caring surgeon. Patients I have sent to him have nothing but good things to say about his care.
Dec 2, 2012
I endorse this doctor. I have sent several patients to see Dr. Clabeaux, and they have had great experiences.
Dr. Maria Vasilyadis
Dec 2, 2012
I strongly endorse this doctor.
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Have been on IV vanc x 6 weeks. Told mrsa in ankle joint & tendon with synovial fluid leakage. Was wondering what to expect from consult with ortho surgeon. Thanks!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you doctor for your advice...we are not going for core decompression..as of now he's taking medicines.he's feeling better
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Machines, here I come! Thanks!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Graduated 2002MD

Medical/Graduate school

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NY
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

SUNY Upstate University Hospital

Awards

Dean's List, University at Buffalo
Golden Key Honor Award, Golden Key Honor Society

Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Basic Science Committee
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Washington State Medical Association
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