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Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux

Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Seattle, WA
20 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

30 Answers
4 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 20 years experience
No: In general, hip resurfacing in women has a higher failure rate than total hip replacement. It is more dependent on the size of the components, but mo... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 20 years experience
May raise blod sugar: There is some limited data to show elevated blood glucose levels in people with diabetes who take glucosamine and chondroitin suflate. However this d... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 20 years experience
See your doctor: If the pain is truly severe you should see your doctor for new xrays.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 20 years experience
More risk: It really depends on why the revision is done, but in general revision surgery does carry a higher risk of infection, pain, and complication than does... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 20 years experience
Depends on arthritis: 58 is not too young but is on the younger side of things. The most important factor is the level of arthritis you have, ie, is it bone on bone. Also... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 20 years experience
Call: You will have to call each practice to find out. On general look for someone fellowship trained in joint replacement and have it done by a high volume... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 20 years experience
Arthritis: Has she had xrays? Depending on her age it is most likley osteoarthritis. The standard treatment is to begin with nsaids, pt, consider a cortisone i... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 20 years experience
AVN: It really depends on if there is collapse of the femoral head. If the femoral head has already collapsed it is too late and he will require hip repl... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 20 years experience
Is it infected?: Are you sure it's infected? An infection in your wrist joint is a surgical emergency that is treated with a washout. You most likely have just infla... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 20 years experience
Agree with others: Can be chronic cause, like arthritis (osteo, rheumatoid, infectious) or could be traumatic - injury, strain, sprain, tear, overuse. If it doesn't go a... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 20 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 affecte... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 20 years experience
Quad and hamstring: Best way to stabilize the knee is with quadriceps and hamstring strengthening. A good exercise for strengthening the quadriceps are leg extensions. A ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 20 years experience
Varies: In the us hospital charges vary by region, hospital size, teaching status, and number of joints performed per year. In the us typical total charges (... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 20 years experience
Don't smoke: Things that help fractures heal include calcium (1500mg/day), vitamin d (2000iu) a day, but there is some conflicting data on that. But vitamin d d... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 20 years experience
Patience: It depends on what is wrong. Most likely there was a traction injury to the sciatic nerve. It will typically recover in time. It may take a long ti... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 20 years experience
Weight loss: There is no real surgery that can prevent knee replacement at this point. There are cartilage preservation procedures but they are only helpful with ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 20 years experience
It's important: Hi, physical therapy after knee replacement is very important. Without it, there is a risk of developing adhesions from the scar tissue forming after... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 20 years experience
Yes!: Are you asking about your forearm? You can fracture your ulna (one of the forearm bones) by hitting directly against an edge with a lot of force. Th... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 20 years experience
Hip abductors: Hip abductor strengthening exercises are ideal. One exercise is the crab walk. Tie a theraband in a closed loop, place it around your ankles, bend h... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 20 years experience
Maybe alcohol: I'm not sure that rock stars have higher rates of hip replacement than the general population or that it is publicized when it happens. But if they do... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 20 years experience
Medical clearance: You will also need medical clearance from your primary care provider within one month of the surgery and it is recommended to see your dentist for a r... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 20 years experience
Many things: There are a number of things that can cause pain. Infection should be ruled out first. If it is not infected, xrays should be done to verify the com... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 20 years experience
See your doctor: The first thing is to rule out an infection. This can be done with a blood test and a fluid draw from your knee. If this is negative then you may ne... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 20 years experience
Pain: If you have pain on a daily basis, the pain prevents you from doing things you would ordinarily do. If you have tried or oral anti-inflammatories and ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 20 years experience
Various causes: A common cause of hip pain after hip replacement is greater trochanteric bursitis. Another cause is gluteus tendinitis. If the pain is severe you sh... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 20 years experience
X-ray : Agree, she needs a history, physical exam, and an x-ray before any real advice can be given.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 20 years experience
See your doctor: If it hasn't resolved on its own after 6 weeks you should see your doctor for an exam and x-rays.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 20 years experience
Quad tendon rupture: If there was a sudden snap and you are having difficulty extending your knee i would worry about a quad tendon rupture, although you are quite young f... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 20 years experience
Yes: Loss of motion can be symptomatic of many different things. The most common is osteoarthritis. In terms of dysphasia you will need an x-ray. If yo... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 20 years experience
Labral tear: If the ct scan shows a well reduced fracture you may need an MRI to look for a labral tear. The labrum is a ring of cartilage around the acetabulum t... Read More

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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
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!
HealthTap member
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
HealthTap member
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
Top Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgeon , First Place, Massachusetts - Summer
2013

Affiliations

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

Publications

In Vitro Response of the Natural Cadaver Knee to the Loading Profiles
Case report: parachordoma of soft tissues of the arm.
Biomechanic comparison of the Teno Fix tendon repair device with the cruciate and modified Kessler techniques.
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