Dr. James McClurg

Orthopedic Surgery
San Diego, CA
35 years experience male



San Diego, CA


10672 Wexford St Ste 240, San Diego, CA

Insurances accepted


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Compassion and understanding make recovery easier.<br />"I'm often asked why I became an orthopedic specialist. I'll never forget what led me to the profession. In the 6th grade, I had a serious knee injury. I had two surgeries and a cast, and my recovery took months. The orthopedic surgeon who took care of me was great and truly inspired me. "That experience also taught me a great deal about caring for patients. My surgeon explained everything to me and was simply a nice, good person. I always remember that as my patient, you need not just my medical expertise but my compassion and understanding. It can make a hard time in your life easier, and I'm glad I can be here for you." Dr. McClurg comes from a military family. He was born on the Air Force base in Puerto Rico and grew up there. He also served in the Army Reserve Medical Corps, attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel. In his free time, Dr. McClurg enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, swimming, and the outdoors. He is a history buff and is also active in his church. Meet the pioneering orthopedic specialist who cares about you.<br />Dr. McClurg is a board-certified orthopedist with a Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopedic Sports Medicine and has over 20 years of medical experience. He is a pioneer in leading-edge orthopedic surgery. In fact, he was among the first surgeons in the region to perform knee and shoulder surgeries that are considered commonplace today. Dr. McClurg has an excellent, documented track record and has helped more than 10,000 people with all kinds of orthopedic conditions. You&rsquo;ll also find that Dr. McClurg is sincerely interested in you and your recovery. He never forgets that when you need his specialized care, you may be in pain and feeling vulnerable about your situation. Dr. McClurg&rsquo;s experience and personal attention can help make it easier for you to get the results you need, so you can get back to your life again.

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Orthopedic Surgery

Hand Surgery

Sports Medicine

Doctor Q&A

177 Answers
18 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A female asked:
Dr. James McClurg
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
As : As a rule of thumb i feel that all patients with retrosternal pain (pain behind the sternum) should have their cardiovascular system evaluated before ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. James McClurg
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It : It is not normal for a teenager to get this kind of pain in a focalized area. Go to your doctor and discuss the situation. A complete history and phys ... Read More
1 thank
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James McClurg
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
I : I agree that the jaw pain is not related to the spine fracture. Chronic back pain is fairly common. Maintaining ideal body weight, keeping good postur ... Read More
3 thanks

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. McClurg is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks for thorough medical answer! Intense pain! I have osteoporosis. The Baker's cyst was present first 1 month now! MRI booked for possible menisca
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! How long Is recovery it's been two weeks so far
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I may have to check my knee out.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
Graduated 1986MD


University of Puerto Rico Hospitals


University of Puerto Rico Hospitals


Physician Recognition Award, American Medical Association


American Medical Association
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
San Diego County Medical Society
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