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    James Spiegel

    James D. Spiegel, M.D.

    Orthopedic Surgery

    (Board Certified)
    Accepting new patients

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    Santa Cruz Chanticleer Center (2907)
    2907 Chanticleer Avenue
    1st Floor
    Santa Cruz, California 95065
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    (831) 477-2325 

    Professional Interests

    Orthopedic Surgery
    ACL joint pathology, ACL reconstruction, Carpal tunnel release, Complex fractures of the forearm, Complex fractures of the wrist, DeQuervains tenosynovitis, Elbow arthroscopy, Elbow surgery, Hip replacement, Hip surgery, Hip tendon repair, Impingement syndrome, Knee arthroscopy, Knee ligament repair, Knee problems,
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    Community Activities

    Team Physician, UCSC; Assistant Team Physician, Cabrillo College; Associate Clinical Professor (Emeritus 2010), UC Davis School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UC Davis Medical Center; Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; American College of Surgeons; California Medical Association; California Orthopaedic Association; Santa Cruz County Medical Society

    Personal Interests

    Dr. Spiegel is married with three children. He enjoys cross country single-track mountain biking, hiking with family, history, PBS' Masterpiece Mystery, Yosemite (greatest place on earth!), and debating politics.

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    Philosophy of Care

    Many orthopedic problems can be corrected or sufficiently quieted with exercises, diligent application of self-care, and wait / see. I often recommend non-surgical care first. I also want to keep people moving: Life is motion; motion is life. I am a "Sports Doctor" who does joint replacement (as I got older, so did my patients!).

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