Jay L. Crary

M.D.

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Dr. Crary is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in problems of the foot and ankle as well as general orthopedics. He does all aspects of operative and non-operative care. His interests include sports medicine and arthroscopy, arthritis, tendinitis, deformity correction and trauma. His goal is to help patients improve the quality of their life through education and appropriate interventions. In his free time, Dr. Crary enjoys hiking, skiing and traveling with his family.

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Professional Profile

Medical School: Stanford University of School Medicine, Stanford, CA, 1988-1993
Internship: General Surgery, 1993-1994
University of Washington
Residency: Department of Orthopedics
University of Washington, 1994-1998
Fellowship: Foot and Ankle
University of South Alabama, 1998-1999
Board Certified: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, 2001
Hospital Affiliations: PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center
Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital
Awards: Portland Monthly Top Doctors: 2010, 2012
Best Doctors in America: 2007-2008, 2011-2012

Patient Education

Star Ankle Replacement

 

TESTIMONIALS

Excellent Doctors and Excellent Therapists

Initially, Dr. Crary had to visit me! I was brought to Peace Health Southwest by ambulance, having been involved in a head-on collision not far from my home. I can't remember much in the beginning; I sustained a TBI and stayed in a coma for a couple weeks. The story, so they tell me, was that I had sustained injuries in various areas of my body, the most critical being my brain injury, and then massive damage to my right foot and ankle. The option was to amputate. By some huge miracle, Dr. Crary attended the (ankle) injury and believed that it could be corrected with surgery rather than amputation. He operated in a fashion which looked much like piecing together a puzzle, judging by the many (MANY) x-rays taken from that point on.

Dr. Crary continued to see me during my stay, and then long after for subsequent corrective surgeries, and then throughout months and months of physical therapy. No one was really sure how this situation would pan out; I think the hope was that the damage could be corrected with the closest resemblance possible to my foot before the accident.

With each surgery, my ankle and foot decided it wanted to be back to normal. By the final surgery, it was a new ankle, but one which functioned with more and more ease. With each visit to Dr. Crary, and each visit to Lisa Seitz (my physical therapist,) I re-learned how to walk properly to the point where those who know me continue to point out that the limp has all but disappeared. I couldn't have gotten better care if I had asked. The Lord was with me that day, and blessed me with excellent doctors and excellent therapists, and a seeminly impossible chance to heal.

Nicole A.

Jay L. Crary, M.D.
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2015-09-18T09:02:35+00:00

Nicole A.

Initially, Dr. Crary had to visit me! I was brought to Peace Health Southwest by ambulance, having been involved in a head-on collision not far from my home. I can't remember much in the beginning; I sustained a TBI and stayed in a coma for a couple weeks. The story, so they tell me, was that I had sustained injuries in various areas of my body, the most critical being my brain injury, and then massive damage to my right foot and ankle. The option was to amputate. By some huge miracle, Dr. Crary attended the (ankle) injury and believed that it could be corrected with surgery rather than amputation. He operated in a fashion which looked much like piecing together a puzzle, judging by the many (MANY) x-rays taken from that point on. Dr. Crary continued to see me during my stay, and then long after for subsequent corrective surgeries, and then throughout months and months of physical therapy. No one was really sure how this situation would pan out; I think the hope was that the damage could be corrected with the closest resemblance possible to my foot before the accident. With each surgery, my ankle and foot decided it wanted to be back to normal. By the final surgery, it was a new ankle, but one which functioned with more and more ease. With each visit to Dr. Crary, and each visit to Lisa Seitz (my physical therapist,) I re-learned how to walk properly to the point where those who know me continue to point out that the limp has all but disappeared. I couldn't have gotten better care if I had asked. The Lord was with me that day, and blessed me with excellent doctors and excellent therapists, and a seeminly impossible chance to heal.

I Couldn’t Ask for a Better Team to Help Manage My Mobility Issues

I have seen both Dr. Ellis for knee issues and Dr. Crary for foot/bunion pain - I initially saw Dr. Crary back in 2011 - he was the SEVENTH opinion I got for what seemed like impending bunion surgery - every other Dr. I went to seemed to want to cut into my feet, break bones and insert screws (even though no pain). Not only does Rebound have the most state of the art equipment of any the offices I had visited, Dr. Crary was not quick to say this was the only option - as a matter of fact he told me that unless things were painful it was not appropriate to operate. His analysis was thorough and I felt that he had reasonable evidence with the more current equipment to make a statement that made sense, contrary to others. I really felt like he was a straight shooter and gave me the treatment plans best for me, not for the Rebound Office bottom line.

I recently had to go in to see Dr. Ellis for knee issues and again Dr. Crary for some additional foot issues -here it is four years later an both Drs. seem to know more than most I have experienced. Both Drs. I believe have either played basketball or another sport so I feel like they can relate and empathize with my issues. In addition, the physical therapy unit is right there at the offices, which tells me there is added synergy among the staff to ensure the best care for patients - I was impressed! I feel like I am in the best of hands with the best equipment for analysis and the best doctors - I couldn't ask for a better team to help manage my mobility issues (and with honest answers)- I am thankful to have them as a resource and would highly recommend to anyone.

Lisa A.

Jay L. Crary, M.D.
5.0
2015-09-18T09:27:31+00:00

Lisa A.

I have seen both Dr. Ellis for knee issues and Dr. Crary for foot/bunion pain - I initially saw Dr. Crary back in 2011 - he was the SEVENTH opinion I got for what seemed like impending bunion surgery - every other Dr. I went to seemed to want to cut into my feet, break bones and insert screws (even though no pain). Not only does Rebound have the most state of the art equipment of any the offices I had visited, Dr. Crary was not quick to say this was the only option - as a matter of fact he told me that unless things were painful it was not appropriate to operate. His analysis was thorough and I felt that he had reasonable evidence with the more current equipment to make a statement that made sense, contrary to others. I really felt like he was a straight shooter and gave me the treatment plans best for me, not for the Rebound Office bottom line. I recently had to go in to see Dr. Ellis for knee issues and again Dr. Crary for some additional foot issues -here it is four years later an both Drs. seem to know more than most I have experienced. Both Drs. I believe have either played basketball or another sport so I feel like they can relate and empathize with my issues. In addition, the physical therapy unit is right there at the offices, which tells me there is added synergy among the staff to ensure the best care for patients - I was impressed! I feel like I am in the best of hands with the best equipment for analysis and the best doctors - I couldn't ask for a better team to help manage my mobility issues (and with honest answers)-...

I can walk pain free after 3 years of severe pain

I haven't been to see Dr. Crary for at least 8 years, because I don't have to! He did such a great job surgically that I am doing very well.

When I first started seeing Dr. Crary, I was already diagnosed with Avascular Necrosis in my talus bone. I could barely walk and preferred to hop on one foot to get around. I had already been to two other physicians one of which performed some surgery. Dr. Crary took bone from my knee and replaced it with the necrosis in my ankle.

Wow, I can walk pain free after 3 years of severe pain. Today I am walking and cycling long distances and am pain free.

Thank you for giving me my freedom again. It's been a long time since I was last there, and I would say that's a good thing!

Dawn Depner

Jay L. Crary, M.D.
5.0
2015-07-13T09:29:05+00:00

Dawn Depner

I haven't been to see Dr. Crary for at least 8 years, because I don't have to! He did such a great job surgically that I am doing very well. When I first started seeing Dr. Crary, I was already diagnosed with Avascular Necrosis in my talus bone. I could barely walk and preferred to hop on one foot to get around. I had already been to two other physicians one of which performed some surgery. Dr. Crary took bone from my knee and replaced it with the necrosis in my ankle. Wow, I can walk pain free after 3 years of severe pain. Today I am walking and cycling long distances and am pain free. Thank you for giving me my freedom again. It's been a long time since I was last there, and I would say that's a good thing!
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