Dr. Walter B. McClelland Jr., MD

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Dr. Walter B. McClelland Jr., MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

Peachtree Orthopaedic Clinic 2001 Peachtree Rd NE Ste 705, Atlanta, GA 30309 Get Directions
(404) 355-0743

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Dr. McClelland Jr. specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery and practices in Atlanta, GA. He practices at 2 locations.

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    10 – 15 minutes (47)
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in Marietta, GA |
Dr McClelland did endoscopic surgery to resolve carpal tunnel syndrome in my left hand and I could not be happier with the results. The procedure was remarkably pain free. Pain free to the extent that I all I had was minor discomfort for a few days after surgery. No pain meds of any kind required, just minor discomfort. I compare and contrast this with the "open" procedure by a different doctor on my right hand. It took several weeks for the surgical wound to stop hurting.
in Atlanta, GA |
Dr. McClelland and his staff, Eric & Cassie are fantastic. I had (what seemed to me, of course) a fairly severe case of carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. McClelland was spot-on with his initial diagnosis, but as he should have, confirmed his assessment with appropriate testing. Peachtree Ortho did their absolute best to get surgery scheduled quickly. The procedure was a breeze. Other than a wee bit of tenderness, there was little to no pain. Six weeks later: 100% better. Highly recommend.
in Atlanta, GA |
What began as a common injury turned into a complicated scenario after breaking my elbow last fall. After 2 failed attempts to repair the fracture I was referred to Dr. McClellan for a second opinion. Dr. McClellan was able to repair my elbow fracture using an innovative procedure which resulted in the normal, pain free, function of my right arm which I feared might not be a possibility. I am extremely grateful for his expertise and compassionate care. His entire staff is wonderful!
in Atlanta, GA |
I can't thank Dr. McClelland enough! I am a professional musician and had advanced arthritis in my left wrist. Dr. McClelland was extremely sensitive to my concerns, and my hopes to continue performing. After an extensive surgery and months of physical therapy with his great team, I'm pleased to say that I can play better than ever with absolutely no pain! I honestly didn't think that would be possible. I am very grateful to Dr. McClelland and his staff. Absolutely wonderful!
in Peachtree City, GA |
I had two opposing issues that needed to be corrected. Dr. McClelland clearly discussed the approach and the reasons why. I followed his directions to the letter, first having PT to correct the frozen shoulder and then scheduled the surgery to correct a rotator cuff tear and a bicep tendon issue. His surgical skills are second to none. The surgery corrected the tear and the PT after surgery strengthened the shoulder and I couldn't be happier with the results. This is a fine young surgeon.
in Fayetteville, GA |
Dr. Walter McClelland is beyond excellence! He deserves more than 5 star rankings. I had a shoulder replacement & he more than exceeded my expectations. I'm no longer suffering the previous excruciating pain & am more functional than I have ever been. I cannot provide enough great, positive feedback & my gratitude for him. I'm grateful to have found the right surgeon & I'm proof for a remarkable outcome. I'm more than fully confident in him & his meticulous expertise. He is a remarkable surgeon.
in Peachtree Corners, Ga 30092 |
Walter B, McCelland Jr., M.D. was an excellent surgery and bedside matters before, during surgery and after. I had Dupuytren,s disease on my left hand and after you can't tell I had any problems what so ever.
in Atlanta, GA |
Top notch in every way!
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Board Certifications

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Subacromial Bursitis
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture

Procedures Performed

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Knee Surgery
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Joint Replacement
  • Total Wrist Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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  • 0

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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  • Medical School
    Emory University

    Graduated in 2005

  • Residency Hospital
    Emory University School Of Medicine-Orthopaedic Surgery

    Completed in 2010

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Curtis National Hand Center (Baltimore, Maryland)-Hand, Wrist & Elbow Surgery

    Completed in 2011

    L'Archet 2 Hospital (Nice, France)-Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

    Completed in 2012

  • Undergraduate School
    Princeton University

    Graduated in 2001

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

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Dr. McClelland Jr.'s experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Why Does Experience Matter?

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Dr. McClelland Jr.'s Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. McClelland Jr.

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients