David N. Buchalter, MD
Dr. David N. Buchalter is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who trained at Hospital for Joint Disease in New York City, one of the largest and most prestigious orthopedic training hospitals in the country. After completion of his residency, he did specialized fellowship training in joint replacement surgery, sports medicine surgery, and in trauma surgery. He spent time studying throughout Europe, and was involved in some of the early research on cartilage transplant and cartilage regeneration procedures.
Dr. Buchalter has been in practice in South Florida for 17 years where he has been active in the medical community. He is former Chief of Surgery at Delray Medical Center and has been the chairman of numerous hospital-based committees. Currently he is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Delray Medical Center.
Dr. Buchalter has performed well over 2,000 total hip and total knee replacements and is a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. Less than 5% of the orthopedic surgeons in the country are members of this society, which includes physicians who specialize in total hip replacements and total knee replacements. He is one of the few surgeons performing the less invasive hip and knee replacement surgeries, allowing for a small three to four inch incision, less pain, and faster recovery time.
Dr. Buchalter and his family have resided in Boca Raton, Florida for the past 16 years.
“I am one of the few orthopedic surgeons in the US to use computer navigation and X-rays during less invasive hip and knee surgery to help ensure a faster and better recovery. I’ve performed more than 2,000 small incision hip replacements and not one of them has displaced. I want people to realize that cutting-edge surgical options exist here at South Palm Orthopedics, even if they have experienced a series of failed surgeries.”
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