Over the past 30 years, I have witnessed incredible advances in the field of hip and knee replacement surgery. By utilizing a combination of cutting-edge techniques and time-proven components, I am able to give my patients a renewed life, with faster recoveries and outstanding long-term success. There is no greater pleasure than to have someone hobble into my office and then, in just a few weeks, they are pain-free and back on the golf course or tennis court. I want people to realize that these state-of-the-art surgical options are available here at South Palm Orthopedics, even if they have experienced a series of failed surgeries elsewhere.
Dr. David N. Buchalter is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who trained at the Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City, one of the largest and most prestigious orthopedic training hospitals in the United States. After completion of his residency, he did specialized fellowship training in joint replacement surgery, sports medicine, and trauma surgery. He has been Chief of Surgery and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Delray Medical Center.
The use of the cannula allows for a transverse incision to be made more superior and lateral, minimizing many challenges related to the femur and wound healing. The placement and orientation of the incision create excellent femoral exposure, alleviate challenges related to femoral preparation, and allow the use of any stem philosophy. The use of a portal to prepare the acetabulum allows direct visualization and in-line reaming and cup impaction.
Computer-assisted joint replacement is an image-guided, minimally invasive surgical procedure to replace your diseased or damaged joint with an artificial device using the assistance of computer software. The system creates and displays images and provides information that aids your surgeon at various stages of the procedure to improve accuracy and results.