David Clinton McNabb, MD of Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic is the lead author for a recently published article in The Journal of Arthoplasty, a peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research and manuscripts of the highest quality from all areas relating to joint replacement. The title of the publication is “Determining False Positive Rates of Leukocyte Esterase Reagent Strip When Used as a Detection Tool for Joint Infection.” The research demonstrates that using this special test joint infection in the knee can with fairly high reliability be ruled out using a simple bedside test with fluid from the knee. For more information, visit: http://www.arthroplastyjournal.org/article/S0883-5403(16)30244-3/abstract
Dr. McNabb is a fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in Total Joint Replacement and Revision Surgery. He completed his undergraduate and master’s degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He attended Medical School at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University, where he received multiple scholarships and awards. He completed his surgical internship and his orthopaedic residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He then went on to complete a Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Fellowship at Colorado Joint Replacement, the premier orthopedic center in Denver, Colorado.
Dr. McNabb has several research publications and presentations, and is an active member in many professional societies, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Emerging Leaders, Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society, and a candidate member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS). In addition, he serves as a volunteer for Operation Walk Denver, a not-for-profit organization that provides joint replacements to people in developing countries and here at home.