David Clinton McNabb, MD of Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic recently had an article accepted for publication in the December, 2017 issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery – most valued source of information for orthopaedic surgeons and researchers for over 125 years and is the gold standard in peer-reviewed scientific information in the field.
The study, “Direct Anterior Hip Replacement Does Not Pose Undue Radiation Exposure Risk to the Patient or Surgeon,” measured the radiation entrance surface dose to anatomically important areas of both patients and surgeons during direct anterior approach total hip arthroplasty, and concluded total hip replacement with the direct anterior approach does not expose the patient nor the surgeon to a significant increase in radiation exposure
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.