Dr. David Clinton McNabb Invited to Speak at the AAHKS Annual Meeting

November 11, 2016 | David Clinton McNabb, MD

David Clinton McNabb, MD of Raleigh Orthopaedic Clinic has been selected to present research findings at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) 26th  Annual Meeting. The three day meeting to be held on November 10-13, 2016 in Dallas, Texas was designed to address a broad array of scientific topics such as implant design, outcomes, surgical techniques and complications of primary and revision total joint arthroplasty (TJA) for hip and knee surgeons. Dr. McNabb was selected to present the research poster “Direct Anterior Hip Replacement Does Not Pose Undue Radiation Exposure Risk.”  This study measured the absorbed radiation dosage to the patient and the surgeon on 50 direct anterior hip replacements, and found that during an anterior hip replacement the patient is exposed to approximately one third of the radiation that a patient would receive when obtaining a standard x-ray of the pelvis. The poster was one of 1300 submitted to be presented.

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.