South Florida Medical Experts: Dr. David Padden

Dr. David Padden (Photo by Aaron Bristol)

A highly skilled, Johns Hopkins trained orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. David Padden is extensively experienced in robotic-assisted hip and knee replacements. Dr. Padden studied under Dr. David S. Hungerford, one of the founding fathers of joint replacement in the United States, and founding member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, (AAHKS).

Dr. Padden also serves as a consultant for Stryker Corporation, who produces robotic joint replacement technology and is highly regarded for teaching the use of this technology to surgeons. He is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery.

What are the latest advancements in your profession that you utilize for your patients?

Since October 2011, I have performed hundreds of total hip replacement surgeries utilizing robotic-assisted technology. This procedure has allowed the precision and accuracy of joint replacement to be taken to a whole new level. Fortunately, I am now also able to offer the same technology for total knee replacement.

How is the recovery period reduced with minimally invasive procedures?

With most robotic-assisted, muscle-sparing hip and knee replacements we are able to avoid cutting the patient’s muscles or tendons, which allows for a quicker recuperation while minimizing pain and discomfort. We strive to restore quality of life and bring each patient back to the activities they love. With minimally invasive and robotic procedures, we are able to improve the accuracy of the surgery both shortening recovery time and increasing the longevity of the implants.

How does Total Robotic Total Hip Replacement improve the quality of life for your patients?

By using the robotic technology, we can increase accuracy and precision in placing these components and can improve the longevity of the replacement reducing the chance patients will need a revisional surgery as well as reducing dislocation rates and limb length discrepancies. Improving our patients’ quality of life is our main goal and with the use of this advanced technology I’m proud to meet this goal daily.

David Padden, MD

Tenet Florida Physician Services

9970 Central Park Boulevard, North, Suite 400-A, Boca Raton, FL 33428; 561/430-4610;

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