Robotic Total Hip, Knee Replacement Surgery Specialist Joins Tenet Florida Physician Service

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David A. Padden, MD, a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in minimally-invasive adult reconstructive surgery of the hip and knee for arthritis and other ailments, has opened a new practice with Tenet Florida Physician Services (TFPS) in Boca Raton.

Dr. Padden is an expert in robotic assisted joint replacement of the hip and knee having performed hundreds of surgeries using the Mako® Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology. His orthopaedic surgery focus includes minimally invasive muscle-sparing anterolateral and direct anterior total hip and knee replacement, revision joint replacement for both the hip and knee, and avascular necrosis or osteonecrosis. Dr. Padden is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is on-staff at West Boca Medical Center.

Prior to joining TFPS, Dr. Padden worked as an orthopaedic surgeon and reconstructive surgery specialist at Optimotion Orthopaedics in Orlando. His connection to providing care to the South Florida community is deep having run a practice at the Robotic Hip & Knee Replacement Center in Pembroke Pines, on-staff as an orthopaedic surgeon at Holy Cross Orthopedic Institute, as well as an arthroplasty surgeon at Cleveland Clinic Florida, and as an orthopaedic surgeon at Orthopaedic Center of South Florida in Plantation.

Dr. Padden is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Fellow Member, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. He is an International and National Instructor of Robotic Assisted Joint Replacement of the hip and knee for Stryker, the manufacturer of the Mako® Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology for hip and knee replacements. In addition, Dr. Padden is a member of the Florida Medical Association, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Broward Medical Association and National Osteonecrosis Foundation. Dr. Padden has been practicing medicine since 1991.