Dr. David Doherty is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). He is a board eligible (American Board of Orthopedic Surgery) orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacement surgery. Dr. Doherty performs partial and total joint arthroplasty, and his clinical focus includes both primary and revision hip and knee replacement.
He optimizes the patient outcome and experience with a customized treatment plan utilizing anterior and posterior approaches to the hip.
More than 600,000 total knee replacement procedures are performed each year in the U.S. and more than 90% of these patients experience a dramatic relief in knee pain and are better able to perform common activities. The NAVIO Surgical System delivers robotics-assisted tools designed to help tailor your total knee replacement surgery to the unique shape and motion of your knee.
Intact menisci are capable of converting the axial load of tibiofemoral contact into hoop stress that protects the knee joint. Total meniscectomy leads to rapid degeneration of the knee.
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