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Dr. David Buchalter, MD

Orthopedic Surgery ·  Male · Age 63

Dr. Buchalter

South Palm Orthopedics

4800 Linton Blvd Bldg 201 Delray Beach, FL 33445

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Dr. David Buchalter, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Delray Beach, FL and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from UMDNJ-- New Jersey Medical School in 1983 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, hip & knee orthopedics, and more.


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(561) 496-6622

Dr. Buchalter accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Buchalter's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Knee Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buchalter treats Knee Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Buchalter treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buchalter treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Buchalter treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Bone Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buchalter treats Bone Disorders more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Buchalter treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Buchalter's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Runner's Knee
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

I believe in treating every patient as if they are part of my family. Given my 25 years of experience, I understand that orthopedics can be quite complex. I try to make even the most difficult and complicated situation clear and simple. Seeing a doct...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1991
Nyu Hospital For Joint Diseases
Fellowship Hospital
1989
Adult Reconstruction Fellowship
1989
trauma and sports medicine fellowships
1984
Beth Israel Medical Center Of New York
Residency Hospital
1984
St Vincent'S Midtown Hospital
Internship Hospital
1983
UMDNJ-- New Jersey Medical School
Medical School
1978
Brandeis U
Undergraduate School
1991
1989
1989
1984
1984
1983
1978

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Buchalter's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Buchalter

4.7

Based on 133 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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(1)
1 Star
6.7669172932330826%
(9)

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In my book, Dr.Buchalter is A1. Surgery in December 2017, and after rehab I was back again on my feet with my femur fixed. Today he checked to see if anything was needed, but everything is good and I will see Dr. Buchalter in three years from now. What more can I ask for? Thanks so much, doctor.
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Had hip replacement surgery four weeks ago. Before surgery was limping badly and had pain in both my hip area and my knee. Am now able to walk without a limp and without a cane, though I will still use it for a while when going out. I am so happy that the surgery has gone so well, thanks to Dr. Buchalter, who my primary doctor said is so experienced he could probably do the surgery with his eyes closed.
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He is knowledgeable, very effective. Absolute faith in his ability.
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When meeting Dr. Buchalter for a consultation for a full knee replacement, I was Completely impressed for several reasons: Dr. Buchalter explained Clearly and in an Easy to understand manner how his surgery techniques are Advanced in achieving Less pain which results in a Quicker recovery time. This coupled with Dr. Buchalter's Caring and Compassion manner erased my fears. The Amazing End result was the full mobility of my knee and being able to go home Within 24 hours after surgery.
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Dr. Buchalter replaced both of my knees. He did one in November and the second knee in February. I went home the first day after surgery with minimal pain after the second replacement. He told me that he had recently gone to a course on outpatient knee replacement and was using a special method to speed up my recovery. I only took 2 pain pills after the surgery and can walk without a cane and it is only 3 weeks. He is the best!!
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Dr. Buchalter performed a difficult knee revision on my right knee in early December, 2018. My partial knee device had to be removed and my bones had to be rebuilt before the full knee device could be inserted. He did an outstanding job despite the difficult circumstances. He is at the top of the class when it comes to knee replacement. I highly recommend him.
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Dr. B is a caring no nonsense orthopedic surgeon. I was impressed that he didn’t rush me into doing any surgery. But when I wasn’t getting better I had him replace my hip. He explained everything clearly. he made sure I was well prepared. After I had the surgery,I was out of the hospital the next day using only a cane which I got rid of by the end of the week. I will definitely recommend him.
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A great hip doctor! So pleased with my results and I really appreciated his no non-sense approach. Would highly recommend!
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Well in short Dr. Buchalter did my very first by lateral hip surgery at the age of 14. Not only is he passionate, but he is very in detail. he is a straight shooter wont lead you on. Not only did he do a great job on me, but he has done surgeries on my father and numerous family members. It's not often can you find a doctor you can trust. He's not only an excellent surgeon, he is a part of the family.
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Dr. Buchalter is a excellent physician. He is very caring, answers all your questions and has a great staff. His surgical skills are above excellent. My husband and Mother have had both their knees replaced and I have a my left hip replaced. No complications at all. Recovery time was as discussed and the follow up care was very good. If you need knee or hip replacement this is the physician you should use!!!!!!!
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Have no pain. Surgery went well, patient care was wonderful. He is a very considerate person.
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Dr. Buchalter was really compassionate and caring when my husband had dementia and needed care one late Friday afternoon. He stayed late, took an x-ray and treated my husband with care, compassion and skill. I will never forget his skill and ability to understand our situation. Thank you so much!!!
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Great doctor! I was told I was too young for a knee replacement by other doctors and spent years in pain. Dr. Buchalter listened to me, and took great care of me. My quality of life is very much improved.
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I am delighted with the results of my full knee replacement. Dr. Buchalter explained the procedure prior to the surgery and gave me all the time to ask as many questions as I needed answered.
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Before my mom broke her hip I knew nothing about hip surgery, I thought it was a very serious surgery. after meeting Dr.Buchalter he made me feel at ease and let me know that the surgery would be done before I knew it and she'd be up walking the same day, and she was thank god. seeing how bad in pain my mom was before the surgery vs after was a shocking. before she couldn't move her leg an inch without screaming and after the surgery she sat up to use the bathroom. Thank you Buchalter !
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I never met him nor did I ever hear of him. The ambulance brought me into the Delray Hospital and was unaware of everything. At some point I found myself in an area with curtains around me when a most charming and caring man appeared and I was instantly calm. The man was Dr. Buchalter, to whom I owe a debt of gratitude. He is kind, caring, and a surgeon of great talent.
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I've had a hip replacement and a knee replacement by Dr. Buchalter. I couldn't be happier with the results. His professionalism and his manner are second to none. His office and his office staff are the best a patient could hope for.
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I had my Meniscus and other repairs made due to a work related injury by Dr Buchalter. He and his staff made the process a very pleasant experience considering my unfortunate accident. His impeccable skills and bedside manner are second to none in south Florida. I highly recommend him if you are considering a knee evaluation.
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My husband was able to find the proper diagnosis for his leg pain through the persistent efforts of Dr. Buckhalter testing for several possible causes and finally being able to recommend treatment that will provide significant relief.
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Dr Buchalter performed a perfect replacement of my left hip. The surgery was April 10. I went to his office today and had the staples removed from my incision. I am walking without pain and cleared by the doctor to drive today. I thanked him kindly for the great work and I would recommend him to anyone that required hip replacement. I have been without pain since last Saturday which is the first time in many months. Thank you again Dr Buchalter Joel Heitner Delray Beach, FL
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South Palm Orthopedics

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    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 7:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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