David D. Waddell, MD Specializing in disorders of the knee
Dr. David D. Waddell is a Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopaedics at LSUHSC School of Medicine, Shreveport, LA.
He specializes in Disorders of the Knee and Sports Medicine. Dr. Waddell has specialized in treating disorders of the knee for more than 32 years. His practice involves arthroscopic surgery, reconstructive surgery, total joint arthroplasty, total joint revision, as well as viscosupplementation. He developed the CBTI-Waddell
Patellar Alignment and Cutting Guide in collaboration with the Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana; and has been a leading clinical and research expert in the field of viscosupplementation to treat osteoarthritis of the knee. He holds several patents for the treatment of osteoarthritis and is currently on the design team developing the latest innovation in Total Knee Arthroplasty.
Dr. Waddell is also a design surgeon for Wright Medical Technology and the EVOLUTION® total Knee System. This total knee is a press fit design total knee replacement created to fit younger patients.
He also founded a pharmaceutical company and is creating a new drug for the treatment of Osteoarthritis. It is currently in FDA trials.
Dr. Waddell completed his medical education and residency at the LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport; and fellowships at the Hughston Sports Medical in Georgia, the University of Basel in Switzerland, and the University of Frieberg in West Germany.
Dr. Waddell has published more than 100 peer reviewed scientific articles, scientific poster and podium presentations. Additionally he has written and presented more than 300 patient information articles and presentations.
Dr. Waddell’s experience with viscosupplementation dates back to its initial release in the United States. Since 1997, he has treated over 6,500 knees with more than 19,000 Synvisc injections. He has compiled a database on those 5,859 knees and continues to update it on an ongoing basis. He has spoken widely across the United States and internationally about viscosupplementation. He is currently involved in both clinical and basic science research regarding viscosupplementation.