K. David Moore, MD is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon, specializing in total hip and knee replacement.
Dr. Moore is a founding member of The Hip Center at Andrews Sports Medicine. Prior to joining Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center in June of 2016, Dr. Moore was Director of the Center for Joint Replacement at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He joined the faculty at UAB in 2001, after serving as Chief of Adult Reconstruction for the United States Air Force at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.
Dr. Moore was the first surgeon in Birmingham to utilize Stryker's Mako System, utilizing highly-advanced robotic-arm assisted technology to personalize total knee, partial knee and total hip replacement procedures to each patient. He has done more robot-assisted surgeries than anyone in Alabama. He is an investigator on a study with institutions around the nation evaluating the long-term results of robot-assisted total knee replacement and trains other surgeons around the nation in how to perform robot-assisted surgery.
Dr. Moore’s other clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery including the new Direct Superior, early intervention in the treatment of arthritis, image-assisted surgery, and alternative bearings in total joint arthroplasty.
Dr. Moore is a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. He is a member of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Society. He serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, The Journal of Arthroplasty, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, and The Journal of Biomedical Research. He has published numerous articles on hip and knee arthroplasty.
Dr. Moore's research projects include examining the long-term results of robot-assisted total knees, the use of custom implants in complex revision total hips, the results of total hip replacement after acetabular fractures, and the use of platelet gel concentrates to improve wound healing and speed recovery after surgery. He has worked with UAB engineers to evaluate metal on metal total hips, ceramic hips and modularity in total knee arthroplasty. Dr. Moore regularly lectures both U.S. and international surgeons on the techniques of hip and knee replacement.
Dr. Moore received his undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology from Vanderbilt University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Moore did his Orthopaedic Residency at the University of Missouri and completed an Adult Reconstruction Fellowship at The Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic with Drs. Charles and Gerard Engh.
When he is not at the office, Dr. Moore can generally be found on a soccer field somewhere in the southeast coaching or watching one of his four boys play soccer. Efforts at preventing Dr. Moore from continuing to play soccer himself have been only partially successful. He is active in his church. Efforts at preventing him from joining the choir have been more forceful and more successful.
Adult Reconstruction Fellowship:
The Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic (Washington, D.C.)
Trained alongside Drs. Charles & Gerard Engh
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency:
University of Missouri (Columbia, MO)
Vanderbilt University - Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology (Nashville, TN)
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (Nashville, TN)
After everything I went through playing football and knowing something wasn’t right, I knew I truly needed my knee fixed. Back when I coached, I got shots to make it through the season, but I was always in a lot of pain. When I finally retired from coaching in May of 2020, I knew it was time to have a much-needed knee replacement surgery.
Coach David Wilkerson | Booneville, MS
I stepped down from the back door of my house (about 6 inches) and immediately felt excruciating pain in my right knee. From then on, the constant pain was terrible.
I knew I needed to do something about it. I went to my primary care doctor and got an x-ray. He confirmed my right knee was bone on bone, and suggested I schedule a consult with an orthopaedic surgeon.
Barbara Adamson | Alexander City, AL
At the time of my surgery in 2006, Dr. Moore said my hip would last 10 to 15 years. Well, it’s over 15 years now and all is well and I have not been gentle with it. There is hardly a day that goes by that I am not thankful for what Dr. Moore did in restoring my life‘s ability. I will always be grateful and Dr. Moore holds a special place in my heart.
Ron Alter | Crestview, FL
I am in my early 80's and have played competitive, tournament tennis since I was twelve years old. I began to experience knee pain sometime during 2018 due to deterioration in my left knee, which was probably caused by a combination of the many years of playing competitive tennis and an old high school football injury.
Dr. Milburn Price | Birmingham, AL
I had a long history of bi-lateral hip pain, and my condition got so bad that I started experiencing pain in both hips walking, climbing stairs, and putting on my shoes and socks. In addition, the pain would occasionally keep me from sleeping. Over the years, I tried several different types of treatment for my hips such as anti-inflammatory medication, steroid injections and physical therapy.
Susan Brown | Madison, AL
- Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Reviewer
- The Journal of Arthroplasty - Reviewer
- Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research - Reviewer
- The Journal of Biomedical Research - Reviewer