• surgical-treatment
    Minimally Invasive
  • non-surgical-tratment
    Shorter Hospital Stay
  • procedures
    Faster Recovery
  • implants
    Less Pain

Education

Professional Information

Licensure

  • Maryland # D0061416; expires 9/30/2015
  • District of Columbia; expires 2015

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ABOS)
    2005-present

Hospital Appointments

  • Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Rockville, MD
  • Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, MD
  • Sibley Memorial Hospital, Washington, DC

Academic Appointments

  • Instructor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

  • Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Shady Grove Adventist Hospita

Honors/Awards

Textbooks

  • Northmore-Ball MD, Bannister GC, Mears DC, Durbhakula SM. Clinical Challenges in Orthopaedics: The Hip. London: Martin Dunitz Ltd., 2002.

Book Chapters

  • Durbhakula SM, Berger RA, Freiberg AA: Mini-incision total hip arthroplasty: the anterolateral approach. In Callahan JJ, Rosenberg AG, Rubash HE (eds): The Adult Hip, 2nd edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005 (in press).

  • Mears DC, Durbhakula SM, Velyvis JH: Reconstructive total hip replacement after proximal femoral injuries. In Browner BD, Jupiter JB, Levine AM, Trafton PG (eds): Skeletal Trauma, 3rd Edition: Basic Science, Management and Reconstruction. Philadelphia: Elsevier Science, 2003, pp 1817-1831.

  • Mears DC, Durbhakula SM. Fractures and dislocations of the pelvic ring. In Chapman MW (ed): Chapman’s Orthopaedic Surgery, 3rd Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2001, pp 531-585.

Original Articles

  • In vivo flexion and kinematics of the knee after TKA: comparison of a conventional and a high flexion cruciate-retaining TKA design. Suggs JF, Kwon YM, Durbhakula SM, Hanson GR, Li G.  Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2009 Feb;17(2):150-6. Epub 2008 Oct 7.

  • Investigation of in-vivo 6DOF total knee arthroplasty kinematics using a dual orthogonal fluoroscopic system. Hanson GR, Suggs JF, Freiberg AA, Durbhakula S, Li G. J Orthop Res. 2006 May;24(5):974-81.

  • Three-dimensional tibiofemoral articular contact kinematics of a cruciate retaining total knee arthroplasty. Li G, Suggs J, Hanson G, Durbhakula S, Johnson T, Freiberg A. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2006 Feb;88(2):395-402.

  • Differences in patient and procedure characteristics and hospital resource use in primary and revision total joint arthroplasty: a multicenter study. Bozic KJ, Durbhakula S, Berry DJ, Naessens JM, Rappaport K, Cisternas M, Saleh KJ, Rubash HE.  J Arthroplasty.2005 Oct;20(7 Suppl 3):17-25.

  • Ganglioneuroma with scoliosis of the thoracic spine: a case report. Velyvis JH, Durbhakula S, Wurapa R, Carl AL. Spine J. 2005 Jul-Aug;5(4):457-60.

  • Antibiotic-loaded articulating cement spacer (ALACS) in the 2-stage exchange of infected total knee arthroplasty. Durbhakula SM, Czajka J, Fuchs MD, Uhl RL. J Arthroplasty. 2004 Sept;19(6):768-74.

  • Spacer endoprosthesis for the the treatment of infected total hip arthroplasty. Durbhakula SM, Czajka J, Fuchs MD, Uhl RL. J Arthroplasty. 2004 Sept;19(6): 760-7.

  • Traumatic anterior knee dislocation. Durbhakula SM, Das SP, Uhl RL. Orthopedics. 2002 Oct;25(10):1083-5.

  • Developments in blood management: the potential therapeutic role for Epoetin alfa in orthopedic trauma. Mears DC, Durbhakula SM, Miller B. Orthopedics.1999 Jan;22(1 Suppl):s151-4.

National Presentations

  • Durbhakula SM: “The Direct Anterior Approach: My Journey to Date.” IAA Biennial Conference, Hyderabad, India, October 2011.

  • Durbhakula SM: “The 40-50 Year Old Arthritic Knee.” IAA Biennial Conference, Hyderabad, India, October 2011.

  • Durbhakula SM: “The Future of Revision Total Joint Replacement Surgery.” NAON Conference, Baltimore, MD May 2011.

  • Durbhakula SM: “Total Hip Arthroplasty After Acetabular Fracture: The American Experience.” IAA Mid Term Meet, Goa, India, October 2010.

  • Durbhakula SM: “Total Hip Arthroplasty After Proximal Femoral Fracture.” Indian Arthroplasty Assoiation Mid Term Meet, Goa, India, October 2010.

  • J.F. Suggs, G.R. Hanson, S. Durbhakula, et al: Six Degrees of Freedom In-Vivo Knee Kinematics after Posterior Substituting Total Knee Arthroplasty.” Orthopaedic Research Society 52nd Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 2006

  • G. Li, G.R. Hanson, J.F. Suggs, S. Durbhakula, et al: In-Vivo 3D Tibiofemoral Articular Contact after CR and PS TKA.” Orthopaedic Research Society 52nd Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 2006.

  • Li G, Suggs J, Hanson G, Durbhakula S, et al: “Dual Image Fluoroscopy 3D Data.” 35th Annual Course in Advances in Arthroplasty, Cambridge, MA, September 2005.

  • Li G, Hanson G, Suggs J, Durbhakula S, et al: “Kinematics of the UKA.” 35th Annual Course in Advances in Arthroplasty, Cambridge, MA, September 2005.

  • Elting JJ, Winter TE, Tymeson MP, Durbhakula SM, et al: “Impaction Grafting: Basic Science and Clinical Applications in Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty.” American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 72nd Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, February 2005.

  • Waldman B, Durbhakula S: “Minimally Invasive Total Hip Arthroplasty with Large Head Metal-on-Metal Articulation.” Webcast on www.or-live.com, December 7, 2004.

  • Durbhakula SM: “Modes of Failure in Revision Hip and Knee Replacement.” CMS Presentation, Baltimore, MD, October 2004.

  • Durbhakula SM: “Resource Utilization after Primary and Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty.” 34th Annual Course in Advances in Arthroplasty, Cambridge, MA, September 2004.

  • Freiberg AA, Durbhakula SM, Rubash HE: “Two-Incision Minimally Invasive Total Hip Arthroplasty.” 33rd Annual Course in Advances in Arthroplasty, Cambridge, MA, September 2003.

  • Mears DC, Durbhakula SM, Velyvis JH, Duwelius PJ: “Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement with the Two-Incision Technique.” AOA 115th Annual Meeting, Charleston, SC, June 2003.

  • Durbhakula SM, Czajka J, Fuchs MD, Wurapa RW: “Use of an Articulating Spacer to Treat Infected Total Hip Arthroplasty.” AAOS 70th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, February 2003.

  • Mears DC, Durbhakula SM, Velyvis JH, Duwelius PJ: “On the Road to a Minimally Invasive Total Hip Arthroplasty.” COA-AOA 115th Annual Meeting, Victoria, British Columbia, June 2002.

  • Durbhakula SM, Wurapa RW, Fuchs MD, Czajka J: “Treatment of Infected Total Hip Arthroplasty with an Articulating Antibiotic Cement Spacer.” AOA 35th Annual Residents’ Conference, Memphis, TN, April 2002.

  • Durbhakula SM, Fuchs MD, Czajka J: “Treatment of the Infected Total Knee Arthroplasty with an Articulating Cement Spacer.” AOA 34th Annual Residents’ Conference, Hershey, PA, April 2001.

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