Sridhar Durbhakula, M.D.Board Certified Orthopaedic SurgeonMinimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement
Sridhar Durbhakula, M.D. is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with advanced training in the comprehensive treatment of hip and knee arthritis, including joint preservation techniques, minimally invasive partial and total joint replacement, anterior hip replacement and complex revision total joint replacement. He also utilizes the latest technologies in blood conservation and pain management to accelerate postoperative rehabilitation. He is also closely involved with the implant manufacturing industry and helps to investigate and evaluate alternative bearing surfaces in total joint replacement, including metal-on-plastic, metal-on-metal and ceramic-on-ceramic articulations. Dr. Durbhakula has pioneered direct anterior hip replacement in the Montgomery County area with the use of navigation and the specialized Hana table.
Dr. Durbhakula attained both his undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering and his medical degree as a member of the Honors Program in Medical Education at Northwestern University. A native of upstate New York, Dr. Durbhakula completed his orthopaedic surgery training at Albany Medical Center. During that time he helped develop the original technique to performing a two-incision minimally invasive total hip replacement and worked on patenting a technique to treat complicated infections after total joint replacement. Dr. Durbhakula completed his fellowship training at the world renowned Massachusetts General Hospital, in affiliation with Harvard Medical School. During that time he served on the faculty at Massachusetts General Hospital, participated in numerous clinical and basic science research efforts and received extensive training in primary and revision total joint replacement techniques.
Dr. Durbhakula has presented at numerous international meetings, including the American Orthopaedic Association and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS). He has co-authored a textbook and numerous book chapters, and has multiple peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Durbhakula has great interest in continuing medical education and the advancement of orthopaedic technologies. He currently serves a clinical instructor with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and helps train other orthopaedic surgeons on minimally invasive surgical techniques.. He also serves as the Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Shady Grove Hospital.
- Northwestern University - Biomedical Engineering
Bachelor of Science (BS), Evanston, IL
- Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
Northwestern University, Chicago,IL
- Internship - General Surgery
Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY
- Research Fellowship - Orthopaedic Surgery
Albany Medical Center, Albany,NY
- Residency - Orthopaedic Surgery
Albany Medical Center, Albany,NY
- Fellowship - Adult Reconstruction
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ABOS) 2005-present
- Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Rockville, MD
- Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, MD
- Sibley Memorial Hospital, Washington, DC
- Instructor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
- Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital
- Honors Program in Medical Education
- Washingtonian Top Doctors
- Patient's Choice Physician Award
- Patient's Choice Compassionate Doctor Award
- Northmore-Ball MD, Bannister GC, Mears DC, Durbhakula SM. Clinical Challenges in Orthopaedics: The Hip. London: Martin Dunitz Ltd., 2002.
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.
- 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.
- 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.