Sridhar M Durbhakula, M.D.

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Specializes in: Adolescents (12-18 years), Adults (18+ years), Children (1-11 years), Infants (up to 1 year)


Languages: English, Telugu


ACL Reconstruction, Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Bunions, Diabetic Foot Care, Foot and Ankle, Heel Disorders, Hip Arthritis, Hip Replacement, Joint Aspiration, Joint Preservation, Joint Replacement, Knee Arthritis, Knee Joint Arthroscopy, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Rotator Cuff, Sports Medicine, Total Hip Replacement, Total Joint Replacement more



Appointment Phone: 301-530-1010
10215 Fernwood Road
The Camalier Building, Suite 506
Bethesda, MD 20817
Fax: 301-897-8597
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Sridhar Durbhakula, M.D. is an Orthopaedic Surgeon. He complete advanced fellowship training in total joint replacement surgery at the world renowned Massachusetts General Hospital, in affiliation with Harvard University.

Dr. Sridhar M. Durbhakula specializes in the comprehensive treatment of hip and knee arthritis, including joint preservation techniques, minimally invasive partial and total joint replacement, and complex revision total joint replacement. He also utilizes the latest technologies in blood conservation and pain management to accelerate postoperative rehabilitation. Dr.Sridhar M. Durbhakula is 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 has great interest in continuing medical education and the advancement of orthopaedic technologies. 

He has served as the Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Shady Grove Hospital and he is a Clinical Instructor with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Visit Dr. Durbhakula's website and for more information. more

Departments / Divisions

  • Surgery at Suburban Hospital



  • MD; Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (1997)


  • Orthopaedic Surgery; Albany Medical Center (2003)


  • Adult Reconstruction Surgery; Massachusetts General Hospital (2004)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Orthopaedic Surgery) (2006)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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

Activities & Honors


  • Honors Program in Medical Education , Northwestern University , 1990 - 1997
  • Washingtonian Top Doctors Award , 2010
  • Physician Award , Patient’s Choice , 2009
  • Compassionate Doctor Award , Patient's Choice , 2010
  • R.I.S.E.S Award , Shady Grove Adventist Hospital , 2013


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
  • The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)

Videos & Media

Lectures and Presentations

  • The Direct Anterior Approach
    My Journey to Date, Hyderabad (01/01/2011)
    IAA Biennial Conference
  • The 40-50 Year Old Arthritic Knee
    IAA Biennial Conference, Hyderabad (01/01/2011)
  • The Future of Revision Total Joint Replacement Surgery
    NAON Conference, Baltimore (01/01/2011)
  • Total Hip Arthroplasty After Acetabular Fracture
    The American Experience, Goa (01/01/2010)
    IAA Mid Term Meet
  • Total Hip Arthroplasty After Proximal Femoral Fracture
    Indian Arthroplasty Assoiation Mid Term Meet, Goa (01/01/2010)
  • Six Degrees of Freedom In-Vivo Knee Kinematics after Posterior Substituting Total Knee Arthroplasty
    Orthopaedic Research Society 52nd Annual Meeting, Chicago (01/01/2006)
  • In-Vivo 3D Tibiofemoral Articular Contact after CR and PS TKA
    Orthopaedic Research Society 52nd Annual Meeting, Chicago (01/01/2006)
  • Dual Image Fluoroscopy 3D Data
    35th Annual Course in Advances in Arthroplasty, Cambridge (01/01/2005)
  • Kinematics of the UKA
    35th Annual Course in Advances in Arthroplasty, Cambridge (01/01/2005)
  • Impaction Grafting
    Basic Science and Clinical Applications in Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty, Washington (01/01/2005)
    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 72nd Annual Meeting
  • Minimally Invasive Total Hip Arthroplasty with Large Head Metal-on-Metal Articulation
    Web-cast (01/07/2004)
  • Modes of Failure in Revision Hip and Knee Replacement
    CMS Presentation, Baltimore (01/01/2004)
  • Resource Utilization after Primary and Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty
    34th Annual Course in Advances in Arthroplasty, Cambridge (01/01/2004)
  • Two-Incision Minimally Invasive Total Hip Arthroplasty
    33rd Annual Course in Advances in Arthroplasty, Cambridge (01/01/2003)
  • Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement with the Two-Incision Technique
    AOA 115th Annual Meeting, Charleston (01/01/2003)
  • Use of an Articulating Spacer to Treat Infected Total Hip Arthroplasty
    AAOS 70th Annual Meeting, New Orleans (01/01/2003)
  • On the Road to a Minimally Invasive Total Hip Arthroplasty
    COA-AOA 115th Annual Meeting, Victoria (01/01/2002)
  • Treatment of Infected Total Hip Arthroplasty with an Articulating Antibiotic Cement Spacer
    AOA 35th Annual Residents’ Conference, Memphis (01/01/2002)
  • Treatment of the Infected Total Knee Arthroplasty with an Articulating Cement Spacer
    AOA 34th Annual Residents’ Conference, Hershey (01/01/2001)

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