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Sridhar Durbhakula, M.D.

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement

Sridhar Durbhakula, M.D. is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with advanced training in the comprehensive treatment of hip & knee arthritis, including joint preservation techniques, minimally invasive partial and total joint replacement, anterior hip replacement and complex revision total joint replacement.

What is Anterior Hip Replacement?

Direct anterior hip replacement is a minimally invasive hip surgery to replace the hip joint without cutting through any muscles or tendons as against traditional hip replacement that involves cutting major muscles to access the hip joint.

Advantages of Anterior Hip Replacement

  • Smaller incisions
  • Shorter operative time
  • Minimal blood loss
  • Short hospital stay
  • Less postoperative pain
  • Minimal soft-tissue trauma
  • Less scarring
  • Quicker recovery
  • Early mobilization
  • Less postoperative restrictions
  • Quicker return to normal activities
  • Lower risk of dislocation

What Our Patients Are Saying

  • Hi Dr. Sridhar Durbhakula, I wanted to let you know how well things are going with my double knee replacement. I really appreciated your faith in me to do both of my knees at the same time. You listened to my history and my commitment to rehab and we made a joint decision to move forward. I really felt that you were invested as much as I was in the...

    - Laura Hsiung -

  • Dr. Sridhar Durbhakula (often called Dr. “D”) is a “miracle worker.” I visited with him circa 6-months before I had my total hip replacement. During that diagnosis interview, he advised that I would want to visit him again once my quality of life began to deteriorate. He was a prophet because my deteriorating joint condition because worst a...

    - Craig T. Johnson -

  • New surgical technology helps patients return to an active lifestyle in no time Three months after a total right hip replacement at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, avid runner and outdoorsman Paul “Rusty” Neal embarked on a backpacking trip without any problems. “That’s the power of the Hana Table,” says orthopedic surgeon Sridhar Durbhak...

    - Back on Their Feet and Hips, Knees and Ankles -

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Patient Stories

New surgical technology helps patients return to an active lifestyle in no time

Anterior Total Hip Replacement Patient Testimonial from Shady Grove Hospital

Patient Educational Videos & Resources

Dr. Durbhakula In the Media

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    Direct Anterior Hip Replacement with the Hana Table - Fox News 5 Features Dr. Sridhar Durbhakula

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    Anterior Hip Replacement - Dr. Sridhar Durbhakula featured on NBC Washington

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Location & Directions


10215 Fernwood Road

Physician Suite: #506

Therapy Suite: #210

Bethesda, Maryland 20817

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