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Sridhar R. Rachala, MD

Present Position

Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedics
Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
State University of New York at Buffalo


Lower Extremity Joint Replacement & Reconstruction

I currently serve as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery with subspecialty interest in lower extremity adult reconstruction. My interest includes taking care of and improving the outcomes for most difficult situations we face in my subspecialty including infections and complex revisions. I am also passionate about improving the outcomes of primary joint replacement and training the future surgeons in good predictable techniques in primary joint replacement thereby decreasing the load of revision surgeries.  I primarily operate out of Buffalo General and Kenmore Mercy hospitals and am also actively involved in the value analysis of various implant choices and treatments so that we can provide affordable care by demand matching. We are also involved in various research projects incorporating new techniques to improve clinical outcomes.

“Change is inevitable” this is the moto that drives me. The current standard of care will be an outdated concept in future. Just as anything else in medicine, we continue to evolve, especially in our field of orthopaedic surgery, to better diagnose and treat various ailments that cripple our patients there by increasing their productivity and quality of life.  We as an organization and me, personally take pride in positioning ourselves at the forefront of this process of evolving into better health care providers while critically evaluating the value of the new treatments and also training the future surgeons to have a solid base to launch further in the advancement of the field. The main focus of my practice is the patient care and improving outcomes by innovation while also educating future surgeons.

I feel proud and privileged to be associated with an organization such as UBMD Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine that places me in the position and provides me the tools to achieve the goals I strive for.

Medical School – Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, University of Health Sciences, M.B.B.S. 2004
Undergraduate – Little Flower Junior College, Hyderabad, 1992

Hospital Training
Internship – Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad, India, 1997-1998
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency – Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad, India, 1999-2002
State University of New York at Buffalo Orthopaedic Residency, 2004-2009

Lower Extremity Adult Reconstructive Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 2009

Board Certification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Image Guided Total Knee Arthroplasty
Hambright DS, Severson EP, Rachala SR, Bolognesi MP, Brown JA
Minerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica 2010

Unicompartmental, Bicompartmental, or Tricompartmental Arthritis of the Knee: Algorithm for Surgical Management
Rachala SR, Sierra RJ
Insall and Scott surgery of the Knee- In press

Surface Temperature Variation after Total Knee Arthroplasty
Rachala SR, Krackow KA, Manohar LM, Chirumamilla V, Bayers-Thering M
Presented at Annual AAOS 2008 meeting
In the process of manuscript submission for publication

Torsion Deformity and Dynamic Loading for Medial Knee Osteoarthritis
Mandeville, DS, Rachala, SR, Bayers-Thering, M, Krackow, KA
Presented at ORS-2010
In press

Theodore Papademetriou Award
Outstanding commitment to orthopaedic education
Department of Orthopaedics, State University of New York at Buffalo
June 2009

Current Professional Activities/Committees
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Department of Orthopaedics
Buffalo General Hospital
100 High Street
Buffalo, New York 14203

(716) 859-1470

University Orthopaedic Center – North
4949 Harlem Road
Amherst, New York 14226

 University Orthopaedic Center – South
Brook Bridge Medical Building
5959 Big Tree Road, Suite 108
Orchard Park, New York 14127

This physician has privileges at the following hospitals:
Catholic Health (Kenmore Mercy)
Kaleida Health (Buffalo General Medical Center)