Interim Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Department / Division
4709 Creekstone Drive, Suite 200
Durham, NC 27703
Joint-replacement surgery (primary and revision, hip and knee), arthroscopic surgery (knee)
Risk management and medicolegal aspects of orthopaedic practice.
Co-management and alignment relationships between clinicians and hospitals/ health systems in evolving healthcare markets.
Clinical outcomes of total hip and knee replacements (primary and revision surgeries, total joint infections, modern bearing surfaces, gait mechanics and balance).
Novel surgical techniques for difficult adult hip and knee reconstruction cases.
Sports injuries (hip and knee) in older, active adults.
Techniques in arthroscopy.
This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.
Attarian, DE; Wahl, JE; Wellman, SS; Bolognesi, MP. Developing a High-efficiency Operating Room for Total Joint Arthroplasty in an Academic Setting. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2013;471:1832-1836. (2013) Abstract
Hug, KT; Gupta, AK; Wellman, SS; Bolognesi, MP; Attarian, DE. Creation of a femoral cortical window to facilitate total hip arthroplasty in patients with sickle cell hemoglobinopathies. Journal of Arthroplasty. 2013;28:323-325. (2013) Abstract
Queen, RM; Schaeffer, JF; Butler, RJ; Berasi, CC; Kelley, SS; Attarian, DE; Bolognesi, MP. Does Surgical Approach During Total Hip Arthroplasty Alter Gait Recovery During the First Year Following Surgery?. Journal of Arthroplasty. 2013; (2013) Abstract
Mayer, SW; Wellman, SS; Bolognesi, MP; Attarian, DE. Late liner disassociation of a Pinnacle system acetabular component. Orthopedics. 2012;35:e561-e565. (2012) Abstract
Attarian, DE; Bolognesi, MP. Greater trochanteric osteoplasty in revision hip arthroplasty: two case reports. American Journal of Orthopedics. 2011;40:E1-E4. (2011) Abstract
Queen, RM; Butler, RJ; Watters, TS; Kelley, SS; Attarian, DE; Bolognesi, MP. The effect of total hip arthroplasty surgical approach on postoperative gait mechanics. Journal of Arthroplasty. 2011;26:66-71. (2011) Abstract
Riddle, DL; Keefe, FJ; Nay, WT; McKee, D; Attarian, DE; Jensen, MP. Pain coping skills training for patients with elevated pain catastrophizing who are scheduled for knee arthroplasty: a quasi-experimental study. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2011;92:859-865. (2011) Abstract
Willimon, SC; Bolognesi, MP; Attarian, DE. Tissue sparing total femoral arthroplasty: technical note. Journal of surgical orthopaedic advances. 2011;20:206-209. (2011) Abstract
Domzalski, T; Cook, C; Attarian, DE; Kelley, SS; Bolognesi, MP; Vail, TP. Activity scale for arthroplasty patients after total hip arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty. 2010;25:152-157. (2010) Abstract
Povsic, TJ; Zhou, J; Adams, SD; Bolognesi, MP; Attarian, DE; Peterson, ED. Aging is not associated with bone marrow-resident progenitor cell depletion. Journal of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. 2010;65:1042-1050. (2010) Abstract
Ferrell, MS; Browne, JA; Attarian, DE; Cook, C; Bolognesi, MP. Cementless porous-coated anatomic total hip arthroplasty at Duke: 18- to 24-year follow-up. Journal of surgical orthopaedic advances. 2009;18:150-154. (2009) Abstract
Krenzel, BA; Cook, C; Martin, GN; Vail, TP; Attarian, DE; Bolognesi, MP. Posterior capsular injections of ropivacaine during total knee arthroplasty: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Journal of Arthroplasty. 2009;24:138-143. (2009) Abstract
Cothran, RL; McGuire, PM; Helms, CA; Major, NM; Attarian, DE. MR imaging of infrapatellar plica injury. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2003;180:1443-1447. (2003) Abstract
Attarian, DE; Guilak, F. Observations on the growth of loose bodies in joints. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopy and Related Surgery. 2002;18:930-934. (2002) Abstract
Attarian, DE; McCrackin, HJ; DeVito, DP; McElhaney, JH; Garrett, WE. Biomechanical characteristics of human ankle ligaments. Foot and Ankle. 1985;6:54-58. (1985) Abstract
Attarian, DE; McCrackin, HJ; Devito, DP; McElhaney, JH; Garrett, WE. A biomechanical study of human lateral ankle ligaments and autogenous reconstructive grafts. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 1985;13:377-381. (1985) Abstract