• Lynchburg College -- Bachelor of Science
  • Marshall University, School of Medicine -- Doctor of Medicine
  • Mayo Clinic, Orthopedic Surgery -- Residency
  • Harvard School of Medicine, Brigham &Women’s Hospital -- Adult Reconstruction of the Hip and Knee Fellowship

  • Fellowship Director -- OrthoCarolina Hip & Knee Center, 2011 - present
  • Member of the Knee Society


  • Named as one of the Top 22 North American Knee Surgeons
  • Generation Next:  Leader in Total Joint Replacement [Feature]
  • Knee Society Member, September 2012
  • Chitranjan Ranawat Award Knee Society 2010
  • John Insall Award Knee Society 2010
  • John Insall Knee Society Travelling Fellowship 2008
  • AAHKS James Rand Young Investigators Award 2008
  • Leonard Marmor Surgical Arthritis Foundation Award, June 2004
  • H.A. Peterson Scholarly Writing Award Mayo Clinic, June 2004
  • Emerging Leadership Program, American Orthopaedic Association
  • Resident/Fellow Travel Grand Award, Mid America Orthopaedic Association, 2004
  • AOA-OREF Resident Leadership Forum 116th Annual Meeting of American Orthopaedic Association, Charleston, SC June 2003
  • Edward Henderson Award for Excellence in Medical Research Writing, Mid America Orthopaedic Association, April 2003
  • Instructor, Smith and Nephew Surgical Exposures in Trauma Memphis, TN November, 2003
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Current Research:

  • Preliminary Study Results Find 47 Percent Fewer Complications, Higher Patient Satisfaction with AQUACEL® Ag SURGICAL Cover Dressing
  • Springer, BD. Odum, S. Kim, R. Dennis, DA. Berend, K. Lombardi, A. Are Socio-Economic a Risk Factor for Stiffness after Total Knee Arthroplasty? A multicenter case-control study. In Press: Orthopaedics Clinics of North America
  • Lanting, B, Springer, BD. Catastrophic Metalllosis from wear through of a polyethylene liner. A Case Report In Press: Orthopaedic Clinics of North America
  • Springer, BD. Odum, S. Factors associated with perioperative complication rates after unilateral vs simultaneous total knee arthroplasty. Manuscript Submitted for publication
  • National Obesity Trends in Total Knee Arthroplasty Podium Presentation: AAHKS 2012 Annual Meeting
  • Springer, BD. Mason, JB. Management of Infection Following Total Knee Arthroplasty. Current Orthopaedic Practice. In Press.
  • Springer, BD. A prospective randomized study of Aquacel Ag Surgical Dressing compared to standard surgical dressings in total joint arthroplasty. Accepted Poster Presentation: AAOS 2013 Chicago
  • Springer, BD. A prospective randomized study of blood management in total joint arthroplasty. Comparison of Tranexamic Acid, Reinfusion Drains and Control. (Currently enrolling patients)
  • Fehring, TK. Springer, BD. Anatomic Reconstruction of the Patellofemoral Joint in Total Knee Arthroplasty. A prospective, randomized study. (Enrollment Complete,)
  • Jacofsky D, Kim R, Springer BD. Bilateral Symmetical Comparison of Femoral and Tibial Anatomic Features. (Manuscript in Press).
  • Mont M, Kim R, Springer BD. Joint Line Orientation in Non Diseased Population. Accepted Video Presentation: ICJR ISK 2012
  • Mont M, Dunbar M, Eckhoff D, Greene K, Jacofsky D, Kim R, Springer BD. Value of New Technology: Surgeon Satisfaction of Custom Cutting Guides. Accepted Poster Presentation: ICJR ISK 2012
  • Jacofsky D, Mont M, Kim R, Eckhoff D, Springer BD. Comparison of Alignment Values Between Short and Long Leg Images for Calculation of Alignment. Accepted Poster Presentation: ICJR ISK 2012
  • Mont M, Jacofsky D, Kim R, Eckhoff D, Springer BD. The Differences Between the Medial and Lateral Femoral Condyles and the Incidence of Lateral Femoral Hypoplasia. Accepted Poster Presentation: ICJR ISK 2012.


  • Javad Parvizi MD, Benjamin Zmistowski BS, Elie F. Berbari MD, Thomas W. Bauer MD, PhD, Bryan D. Springer MD, Craig J. Della Valle MD,Kevin L. Garvin MD, Michael A. Mont MD, Montri D. Wongworawat MD, Charalampos G. Zalavras MD. A New Definition for Periprosthetic Joint Infection. From the Workgroup of the Musculoskeletal Infection Society. Clin Ortho Relat Res. 2011 469:2992-2994
  • Springer, BD. Habet, N. Griffin, WL. Nanson, CJ. Davies, MA. Deformation of One-Piece Metal Acetabular Components. J Arthroplasty. 2012 Jan;27(1):48-54. Epub 2011 Jun 8.
  • Lee GC, Kim RH, Springer BD, Lustig S. Management of the Infected THA. Orthopedics. 2012 Apr; 35(4):316-9
  • Odum SM, Fehring TK, Periprosthetic Infection Consortium et al. Irrigation and debridement for periprosthetic infections: does the organism matter? J Arthroplasty. 2011 Sep. 26(6 Suppl).
  • Hicks-Little CA, Peindl RD, Hubbard TJ, Scannell BP, Springer BD, Odum SM, et al. Lower extremity joint kinematics during stair climbing in knee osteoarthritis. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. March 2011;43:516-24
  • Springer, BD. Getting you Bearing in TKA: Comparing fixed-bearing to mobile bearing designs. Orthopaedics Today, March 2011. 6-8.
  • Fehring T, Odum S, Fehring K, Springer B, Griffin W, Dennos A: Mortality Following Revision Joint Arthroplasty: Is Age a Factor? Orthopaedics Volume 33, Number 10, 2010 October, pg 715.
  • Griffin WL, Nanson CJ, Springer BD, Davies MA, Fehring TK. Reduced articular surface of one-piece cups: A cause of runaway wear and early failure. Clin Orthop. 2010; 468 (9): 2328-32.
  • Fehring TK, Odum SM, Masonis JL, Springer BD. Early failures in unicondylar arthroplasty. Orthopedics. 2010; 33(1):11.
  • Fehring T, Sherrell C, Springer B, Hansen E, Bozic K, Della Valle C, Parvizi J, Gioe T, Zmistowski B, Odum S, Dennos A: Fate of Two-Stage Reimplantation after Failed Irrigation and Debridement for Periprosthetic Knee Infection, Winner of Chitranjan Ranawat Award, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.
  • Fehring, TK, Odum SJ, Hughes J, Springer BD, Beaver WB Jr. Differences Between the Sexes in the Anatomy of the Anterior Condyle of the Knee. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery – American Volume. 91 (10):2335-41, 2009 Oct.
  • Dennis, DA, Kim, R, Johnson, D, Springer BD, Fehring, TK, Sharma, A: Controlled – Matched Evaluation of Patellar Crepitus After Total Knee Arthroplasty, Winner John Insall Award. Clin Orthop. 2010:1-8.
  • Azzam K, Parvizi J, Jungkind D, Hanssen A, Springer BD, Bozic K, Valle CD, Pulido L, Barrack R. Microbiological, Clinical and Surgical Features of Fungal Prosthetic Joint Infections: a Multi-institutional Experience. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Am. 2009 Nov; 91 Suppl 6:142-9.
  • Springer BD, Connelly S, Odum S, Fehring TK, Griffin WL, Mason B, Masonis JL: “Cementless Femoral Components in Young Patients” Review and Meta-Analysis of Total Hip Arthroplasty and Hip Resurfacing, Winner of Rand Award, Journal of Arthroplasty, Vol. 24, Number 6, Suppl 1, September 2009, pg 2-8.
  • Springer BD, Fehring TK, Griffin WL, Odum SM, Masonis JL. Why revision total hip arthroplasty fails. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (467): 166-173, 2009 January.
  • Suarez J, Griffin W, Springer B, Fehring T, Mason JB, Odum S. Why do revision knee arthroplasties fail? J Arthroplasty Vol 23 (6), Suppl 1: 99-103, 2008 September.
  • Springer BD, Griffin WL, Fehring TK, Suarez J, Odum SM, Thompson C. Incomplete seating of press-fit porous acetabular components: The fate of zone II lucencies. J Arthroplasty Vol 23 (6), Suppl 1: 120-126,. 2008 September.
  • Fehring TK. Christie MJ. Lavernia C. Mason JB. McAuley JP. MacDonald SJ. Springer BD. Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty: Planning, Management, and Controversies. In: Instructional Course Lectures. 57:341-63, 2008
  • Sah AP, Scott RD, Springer BD, Bono JV, Deshmukh RV, Thornhill TS. Custom made angled inserts for tibial coronal malalignment in total knee arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2008 Mar
  • Springer BD, Della Valle CJ. Extensor mechanism allograft reconstruction after total knee arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2008;23(7 SUPPL.): 35-8
  • Sah, AP., Springer, BD., Scott, RD. Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty in Octogenarians: Survival Longer Than the Patient. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (451):107-112, October 2006
  • Parvizi J., Wade FA., Rapuri V., Springer BD., Berry DJ., Hozack WJ. Revision hip arthroplasty for late instability secondary to polyethylene wear. Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research. 447:66-9, 2006 Jun.
  • Springer, BD., Scott, RD., Thornhill, TS Conversion Unicompartmental to Total Knee Arthroplasty: Surgical Management. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (446): 214-220
  • Springer, BD, Sah, A, Scott, RD, Carrington, Richard. McKeever Hemiarthroplasty of the Knee in Patients less than 60 years Old. J Bone and Joint Surg Am. 2006 88: 366-371
  • Springer, BD. Berry, DJ. Hanssen. AD. Cabanela, M. Lewallen, DG. Early Post-operative Transverse Pelvic Fractures: A new complication related to revision with hemispherical cups. J Bone and Joint Surg Am 2005 87:2626-2631
  • Farrell, CM., Springer, BD., Haidukewych, GJ., Morrey, BF. Motor Nerve Palsy Following Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2005;87:2619-2625
  • Haidukewych, GJ, Springer, BD, Jacofsky, DJ, Berry, DJ. Total Knee Arthroplasty for Salvage of Failed Internal Fixation or Nonunion of the Distal Femur. Journal of Arthroplasty. Vol 20 No.3 344-349. April 2005
  • Springer, BD., Osmon, D., Hanssen, AD. Systematic Safety of High Dose Antibiotic Impregnated Spacers following Resection Arthroplasty of the Hip and Knee. Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research. (427):47-51. Oct. 2004
  • Springer, BD., Sim, FH., Hanssen, AD., Lewallen, DG. Modular Segmental Kinematic Rotating Hinge for Nonneoplastic Limb Salvage. Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research, (421): 281-87, April 2004
  • Springer, BD., Berry, DJ., Lewallen, DG Treatment of Periprosthetic Femoral Fractures Following Total Hip Arthroplasty with Femoral Component Revision J Bone Joint Surg Am 2003 85: 2156-2162
  • Springer, BD., Hanssen, AD., Lewallen, DG. Cementation of an Acetabular Liner Exchange into Well-Fixed Acetabular Shell during Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. Vol 18, Supp.1, 126-130 (October 2003)
  • Springer, BD., Hanssen, AD., Sim, FH., Lewallen, DG. Kinematic Rotating Hinge for Complex Knee Arthroplasty. Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research. (392):283-91, 2001 Nov.
  • Ahn NU. Ahn UM. Nallamshetty L. Springer BD. Buchowski JM. Funches L. Garrett ES. Kostuik JP. Kebaish KM. Sponseller PD. Cauda equina syndrome in ankylosing spondylitis (the CES-AS syndrome): meta-analysis of outcomes after medical and surgical treatments. [Journal Article. Meta-Analysis] Journal of Spinal Disorders. 14(5):427-33, 2001 Oct.

Book Chapters: In Press:

  • Lanting, B. Springer, BD. Use of cemented stems in revision TKA. Total knee revision: Surgical techniques. Editor: Roberto Rossi, MD. Minerva Medica SpA. Italia.
  • Springer, BD. Scuderi, G. Evaluation and Management of the Infected Total Knee Arthroplasty. Instructional Course Lecture 62. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Rosemont, IL.
  • Salava, J. Springer, BD. Orthopaedic Infections. Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 11. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Rosemont, IL.
  • Vegari, D. Springer, BD. Irrigation and Debridment for treatment of infected total joint arthroplasty. Periprosthetic Joint Inections. Editors: Bryan D. Springer and Javad Parvizi. Publisher: Springer
  • Springer, BD. Revision for Infection: Irrigation and Debridement. Knee Reconstruction, Replacement, and Revision. Editors: Dr. Javad Parvizi Data Trace Publishing Company
  • Springer, BD, Kim R, Dennis DA. Management of Infection in Total Hip Arthroplasty. Fundamentals of Revision Hip Arthroplasty: Diagnosis, Evaluation and Treatment Editors: David Jacofsky, MD, Anthony Hedley, MD Publisher:
  • Springer, BD, Kim R, Dennis DA.Evaluation of the Painful Total Knee. Arthroplasty. Fundamentals of Revision Hip Arthroplasty: Diagnosis, Evaluation and Treatment. Editors: David Jacofsky, MD, Anthony Hedley, MD Publisher:
  • Springer B. Posterior Approaches to the Hip. Surgery of the Hip. Editors: Daniel J. Berry and Jay R. Lieberman. Elsevier.
  • Springer B, Griffin W. Femoral Revision: Uncemented Extensively Porous Coated Implants. Surgery of the Hip. Editors: Daniel J. Berry and Jay R. Lieberman. Elsevier
  • Complex Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty. In: Adult Reconstruction: The Essentials. Editor: Javad Parvizi (In Press) Slack Incorporated
  • Springer, BD. Ruptures of the Patella Tendon. Techniques in Revision Hip and Knee Arthroplasty, edited by Dr. Giles R. Scuderi with Drs. AJ Tria, Michael Kang, and William Long Elsevier 2012

Book Chapters: Published: 

  • Balancing the Flexion and Extension Gaps in Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty. In: Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty. Editor: Daniel J. Berry, Robert Trousdale, Douglass Dennis, Wayne Paprosky. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins. 2012
  • Della Valle, C. Rosenberg, AG. Sah, Alexander. Springer, BD. Management of Extensor Mechanism Rupture. Advanced Reconstruction: Knee. Editors: Jay Lieberman, Daniel Berry and Fredrick Azar. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2011
  • Springer B, Mason B. Cemented TKA: The Gold Standard. Fifth Edition of Insall & Scott “Surgery of the Knee”. Editors: Elsevier. 2011
  • Springer, BD. Megaprosthesis for Non-neoplastic conditions of the Knee. Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery: Oncology and Complex Reconstruction. Editors: Dr. Franklin Sim, Dr. Peter Choong, Kristy Weber. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins 2011
  • Kim R, Springer B, Dennis D. Knee Reconstruction and Replacement. Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 10. Editor: James Flynn. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2011
  • Springer BD. Total Knee Arthroplasty, Treatment of Complications, Osteolysis. Interactive Educational Program (IEP) for Total Joint Arthroplasty. 2010
  • Springer B. Failed Total Hip Arthroplasty – Epidemiology (reasons). Online book chapter. Interactive Educational Program (IEP) for Total Joint. 2010
  • Cemented Stem Fixation in Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty In: Operative Techniques in Total Knee Arthroplasty. Editors: Arlen D. Hanssen and W. Norman Scott, Saunders Elsevier.2009
  • Hinged Total Knee Arthroplasty In: Operative Techniques in Total Knee Arthroplasty. Editors: Arlen D. Hanssen and W. Norman Scott, Saunders Elsevier. 2009 Adjunctive Fixation in TKA Revision: Stem, Sleeves and PMMA
  • In: Arthritis and Arthroplasty: Editors: Thomas Brown and Khaled Saleh, Saunders Elsevier. 2009 
  • Physical Examination of the Hip. In: Orthopaedic Essentials Series: Adult Reconstruction. Editors: Daniel J. Berry and Scott P. Steinmann Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. 2007
  • Radiographic Evaluation of the Hip. In: Orthopaedic Essentials Series: Adult Reconstruction. Editors: Daniel J. Berry and Scott P. Steinmann , Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2007
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Locations Practice
  • Member of the Knee Society
  • Member of the International Congress of Joint Reconstruction
  • Member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Member of the North Carolina State Representative for Eastern Orthopaedic Association
  • Member of the AAOS Knee Instructional Course Lecture Subcommittee
  • Member of the Arthritis Foundation Carolinas Leadership BoardAlpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Society
  • Member of the North Carolina Medical Society
  • Member of the North Carolina Orthopaedic Association
  • Member of the Southern Orthopaedic Association

  • Board Certified Surgeon

Clinical Specialties

Hip & Knee

  Fellowship Trained

The treatment doesn’t have to be as drastic as total hip replacement surgery. When you experience hip pain, either from an injury or arthritis, you need the attention of physicians experienced in the many conditions that may arise. ... Learn More

  • Clinical Team:  Marci Taylor, CMA & Saudia Merino, CMA
  • Test/Surgery Scheduler:  Brad Joyce
  • Medical Administrative Assistant:  Jamey DeBerry

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