Daniel J. Cuttica, DO, Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon with Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center

Get to know Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon Dr. Daniel J. Cuttica, who serves the population of Northern Virginia.

Daniel J. Cuttica, DO is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon, with fellowship training in foot and ankle surgery.  He practices at the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Center division of Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics, and has medical staff privileges at Inova Fairfax Hospital, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Virginia Hospital Center, as well as Mclean Surgery Center and Advanced Surgery Center of Bethesda.

Daniel J. Cuttica is a highly respected and experienced surgeon, having been in practice for many years.  He received his medical degree at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Doctors Hospital/Grant Medical Center in Columbus, OH. This was followed by completion of the prestigious foot and ankle fellowship at the Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center in Columbus, OH, where he had extensive training in all aspects of foot and ankle reconstruction, including total ankle replacement.

Dr. Cuttica was the recipient of the Robert L. Green award, which is awarded annually to the member of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics who achieved the highest combined score in the written and oral orthopedic surgery board certification exams.  He has also been awarded for his groundbreaking research on MRI evaluation following surgical treatment of cartilage injuries in the ankle.

Dr. Cuttica has expertise in both common and complex disorders of the foot and ankle.  His clinical interests include all aspects of foot and ankle reconstruction, including cartilage disorders and restoration, total ankle replacement, sports-related foot and ankle disorders, dance medicine, arthroscopy and minimally invasive procedures, forefoot reconstruction, and diabetic limb salvage.  

He is a Core Clinical Team Member and orthopaedic consultant for The Washington Ballet.  He is the author of numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals, which includes extensive research on the treatment and outcomes of cartilage disorders of the ankle.  Other topics include a novel technique to harvest bone graft for hindfoot bone fusion, various techniques to correct complex foot and ankle deformities, surgical treatment of various foot fractures, and the use of a new implant for hammertoe correction that does not require the use of pins. Dr. Cuttica has presented his research and regularly lectures at national orthopaedic conferences, and continues to remain actively involved in research that contributes to the advancement of his field.

Currently, Dr. Cuttica is a reviewer for the peer-reviewed journals Foot and Ankle International and Foot and Ankle Specialist.  He also serves on the editorial board for www.footeducation.com, an educational website peer-reviewed by orthopaedic surgeons with fellowship training in foot and ankle surgery.

Orthopaedic surgeons are devoted to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles. Some orthopaedists are generalists, while others specialize in certain areas of the body, others specialty focuses include shoulder and elbow, hand, and spine. Orthopaedic surgeons treat broken bones, and replace painful joints, and also treat patients for sports injuries, back pain, ruptured discs and spinal stenosis, bone tumors, carpal tunnel, hand arthritis and hand injuries, club foot, bow legs and hip dysplasia, orthopaedic trauma, limb lengthening, achilles tendon injuries, bunions and foot and ankle injuries, osteoporosis, and arthritis.

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