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Daniel J. Cuttica, DO


Orthopaedic Surgery

Call 703-584-2040

Dr. Daniel J. Cuttica is a board eligible orthopedic surgeon, with fellowship training in foot and ankle surgery.

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.

His clinical interests include all aspects of foot and ankle reconstruction, including sports-related foot and ankle disorders, arthroscopy, cartilage disorders and restoration, total ankle replacement, forefoot reconstruction, and diabetic limbs.

He is the author of numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals. These topics have included treatment of cartilage injuries to the ankle, a novel technique to harvest bone graft for hindfoot bone fusion, various techniques to correct complex foot and ankle deformities, and the use of a new implant for hammertoe correction that does not require the use of pins. He has also presented his research and given lectures at national orthopedic conferences. Currently is a reviewer for the journal Foot and Ankle Specialist.

Dr. Cuttica received his medical degree at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he learned a “whole person” approach to patient care. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Doctors Hospital and 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 is a member of the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics.

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