Cassie G. Root, M.D.

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Cassie G. Root, M.D.

Dr. Cassie Root is a Northern Virginia native and attended Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. After graduating from Princeton University with Honors, Dr. Root attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where she was awarded the prestigious, merit-based Canby Robinson Scholarship. In addition, she was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society. Dr. Root completed her orthopaedic surgery residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York—frequently chosen as the #1 Hospital for Orthopedic Surgery by US News & World Report. Additional fellowship training to specialize in Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular surgery was completed at Washington University in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Root is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who focuses on problems of the upper extremity—the elbow, forearm, wrist, and hand. She treats disorders including sports injuries, arthritis, trauma, tendonitis and nerve problems. Welcoming both adult and pediatric patients, Dr. Root enjoys forming relationships with her patients while taking them through the entire process from initial diagnosis through conservative treatment, and when necessary, surgical treatment and post-operative therapy.

EDUCATION

  • B.S., Princeton University, With Honors
  • M.D., Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

RESIDENCY

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York

FELLOWSHIP

  • Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery, Washington University, Saint Louis, MO

BOARD CERTIFICATION

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand

PROFESSIONAL DISTINCTIONS

  • President, Washington DC Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Washingtonian Magazine’s “Top Doctor” in Hand Surgery
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Member, Virginia Orthopaedic Society
  • Member, Medical Society of Virginia
  • Member, Health Volunteers Overseas
  • Canby Robinson Scholarship Award Winner
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor
  • Medical Society

AREAS OF TREATMENT

  • Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery/Medicine
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Children and Adolescents
  • Wrist Fracture/Dislocation
  • Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine
  • Trauma Care
  • Peripheral Nerve Compression
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
  • Arthroscopic Surgery (Wrist)
  • Complex Ligament Repairs, Revision & Reconstruction (Wrist & Hand)
  • Tendon Reconstruction (Wrist & Hand)
  • Flexor and Extensor Tendon Injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • DeQuervain’s Release
  • Ganglion Cyst Excision
  • Fracture Surgery
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture

SPECIAL PROCEDURES/TECHNIQUES

  • Complex Ligament Repairs, Revision & Reconstruction (Wrist & Hand)
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injections
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Injections
  • Xiaflex Injections and Needle Aponeurotomy for Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • Wrist Arthroscopy
  • Joint Replacement surgery
Congratulations to Dr. Cassie Root named “2017 Top Doctors” in Washingtonian Magazine


Congratulations to Dr. Cassie Root selected as a “Top Doctor in Arlington” by The International Association of Orthopedic Surgeons (IAO)


Business Hall of Fame award winner – Best Sports Medicine Clinic in Arlington 2017


Congratulations to Dr. Cassie Root named “2017 Top Doctors” in Washingtonian Magazine


Congratulations to Dr. Cassie Root named “2017 Top Doctors” in NorthernVirginia Magazine


Nirschl Orthopaedic Center Recieved the Angies List Super Service Award for 2016


Congratulations Dr. Cassie Root named Top Doctor in Washingtonian Magazine three years in a row 2014, 2015 and 2016


Hand Health by Dr. Cassie Root


Dr. Cassie Root received the Emanuel B. Kaplan AwardDr. Cassie Root received the Emanuel B. Kaplan Award at the 2014 American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting given to the author of the presentation judged to best represent “anatomical excellence in surgery of the hand.”


Dr. Cassie Root named Top Docs by Washingtonian magazineCongratulations to Dr. Cassie Root named “Top Docs” by Washingtonianmagazine!


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