Hand Surgeon Specialist in Arlington Virginia


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Maps & Directions to Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon in Arlington Virginia

We're located at:

1715 North George Mason
Medical Offices C
Dr. Suite 504
Arlington Virginia 22205

Phone: 703-525-2200
Fax: 703-522-2603

Monday-Thurs / 8:00am - 5pm
Friday / 8:00am - 4pm

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Cassie G. Root, M.D.

Carpal Tunnel, Wrist Fracture and ArthritisSurgeon Dr Cassie Gyuricza Root

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.


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

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York

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

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

  • 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
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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


Patient Testimonials

"I am so thankful for Dr. Cassie Root and the staff at Nirschl Orthopaedic Center! My surgery was a huge success and I'm so glad I had it done! What she said I'd feel after the surgery was exactly right! I highly recommend Dr. Root! (Also, Megan at physical therapy was awesome, as well)."

Martha M.

"I saw Cassie Root and highly recommend her. In my experience, it is difficult to find a doctor in this area that will take the time to actually listen to you, answer all of your questions, and recommend a thoughtful, personalized treatment plan. Dr. Root did all of those, and still managed to be efficient. She doesn't jump to surgery right away, but also is honest in saying when its time for that option. I have pretty high standards and am rarely fully satisfied with the medical profession, but I can recommend her without any reservations."

Amanda J.

"I hurt my L thumb back in the spring of 2012, when I was told it was not broken by another MD. I saw Dr. Root back in October 2012 learned that I had a healed fracture and osteoarthritis was starting. We tried some conservative treatment. It improved slightly but back in 11/2014 the pain was significant again. Finally decided to go see her, and learned the arthritis had progressed significantly. After a significant discussion, we decided that fusing the joint was probably the best option. Surgery was scheduled 10 days later. Everything went very smoothly. She has excellent bedside manner, and really listens."

Jennifer G.