Daniel J. Cuttica is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, with fellowship training in foot and ankle surgery. He has medical staff privileges at Inova Fairfax and Fair Oaks Hospitals, Virginia Hospital Center, as well as Woodburn Surgery Center, Northern Virginia Surgery Center, Fairfax Surgery Center, and Piccard Surgery Center.
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, arthroscopy and minimally invasive procedures, forefoot reconstruction, and diabetic limbs.
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.
He is a Medical Alliance 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 also regularly lectures at national orthopaedic conferences.
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.