Dr. Cassie Root, MD

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Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Female

Dr. Cassie Root, MD

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. Dr. 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 was recently named one of Washingtonian's "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery, has published and presented multiple research projects on the hand and upper extremity both in the Journal of Hand Surgery and at the annual meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. She is a candidate member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Other professional memberships include the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society and Health Volunteers Overseas. She is committed to international medical outreach, focusing on teaching hand surgery to surgeons in developing nations. Previous service destinations have included Peru, South Africa, Nicaragua, and India.

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    Nirschl Orthopaedic Center1715 N George Mason Dr Ste 504
    Arlington, VA 22205
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    4.6
    based on 22 total reviews (2 with comments)
    Dr. Root's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      EXCELLENT
    • Explains condition(s) well
      EXCELLENT
    • Answers Questions
      EXCELLENT
    • Time well spent
      EXCELLENT
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      EXCELLENT
    • Office environment
      EXCELLENT
    • Staff friendliness
      EXCELLENT
    • Average wait time
      10 to 15 minutes
    Patient Comments (2)
    in Falls Church, VA |
    My mother fell and broke her wrist. We were recommended to Dr. Root by the hospital emergency room staff. Though she had a busy schedule she worked us in so we could be seen quickly. She was very kind and gentle with my mother, which I greatly appreciate. My mother can be difficult to work with but Dr. Root took her time and explained everything so my mother was more comfortable. We had several follow up visits and we could not be happier with our service and care from the entire staff.
    in McLean |
    My dissatisfaction is not so much with this doctor as it is with her office and their customer service. My entire family frequent the Nirchl Orthopedic practice. We changed our health insurance to be more available to them. When I called in urgent need of an appointment for a hand injury, I was told that I would be treated like a "new patient" since I hadn't seen her in 5 years. I had see two other doctors in that practice less than 3 months earlier. The receptionist was curt and unkind.
    I apologize for the front desk problems. We had a very new receptionist working at the desk and obviously her training and supervision was not up to par. She has since been let go and we have a wonderful new front desk person. We have reviewed and updated our training policies to ensure that this kind of thing does not happen again. We appreciate your years of loyalty to Nirschl Orthopaedic Center and we strive to ensure excellent care and satisfaction with all our clients.
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    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.

     Dr. 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 was recently named one of Washingtonian's "Top Doctors" in Hand Surgery, has published and presented multiple research projects on the hand and upper extremity both in the Journal of Hand Surgery and at the annual meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. She is a candidate member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Other professional memberships include the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society and Health Volunteers Overseas. She is committed to international medical outreach, focusing on teaching hand surgery to surgeons in developing nations. Previous service destinations have included Peru, South Africa, Nicaragua, and India.

    Dr. Root's Care Philosophy

    Our mission is to place the needs of our patients first and offer the highest quality of care possible.

    Dr. Root says...

    AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

    • Arthroscopic Surgery (Wrist & Hand)
    • Complex Ligament and Revision Reconstruction of the Wrist and Hand
    • Tendon Reconstruction of the Wrist and Hand
    • Flexor Tendon 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

    Dr. Root says...

    AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

    • Arthroscopic Surgery (Wrist & Hand)
    • Complex Ligament and Revision Reconstruction of the Wrist and Hand
    • Tendon Reconstruction of the Wrist and Hand
    • Flexor Tendon 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

    Dr. Root's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
    •  Board certified in Hand Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Hand Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Arthritis of the Finger
    • Arthritis of the Hand
    • Arthritis of the Wrist
    • Avulsion Fracture
    • Bennett's Fracture
    • Carpal Fractures
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Colles' Fracture
    • Complex Fractures
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Distal Radius Fracture
    • Dupuytren's Contracture
    • Elbow Bursitis
    • Elbow Disorders
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Elbow Sprain
    • Finger Disorders
    • Finger Joint Sprain
    • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
    • Ganglion Cyst
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hand Fracture
    • Joint Pain
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
    • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
    • Pediatric Fractures
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Scaphoid Fractures
    • Trigger Finger
    • Wrist Disorders
    • Wrist Fracture
    • Wrist Injuries
    • Wrist Pain
    • Wrist Sprain

    Education

    • Medical School
      Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
    • Residency Hospital
      Hospital For Special Surgery
    • Fellowship Hospital
      Washington University
    • Undergraduate School
      Princeton University

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
    • Hand Physical Therapy
    • Pediatric Hand Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • De Quervain's Release
    • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
    • Elbow Arthroscopy
    • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
    • Fracture Care
    • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand Reconstruction
    • Hand Surgery
    • Hand Tendon Repair
    • Hand and Elbow Microvascular Surgery
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
    • Ligament Reconstruction and Tendon Interposition (LRTI) for the Thumb
    • Steroid Injection
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
    • Wrist Fusion