Dr. Cassie Root, MD

Dr. Cassie Root, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 39
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Dr. Cassie Root, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Arlington, VA. She graduated from Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery, pediatric hand surgery, and more.Read her story

1715 N George Mason Dr Ste 504

Arlington, VA 22205

Contact Information

(703) 525-2200

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Root performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Ganglion Cyst
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hands
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Root's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Root "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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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Root "Our mission is to place the needs of our patients first and offer the highest quality of care possible."

3  Specialties

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

1  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

53  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Bennett's Fracture
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Finger Disorders
  • Finger Joint Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scaphoid Fractures
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain

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26  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Elbow Microvascular Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Ligament Reconstruction and Tendon Interposition (LRTI) for the Thumb
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Wrist Fusion

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Root has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Root's Reviews

4.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Root to family and friends
22 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

  • 5
    (20)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
    (1)

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 (3)

I initially saw Dr. Root about 5 years ago when I wanted a second opinion on a wrist injury. My first impression was that she was an incredibly skilled doctor and very intelligent. So when I had trouble with the other wrist, there was no doubt as to which doctor I would go to. She quickly...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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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