Dr. Robert Nirschl, MD

Dr. Robert Nirschl, MD


Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 83 years old

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Dr. Nirschl is a graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin (Marquette University), and he received his orthopaedic surgery training at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He holds a Master's Degree in orthopaedic surgery from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Nirschl's research of sports medicine techniques has resulted in groundbreaking treatments of tendon injuries. His approaches to the care of injuries of the elbow, shoulder, and knee are internationally recognized. The Nirschl Elbow Surgical Procedures, as well as non-surgical tendon care, are utilized by orthopaedic surgeons worldwide. Dr. Nirschl has operated on world class athletes, including two Wimbledon Tennis Champions.

 Dr. Nirschl is the founding partner of Nirschl Orthopaedic Center (NOC), and he was the Founder of the Nirschl Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship program, of which he was also the Director for 25 years. He is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and served on the Board of Councilors for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He also served as President of the Virginia Orthopaedic Society and the Arlington County Medical Society.

 Dr. Nirschl was one of the founding members of the United States Tennis Association Sports Science Committee, and he served as an Orthopaedic Surgery Consultant to the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports under the Reagan Administration. He has been recognized by his peers as one of the areas "Top Doctors" for many years in such publications as Northern Virginia Magazine. He has been listed in Top Doctors in America by the Consumer's Research Council of America, and he is profiled in Marquis Who's Who in Medicine, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in the World. Dr. Nirschl received multipage featured profiles in Sports Illustrated and Washingtonian Magazine and has made many television appearances, including on ABC's Good Morning America. He was Chief Medical Editor for Orthopaedics Today, an international publication. He has written 51 medical book chapters, 60 medical articles, and authored the book Arm Care.

 Dr. Nirschl has received the Lifetime Career Award from the Virginia Orthopedic Society, The Wellborn Award for community service from the Arlington County Medical Society, and The Achievement Award from The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

 Dr. Nirschl has served as orthopaedic consultant and team physician for Marymount University and local Virginia high schools. He holds four U.S. patents on functional Count'R-Force sports braces which allow patients.

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Ruptured Tendon
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture


  • Medical School
    Medical College Of Wisconsin
  • Internship Hospital
    St Marys Medical Center
  • Residency Hospital
    Mayo Medical School

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate