Dr. Usman Zahir, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Potomac, MD and has been practicing for 7 years. He specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic spine surgery.


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Dr. Zahir's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zahir treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Zahir treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zahir treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Zahir treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Degenerative Disc Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Zahir treats Degenerative Disc Disease more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Zahir treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Zahir's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

About Me

Dr. Zahir takes a comprehensive approach when it comes to care. He is committed to being the patient's best advocate when it comes to care involving the musculoskeletal system, focusing on non-operative treatments when effective, and use of surgery only as a last resort.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2012
University of Maryland Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2011
University of Maryland Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2007
University of Maryland Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2006
UNIV OF MD SCH OF MED
Medical School
2002
University of Maryland
Undergraduate School
2012
2011
2007
2006
2002

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Dr. Zahir's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Zahir

4.8

Based on 39 reviews

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I absolutely love Dr. Zahir. He is a wonderful doctor and surgeon who truly cares about his patients. I would most definitely recommend him to anyone who needs an orthopedic doctor.
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He immediately returned my call when I called about my injury and made arrangements for my office visit. When I arrived his staff was very helpful. My MRI was scheduled and he reviewed and gave me my treatment options. Wonderful and talented doctor
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Dr. Zahir was absolutely fantastic. I first went to see him due to a back injury (herniated disc at L5) and his knowledge of my condition was impressive. I will never forget the first words that he said to me "So, this isn't the first time you have experienced this, is it?". Just from my MRI he was able to see that I had a buildup of scar tissue and had several past injuries. After surgery I am now 3 months out and feeling fantastic! Thank you Dr. Zahir.
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Great Dr! I went from eating pain pills like candy, and barely being able to walk, to zero pain ! Life changing ! Dr Zihar is the best ! I wold recommend him to anyone.
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Awesome experience. The best doctor I have seen in years. He listens and understands your concerns. He explains everything in a manner that the patient can understand. I would recommend to anyone. Well worth the trip from Southern Maryland.
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Dr. Zahir saved my arm and I'll be forever appreciate
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ACDF C4-7. Great bedside manner. Checked in on me 3 or 4 times a day after surgery. Highly recommend this doctor.
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I recently visited Dr. Zahir for first time, and I am very happy with my experience there. They scheduled me as a new patient sooner than I expected and on the appointment day I did not wait a lot either. Dr. Zahir and all personel are so kind and nice. Dr. Zahir explained everything so clear for me and listened to me. He gain my trust since first visit.
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For 2 years I have been told that the herniated disc in my neck and back by my employers doctors was not the reason I was feeling pain after my motorcycle accident in 2016. It took 20 minutes of meeting with Dr. Zahir and a set of MRI’s to finally know that the herniated disc in my neck has been causing the problem the whole time. He listened to all my concerns and did a full exam and came up with my options to include surgery. I have exhausted every other option. Can’t wait to be pain free.
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I was initially so impressed by Dr Zahir and his whole office staff, but I’m left wondering about the doctor’s lack of response. My appointment was on a Monday and he spent a considerable amount of time explaining my physical problem and how it could be addressed. The understanding was that he would get back to me within 24 hours regarding treatment; it is now Friday and I have not heard a word even after calling his office twice. Even for a busy doctor, this seems incredibly unprofessional.
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  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)