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Dr. Miller specializes in the treatment of hand, wrist, and upper extremity conditions such as nerve problems, arthritic conditions, and traumatic injuries. He prides himself in being a patient advocate, often going the extra mile to ensure that the care delivered is patient-centred.

DAVID R. MILLER, M.D.

DAVID R. MILLER, M.D.

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon Hand, Wrist, and Upper Extremity Surgery

Dr. Miller has been practicing orthopaedics at Town Center Orthopaedic Associates since 2001. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he earned his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. Dr. Miller was inducted to the medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha as a junior, an honor reserved for the top 2 percent of his medical class.

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Dr. Miller is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand (CAQSH). Dr. Miller has also undergone an extra year-long training program, or fellowship, sub-specializing in hand, wrist, and upper extremity surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

  • Arthroscopic surgery, also known as arthroscopy, is a surgical procedure to visualize, diagnose, and treat problems inside a joint using a specialized instrument known as an arthroscope. An arthroscope is a flexible fiberoptic tube that contains a small lens or camera and a lighting system to magnify and illuminate structures inside a joint.

  • A nerve in the upper extremities may become compressed due to surrounding soft-tissue or skeletal structures which causes narrowing of space through which the nerve passes. The objective of the nerve decompression surgery is to remove these structures causing nerve compression or open up any narrow spaces to provide more room to the nerve, or both.

  • The term arthritis literally means inflammation of a joint but is generally used to describe any condition in which there is damage to the cartilage. Damage of the cartilage in the joint causes arthritis. Inflammation is the body's natural response to injury. The warning signs that inflammation presents are redness, swelling, heat, and pain. Click on the following links to learn more about arthritis.

  • Trauma is defined as a sudden incident causing physical injury. It is a broad term describing all types of injuries affecting the muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, nerves, blood vessels, or bones that most commonly occur during sports, exercise, or any other physical activity.

  • Town Center Orthopaedic Associates
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Inova Fair OAks Hospital
  • Washingtonian Top Doctor 2020
  • Fairfax Surgical Center
  • Reston Hospital Center
Testimonials
  • Dr. Miller did a super job explaining the initial procedure for my wrist complaint. It wasn’t a common procedure but confidence was inspired. The result in pain reduction is significant. I play golf five times a week and play virtually pain free, therefore recommending the procedure for everyone s...

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    ~David Thomas~

  • My case was a severed FDP tendon repair. Dr. Miller and the surgery team from Town Center Orthopedic Associates handled the repair with expert precision. Special shout-out to Sarah for all her excellent work with me during recovery! I'm on the road to full range of motion four months after surgery.<...

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    ~CHRISTOPHER RUSNAK~

  • Dr. Miller did a great job breaking down what the issue was with my son's wrist injury. Made him feel comfortable with what was going on and what we needed to do to get back on the field. Thanks Doc!

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    ~Scott Davis~

  • I can't say enough about my experience with the folks at Town Center Orthopedics in Centreville. From the receptionist to the nurses to Dr. Miller, they were caring, helpful and knowledgeable professionals. Dr. Miller had a calm and reassuring manner when explaining his diagnosis and recommended ...

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    ~Corinne Gertscher~

  • Dr Miller is nothing short of a miracle worker. He was able to do a revision ulnar nerve surgery on my son and gave him his hand and life back. We are forever grateful to him.

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    ~Estee LaClare~