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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 great job and I am recovering quickly. Before getting a pin put in my wrist I was very afraid to get the surgery. I met with someone before Dr Miller and I canceled the surgery due to fear. After meeting with Dr Miller I felt like I was in good hands and he made me comfortable about ...

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  • Dr. Miller is a marvelous surgeon. I have had two hand surgeries with him and both have healed flawlessly. He has a wonderful bedside manner, with a no nonsense communication of care. What a powerful combination, and most appreciated.

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  • I love Dr Miller! He’s very kind and compassionate, and is also excellent at what he does. He’s done several surgeries on both of my hands, and operated on my son when he broke both of his wrists. I trust him completely.

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  • My wife thinks highly of Dr. Miller and has been under his care for wrist issues a couple of times. When I developed a cyst and my GP wanted to send me to as specialist, there was no question as to who I would see. Not surprising, the GP also was recommending Dr. Miller.

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  • Dr. Miller has one of the best face to face bedside manner I’ve ever experienced. He listens carefully to my concerns, runs tests, if needed; and helps me recover as quickly as possible. Whether is was my broken right wrist, my injured shoulder (from a fall), or my reduced stamina and needed PT, h...

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