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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
  • From first meeting & discussing with Dr. Miller the physical challenges and pain I struggled with daily, Dr. Miller seamlessly explained my many options suggesting surgery only after attempting other procedures. Eventually, multiple surgeries were performed by Dr Miller. There are not enough accolad...

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  • The staff at Town Center Orthopaedics Associates is very courteous, efficient and professional. I had carpal tunnel syndrome for a few years. Dr. Miller thoroughly explained my treatment options. I decided to have surgery and everything went very well. The pain, numbness and tingling are gone. The s...

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  • I have worked in a hospital for 10 years and at a private Allergy Practice for 17 years. I have NEVER been to an office where absolutely everyone, from the front desk, the nurses, the X-ray technician and the doctor were all so pleasant. Every one of these people were professional, Pleasant and seem...

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  • Dr. Miller has been my “go-to” orthopedic hand and arm doctor., not just for me, but for my whole family. He is very knowledgeable and thorough in his examinations. He listens carefully to the problems relayed by the patient and suggests treatments beginning with the most conservative. Surgery i...

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  • The entire staff at Town Center Orthopaedic Associates at both the Reston and Centreville locations are extremely friendly and caring. I love Dr Miller and his PAs! Dr Miller is extremely efficient, takes time to listen to what you have to say, go over his diagnosis and options for treatment. His PA...

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