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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-centered.

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
  • Washingtonian Top Doctor 2021
  • Northern Virginia Magazine 2022
  • Fairfax Surgical Center
  • Reston Hospital Center
Testimonials
  • Thank you Dr. Miller for being a physician who not only cares about the patient getting well but also about the well-being of the patient. I greatly appreciated the time you took to listen to how I injured myself but also took time to explain what the the injury is called and the explain treatment ...

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  • Dr. Miller is honest, compassionate and very competent. He helped my family member with a broken clavicle and privies excellent treatment. He was also very respectful and we felt fortunate to have found him!

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  • Dr David Miller is just incredible!!
    Was sent to him by my PCP since I had fractured my elbow in multiple places, very confused about what to do and how to proceed.Than I meet this doctor who is a rare combination of personal touches and outstanding knowledge, gave me so much peace of mind, I...

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  • I have the unfortunate genetic condition of Dupuytroyns contractors. It is a scaring of the tendons in my hands that prevents me from extending my fingers. Dr. Miller recently finished my second hand and I am no able to play the piano again. I have been very pleased with the results. I have had nu...

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    ~Kenneth Giberson~

  • I cannot say enough about Dr. David Miller's professionalism, knowledge, and caring! I was referred to Dr. Miller by my PCP for some magical injury to shoulder. As I sheepishly explained how I incurred the injury, Dr. Miller listened patiently and explained what the injury was called (apparently m...

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    ~Carol Jackson~