Dr. Daniel J. Cuttica is fellowship trained in foot and ankle surgery. He has medical staff privileges and performs surgery at the following locations: Inova Fairfax and Fair Oaks Hospitals, Virginia Hospital Center, as well as Woodburn and Fairfax Surgery Centers.
Dr. Cuttica was the recipient of the Robert L. Green award, which is awarded annually to the member of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics who achieved the highest combined score in the written and oral orthopedic surgery board certification exams. He has also been awarded for his groundbreaking research on MRI evaluation following surgical treatment of cartilage injuries in the ankle.
His clinical interests include all aspects of foot and ankle reconstruction, including sports-related foot and ankle disorders, arthroscopy, cartilage disorders and restoration, total ankle replacement, forefoot reconstruction, and diabetic limbs.
He is the author of numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals. These topics have included treatment of cartilage injuries to the ankle, a novel technique to harvest bone graft for hindfoot bone fusion, various techniques to correct complex foot and ankle deformities, and the use of a new implant for hammertoe correction that does not require the use of pins. He has also presented his research and given lectures at national orthopaedic conferences. Currently is a reviewer for the journal Foot and Ankle Specialist.
Dr. Cuttica received his medical degree at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he learned a “whole person” approach to patient care. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Doctors Hospital and Grant Medical Center in Columbus, OH. This was followed by completion of the prestigious foot and ankle fellowship at the Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center in Columbus, OH, where he had extensive training in all aspects of foot and ankle reconstruction, including total ankle replacement.
Dr. Cuttica is a member of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics.
PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS:
• Cuttica DJ, Smith WB, Hyer CF, Philbin TM, Berlet GC. Arthroscopic Treatment of Osteochondral Lesions of the Tibial Plafond. Foot Ankle Int. 2012; 33(8).
• Cuttica DJ, Smith WB, Hyer CF, Philbin TM, Berlet GC. Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus: Predictors of Outcome. Foot Ankle Int. 2011; 32(11):1045-1051.
• Cuttica DJ, Shockley DJ, Hyer CF, Berlet GC. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Evaluation of Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus Following Arthroscopic Drilling. Foot Ankle Spec. 2011; 4(5):274-279.
• Cuttica DJ, DeCarbo WD, Philbin TM. Correction of Rigid Equinovarus Deformity Using a Multiplanar External Fixator. Foot Ankle Int. 2011; 32(5):533-539.
• DeVries JG, Cuttica DJ, Hyer CF. Cannulated Screw Fixation of Jones Fifth Metatarsal Fractures: A Comparison of Titanium and Stainless Screw Fixation. J Foot Ankle Surg, 2011; 50(2):207-212.
• Cuttica DJ, Hyer CF. Femoral Head Allograft for Tibiotalocalcaneal Fusion Using a Cup and Cone Reamer Technique. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2011; 50(1):126-129.
• Cuttica DJ, DeVries JG, Hyer CF. Autogenous Bone Graft Harvest Using Reamer Irrigator Aspirator (RIA) Technique for Tibiotalocalcaneal Arthrodesis. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2010; 49(6):571-574.
• Cuttica DJ, Philbin TM. Surgery for Diabetic Foot Infections. Foot and Ankle Clinics. 2010; 15(3):465-476.
• Sammarco VJ, Cuttica DJ, Sammarco GJ. Lasso Stitch with Peroneal Retinaculoplasty for Repair of Fractured Os Peroneum: A Report of Two Cases. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2010; 468(4):1012-1017.
• Cuttica DJ, DeCarbo W, Smith WB, Berlet GC. New Intramedullary Implant for Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Arthrodesis. Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery. 2008; 7(3):203-206.
• Cuttica DJ, Beebe AC, Kean JR, Klamar JE, Klingele KE. Pediatric Diaphyseal Femur Fractures: A Comparison of Flexible versus Rigid Intramedullary Nailing. – Submitted for publication