The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics, The Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Center
The Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Center (OFAC) is the only comprehensive center in the Washington, D.C. area that focuses on the foot and ankle. “As orthopaedic surgeons, we look at the body as a whole,” said Steven K. Neufeld, MD. “We understand how one area of the body affects the other parts and apply that knowledge and experience to traditional and innovative surgical and nonsurgical treatments of the foot and ankle.”
All of OFAC’s board certified orthopaedic surgeons are at the forefront of all aspects of foot and ankle care, including total ankle replacement, sports injuries, dance medicine, trauma, complex reconstructive surgery and minimally invasive bunion surgery. All have completed four years of medical school, five years of an Orthopaedic surgery residency, and a one-year foot and ankle fellowship, and have academic appointments at Georgetown University Medical School.
OFAC is committed to providing their patients the latest and most advanced diagnostic and treatment tools available. “We are the only facility in the region that has a weight-bearing CT Scanner, which provides 3D digital images of the foot and ankle to better diagnose and treat complicated problems,” said Daniel J. Cuttica, DO. On-site physical therapy utilizes advanced techniques such as dry needling and Graston soft tissue mobilization to help achieve optimal function and performance.
OFAC’s new in-house orthotics lab allows for on-the-spot made custom orthotics and braces. “This technology allows for more precise accommodations and corrections, as adjustments can be made during the patient’s visit,” said Thomas H. Sanders, MD. OFAC has also pioneered regenerative medicine techniques, such as stem cells and Extracorporeal Pulsed Activation Technology (EPAT), as alternatives to surgical treatment.
Total Ankle Replacement, Bunion and Hammertoe Correction, Diabetic Foot and Wound Care, Nail Health, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, PRP Injections, Custom-made Orthotics, Shoes