The Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Center
For over 20 years, the Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Center (OFAC) has been the only center in Northern Virginia that focuses entirely on the foot and ankle. Its physicians are experts and leaders in the field. “As orthopaedic surgeons, we understand how one area of the body affects other parts,” says founder Dr. Steven Neufeld. “We apply that knowledge and experience to traditional and innovative surgical and nonsurgical treatments.” All of OFAC’s surgeons have completed a five-year orthopaedic surgery residency and a one-year foot and ankle fellowship. All are researchers, educators and physician mentors.
Designated as Top Doctors in Washingtonian, Northern VA and Arlington magazines, OFAC treats patients of all ages, including recreational and professional athletes. Its board-certified orthopaedic surgeons are pioneers and leaders in minimally invasive foot surgery, including bunion correction. Their expertise includes total ankle replacements, sports injuries, dance medicine, trauma and complex reconstructions.
OFAC is committed to providing their patients the most advanced diagnostic and treatment tools available. “We are the only facility in the region with a weight-bearing CT scanner, which allows us to better diagnose and treat complicated problems,” adds Dr. Daniel Cuttica. In addition, on-site physical therapy utilizes advanced techniques, including laser therapy and dry needling to help achieve optimal function and performance.
OFAC’s in-house orthotics lab allows for same-day custom orthotics and braces. “This technology allows for precise accommodations and corrections, as adjustments can be made during the patient’s visit,” says Dr. Thomas Sanders. OFAC also utilizes regenerative medicine techniques, such as stem-cell and PRP injections, and shockwave therapy as alternatives to surgical treatment.
Total ankle replacements; Minimally invasive bunion/hammertoe corrections; Sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery; Diabetic foot and wound care (in-house wound center); Podiatric non-operative foot and toenail care; Physical therapy; Stem-cell injections; Custom-made orthotics and braces (in-house lab); Retail store with physician-approved footwear and products