At Nirschl Orthopaedic Center (NOC), we have a dedicated staff featuring six of the area’s leading Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Surgeons. At NOC, we treat a wide variety of patients. Whether someone is professional athlete or a ‘weekend warrior, we feel that we can provide help to whatever ails them. We also treat non-athletic injuries as well as the seniors in our community. Each patient receives our compassion, care, and understanding. NOC has a long and distinguished history. Founder Robert P. Nirschl, M.D., has been recognized both nationally and internationally as a pioneer in the diagnosis and treatment of orthopaedic and sports injuries. In addition he has been honored for meritorious service to the Virginia Orthopaedic Society, the Virginia Orthopaedic Community, and Virginia High School Athletics.

The tradition of Nirschl Orthopaedic Center’s quality care and innovation continues today with refined technology involving hip arthroscopy and cutting edge techniques in joint replacement. Our orthopaedic surgeons, with their extensive experience, are at the forefront of treating disorders of the hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, and knee. Many of our surgeons are regularly named as the area top doctors in the Northern Virginia and Washingtonian Magazine.

We are proud that our physicians have graduated from accredited fellowship training programs for orthopaedic surgeons with a concentration, both clinically and surgically, on the treatment of injuries of the hand and wrist, elbow and shoulder, and hip arthroscopy.

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A "perfect" slip at figure skate practice left me with a broken kneecap, surgery, and an extended recovery. I am so grateful to have had Dr. Paik as my physician and surgeon at this very tough time. I met him within 24 hours of my injury and was immediately impressed with his professional knowledge and impeccable bedside manners. He put full thought and care into my treatment with the goal of getting me back to my prior activity level, kept me fully informed of what to expect, and worked with me to meet my needs along the way. He was genuinely enthusiastic about my progress - and there were certainly tough days in my recovery when his optimism helped keep me going. I truly feel I got the best care available anywhere for my injury. Recently I was finally able to lace up my figure skates and step back out on ice again, and I am incredibly thankful to Dr. Paik for getting me there. Thank you!! Jennifer

I was impressed with Dr. Guidi's professionalism and his bedside manner

If you are searching for a highly qualified orthopedic physician in the metropolitan area, I highly recommend Dr. Eric J. Guidi at the Nirschl Orthopaedic Clinic in Arlington, Virginia.  From the outset, I was impressed with Dr. Guidi's professionalism and his bedside manner in communicating with me as his patient.  These are two of the many reasons that he has been my orthopedic doctor for at least fifteen years.  I find him to be nothing less than an excellent physician.  Dr. Guidi listens to me as his patient, and he has always treated me with great respect.  He takes the time to explain my condition and informs me of my treatment options, including preventive care.  For example, when I expected Dr. Guidi to recommend knee replacement for a longstanding injury that had developed in chronic pain, he recommended preventive care with gel injections into the knee.  The treatment has been very effective, and I paid much less out-of-pocket fees for this non-invasive treatment than I would have paid for unwarranted surgery.I can also assure you from my experience that Dr. Guidi is a wonderful surgeon.  Several years ago, he operated on my elbow to repair a torn tendon from a weightlifting injury.  He did a great job!  After the surgery, Dr. Guidi gave me very good advice by asking me to change my technique rather than cease lifting weights.  I have no pain from that injury, and the arm feels great.  This is one of the many reasons why Dr. Guidi has been my longstanding physician, and I expect that he will continue to be an excellent orthopedic practitioner for many years to come.

The non-physician staff at the Nirschl Orthopaedic Clinic is very professional and friendly as well.  Scheduling an appointment is easy, and the office will send a reminder for you to confirm that you intend to make the appointment.  They promptly resolve billing and scheduling issues, and there is always a smile from their employees.  Finally, if you ever need physical therapy from highly skilled therapists, I have found their center to be the best of the best.

I do not receive any benefits from the Nirschl Orthopaedic Clinic for this review, nor was I asked by anyone to provide it.

Deborah G.

Thank you for the excellent care you provided

Dr. Nirschl, I want to thank you for the excellent care you provided for the partial tear in my patellar tendon. After having continuous pain in my knee for almost two years and trying several other treatment options with other physicians, I am now free of the pain. The Tenex procedure you and your team performed in your office went far beyond my expectations. The procedure was very quick and relatively painless. Moreover, the rests were almost immediate, and the recovery time has been remarkably fast. Within just two weeks, I could scarcely feel I had the procedure on my knee. I really appreciate what you did for me, and I can't tell you how thankful Iam to be out of the pain. Please pass my thanks to the Tenex representative and the rest of your fantastic team.Mike L.

I should have posted a comment a year ago

I went to Dr. Ochiai for a rotator cuff injury in my left shoulder. This injury had been progressively limiting the range of motion and strength of my left arm over a 2-year period. Dr. Ochiai examined it with a sonogram and found partial tearing of the infraspinatus muscle. He recommended physical therapy for five weeks and surgery only as a last resort. The resistance and stretching exercises started rehabilitating my shoulder in the first week. After about 4 months of doing the exercises at home my shoulder was pretty much back to normal. Although always be some injury predisposition there, I regained full range of motion, and as long as I do the rehab exercises regularly, I can do bench press, pull downs, and rows at the gym without pain or even discomfort. Thanks to Dr. Ochiai, I'm still pumping iron in my 60s.Marlo Lewis

I am completely pain free!

Dear Dr. Root,I had to write to let you know what an incredible difference you have made on my life. I am completely pain free! You changed my personality! Please thank your associate who was there with you during the procedure and who was so kind and soothing! I cannot find the words to thank you enough-but I am eternally grateful!Norma B.

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