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The Team at Potomac Valley Orthopaedic Associates

A Division of CAO

Office Locations in Olney, Silver Spring, Columbia & Germantown, MD


Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeons;
Top Doctor, Washingtonian magazine;
Top Doctor, Castle Connolly

For more than 48 years, Potomac Valley Orthopaedic Associates (PVOA), a division of Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics, has provided comprehensive orthopedic care for patients of all ages in Montgomery and Howard counties. Each of the 12 board-certified orthopaedic surgeons use the latest advances for both medical and surgical treatment of injuries and diseases of the body’s bones, muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons.

Denis O’Brien, MD, states, “We work collaboratively to improve each patient’s mobility, function and quality of life. PVOA provide patients access to a multidisciplinary team of specialists—including surgeons, physician assistants and physical therapists.”

“PVOA is dedicated to extending to patients prompt individualized attention and the best orthopaedic care,” Dr. O’Brien says.

The team treats sports injuries and work-related injuries, as well as almost any condition that affects the neck, back, upper extremities (arm, shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist) and lower extremities. While the surgeons treat general orthopaedic conditions, they also have subspecialty training in sports medicine, hand surgery, foot surgery, scoliosis, joint repair and replacements, spine surgery, and pediatric and young athletes.

The practice can effectively manage your medical condition with customized exercise programs. Dr. O’Brien says, “We’ve created our Medical Exercise Programs to help people whose medical condition or level of deconditioning means they need a custom program, and individual instruction and supervision to help improve their quality of life.”

For your convenience, each of the four location centers provide complete comprehensive care including digital X-rays, custom bracing/custom orthotics and physical therapy.

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