Oliver N. Schipper, MD

The Anderson Clinic is excited to welcome Dr. Schipper! He was highly recruited from the top orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery fellowship OrthoCarolina Foot & Ankle Institute. There he assisted in the care of professional athletes and performed a variety of orthopaedic foot and ankle procedures including primary and revision ankle replacements. He also managed all forms of foot and ankle trauma, including tibial, pilon, ankle, calcaneal, talus, and foot fractures. He will begin seeing patients in September-- call 703-769-8449 today to get on his wait list. 

Dr. Schipper completed his medical education at the Georgetown University School of Medicine and attended the University of Chicago for orthopaedic surgery residency. He is a member of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has presented both regionally and nationally, including the AOFAS annual conference and at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Dr. Schipper has co-authored book chapters and published multiple papers in orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery, with a focus on ankle replacement. He has produced the lead article in the top foot and ankle journal, Foot and Ankle International, multiple times. His most recent paper was the first to link early ankle replacement osteolysis to implant wear particles, for which he was a Leonard J. Goldner award finalist. Currently, he has an Orthopaedic Research and Education Fund grant underway in collaboration with Rush University comparing ankle replacement implant wear between highly cross linked polyethylene and conventional ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene.

Outside of the management of ankle arthritis and ankle replacement, Dr. Schipper specializes in lower extremity trauma and foot and ankle sports medicine.

Dr. Schipper believes in empowering patients to make the best decision for their life situation. No two patients are alike and therefore each management plan must be tailored to the expectations and needs of each individual patient.

His wife is from Northern Virginia and he is excited to return to the area as a new member of the Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic.

Dr. Schipper specializes in orthopedic foot & ankle reconstruction, Arthritis management, Ankle replacement, Trauma, and Sports Medicine. The following are problems and conditions he frequently treats:

• Trauma and acute fracture care of foot/ankle

  • Minimally invasive calcaneus fracture repair
  • Talus fractures
  • Ankle fractures
  • Tibia fractures
  • Foot fractures
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Post-traumatic foot/ankle reconstruction
  • Post-traumatic foot/ankle arthritis treatment
  • Stress fracture foot/ankle treatment

• Sports

  • Foot/ankle sports medicine/arthroscopy
  • Athletic injuries to foot/ankle
  • Treatment of athletes
  • Cartilage preservation
  • OCD treatment
  • Ankle instability
  • Ligament repair
    • Deltoid reconstruction
    • Lateral ligament reconstruction (modified brostrom procedure)

• Achilles tendonitis and injury

  • Minimally invasive achilles repair

• Forefoot reconstruction

  • Bunion correction
  • Hammertoe correction
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Neuroma
  • Hallux rigidus
  • Hallux varus
  • Fusions

• Foot fusions

• Ankle fusions

• Arch conditions

• Plantar fasciitis

  • Tenex procedure
  • Open release

• Flatfoot correction

• High-arched foot correction

• Foot/ankle and lower extremity (tibia) deformity correction

• Limb Salvage

• Spatial Frame (Ilizarov)

• Tendon transfers for foot drop

  • Bridle Procedure

• Congenital foot/ankle correction

• Charcot foot/ankle treatment

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1. Schipper ON, Hunt KJ, Anderson RB, Davis WH, Jones CP, Cohen BE. Ankle Block Versus Single Shot Popliteal Fossa Block as Primary Anesthesia for Forefoot Surgical Procedures: A Prospective, Randomized Comparison. Accepted June 2017. Foot Ankle Int.
2. Schipper ON, Haddad SL, Pytel P, Zhou Y. Histological Analysis of Early Osteolysis in Total Ankle Arthroplasty. Foot Ankle Int. 2017 Apr. Vol 38(4): 351-359. DOI: 10.1177/1071100716682.
a. Article featured in April 2017 Foot and Ankle International Podcast
b. Leonard J. Goldner Award Finalist, American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting, 2017.
3. Schipper ON, Denduluri S, Zhou Y, Haddad SL. Effect of Obesity on Total Ankle Arthroplasty. Foot Ankle Int. 2016 Jan. Vol. 37(1): 1-7. DOI: 10.1177/1071100715604392.
a. Article featured in January 2016 Foot and Ankle International Podcast
b. Article featured in January 20, 2016 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Headline News Now.
4. Schipper ON, Hsu AR, Haddad SL. Reduction in Wound Complications After Total Ankle Arthroplasty Using a Compression Wrap Protocol. Foot Ankle Int. 2015 Dec. Vol. 36(12): 1448–1454. DOI: 10.1177/1071100715597437.
5. Schipper ON, Jiang JJ, Chen L, Koh JL, Toolan BC. Effect of Diabetes Mellitus on Perioperative Complications and Hospitalization Outcomes after Ankle Arthrodesis and Total Ankle Arthroplasty. Foot Ankle Int. 2015 Mar; Vol. 36(3): 258-67. DOI: 10.1177/1071100714555569.
6. Jiang JJ, Schipper ON, Whyte N, Koh JL, Toolan BC. Comparison of Perioperative Complications and Hospitalization Outcomes after Ankle Arthrodesis versus Total Ankle Arthroplasty from 2002-2011. Foot Ankle Int. 2015 Apr; Vol. 36(4): 360-8. DOI: 10.1177/1071100714558511.

Post a Review SpecialtyFoot & Ankle
Direct Phone703-769-8449 Undergraduate SchoolBucknell University Medical SchoolGeorgetown University ResidencyUniversity of Chicago FellowshipOrthoCarolina Foot & Ankle Institute

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