Oliver N. Schipper, MD
Director Mount Vernon Inova Total Ankle Replacement Program, Expert on Minimally Invasive Foot and Ankle Procedures, Board Certified Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle SurgeonTELEMEDICINE VISITS AVAILABLEFor appointments or to contact our office directly, please call 703-769-8449.
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Dr. Schipper completed his medical education at the Georgetown University School of Medicine and attended the University of Chicago for orthopaedic surgery residency. He then completed his orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery training at the 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 is a member of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) and an elected member of the Young Physicians Committee. He has presented both regionally and nationally, including the AOFAS and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual conferences.
Dr. Schipper has co-authored book chapters and published multiple papers in orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery, with a focus on ankle replacement and minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery. He has produced the lead article in the top foot and ankle journal, Foot and Ankle International, multiple times. His work was the first to link early ankle replacement osteolysis to implant wear particles, for which he was a Leonard J. Goldner award finalist. He completed an Orthopaedic Research and Education Fund grant 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, foot and ankle sports medicine, including minimally invasive achilles repair, complex deformity correction, and minimally invasive bunion correction. Dr. Schipper was the first to perform the minimally invasive bunion surgery (PECA/MICA bunionectomy) in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area. He also performs minimally invasive hammertoe and lesser toe deformity correction as well as minimally invasive hindfoot reconstruction. He has written multiple book chapters on minimally invasive foot surgery. Dr. Schipper teaches and lectures nationally on minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery. He runs cadaver labs once a month to teach surgeons from around the country minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery.
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.
1. Schipper ON, Jones CP. Primary Subtalar Arthrodesis for Acute Intra-articular Displaced Calcaneal Fractures.
2. Schipper ON, Wimmer M, Porzal R, Haddad SL. Early Onset Osteolysis In Total Ankle Arthroplasty: A Critical Analysis of Both Biochemical and Biomechanical Factors. Received $100,000 OREF Grant for Ankle Arthroplasty Research.
3. Schipper ON, Van den Avont A, Haddad SL. Outcomes of Revision Ankle Arthroplasty using a Fixed-bearing, Stemmed Intramedullary Prosthesis.
Bischoff J, Dharia M, Hertzler J, Schipper ON. Evaluation of Total Ankle Arthroplasty Using Highly Crosslinked Ultrahigh-Molecular-Weight Polyethylene Subjected to Physiological Loading. Foot Ankle Int. 2019 Aug. Vol 40(8): 880-887. DOI: 10.1177/1071100719847645.
Schipper ON, Haddad SL, Fullam S, Pourzal R, Wimmer MA. Wear Characteristics of Conventional Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Versus Highly Cross-Linked Polyethylene in Total Ankle Arthroplasty. Foot Ankle Int. 2018 Nov. Vol 39(11): 1335-1344. DOI: 10.1177/1071100718786501.
Schipper ON, Cohen BE, Anderson RB. Outcomes after Primary Repair of Insertional Ruptures of the Achilles Tendon. Foot Ankle Int. 2018 Jun;39(6):664-668. doi: 10.1177/1071100718758257.
Schipper ON, Ford S, Moody P, Ellington JK. New Generation Nitinol Compression Staples for Hindfoot and Midfoot Arthrodeses. Foot Ankle Int. 2018 Feb. Vol 39(2): 172-179. DOI: 10.1177/1071100717737740.
Schipper ON, Jones CP. Primary Subtalar Arthrodesis for Acute Intra-articular Displaced Calcaneal Fractures. Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics. 2017 Sept. Vol 2(3). DOI: 10.1177/2473011417S000358.
Schipper ON, Van den Avont A, Haddad SL. Outcomes of Revision Ankle Arthroplasty using a Fixed-bearing, Stemmed Intramedullary Prosthesis. Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics. 2017 Sept. Vol 2(3). DOI: 10.1177/2473011417S000357.
Schipper ON, Haddad SL, Pytel P, Zhou Y. Histological Analysis of Early Osteolysis in Total Ankle Arthroplasty. Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics. 2017 Sept. Vol 2(3). DOI: 10.1177/2473011417S000075.
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. Foot Ankle Int. 2017 Aug. Vol 38 (11): 1188-1191. DOI: 10.1177/1071100717723132.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Schipper ON, Dunn JH, Ochiai DH, Donovan S, Nirschl RP. Nirschl Surgical Technique for Concomitant Lateral and Medial Elbow Tendinosis: a Retrospective Review of 53 Elbows with a Mean Follow-up of 11.7 Years. Am J Sports Med. 2011 May; Vol. 39(5): 972-6. DOI: 10.1177/0363546510390452 .
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