Nitin Goyal, MD

Anterior Hip Replacement, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Outpatient Replacement, Partial Knee Replacement

Nitin Goyal, MD

Hip Replacement
Knee Replacement

Direct Phone
(703) 619-4400

Medical School
Jefferson Medical College
Philadelphia, PA

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Philapelphia, PA

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital,
Rothman Institute
Philadelphia, PA

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital,
Rothman Institute
Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Special Procedures & Techniques
Primary and Revision Hip and Knee Replacement
Minimally Invasive Surgery

Fairfax Office
3299 Woodburn Road
Suite 480
Fairfax, VA 22003

To contact Dr. Goyal’s office directly, please call (703) 619-4400.

A native of Great Falls, Virginia, Dr. Nitin Goyal attended Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia. He returned to his hometown after training in Philadelphia for over 10 years.

Dr. Goyal completed his medical education at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he graduated at the top of his class and was elected into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society in his third year. He completed his Orthopedic Surgery residency at the world-renowned Rothman Institute & Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He received the Everett J. Gordon Award as the Chief Orthopaedic resident, demonstrating the “most outstanding clinical and surgical achievement.”

Dr. Goyal stayed at The Rothman Institute to pursue specialized training in complex hip and knee reconstruction. His particular surgical interests include computer navigation for partial and total knee replacement, anterior approach for hip replacement, complex revision of failed hip and knee replacement, revision for infection, and treatment of hip pain in the younger adult population. He is one of the only surgeons in the INOVA Health System performing the exciting muscle-sparing direct anterior approach to total hip arthroplasty. This approach offers the possibility of less postoperative pain and an accelerated recovery with potentially reduced complications.

Dr. Goyal has published articles in several major Orthopaedic journals, presented at national meetings, co-authored several book chapters, and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. He is a co-editor of two textbooks concerning joint replacement. His specific research interests include improved management of postoperative pain following total joint arthroplasty and the diagnosis and management of infection following total joint arthroplasty.

Dr. Goyal said, “My foremost aspiration is to care for each patient to the best of my ability and as if they were a part of my immediate family. I believe that a strong doctor-patient relationship, adherence to surgical principles, and a motivated patient will result in the best possible outcome.” In his free time, he enjoys traveling, exercising, and playing tennis, but he spends most of his leisure time with his wife, Rachna, and his three daughters.

Dr. Goyal is proud to be a team member of Operation Walk USA. If you or someone you know is in need of a hip or knee replacement but does not qualify for government assistance programs and cannot afford surgery on your own, please visit the Operation Walk America website today.


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Elimination of Preoperative Flexion Contracture as a Contraindication for Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty. Purcell RL, Cody JP, Ammeen DJ, Goyal N, Engh GA. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2018 Apr 1;26(7):e158-e163. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-16-00802.

The Lawrence D. Dorr Surgical Techniques & Technologies Award: “Running Two Rooms” Does Not Compromise Outcomes or Patient Safety in Joint Arthroplasty. Hamilton WG, Ho H, Parks NL, Strait AV, Hopper RH Jr, McDonald JF 3rd, Goyal N, Fricka KB, Engh CA Jr. J Arthroplasty. 2018 Jul;33(7S):S8-S12. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2018.01.011. Epub 2018 Jan 31.

Intraoperative fluoroscopy with a direct anterior approach reduces variation in acetabular cup abduction angle. Goodman GP, Goyal N, Parks NL, Hopper RH Jr, Hamilton WG. Hip Int. 2017 Nov 21;27(6):573-577. doi: 10.5301/hipint.5000507. Epub 2017 Jul 19.

Patellar Cut and Composite Thickness: The Influence on Postoperative Motion and Complications in Total Knee Arthroplasty. Hamilton WG, Ammeen DJ, Parks NL, Goyal N, Engh GA, Engh CA Jr. J Arthroplasty. 2017 Jun;32(6):1803-1807. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2016.12.033. Epub 2016 Dec 27.

Mechanical thromboembolic prophylaxis with risk stratification in total knee arthroplasty. Hamilton WG, Reeves JD, Fricka KB, Goyal N, Engh GA, Parks NL. J Arthroplasty. 2015 Jan;30(1):43-5. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2014.08.006. Epub 2014 Aug 12.

Do you have to remove a corroded femoral stem? Goyal N, Ho H, Fricka KB, Engh CA Jr. J Arthroplasty. 2014 Sep;29(9 Suppl):139-42. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2014.03.055. Epub 2014 May 27.

Workers’ Compensation patients after total joint arthroplasty: do they return to work? Clyde CT, Goyal N, Matar WY, Witmer D, Restrepo C, Hozack WJ. J Arthroplasty. 2013 Jun;28(6):883-7. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2013.01.036. Epub 2013 Apr 11.

Assessing patellar tracking during total knee arthroplasty: a technical note. Goyal N, Matar WY, Parvizi J. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2012 Oct;41(10):450-1.