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Gordon L. Avery, M.D.

Specialties

Physician assistants / nurse practitioners

OrthoVirginia Offices

Dr. Gordon Avery is a general orthopedist with special interests in sports medicine and joint replacement. He previously services as the President of the Arlington County Medical Society and was team physician for the Washington Redskins. He is active in a number of medical societies and professional leadership roles and is a member of the teaching faculty at Georgetown University Medical School. He is the Chairman of the Orthopedics Department at Virginia Hospital Center and Northern Virginia Doctor’s Hospital. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, fishing, sailing, scuba diving, and spending time with his family.

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Bio

Dr. Gordon Avery earned his undergraduate degree from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, before going on to receive his medical degree from The University of New York at Buffalo, College of Medicine. He then moved to Washington, DC, and completed his internship and orthopedic residency at Georgetown University Medical Center where he concluded his formal medical training as Chief Resident.

Dr. Avery has been practicing orthopedic surgery in Northern Virginia for more than twenty-five years. As a general orthopedist, he has special interests in sports medicine and joint replacement.

Dr Avery is active in a number of medical societies and professional leadership roles. He is presently serving as Chairman of the Orthopedic Department at the Virginia Hospital Center, and he is the former Chief of Orthopedics at Northern Virginia Doctor’s Hospital. He is past President of the Arlington County Medical Society and has served as the Vice Counselor and Delegate from the 10th District to the Medical Society of Virginia. Dr. Avery participates in academia as well, serving as a member of the teaching faculty at Georgetown University Medical School where he participates in student and resident education. Additionally, he is involved in sports medicine having served as team orthopedic surgeon for the Washington Redskins from 1995-2000 and as a team physician for Northern Virginia High Schools for over twenty years.

Dr. Avery and his wife, Suzanne, reside in McLean, Virginia, and they have three children—two sons and a daughter. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, fishing, sailing and scuba diving.

Education & Training

  • Georgetown University Hospital, Residency
  • The State University of New York at Buffalo, College of Medicine, Medical Degree
  • Ithaca College, Bachelor of Science

Certifications

  • Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery

ABOS board certified in orthopedic surgery

Hospital & Team Affiliations

  • OrthoVirginia Operatory
  • Surgical Specialty Center of Mid-Atlantic
  • Virginia Hospital Center
  • Team physician, Washington Redskins, 1995-2000

Organizations & Awards

  • Selected as one of the Best Doctors in America, 2008, by Harvard University School of Medicine
  • Voted Top Doctor by Northern Virginia Magazine, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2021
  • Voted Top Doctor by Virginia Living Magazine 2017, 2020
  • Voted Top Doctor by Washingtonian Magazine 2005, 2008, 2010, 2014, 2019, 2020
  • Voted Top Doctor by Washington Consumers’ Checkbook Magazine 2007

Treatments

  • Achilles tendon rupture and tendonitis surgeries
  • ACL reconstruction surgery
  • Acromioplasty
  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Ankle sprain and fracture surgeries
  • Arthroscopic knee reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic meniscectomy and meniscal repair
  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff
  • Biceps tendon reinsertion
  • Biceps tendon rupture surgery
  • Biceps tenodesis
  • Bilateral knee replacement
  • Bone grafting
  • Bone infection prevention and treatment
  • Bony stress reactions/stress fractures surgery
  • Broken collarbone surgery
  • Bunion correction
  • Bursitis/impingement surgery
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Cartilage injury treatments
  • Cartilage reconstruction procedures
  • Cartilage restoration
  • Cheilectomy
  • Closed reduction (elbow)
  • Closed reduction (finger)
  • Closed reduction (shoulder)
  • Core decompression
  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • Elbow surgery
  • Fasciotomy
  • Fixation of pathologic fractures
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Ganglion cyst surgery
  • Geriatric orthopedics – fragility fracture care
  • Hammertoe repairs
  • Hand, wrist and elbow trauma
  • Heel pain treatments
  • Impingement – rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Knee ligament reconstruction
  • Labrum surgery
  • Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) repair/reconstruction
  • Little League elbow treatment
  • Little League shoulder treatment
  • Loose bodies/spurs surgery (knee)
  • Lower extremity compartment pressure testing
  • Meniscal tear surgeries
  • Minimally invasive Achilles tendon repair
  • Minimally invasive total hip replacement
  • Minimally invasive total knee replacement
  • Nerve decompression
  • Non-operative anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative arthritis (foot and ankle) treatment
  • Non-operative avascular necrosis (osteonecrosis) treatment
  • Non-operative Bankart lesion treatment
  • Non-operative biceps tendon rupture treatment
  • Non-operative bony stress reactions/stress fractures treatment
  • Non-operative broken collar bone treatment
  • Non-operative bunion treatment
  • Non-operative bursitis/impingement treatment
  • Non-operative carpal tunnel treatment
  • Non-operative cervical spondylosis treatment
  • Non-operative claw and hammer toe treatments
  • Non-operative cubital tunnel syndrome treatment
  • Non-operative elbow bursitis treatment
  • Non-operative elbow spur treatment
  • Non-operative finger fracture treatment
  • Non-operative finger sprain treatments
  • Non-operative flat foot treatments
  • Non-operative foot and ankle treatments
  • Non-operative fracture of the talus treatment
  • Non-operative ganglion cyst treatment
  • Non-operative golfer’s elbow treatment
  • Non-operative hand and wrist arthritis treatments
  • Non-operative hand fracture treatment
  • Non-operative herniated cervical disc treatment
  • Non-operative herniated lumbar disc treatment
  • Non-operative knee arthritis treatment
  • Non-operative kyphosis treatments
  • Non-operative labral tear treatment
  • Non-operative lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative Lisfranc fracture/dislocation treatment
  • Non-operative low back pain (lumbar) treatments
  • Non-operative mallet finger treatment
  • Non-operative medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative mensical tear treatment
  • Non-operative muscle strain treatment
  • Non-operative olceranon fracture treatment
  • Non-operative patellar tendonitis treatment
  • Non-operative posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative posterior tibial tendonitis treatment
  • Non-operative radial head fracture treatment
  • Non-operative rotator cuff tear treatment
  • Non-operative runner’s knee (chondromalacia patella) treatment
  • Non-operative shoulder arthritis treatment
  • Non-operative shoulder instability treatment
  • Non-operative shoulder separation treatment
  • Non-operative spinal osteoarthritis (spondylosis) treatments
  • Non-operative spinal stenosis treatment
  • Non-operative stiff big toe
  • Non-operative superior labrum anterior to posterior (SLAP) lesion tear treatment
  • Non-operative tarsal tunnel syndrome treatment
  • Non-operative tennis elbow – lateral epicondylitis treatment
  • Non-operative throwing injury treatment
  • Non-operative treatment for calficic tendinitis – barbotage
  • Non-operative treatment for frozen shoulder – capsular distention
  • Non-operative trigger finger
  • Non-operative ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) treatment
  • Non-operative wrist fracture treatment
  • Non-operative wrist tendonitis treatment
  • Olceranon fracture surgery
  • Open shoulder reconstruction
  • Orthopedic trauma surgery
  • Osteoarthritis treatment
  • Osteochondritis fixation
  • Partial (unicondylar) knee replacement
  • Patellofemoral knee replacement
  • Periarticular fracture care
  • Periprosthetic fracture care
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Plantar wart treatment options
  • Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction
  • Posterior tibial tendonitis
  • Post-surgical problem fractures – nonunion and malunion treatments
  • Radial head fracture surgeries
  • Revision hip surgery
  • Revision knee surgery
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Sciatica treatment
  • Shin splints treatment
  • Shoulder arthritis surgeries
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome treatment
  • Shoulder instability surgery
  • Shoulder separation surgery
  • SI joint injections
  • Spondylolysis
  • Sprain and strain treatment
  • Stem cell injections
  • Superior labrum anterior to posterior (SLAP) lesion tear surgery
  • Tendon joint injections
  • Tennis elbow – lateral epicondylitis surgery
  • Throwing injury surgeries
  • Total hip replacement
  • Total joint replacement
  • Total knee replacement
  • Trigger finger surgery
  • Wrist fracture surgery

Video: Get to Know Dr. Avery

Dr. Gordon Avery earned his undergraduate degree from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, before going on to receive his medical degree from The University of New York at Buffalo, College of Medicine. He then moved to Washington, DC, and completed his internship and orthopedic residency at Georgetown University Medical Center where he concluded his formal medical training as Chief Resident.

Dr. Avery has been practicing orthopedic surgery in Northern Virginia for more than twenty-five years. As a general orthopedist, he has special interests in sports medicine and joint replacement.

Dr Avery is active in a number of medical societies and professional leadership roles. He is presently serving as Chairman of the Orthopedic Department at the Virginia Hospital Center, and he is the former Chief of Orthopedics at Northern Virginia Doctor’s Hospital. He is past President of the Arlington County Medical Society and has served as the Vice Counselor and Delegate from the 10th District to the Medical Society of Virginia. Dr. Avery participates in academia as well, serving as a member of the teaching faculty at Georgetown University Medical School where he participates in student and resident education. Additionally, he is involved in sports medicine having served as team orthopedic surgeon for the Washington Redskins from 1995-2000 and as a team physician for Northern Virginia High Schools for over twenty years.

Dr. Avery and his wife, Suzanne, reside in McLean, Virginia, and they have three children—two sons and a daughter. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, fishing, sailing and scuba diving.

  • Georgetown University Hospital, Residency
  • The State University of New York at Buffalo, College of Medicine, Medical Degree
  • Ithaca College, Bachelor of Science

Certifications

  • Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery

ABOS board certified in orthopedic surgery

  • OrthoVirginia Operatory
  • Surgical Specialty Center of Mid-Atlantic
  • Virginia Hospital Center
  • Team physician, Washington Redskins, 1995-2000

  • Selected as one of the Best Doctors in America, 2008, by Harvard University School of Medicine
  • Voted Top Doctor by Northern Virginia Magazine, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2021
  • Voted Top Doctor by Virginia Living Magazine 2017, 2020
  • Voted Top Doctor by Washingtonian Magazine 2005, 2008, 2010, 2014, 2019, 2020
  • Voted Top Doctor by Washington Consumers’ Checkbook Magazine 2007

  • Achilles tendon rupture and tendonitis surgeries
  • ACL reconstruction surgery
  • Acromioplasty
  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Ankle sprain and fracture surgeries
  • Arthroscopic knee reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic meniscectomy and meniscal repair
  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff
  • Biceps tendon reinsertion
  • Biceps tendon rupture surgery
  • Biceps tenodesis
  • Bilateral knee replacement
  • Bone grafting
  • Bone infection prevention and treatment
  • Bony stress reactions/stress fractures surgery
  • Broken collarbone surgery
  • Bunion correction
  • Bursitis/impingement surgery
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Cartilage injury treatments
  • Cartilage reconstruction procedures
  • Cartilage restoration
  • Cheilectomy
  • Closed reduction (elbow)
  • Closed reduction (finger)
  • Closed reduction (shoulder)
  • Core decompression
  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • Elbow surgery
  • Fasciotomy
  • Fixation of pathologic fractures
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Ganglion cyst surgery
  • Geriatric orthopedics – fragility fracture care
  • Hammertoe repairs
  • Hand, wrist and elbow trauma
  • Heel pain treatments
  • Impingement – rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Knee ligament reconstruction
  • Labrum surgery
  • Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) repair/reconstruction
  • Little League elbow treatment
  • Little League shoulder treatment
  • Loose bodies/spurs surgery (knee)
  • Lower extremity compartment pressure testing
  • Meniscal tear surgeries
  • Minimally invasive Achilles tendon repair
  • Minimally invasive total hip replacement
  • Minimally invasive total knee replacement
  • Nerve decompression
  • Non-operative anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative arthritis (foot and ankle) treatment
  • Non-operative avascular necrosis (osteonecrosis) treatment
  • Non-operative Bankart lesion treatment
  • Non-operative biceps tendon rupture treatment
  • Non-operative bony stress reactions/stress fractures treatment
  • Non-operative broken collar bone treatment
  • Non-operative bunion treatment
  • Non-operative bursitis/impingement treatment
  • Non-operative carpal tunnel treatment
  • Non-operative cervical spondylosis treatment
  • Non-operative claw and hammer toe treatments
  • Non-operative cubital tunnel syndrome treatment
  • Non-operative elbow bursitis treatment
  • Non-operative elbow spur treatment
  • Non-operative finger fracture treatment
  • Non-operative finger sprain treatments
  • Non-operative flat foot treatments
  • Non-operative foot and ankle treatments
  • Non-operative fracture of the talus treatment
  • Non-operative ganglion cyst treatment
  • Non-operative golfer’s elbow treatment
  • Non-operative hand and wrist arthritis treatments
  • Non-operative hand fracture treatment
  • Non-operative herniated cervical disc treatment
  • Non-operative herniated lumbar disc treatment
  • Non-operative knee arthritis treatment
  • Non-operative kyphosis treatments
  • Non-operative labral tear treatment
  • Non-operative lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative Lisfranc fracture/dislocation treatment
  • Non-operative low back pain (lumbar) treatments
  • Non-operative mallet finger treatment
  • Non-operative medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative mensical tear treatment
  • Non-operative muscle strain treatment
  • Non-operative olceranon fracture treatment
  • Non-operative patellar tendonitis treatment
  • Non-operative posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury treatment
  • Non-operative posterior tibial tendonitis treatment
  • Non-operative radial head fracture treatment
  • Non-operative rotator cuff tear treatment
  • Non-operative runner’s knee (chondromalacia patella) treatment
  • Non-operative shoulder arthritis treatment
  • Non-operative shoulder instability treatment
  • Non-operative shoulder separation treatment
  • Non-operative spinal osteoarthritis (spondylosis) treatments
  • Non-operative spinal stenosis treatment
  • Non-operative stiff big toe
  • Non-operative superior labrum anterior to posterior (SLAP) lesion tear treatment
  • Non-operative tarsal tunnel syndrome treatment
  • Non-operative tennis elbow – lateral epicondylitis treatment
  • Non-operative throwing injury treatment
  • Non-operative treatment for calficic tendinitis – barbotage
  • Non-operative treatment for frozen shoulder – capsular distention
  • Non-operative trigger finger
  • Non-operative ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) treatment
  • Non-operative wrist fracture treatment
  • Non-operative wrist tendonitis treatment
  • Olceranon fracture surgery
  • Open shoulder reconstruction
  • Orthopedic trauma surgery
  • Osteoarthritis treatment
  • Osteochondritis fixation
  • Partial (unicondylar) knee replacement
  • Patellofemoral knee replacement
  • Periarticular fracture care
  • Periprosthetic fracture care
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Plantar wart treatment options
  • Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction
  • Posterior tibial tendonitis
  • Post-surgical problem fractures – nonunion and malunion treatments
  • Radial head fracture surgeries
  • Revision hip surgery
  • Revision knee surgery
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Sciatica treatment
  • Shin splints treatment
  • Shoulder arthritis surgeries
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome treatment
  • Shoulder instability surgery
  • Shoulder separation surgery
  • SI joint injections
  • Spondylolysis
  • Sprain and strain treatment
  • Stem cell injections
  • Superior labrum anterior to posterior (SLAP) lesion tear surgery
  • Tendon joint injections
  • Tennis elbow – lateral epicondylitis surgery
  • Throwing injury surgeries
  • Total hip replacement
  • Total joint replacement
  • Total knee replacement
  • Trigger finger surgery
  • Wrist fracture surgery