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About Dr. Elaine Ahillen

Dr. Elaine Ahillen is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art care to patients with disorders of the hand and upper extremity with non-operative and surgical treatments.

After attending the University of Kansas for her undergraduate education, Dr. Ahillen received her M.D. from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She completed her orthopaedic surgery residency at the George Washington University Hospital. Subsequently, she received fellowship training in hand surgery at the Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery and fellowship training in sports medicine at TRIA Orthopaedic Center.

Dr. Ahillen is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art care for her patients with advanced techniques. Her expertise includes minimally invasive and arthroscopic procedures of the shoulder, hand, wrist, and elbow as well as reconstructive surgery for traumatic and arthritic conditions of the hand and upper extremity.

Dr. Ahillen is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. She is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), as well as the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.

Dr. Ahillen is an active community volunteer, and has a particular passion for Therapeutic Horse Riding.

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Arthritis & Sports – Sterling

  • 21475 Ridgetop Circle, Suite 150, Sterling, VA 20166

  • Phone: 703.444.5000

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Here's What Our Patients Say About Dr. Ahillen

Excellent doctor, surgeon! Dr. Ahillen is top notch in her field. Thoroughly explains what is wrong, options, and time frames. Every nurse in the OR raved about her. I cannot thank her enough for the great job she did on my hand, wrist, and elbow. I would highly recommend her!

C. B.

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I saw Dr. Ahillen for a finger issue. In short, she was one of the best doctors I have ever seen. She had a wealth of information that she presented cogently. She gave me a set of treatment options, with the pros and cons of each. The actual treatment was painless and effective. Lastly, she always treated me with great kindness. Each of these attributes is rare, but really never occurs in combination. A truly amazing doctor.

Randy G.

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Dr. Ahillen and her team are outstanding. I had my surgery in June  with Dr. Ahillen and her assistant Nicole. Both were extremely professional and explained everything. I've had multiple follow-ups in the office since then and every one is extremely kind and caring. Many thanks to everyone for all that you do!

Catherine B.

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