Dennis A. Carlini, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.7 out of 5 (582 reviews)

Specialities: Orthopedic Surgery

Languages: English

(301) 843-2946

About me

Dr. Carlini is a member of the MedStar Orthopaedic Institute and performs surgery at our MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center location.

Dr. Carlini's specialties include:

Clinical areas of focus

  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Hip
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Knee
  • Knee Fracture
  • Meniscus Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Disorders
  • Sports Related Injury
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Accessory Navicular
  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Achilles Tendonosis
  • Acromioclavicular Fracture
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis Of The Shoulder
  • Ankle Dislocation
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Strain
  • Ankle Tendon Tear
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
  • Arm Fracture
  • Arm Injury
  • Arm Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Avascular Necrosis Of Hip
  • Bankart Lesions
  • Bicep Pain
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Bursitis Of The Elbow
  • Calf Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Cts
  • Cartilage Injury
  • Charcot Foot
  • Chronic Muscle Injury
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Comminuted Fracture
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Compound Fracture
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Foot
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Hand
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Hip
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Knee
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Shoulder
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Spine
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Symphysis
  • Dislocated Patella
  • Distal Radial Fracture
  • Elbow Bone Spur
  • Elbow Dislocation
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injury
  • Elbow Osteoarthritis
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tendonitis
  • Epicondylitis
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fibula Fracture
  • Flatfoot
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injury
  • Foot Osteoarthritis
  • Foot Tendon Tear
  • Forearm Fracture
  • Gluteal Injury
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hamstring Injury
  • Hand Osteoarthritis
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Tendonitis
  • Heterotopic Ossification
  • Hip Abductor Tear
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Click
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome
  • Joint Dislocation
  • Joint Infection
  • Joint Sprain
  • Knee Clunk Syndrome
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injury
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Tendonitis
  • Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Leg Fracture
  • Leg Injury
  • Leg Mass
  • Ligament Injury
  • Ligament Tear
  • Malunion Fracture Of The Foot
  • Malunion Fracture Of The Hand
  • Malunion Fracture Of The Lower Extremity
  • Malunion Fracture Of The Spine
  • Malunion Fracture Of The Upper Extremity
  • Medial Collateral Ligament Injury Of The Knee
  • Medial Epicondylitis
  • Meniscal Tear Age Greater Than 50
  • Meniscal Tear Age Less Than 50
  • Meniscus Injury
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Muscle Injury
  • Muscle Strain
  • Muscle Tears
  • Non Displaced Fracture
  • Non-Displaced Fracture Of Radius
  • Non-Displaced Fracture Of Ulna
  • Nonunion Fracture
  • Orthopedic Infections
  • Osteochondral Lesions
  • Osteochondral Lesions Of The Foot And Ankle
  • Osteochondral Lesions Of The Hand And Wrist
  • Osteochondral Lesions Of The Lower Extremities
  • Osteochondral Lesions Of The Upper Extremities
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans Ocd Of The Ankle
  • Osteochondroma
  • Osteoid Osteoma
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Osteonecrosis Of The Foot
  • Osteonecrosis Of The Hand
  • Osteonecrosis Of The Hip
  • Osteonecrosis Of The Knee
  • Overuse Injury
  • Overuse Injury Of The Ankle
  • Paratenonitis
  • Patella Dislocation
  • Patellar Instability
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome
  • Pectoralis Major Tendon Injury
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pelvis Osteoarthritis
  • Persistent Pain After Orthopedic Surgery
  • Prosthetic Joint Infection
  • Proximal Ulnar Fracture
  • Quadrangular Space Syndrome
  • Quadricep Injury
  • Radial Fracture
  • Radial Pseudarthrosis
  • Repetitive Stress Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Disorders
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Separated Shoulder
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Fracture
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Osteoarthritis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Strain
  • Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
  • Slipped Upper Femoral Epiphysis
  • Snapping Hip Syndrome
  • Spine Osteoarthritis
  • Sports Related Injury
  • Stress Fracture Of The Radius
  • Stress Fractures
  • Synovitis
  • Tarsal Coalition
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendon Injury
  • Tendonitis
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Tibial Spine Fracture
  • Tibial Tendonitis
  • Toe Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ulnar Fracture
  • Ulnar Nerve Compression
  • Ulnar Nerve Injury
  • Ulnar Nerve Subluxation
  • Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Wrist Dislocation
  • Wrist Fracture
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Procedures I perform

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Surgery
  • Correction Of Bunion
  • Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Hip Surgery
  • Knee Arthroplasty
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Labral Tear Repair
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Hip Replacement Age Greater Than 50
  • Total Hip Replacement Age Less Than 50
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Surgery
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair
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Practice locations

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9455 Lorton Market Street
Lorton, VA, 22079

703-971-3701

Fax 703-971-0958

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11325 Pembrooke Square
Waldorf, MD, 20603

301-856-1682

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13950 Brandywine Road
Brandywine, MD, 20613

301-782-2220

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Insurance

MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery

Residency Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (1978)

Internship Program: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (1974)

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine (1973)

Awards

  • Assistant Clinical Professor, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
  • Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics, MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital, Clinton, Maryland, 1989-1998
  • Assistant Team Physician, Washington Redskins, 1984-1985
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.7
  • Provider listened carefully

    4.7
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    4.5
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.7
  • Provider showed respect

    4.7
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.6
  • Aug 26, 2021

    I'll recommend this care provider but I will advise of the demeanor. But, the care was good.

  • Aug 26, 2021

    Did not get any information on what I should or should not do just got prescribed medication

  • Aug 23, 2021

    Choosing Dr Carlini was pure happenstance but the best choice I ever made. After ascertaining what was wrong with me the doctor says, now young lady let's get you out of pain! Joyous news. Great doctor.