Danielle N. DeGiorgio, DO

Non-Operative Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Specializing in Ultrasound Guided Injections, Concussion Management and Acupuncture

 

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Danielle DeGiorgio, DO, is a non-operative sports medicine physician. She is a native of Long Island, graduating from Longwood High School as a three-sport athlete. She attended Stony Brook University on a full athletic scholarship and served as captain of the women’s basketball team.

After obtaining her medical degree from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. DeGiorgio completed an internship at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital, followed by a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Stony Brook University Medical Center, serving as chief resident in her senior year. In addition, Dr. DeGiorgio completed training in structural acupuncture at Harvard Medical School. Following her residency, Dr. DeGiorgio went on to complete a Fellowship in Sports Medicine at Christiana Care, serving as a Fellow team physician for the University of Delaware, Delaware State University, as well as for local high school teams.

Dr. DeGiorgio is an Assistant Clinical Professor with the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation within the Stony Brook University School of Medicine. She is dual board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine. She is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the American College of Sports Medicine.

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound 

Evaluate and treat injuries in a dynamic way in the office

Diagnostic: US is a non-invasive tool that can be used to evaluate for soft tissue damage (i.e. muscle, tendon, and ligament tears) as well as assess areas of inflammation (i.e. joint effusion, bursitis, cyst formation) and obstructions causing nerve entrapment, without exposure to radiation.

Therapeutic Injections/procedures: Utilizing US to guide a needle to the target area is a safe and effective way to ensure proper placement. With direct visualization of local nerves/blood vessels there is reduced risk of injury during the procedure and immediate confirmation that the target has been reached. This leads to a greater likelihood of a painless procedure and greater pain relief with the injection.

Commonly performed US guided procedures:

  • Barbotage procedure for calcific tendonitis
  • Bursae injections including scapulothoracic, trochanteric, and subacromial
  • Cyst aspiration
  • Joint injections (hip, sacroiliac, shoulder, knee, elbow, wrist, hand, ankle or foot)
  • Percutaneous needle tenotomy for recalcitrant tennis/golfer’s elbow, gluteal tendinopathy, plantar fascitis
  • Tendon sheath injections (i.e. bicipital tendonitis, DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis)
  • Trigger finger injections 
  • Trigger point injections 
  • Peripheral nerve hydro-dissection
  • Visco-supplementation injections

Acupuncture:

Acupuncture is a great adjunctive treatment to encourage the body into balance, promoting natural healing and improving function. This includes:

  • Improving physical and mental sports performance and conditioning
  • Treating acute and chronic injuries 

Concussion Management

Concussion management requires an individualized care plan with a multidisciplinary approach. This enables patients to return to school and work as safely and quickly as possible. 

As a sports medicine specialist, Dr. DeGiorgio has specialized training in non-operative treatment and prevention of injury. With a focus on maximizing function and minimizing disability, she limits patients’ time away from sports, work and school.

Dr. DeGiorgio treats orthopedic injuries of the spine and extremities for patients of all ages.

This includes:

  • Acute injuries (such as ankle sprains, muscle strains, hip, knee & shoulder injuries, and fractures)
  • Overuse injuries (such as rotator cuff, golfer/tennis elbow and other forms of tendonitis, or stress fractures)
  • Osteoarthritis 
  • Concussion (mild traumatic brain injury)
  • Injury prevention
  • Promotion of a healthy lifestyle including recommendations on safe strength training and conditioning exercises

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Lisa White MA, ATC

Lisa White earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Stony Book University and was a member of the women’s basketball team. White completed her Master’s Degree at Adelphi University while also serving as the athletic trainer for 10 years.

White’s tenure as an athletic trainer spans more than two decades and covers youth sports, college athletics, and professional sports. White lent her expertise to the US Olympic Development Youth Soccer Program and worked as the head athletic trainer for the New York Fever Professional Men’s Soccer Team (USISL).

In 1997, White joined the WNBA’s New York Liberty and served as the head athletic trainer and manager of basketball operations for 15 years. During her time with the Liberty, the team competed in four WNBA championships. She was honored to be selected as the head athletic trainer for the WNBA All Star Game (1999, 2000, 2003, 2006), the Outdoor Classic played at Arthur Ash Stadium (2006), and the WNBA European Tour (1997).

White spent two seasons with the WNBA’s CT Sun while serving as the strength and conditioning coach. 

Abdominal Trauma in Football

A New Jersey high school football game ended in tragedy when quarterback Evan Murray died after sustaining an on-field injury.

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Dr. DeGiorgio on Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a practice that has been utilized for centuries. It involves the insertion of extremely thin needles through your skin at strategic points in your body (also known as trigger points or acupoints). It is commonly used for pain management and is considered safe when done by an appropriately trained practitioner.

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Dr. DeGiorgio on Sports Specialization

Young athletes are being recruited for college sports younger and younger. Kids as young as eighth grade are now being recruited for college level sports and pushing them to specialize at young ages. While it may seem attractive to specialize early, doing so can have a long term negative impact on their future participation.

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Jacksonville Jaguars, Running Back Bernard Pierce

Jacksonville Jaguars, Running Back Bernard Pierce may have played with a concussion during their game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last weekend.

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Joint & Mobility Training Recommended for Basketball Players

During #basketball season, joint and mobility training is recommended for athletes to...

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NFL Chargers tight end, Ladarius Green recently suffered his second concussion.

Green was forced to remain out of play for week three of the NFL season, displaying concussion symptoms during practices the week prior.

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Ultrasound Guided Gel Injection

Viscosupplementation Hyaluronic acid is an important component of healthy joint fluid however, when patients suffer from osteoarthritis there is a lower concentration of hyaluronic acid (HA) in the joints. A treatment called Viscosupplementation, also known as HA or “gel” injections, can be very helpful to patients with osteoarthritis as it acts as both a lubricant and cushion to the joint,...

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Please contact Dr. DeGiorgio's office manager at (631) 689-4196 to schedule your appointment. 

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6144 Route 25A
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Wading River, NY 11792

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Patchogue, NY 11772

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Riverhead, NY 11901

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