About Dr. Desio

Orthopedic Surgeon Worcester | Dr. Stephen M. Desio, M.D.Dr. Stephen Desio is an Orthopedic Surgeon Board Certified in both Orthopedic Surgery, as well as Sports Medicine. Dr. Desio is in private practice and specializes in Sports Medicine, Arthroscopic Surgery, Shoulder reconstruction, Shoulder Replacement  and Knee replacement Surgery. Fellowship Trained in Sports Medicine at the University of Utah, Dr. Desio has the distinction of being a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy Association of North America, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, and the American Medical Association.

Dr. Desio has served as Team Physician for the Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympics, Worcester Tornadoes Baseball Team, New England Surge Arena Football Team, NCAA 1st and 2nd round Basketball Tournament, and University of Utah Football and Basketball Teams. Dr. Desio has published papers on Sports Medicine in Nationally Recognized Journals, and presented his research at International Meetings.  Dr. Desio is frequently named Top Sports Medicine Physician by the Consumers’ Research Council of America.

Dr. Desio is here to help you with your health care needs, from injury prevention to sports performance improvement. Whether or not you are a professional athlete, his approach to patient care has been the same: provide the highest quality individualized patient care in an environment that is warm, caring, and efficient. Educate his patients and give them the tools they need to make an informed decision as to what options are available for diagnosis and treatment of their injury, to return them as safely and quickly to their sport.

He will provide you with the highest quality of patient care, utilizing the most advanced technology available to reduce your pain, heal your injury, and speed your recovery. He is pleased to offer the most innovative and advanced sports medicine physical therapy programs for the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries.

Advanced arthroscopic techniques and minimally invasive surgery are utilized when possible in the surgical treatment of injuries. Communication, courtesy and respect are the cornerstones of his  practice. Communication begins even

Professional Memberships:

  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Worcester District Medical Society
  • Massachusetts Medical Society

Hospital/Surgical Center Affiliations:

  • Saint Vincent Hospital at Worcester Medical Center

Sports and Recreation Activities

  • Vice-President Wachusett Mountain Race Team
  • Ironman Triathlete


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