Daniel J. Del Gaizo

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Joint Replacement

 

UNC Orthopaedics (Ambulatory Care Center)
102 Mason Farm Road
Second Floor
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Appointments
Phone: (984) 974-5700
Referral Fax: (919) 966-7956

Provider Office
Phone: (919)966-3340
Fax: (919) 966-6730

  • BS (summa cum laude): New York Institute of Technology
  • MD (with distinction): George Washington University School of Medicine
  • Residency: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Fellowship: Rush University Medical Center (adult reconstruction)

Clinical

  • Traditional primary and revision hip and knee arthroplasty
  • Minimally-invasive joint replacement
  • Muscle-sparing approaches for hip and knee arthroplasty
  • Accelerated postoperative rehabilitation
  • Partial knee replacement (medial, lateral, and patellofemoral)
  • Hip and knee arthroplasty in younger and/or active individuals
2018 – present Director of Clinical Research, UNC Orthopaedics
2011 – present Associate Professor of Orthopaedics, UNC School of Medicine
  • Best Doctors in America, 2017
  • Interactive Educational Program (IEP) Total Joint Fellow Award (Finalist). San Diego, California, 2011
  • Harley and Betty Baxter Resident/Fellow Research Award. Southern Orthopaedic Association, 2007
  • Alpha Omega Alpha. George Washington University School of Medicine, 2004
  • Julius S Neviaser Award in Orthopaedic Surgery. George Washington University School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics, 2004

(see entire list available at PubMed)

  • Sodhi N, Izant T, Diana J, Del Gaizo D, Baratz M, Levine A, Campbell D, Harwin SF, Mont MA.   Three-year outcomes of a highly porous acetabular shell in primary total hip arthroplasty.  Orthopedics.  41(1): e154-e157.
  • Eskildsen SM, Moskal PT, Laux J, Del Gaizo DJ. The effect of a door alarm on operating room traffic during total joint arthroplasty.  Orthopedics. 40(6): e1081-e1085.
  • Lindsay CP, Olcott CW, Del Gaizo DJ.   ESR and CRP are useful between stages of 2-stage revision for periprosthetic joint infection.  Arthroplasty Today. 3(3): 183-186.
  • Mont MA, Beaver WB, Dysart SH, Barrington JW, Del Gaizo DJ.   Local infiltration analgesia with liposomal bupivacaine improves pain scores and reduces opiod use after total knee arthroplasty: results of a randomized controlled trial.  J Arthroplasty.  Epub ahead of print.
  • Eskildsen SM, Wilson ZJ, McNabb DC, Olcott CW, Del Gaizo DJ.   Acetabular reconstruction with the medial protrusio technique for complex primary and revision total hip arthroplastics.  J Arthroplasty.  Epub ahead of print.
  • Ilfeld BM, Gilmore CA, Grant SA, Bolognesi MP, Del Gaizo DJ, Wongsarnpigoon A, Boggs JW.  2017. Ultrasound-guided percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation for analgesia following total knee arthroplasty: A prospective feasibility study.  J Orthop Surg Res. 12(1):4.
  • Patterson BM, Eskildsen SM, Clement RC, Lin FC, Olcott CW, Del Gaizo DJ, Tennant JT.  Patient satisfaction is associated with time with provider but not clinic wait time among orthopedic patients.  Orthopaedics. 40 (1).
  • Eskildsen SM, Moskal PT, Olcott CW, Del Gaizo DJ.   Cheating the acetabular component horizontally in total hip arthroplasty.  Orthopaedics.  39(6): e1092-e1096.
  • Bohl DD, Wetters NG, Del Gaizo DJ, Jacobs JJ, Rosenberg AG, Della Valle CJ. 2016. Repair of Intraoperative Injury to the Medial Collateral Ligament during Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 98(1):35-9.
  • Eskildsen SM, Olsson EC, Del Gaizo DJ. Canted seating of the Stryker Modular Dual Mobility liner within a Trident hemispherical acetabular shell.  Arthroplast Today. 2(1): 19-22.
  • Ilfeld BM, Gilmore CA, Grant SA, Bolognesi MP, Del Gaizo DJ, Wongsarnpigoon A, Boggs JW.  2016. Ultrasound-guided percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation for postoperative analgesia: A prospective feasibility study, abstracted. Reg Anesth Pain Med. A1265.
  • McNabb DC, Olcott CW, Del Gaizo DJ, Vaughn BK, Lim MR. 2015. Lumbar radiculopathy confounded: total knee arthroplasty diminishes the patellar tendon reflex. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 40(23): E1239-43.
  • Van der Horst AS, Medda S, Ledbetter E, Liu A, Weinhold P, Del Gaizo DJ, Dahners L. Combined local and systemic antibiotic treatment is effective against experimental Staphylococcus aureus peri-implant biofilm infection. J Orthop Res. 33(9): 1320-6.
  • Aggarwal VK, Tischler EH, Lautenbach C, Williams GR Jr, Abboud JA, Altena M, Bradbury TL, Calhoun JH, Dennis DA, Del Gaizo DJ, Font-Vizcarra L, Huotari K, Kates SL, Koo KH, Mabry TM, Moucha CS, Palacio JC, Peel TN, Poolman RW, Robb WJ 3rd, Salvagno R, Seyler T, Skaliczki G, Vasarhelyi EM, Watters WC 3rd. 2014. Mitigation and education.  J Orthop Res.  32 Suppl 1:S16-25.
  • Aggarwal VK, Tischler EH, Lautenbach C, Williams GR Jr, Abboud JA, Altena M, Bradbury TL, Calhoun JH, Dennis DA, Del Gaizo DJ, Font-Vizcarra L, Huotari K, Kates SL, Koo KH, Mabry TM, Moucha CS, Palacio JC, Peel TN, Poolman RW, Robb WJ 3rd, Salvagno R, Seyler T, Skaliczki G, Vasarhelyi EM, Watters WC 3rd. 2014. Mitigation and education.  J Arthoplasty.  29 (2 Suppl) 19-25.
  • Del Gaizo DJ. 2013. Total hip or knee replacement in patients with chronic pain. N C Med J. 74(3):218-20.
  • Kancherla V, Del Gaizo DJ, Sporer SM, Paprosky WG. 2013. Utility of trephine reamers in revision hip arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 29(1):210-3.
  • Del Gaizo DJ, Regan CM, Graff RD, Mathur S. 2013. The effect of methylprednisolone infusion on the expression of ciliary neurotrophic factor in a rat spinal cord injury model. Spine J. 13(4):439-42.
  • Del Gaizo DJ, Della Valle CJ. 2012. The infected THA avoidance and treatment. Seminars in Arthroplasty. 23(3); 135-140.
  • Del Gaizo DJ, Della Valle CJ. 2012. Diagnosis of periprosthetic joint infection. Touch Musculoskeletal. http://www.touchmusculoskeletal.com/articles/diagnosis-periprosthetic-joint-infection
  • Del Gaizo DJ, Kancherla V, Sporer SM, Paprosky W. 2012. Tantalum augments for Paprosky IIIA defects remain stable at midterm followup. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 470: 395-401.
  • Del Gaizo DJ, Della Valle CJ. Total Hip Arthroplasty after Prior Hip Preservation Surgery. In: Callaghan JJ, editor. The Adult Hip 3rd Edition. Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (in press)
  • Del Gaizo DJ, Kancherla V, Sporer SM, Paprosky WG: Porous Tantalum Augments for Paprosky IIIA Defects Remain Stable at Mid-Term Follow Up , Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research (in press)
  • Del Gaizo DJ, Della Valle CJ: Instability after Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty Orthopedics (in press)
  • Del Gaizo DJ, Della Valle CJ: Diagnosis of Periprosthetic Joint Infections; short editorial US Musculoskeletal Review (in press)
  • Del Gaizo D, Parekh SJ: Journal Scan: Foot and Ankle Clin Orthop Relat Res 2010; 468:296–301
  • Del Gaizo D, Soileau ES, Lachiewicz PF. Value of preoperative templating for primary total knee arthroplasty J Knee Surg 2009; 22, 4, 284-293
  • Del Gaizo DJ, Lachiewicz PF: Patellar Instability After Total Knee Arthroplasty Orthopaedic Knowledge Online 2008;6(12): http://www5.aaos.org/oko/cme/templates/template_2/information.cfm?topic=CME085
  • Spang JT, Del Gaizo DJ, Dahners LE: Reconstruction of lateral trochlear defect with radial head autograft J.Orthop.Trauma 2008; 22, 5, 351-356
  • Spang JT*, DelGaizo DJ*, Dahners LE. Reconstruction of Lateral Trochlear Defect with Radial Head Autograft. J Orthop Trauma 2008; 22 (5): 351.
  • Singh B, Draeger R, Del Gaizo DJ, Parekh SG: Changes in length of the first ray with two different first MTP fusion techniques: a cadaveric study Foot Ankle Int. 2008; 29, 7, 722-725
  • Dirschl DR, Del Gaizo DJ: Staged management of tibial plateau fractures Am J Orthop. 2007; Apr ;36 (4 Suppl):12-17

Presentations

  • Mont MA, Beaver WB, Dysart SH, Barrington JW, Del Gaizo DJ.   Local Infiltration Analgesia with Liposomal Bupivacaine Improves Pain Scores and Reduces Opiod Use After Total Knee Arthroplasty: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial. American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting. Dallas, TX. Poster presentation.
  • Sly K, Eskildsen SM, Faldowski R, Olcott CW, Del Gaizo DJ, Givens D. Timed Up and  Go is Most Predictive of Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System Score in Individuals Awaiting Total Knee Arthroplasty.  APTA Combined Sections Meeting. San Antonio, TX. Poster presentation.
  • Moskal PT, Eskildsen SM, Olcott CW, Del Gaizo DJ. 2016. The Effect of Implant Used for Fixation of Intertrochanteric Femur Fracture on the Outcomes of Subsequent Conversion Total Hip Arthroplasty. American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting. Dallas, TX. Poster presentation.
  • Brancazio S Eskildsen SM, Del Gaizo DJ, Olcott CW. High Morbidity and
  • Mortality in Patients on Dialysis Undergoing Non-primary Total Joint Arthroplasty.
  • SOA Annual Meeting. Naples, FL. Podium Presentation
  • Eskildsen S, Rutledge C, Kamath G, Del Gaizo DJ. 2016. Fewer Complications and Revisions with Hemiarthroplasty compared to Total Hip Arthroplasty for Femoral Neck Fractures in the Medicare Population. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Meeting. Orlando, FL. Poster presentation.
  • Eskildsen S, Rutledge C, Kamath G, Del Gaizo DJ. 2015. Fewer Complications and Revisions with Hemiarthroplasty compared to Total Hip Arthroplasty for Femoral Neck Fractures in the Medicare Population. The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting. Dallas, TX. Poster presentation.
  • Horn M, Berkoff D, Del Gaizo DJ. 2015. Intra-articular Hip Injections with Corticosteroid
    and Local Anesthetic Precede Rapidly Progressing Joint Degeneration. Podium Presentation. The Annual Meeting of The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. Las Vegas, NV. Podium presentation.
  • Lindsay C, Olcott C, Del Gaizo DJ. ESR and CRP as Indicators of Resolution of Periprosthetic Joint Infection. The Annual Meeting of The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. Las Vegas, NV. Podium presentation.
  • Del Gaizo DJ, Dickey I, Campbell D, Bhowmik-Stoker M. 2015. Preference-Based Health-Related Quality Of Life Measures Can Assess Clinical Improvement Following Primary Hip Arthroplasty. 16th EFORT Prague Congress. Prague, Czech Republic. Poster Presentation.
  • Eskildsen S, Hauslee Z, Olcott C, Del Gaizo DJ. 2014 Cheating the Acetabular Component Horizontal in Total Hip Arthroplasty. The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting. Dallas, TX. Poster presentation.
  • Eskildsen S, Wilson Z, Olcott C, Del Gaizo DJ. 2014. Acetabular Reconstruction with the Medial Protrusio Technique for Complex Primary and Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty. The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting. Dallas, TX. Poster presentation.
  • Lindsay C, Olcott C, Del Gaizo DJ. 2014. ESR and CRP as Indicators of Resolution of Periprosthetic Joint Infection. The Eastern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. Amelia Island, FL. Podium presentation.
  • Bunn K, Olcott C, Del Gaizo DJ. The Fate of the Turned Away Dissatisfied Total Knee Arthroplasty. The Annual Meeting of The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. New Orleans, LA. Poster presentation.
  • Medda S, Casp A, Del Gaizo DJ, Dahners LE. 2013. Combined Local and Systemic Antibiotic Treatment for Implant Infection. The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting. Dallas, TX. Poster presentation.
  • Del Gaizo DJ, Kancherla V, Sporer SM, Paprosky WG. 2013. Results of and Complications Related to Removal of Bone Ingrown Femoral Components with Trephine Reamers. The Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Chicago, IL. Podium presentation.
  • Moore R, Olcott CW, Del Gaizo DJ. The Effect of Implant Recalls, Class Action Lawsuits, and Direct to Consumer Marketing on Patients’ Perception of Total Joint Arthroplasty. The Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Chicago, IL. Poster presentation.
  • Medda S, Casp A, Del Gaizo DJ, Dahners LE. 2013. Combined Local and Systemic Antibiotic Treatment for Implant Infection. The Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society. San Antonio, TX. Poster presentation.
  • Moore R, Olcott CW, Del Gaizo DJ. 2012. The Effect of Implant Recalls, Class Action Lawsuits, and Direct to Consumer Marketing on Patient’s Perception of Total Joint Arthroplasty. Annual Meeting International Congress for Joint Reconstruction. San Diego, CA. Poster presentation.
  • Del Gaizo DJ, Wetters N, Rosenberg AR, Jacobs JJ, Della Valle CJ. 2012. Primary Repair of Intraoperative Disruption of the Medial Collateral Ligament during Total Knee Arthroplasty. The Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. San Francisco, CA. Poster presentation.
  • Del Gaizo DJ, Wetters NG, Jacobs JJ, Rosenberg AG, Della Valle CJ. 2011. Primary Repair of Intraoperative Injury to the Medial Collateral Ligament During Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty.  Knee Society Members Meeting. London, ON. Podium presentation.
  • Del Gaizo DJ, Kancherla V, Sporer SM, Paprosky WG. 2011. Porous Tantalum Augments for Paprosky IIIA Defects Remain Stable at Midterm Followup.  The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting. Dallas, TX. Poster presentation.
  • Del Gaizo DJ, Sporer SM, Paprosky WG. 2011. Porous Metal Augments for the Difficult Acetabular Reconstruction; Pelvic Discontinuities and Type 3A Acetabular Defects. The Combined Open Meeting of the Hip Society and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. San Diego, CA. Podium presentation.
  • Del Gaizo DJ, Graff RD, Mathur SM. 2011. The Effect of Methylprednisolone Infusion on the Expression of the Neuroprotective Cytokine CNTF in a Rat Acute Spinal Cord Injury Model. The Annual Meeting American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. San Diego, CA. Podium presentation.
  • Del Gaizo DJ. 2011.  Stable Acetabular Component, Pelvic Discontinuity, and Hip Instability. IEP Total Joint Fellow Awards.  San Diego, CA. Podium presentation.
  • Regan CM, Del Gaizo DJ, Lim MR. 2010. Sensitivity and Specificity of the Flexion and Extension Hoffmann’s Reflexes in Detecting Cervical Myelopathy. The Annual Meeting of the Cervical Spine Research Society. Charlotte, NC. Podium presentation.
  • Del Gaizo DJ, Srinivassan A, Paprosky WG. 2010. Large Femoral Heads in Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty. 40th Annual Harvard Medical School Advances in Arthroplasty Course. Cambridge, MA. Podium presentation.
  • Del Gaizo DJ, Soileau E, Lachiewicz PF. 2008. Preoperative Templating for Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty. The Annual Meeting of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. San Francisco, CA. Podium presentation.
  • Singh B, Draeger R, Del Gaizo DJ, Parekh SJ. 2008. Changes in Length of the First Ray with Two Different First MTP Fusion Techniques: A Cadaveric Study. The Annual AOFAS Summer Meeting. Denver, CO. Poster presentation.
  • Del Gaizo DJ, Graff RD, Mathur SM. 2008. The Effect of Methylprednisolone Infusion on the Expression of the Neuroprotective Cytokine CNTF in a Rat Acute Spinal Cord Injury Model. The Southern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. Hot Springs, VA. Podium presentation.
  • Del Gaizo DJ, Soileau E, Lachiewicz PF. 2007. Preoperative Templating for Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty. The Combined Southern and Eastern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. Victoria, BC. Podium presentation.
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