Dr. DeJong is an orthopaedic surgeon who is subspecialty trained and board certified in sports medicine, whose practice focuses on sports medicine, including both surgical and non-surgical treatment of joint injuries and other musculoskeletal problems.
Conditions treated include:
-Arthroscopic surgical treatment of knee, shoulder, elbow and ankle problems
-ACL reconstruction, and treatment of other ligament injuries of the knee
- Arthroscopic treatment of meniscus and other cartilage problems of the knee
- Rotator cuff tear and impingement of the shoulder through arthroscopic techniques
- Arthroscopic treatment of instability of the shoulder
- Arthroscopic and open intervention for elbow and ankle injuries, fractures, and other musculoskeletal problems related to an active lifestyle.
- Sports Medicine Fellowship (subspecialty training): United States Military Academy at West Point
- Residency (specialty training) : Orthopaedic Surgery, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI
-Medical School: Uniformed Service University of the Health Sciences, co-located with Bethesda Naval Hospital in Bethesda, MD
Dr. DeJong is the head team physician for the Florida Institute of Technology Panthers athletic programs. He also directly and indirectly works with several of the local high schools, including Melbourne High School, Satellite High School, Melbourne Central Catholic, and Eau Gallie High School. He is actively involved with the local area soccer clubs, treating many soccer injuries and helping these athletes get back to competition.
Dr. DeJong has been practicing in Brevard since 2003. He came here after completing his active duty service in the United States Army, where he practiced after training for a total of 14 years of active duty service. His last duty assignment was as Chief of Sports Medicine at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas.
Dr. DeJong is a Fellow of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is board certified through the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons in both Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.