Daniel S. Plessl, M.D.

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Sports Medicine, Athlete Injuries, Shoulder, Shoulder Replacement, Knee, ACL and Cartilage Repair, Hip

Dr. Daniel Plessl is a Harvard–trained sports medicine doctor specializing in musculoskeletal care for a broad range of individuals, from weekend warriors to young athletes, he offers the highest level of surgical and nonsurgical treatment for bone, joint, muscle, and sports-related injuries and conditions. Dr. Plessl’s expertise includes minimally invasive repair procedures for the shoulder, knee, and hip in addition to shoulder replacement and fracture care. 

From serving as an emergency medical technician to completing a prestigious fellowship in advanced sports medicine, Dr. Plessl has an exceptional background in comprehensive medical care. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He then earned a graduate degree at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg before graduating from the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke. Choosing to specialize in orthopaedics, Dr. Plessl completed his orthopaedic surgery residency training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. He went on to complete further training through a subspeciality fellowship in sports medicine through Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

In his practice, Dr. Plessl partners with each patient to learn about their specific goals and develop an individualized treatment plan to help them return to the activities they enjoy. Dr. Plessl also enjoys staying active and frequently spends his free time fishing, hiking, and playing sports. 

For those suffering from sports injuries or conditions of the shoulder, knee, or hip, Dr. Plessl is available for consultation and care in Vero Beach.

For patients who suffer from shoulder disease or degeneration, Dr. Plessl provides total shoulder replacement to resolve chronic shoulder pain by removing damaged joint structures and creating a new joint. Dr. Plessl also offers the innovative Virtual Implant Positioning™ (VIP) Preoperative Planning System as a shoulder replacement option. As an advanced and leading-edge technology, the VIP system allows our specialists to create individualized plans that meet the needs and goals of each patient. To learn more about these treatments, please use the links below.

Total Shoulder Replacement

Virtual Implant Positioning™ (VIP) Preoperative Planning System


    Education & Training

    • Undergraduate: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
    • Graduate Certificate in Translational Research: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
    • Doctor of Medicine: Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Roanoke, VA
    • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA
    • Sports Medicine Fellowship: Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

    Professional Associations

    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

    Hospital Affiliations

    • Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital
    • Sebastian River Medical Center
    • The Advanced Center for Surgery