Thomas M. DeBerardino, M.D.
Dr. DeBerardino is a nationally renowned orthopaedic surgeon
who specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery of
the knee, hip and shoulder. Dr. DeBerardino has a special
interest in the management of complex injuries of the knee and
shoulder and arthroscopic management of hip impingement in young
active adults. Dr. DeBerardino recently moved to UConn after
spending the last eight years at the United States Military
Academy where he was the Head Team Physician for the collegiate
athletic teams and Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship
program. Dr. DeBerardino is now a team physician for UConn
athletic teams including football and the men’s and women’s
basketball programs, as well as for the UFL Hartford Colonials
Dr. DeBerardino is author of over 40 scientific articles on
ligament, tendon and cartilage injuries of the knee and
shoulder. He has won several prestigious awards including the
AOSSM NCAA Research Award; the Aircast Award for Clinical
Science Presentation; and the AOSSM-ESSKA European Traveling
Fellowship. He is a member of many national and international
professional societies including: the American Orthopaedic
Society for Sports Medicine, the International ACL Study Group
and the prestigious Herodicus Society.
Dr. DeBerardino also has a special interest in procedures to
preserve the hip and knee joints. He is a faculty member in the
Center for Joint Preservation and Replacement. He has a special
interest in the use of hip arthroscopic procedures to avoid the
development of arthritis and osteotomies and cartilage repair
procedures to limit degeneration of the knee joint.
- Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UConn Health
- New England Musculoskeletal Institute
- Sports Medicine with Emphasis on Arthroscopy and Complex
Reconstruction of the Knee and Shoulder
- Arthroscopic Management of Hip Impingement in Young
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ABOS), Diplomat
ABOS Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine
B.S., United States Military Academy, West Point
M.D., New York Medical College
Orthopaedic Surgery: Tripler Army Medical Center
John A Feagin, Jr. Sports Medicine Fellowship, Keller Army
Hospital, West Point
- AOSSM NCAA Research Award, 2007
- The AOSSM-ESSKA 2002 European Traveling Fellowship,
- 2000 Aircast Award for Clinical Science Presentation
DeBerardino T.M. Pensak M.J., Ferreira J., Mazzocca A.D.
Arthroscopic stabilization of acromioclavicular joint
dislocation using the AC graftrope system. J Shoulder Elbow
Surg., 19(2 Suppl):47-52, March 2010.
DeBerardino T.M.*, Lonergan K. Comparison of the Split
Stacked Versus the Split Achilles Allograft for Dual Femoral
Tunnel Posterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Am J Sports
Med, 36(1):142-148, January 2008.
Zaslav K., Cole B., Brewster R., DeBerardino T.M., Farr J.,
Fowler P., Nissen C. A Prospective Study of Autologous
Chondrocyte Implantation in Patients who Failed Prior Treatment
for Articular Cartilage Defect of the Knee: Results of the Study
of Treatment of Articular Repair (STAR) Clinical Trial. Am J
Sports Med, 37(1):42-55, January 2008.
DeBerardino T.M.*, Owens B.D. All-Inside Arthroscopic Repair
of Partial Thickness Supraspinatus Tendon Tear. Techniques in
Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 9(1):10-14, March 2008.
DeBerardino T.M.*, Owens B.D. Biologic Enhancement for
Meniscal Repair (Platelet-Rich Plasma). Techniques in Knee
Surgery. 6(3):168-171, September 2007.
DeBerardino TM*. Arthroscopically Assisted Meniscal Allograft
Transplantation Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine,
13(4):227-232, October 2005.
DeBerardino T.M.*. Arthroscopic Stabilization of the Acute,
First-Time Shoulder Dislocation Operative Techniques in Sports
Medicine, 13(4):185-188, October 2005.
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- Dr. DeBerardino’s main clinical research interest is
assessing the results of arthroscopic techniques for complex
knee ligament injuries involving injury to the anterior
cruciate, posterior cruciate and posterolateral ligaments,
and arthroscopic stabilization surgery for knee and shoulder
instability, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, and hip
Basic Science Research
- Dr. DeBerardino and co-investigators are evaluating new
methods to enhance tendon to bone healing which will improve
results of arthroscopic and open repair of torn ligaments
and cartilage injuries to the shoulder and knee. The
ultimate goal is to apply these techniques to repair of torn
rotator cuff tendons in the shoulder, cruciate injuries to
the knee, and cartilage and meniscal transplantation.
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UConn Health Center
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