TSAOG Orthopaedics is Now the Official Healthcare Provider for the San Antonio Missions

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The San Antonio Missions announced today that TSAOG Orthopaedics (formerly the San Antonio Orthopaedic Group) will be the team’s official healthcare provider through the 2021 season.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with TSAOG,” said Missions General Manager David Gasaway. “They have been a San Antonio institution for over 70 years and will work with us as we continue to give back to San Antonio and our fans.”

“TSAOG is very excited to serve as team physicians for the San Antonio Missions,” said TSAOG sports medicine specialist Dr. Thomas DeBerardino. “Sports are a passion of mine and, as a surgeon, there is nothing better than helping an injured athlete return to play.”

In addition to their presence at Nelson Wolff Stadium, TSAOG Orthopaedics will be involved in the Missions Youth Sports Initiative in a variety of ways, including:

  • Serving as the exclusive partner of the 2019 Missions Rookie League. The Missions Rookie League is a Little League program for financially disadvantaged San Antonio youth, run in conjunction the San Antonio Police Athletic League, and supported by Missions CARE (the Missions’ charity foundation).
  • Working with the Missions Youth Baseball Clinics. These clinics are hosted by Missions players and coaches to provide youth baseball players hands-on instructions on various aspects of the game.
  • Providing educational and instructional content for youth athletes and their parents on various topics including injury prevention and rehabilitation, concussion recognition and management, and the importance of nutrition to sports performance.

“In addition to serving as the team physicians for the Missions, I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with the team on their youth sports initiatives,” said TSAOG sports medicine specialist Dr. Christian Balldin. “Playing youth sports growing up helped shape me as I was maturing and gave me a passion for sports that has evolved into a career in sports medicine. Now, as a father of four, I appreciate the benefits these programs bring children, not just encouraging physical fitness, but fostering personal development.”

The 118th season of baseball in San Antonio begins Thursday April 4th, as the Missions begin their new era as a member of the Pacific Coast League and take on the Oklahoma City Dodgers. Season ticket memberships are available now by calling 210-675-PARK (7275).

About TSAOG: Established in 1947, TSAOG Orthopaedics provides comprehensive orthopaedic services for San Antonio and surrounding areas. Their physicians specialize in diagnosis, treatment, and care for the full range of musculoskeletal disorders.

  • About Dr. Thomas DeBerardino: Dr. DeBerardino is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship trained in sports medicine, with TSAOG Orthopaedics. He served as Director of the West Point Sports Medicine Fellowship and Head Team Physician for Army Athletics before his retirement from the Army in 2009 at the rank of Colonel. Following his retirement, he spent seven years as an Associate Professor and Orthopaedic Team Physician for the Orthopaedic Surgery Department at the University of Connecticut Medical Center and the UCONN Athletic Department.
  • About Dr. Christian Balldin: Dr. Balldin is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon, fellowship trained in sports medicine, with TSAOG Orthopaedics. His previous team coverage experience includes the US Ski Team in Colorado, the San Antonio Talons, and the San Antonio Scorpions. He also serves as President of the Texas Society of Sports Medicine (TSSM).

TSAOG Seeking Patients with Chronic Hip Pain for Hip Osteoarthritis Study

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***UPDATE: The MONOVISC study is no longer accepting participants.***

The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group (TSAOG) is currently seeking participants for the MONOVISC Hip Osteoarthritis Study.

You may qualify for the MONOVISC Hip OA Study if you:

  • Are at least 30 years old
  • Have hip osteoarthritis that causes significant walking pain
  • Are willing to discontinue all pain medications for the duration of the study except for acetaminophen (e.g. Tylenol)
  • Have not had recent injections into your hip joint

Other study restrictions apply.

For more information, please contact Maria Lopez, Study Coordinator, at (210) 804-5901.

TSAOG Congratulates Our SA Doctors: Best of 2017

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TSAOG is so pleased to announce that 28 of our physicians have been named to San Antonio Scene‘s list of S.A. Doctors: Best of 2017! This issue is on newsstands now and features the best doctors and dentists in San Antonio, TX – as nominated by their peers.

The following TSAOG physicians made the list:

Congratulations to our S.A. Doctors: Best of 2017!

TSAOG Welcomes Dr. Thomas DeBerardino

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TSAOG is very pleased to welcome Dr. Thomas M. DeBerardino to our practice! His first day is today – Friday, September 16th.


Dr. DeBerardino is an orthopedic surgeon, fellowship trained in sports medicine. He is a retired U.S. Army Veteran specializing in arthroscopic surgery of the knee, shoulder, and hip and reconstructive procedures of the knee and shoulder. 

He will be treating orthopedic conditions of the shoulder, hip, and knee for patients aged 6 years and up and will hold clinic at the following TSAOG locations: The Orthopaedic Institute, Stone Oak, and the Medical Center.

Dr. DeBerardino’s special interests include:

  • Arthroscopic Surgery (Shoulder, Knee, and Hip)
  • Sports Medicine
  • Joint Restoration Surgery
  • Cartilage & Meniscal Transplantation
  • Complex Knee & Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Knee Osteotomies and Partial Knee Replacement

Without further ado, meet Dr. Thomas DeBerardino:

To schedule an appointment with Dr. DeBerardino, please call 210.281.9595 or request an appointment online.

To learn more about Dr. DeBerardino’s background and training, please visit his webpage.

Recruiting specialty trained orthopedic surgeons is one more way TSAOG makes your health our mission.


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