Dr. Degan is a second-generation orthopedic surgeon, originally from Seattle, Washington, and has been involved in all facets of patient treatment from a young age. His interest in sports medicine stems from his own experience as an athlete, as well as a patient, throughout his college football career.
Before joining The CORE Institute, Dr. Degan spent time caring for patients at The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group (Burkhart Research Institute for Orthopaedics) and Baylor Medicine during his sports medicine fellowship in Texas. Throughout his time in Texas, he also served on the Physician Teams for the Texas A&M University Football team, the San Antonio Missions AAA Baseball team, and the Houston Sabercats Rugby team. Dr. Degan received his residency training from Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. He earned his doctoral degree from Midwestern University. Dr. Degan began his undergraduate studies at the University of Montana in Missoula, where he played on the football team, and completed his undergraduate degree at Carroll College.
Dr. Degan is an active member of the medical community, holding associations with the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine, and the Christian Medical & Dental Association.
Procedures & Areas of Interest
- Arthritis, Bursitis, Tendinitis & Instability
- Cartilage Injuries
- Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
- Fracture Care
- Multi-ligament Knee Reconstruction
- Patellofemoral Disorders
- Rotator Cuff Tears & Repairs
- Shoulder & Knee Arthroscopy
- Shoulder & Knee Instability
- Shoulder, Elbow & Knee Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Sprains & Strains
FellowshipThe San Antonio Orthopaedic Group (Burkhart Research Institute for Orthopaedics) / Baylor Medicine
ResidencyGood Samaritan Regional Medical Center
Board CertificationBoard Eligible
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Research and Experience
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:
Welborn MC, Bouton D, Baksh N, Degan T, Sienko S. Image Distortion in Biplanar Slot Scanning: Patient-specific Factors. Pediatr Orthop. 2020;10.1097/BPO.0000000000001547. doi:10.1097/BPO.0000000000001547
Sharp J, Bouton D, Anabell L, Degan T, Sienko S, Welborn MC. Image Distortion in Biplanar Slot Scanning: Part 2 Technology-specific Factors. J Pediatr Orthop. 2020;10.1097/BPO.0000000000001570. doi:10.1097/BPO.0000000000001570
Welborn M, Degan T, D’Amato C, Krajbich JI. Paper #33: Magnetic Spinal Growth Rods (MCGR) with and without Preoperative Traction for the Treatment of Severe Scoliosis. Spine Deform. 2017;5(6):456. doi:10.1016/j.jspd.2017.09.036
Non-Published Peer-Review Journal Articles:
Degan, T, Hartzler, R, Rahal, A, DeBerardino, T, Burkhart, S. Clinical and Radiographic Results of Superior Capsular Reconstruction with Acellular Dermal Allograft and Complete Rotator Cuff Repair.
Peer-Reviewed Book Chapter:
Degan, T, DeBerardino, T (to be published). “Chapter 43: Osteotomies about the Knee”. Operative Techniques in Orthopedic Surgery 3rd Edition. Wolters Kluwer.
Wellborn M, Degan T, D’Amato C, Krajbich I. Magnetic Spinal Growth Rods (MCGR) with and without Preoperative Traction for the Treatment of Severe Scoliosis. International Congress on Early Onset Scoliosis MCGR; November 2016.
|Leadership Roles & Professional Experience|
Christian Medical & Dental Association – Midwestern University, Vice President
American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Arthroscopy Association of North America
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
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