Thomas Hughes Jr., MD

Thomas Hughes Jr., MD

Orthopaedic Surgery Pittsburgh, PA

Orthopaedic Specialists, UPMC


Office Address

  • 9104 Babcock Blvd.
    5113
    Pittsburgh, PA 15237
    Phone: (412) 366-7444
    Fax: (412) 366-7452

Thomas Hughes Jr., MD

Orthopaedic Surgery Pittsburgh, PA

Orthopaedic Specialists, UPMC

Summary

  • Dr. Hughes provides complete orthopaedic care for the upper-extremity. He uses the most up to date techniques to provide both operative and non-operative care for the entire upper limb including the hand, elbow and shoulder.

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Orthopaedic Surgery: Elbow Surgery, Hand Surgery, Shoulder Surgery
  • Clinical Interests: Shoulder Surgery; Hand Surgery

Education & Medical Training

  • Allegheny General Hospital-Western Pennsylvania HospitalAllegheny General Hospital-Western Pennsylvania Hospital
  • Brown UniversityBrown University
  • Perelman School of Medicine at the University of PennsylvaniaPerelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Washington & Jefferson College

Certifications & Licensure

  • OH State Medical LicenseOH State Medical License2013 - 2016
  • PA State Medical LicensePA State Medical License2000 - 2016
  • American Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryOrthopaedic Surgery, 2004
  • American Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryHand Surgery, 2006

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Golden Mallet Award2004
  • Bronze Torch WinnerAllegheny General Hospital’s Service Recognition Olympics, 2004
  • Golden Apple Award Nominee2004

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Interobserver Reliability of Radial Head Fracture Classification: Two-Dimensional Compared with Three-Dimensional CT.  Guitton TG, Ring D, J Bone and Joint Surg
  • Percutaneous Plate Fixation of Two- and Three-part Proximal Humerus Fractures.  Gallo RA, Hughes T, Altman G, Orthopedics
  • Proximal Row Carpectomy and a Modification for Dorsal Capsular Interposition.  Hughes TB, Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics

Books/Book Chapters

  • The Hand: Anatomy, Examination, and Diagnosis. Chapter: Peripheral Nervous System: Anatomy and Diagnosis 
    Hughes TB
    Editors: Rayan and Akelman.Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA
    Edition 4th,
  • The Hand: Anatomy, Examination, and Diagnosis. Chapter: Peripheral Nervous System: Pathology 
    Hughes, TB
    Editors: Rayan and Akelman.Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA
    Edition 4th,
  • Year Book of Hand and Upper Limb Surgery. Chapter: Contributor 
    Hughes, TB
    Editors: Yao and Steinman.Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA

Abstracts/Posters

  • A Radiographic Screening Method for the Diagnosis of Rotator Cuff Pathology: The Subacromial Space / Humeral Head Radius Ratio. Priano SV, Miller M, Watson AD, Hughes TB, Cox G, Demeo PJ, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine 26th Annual Meeting, Sun Valley, ID
  • A Radiographic Screening Method for the Diagnosis of Rotator Cuff Pathology: The Subacromial Space / Humeral Head Radius Ratio. Priano SV, Miller M, Watson AD, Hughes TB, Cox G, Demeo PJ, Pennsylvania Orthopaedics Society, Nemacolin Woodlands, PA
  • Evaluation of motion following proximal row carpectomy with and without dorsal capsular interposition arthroplasty: A clinical and biomechanical study. Hughes TB, Lord J, Towsen AJ, Baratz MB, The American Association for Hand Surgery, San Diego, CA

Lectures

  • What’s New in Hand Surgery? Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Physician. Pittsburgh, PA
  • Traumatic Hand Injuries in the Work Place. Workman’s Compensation Conference. Pittsburgh, PA
  • New Concepts in Distal Radius Fixation. Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting. Paradise Island, Bahamas

Committees

  • AAHS Board of Directors Board Member 2010 - 2012
  • AAOS Board of Specialists Board Member 2006 - Present
  • AAOS BOS Education Committee Chair 2008 - Present

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic SurgeryFellow
  • American Society for Surgery of the HandMember
  • American Association of Hand SurgeryMember

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Highmark BCBS ClassicBlue
  • Highmark BCBS PPOBlue
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Lovelace Health Plan PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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