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Orthopaedic Surgery

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Richard Laughlin, MD

Clinical Interest

Orthopaedics
Orthopaedic Surgery

Research Interests

Foot and Ankle Orthopaedic Surgeon

Specialties

Consultation and Imaging
Orthopaedic Surgery

Education/Credentials
  • High School Diploma: Robert E. Lee High School
  • Bachelor of Science in Philosophy: University of Notre Dame
  • Master of Science in Sports Medicine: Texas Tech University
  • MD: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Board Certifications & Licenses
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery 07/11/1996
Contact Information

Peer Reviewed Publications

Hijji, Fady Y; Schneider, Andrew D; Pyper, Michael; Laughlin, Richard T 2019. The Popularity of Outcome Measures Used in the Foot and Ankle Literature. Foot & ankle specialist, , 1938640019826680

Meeks, Brett D; Kiskaddon, Eric M; Burton, Michael G; Froehle, Andrew W; Crosby, Lynn A; Laughlin, Richard T 2018. Update on Misrepresentation of Research Publications Among Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Applicants. The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume, 100 18, e121

Boin, Michael A; Dorweiler, Matthew A; McMellen, Christopher J; Gould, Gregory C; Laughlin, Richard T 2017. Suture-Only Repair Versus Suture Anchor-Augmented Repair for Achilles Tendon Ruptures With a Short Distal Stump: A Biomechanical Comparison. Orthopaedic journal of sports medicine, 5 1, 2325967116678722

Van Dyke, Rufus O; Chaudhary, Sejul A; Gould, Gregory; Trimba, Roman; Laughlin, Richard T 2017. Biomechanical Head-to-Head Comparison of 2 Sutures and the Giftbox Versus Bunnell Techniques for Midsubstance Achilles Tendon Ruptures. Orthopaedic journal of sports medicine, 5 5, 2325967117707477

Trimba, Roman; Laughlin, Richard T; Krishnamurthy, Anil; Ross, Joseph S; Fox, Justin P 2016. Hospital-Based Acute Care After Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty: Implications for Quality Measurement. The Journal of arthroplasty, 31 3, 573-8.e2

Cavo, Matthew J; Fox, Justin P; Markert, Ronald; Laughlin, Richard T 2015. Association Between Diabetes, Obesity, and Short-Term Outcomes Among Patients Surgically Treated for Ankle Fracture. The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume, 97 12, 987-94

DiPaolo, Zachary J; Ross, Matthew S; Laughlin, Richard T; Gould, Greg; Flower, Katie; Kiger, Lorrie; Markert, Ronald J 2015. Proximal phalanx and flexor digitorum longus tendon biomechanics in flexor to extensor tendon transfer. Foot & ankle international, 36 5, 585-90

Dundon, John M; Trimba, Roman; Bree, Kevin J; Woods, Charles J; Laughlin, Richard T 2015. Recommendations for Perioperative Management of Patients on Existing Anticoagulation Therapy. JBJS reviews, 3 9,

Estes, K; Cheruvu, Bharadwaj; Lawless, M; Laughlin, R; Goswami, T 2015. Risk assessment for anterior cruciate ligament injury. Archives of orthopaedic and trauma surgery, 135 10, 1437-43

Gundapaneni, Dinesh; Tsatalis, James T; Laughlin, Richard T; Goswami, Tarun 2015. Wear characteristics of WSU total ankle replacement devices under shear and torsion loads. Journal of the mechanical behavior of biomedical materials, 44 , 202-23

Cox, Joseph T; Shorten, Peter L; Gould, Gregory C; Markert, Ronald J; Barnett, Michael D; Laughlin, Richard T 2014. Knotted versus knotless suture bridge repair of the achilles tendon insertion: a biomechanical study. The American journal of sports medicine, 42 11, 2727-33

Froehle, Andrew W; Laughlin, Richard T; Teel, Donovan D; Sherwood, Richard J; Duren, Dana L 2014. Excess body weight loss is associated with nonpathological gait patterns in women 4 to 5 years after bariatric surgery. Obesity surgery, 24 2, 253-9

Iossi, Michael F; Konstantakos, Emmanuel K; Teel, Donovan D; Sherwood, Richard J; Laughlin, Richard T; Coffey, Michael J; Duren, Dana L 2013. Musculoskeletal function following bariatric surgery. Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.), 21 6, 1104-10

Williams, Chad G; Coffey, Michael J; Shorten, Peter; Lyions, James D; Laughlin, Richard T 2013. Staged subtalar fusion for severe calcaneus fractures with bone loss. The open orthopaedics journal, 7 , 614-8

Dulaney-Cripe, Elizabeth; Hadaway, Scott; Bauman, Ryan; Trame, Cathy; Smith, Carole; Sillaman, Becky; Laughlin, Richard 2012. A continuous infusion fascia iliaca compartment block in hip fracture patients: a pilot study. Journal of clinical medicine research, 4 1, 45-8

Peters, Paul G; Laughlin, Richard T; Markert, Ronald J; Nelles, David B; Randall, Kyle L; Prayson, Michael J 2012. Timing of C-arm drape contamination. Surgical infections, 13 2, 110-3

Gayton, J Christopher; Burleson, Drew; Polenakovik, Hari; Laughlin, Richard T 2010. Avascular necrosis of the talus in a HIV-infected patient. Foot & ankle international, 31 12, 1111-4

Sensiba, Paul R; Coffey, Michael J; Williams, Nathan E; Mariscalco, Michael; Laughlin, Richard T 2010. Inter- and intraobserver reliability in the radiographic evaluation of adult flatfoot deformity. Foot & ankle international, 31 2, 141-5

Booth, Branyan A; Mistovich, Ronald J; Janout, Martin; Stills, Harold F; Laughlin, Richard T 2009. Fatty infiltration of the gastrocsoleus after tendo-achilles lengthening and gastrocnemius recession in a rabbit model. Foot & ankle international, 30 8, 778-82

Ely, Erin E; Konstantakos, Emmanuel K; Laughlin, Richard T; Johnson, R Michael; Binski, James C 2009. Total dislocation of the talus and the navicular: a case report. Journal of orthopaedic trauma, 23 7, 546-9

Grisoni, Nicolas; Foulk, David; Sprott, Dominic; Laughlin, Richard T 2008. Simultaneous bilateral hip fractures in a level I trauma center. The Journal of trauma, 65 1, 132-5

Hess, Matthew; Booth, Branyan; Laughlin, Richard T 2008. Calcaneal avulsion fractures: complications from delayed treatment. The American journal of emergency medicine, 26 2, 254.e1-4

Trame, Cathy D; Greene, Erin; Moddeman, Gail; Booth, Branyan A; Konstantakos, Emmanuel K; Parada, Stephen; Siebuhr, Karl; Laughlin, Richard T 2008. Correlation of pain scores, analgesic use, and beck anxiety inventory scores during hospitalization in lower extremity amputees. The open orthopaedics journal, 2 , 145-50

Konstantakos, Emmanuel K; Dalstrom, David J; Nelles, Meghann E; Laughlin, Richard T; Prayson, Michael J 2007. Diagnosis and management of extremity compartment syndromes: an orthopaedic perspective. The American surgeon, 73 12, 1199-209

Konstantakos, Emmanuel K; Laughlin, Richard T; Markert, Ronald J; Crosby, Lynn A 2007. Follow-up on misrepresentation of research activity by orthopaedic residency applicants: has anything changed? The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume, 89 9, 2084-8

Gorman, Matthew; Ahluwalia, Gurpal; Laughlin, Richard 2005. Subtalar dislocation following ankle arthrodesis: a report of three cases. Foot & ankle international, 26 8, 656-9

Lawless, M W; Reveal, G T; Laughlin, R T 2001. Foot pressures during gait: a comparison of techniques for reducing pressure points. Foot & ankle international, 22 7, 594-7

Reveal, G T; Laughlin, R T; Capecci, P; Reeve, F M 2001. Foot and ankle survey in adults with diabetes mellitus. Foot & ankle international, 22 9, 739-43

Laughlin, R T; Reeve, F; Wright, D G; Mader, J T; Calhoun, J H 1997. Calcaneal osteomyelitis caused by nail puncture wounds. Foot & ankle international, 18 9, 575-7

Lawless, M W; Laughlin, R T; Wright, D G; Lemmon, G W; Rigano, W C 1997. Massive pelvis injuries treated with amputations: case reports and literature review. The Journal of trauma, 42 6, 1169-75

Reeve, F; Laughlin, R T; Wright, D G 1997. Endoscopic plantar fascia release: a cross-sectional anatomic study. Foot & ankle international, 18 7, 398-401

Laughlin, R T; Carson, J G; Calhoun, J H 1996. Displaced intra-articular calcaneus fractures treated with the Galveston plate. Foot & ankle international, 17 2, 71-8

Laughlin, R T; Werries, B A; Verhulst, S J; Hayes, J M 1996. Patellar tilt in total knee arthroplasty. American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.), 25 4, 300-4

Wright, D G; Taitsman, L; Laughlin, R T 1996. Pelvic and bladder trauma: a case report and subject review. Journal of orthopaedic trauma, 10 5, 351-4

Laughlin, ; Calhoun, ; Mader, 1995. The Diabetic Foot. The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 3 4, 218-225

Laughlin, R T; Calhoun, J H 1995. Ring fixators for reconstruction of traumatic disorders of the foot and ankle. The Orthopedic clinics of North America, 26 2, 287-94

Laughlin, R T; Wright, D G; Mader, J T; Calhoun, J H 1995. Osteomyelitis. Current opinion in rheumatology, 7 4, 315-21

Laughlin, R T; Sinha, A; Calhoun, J H; Mader, J T 1994. Osteomyelitis. Current opinion in rheumatology, 6 4, 401-7

Laughlin, R T; Chambers, R B 1993. Syme amputation in patients with severe diabetes mellitus. Foot & ankle, 14 2, 65-70

Laughlin, R T; Smith, K L; Russell, R C; Hayes, J M 1993. Late functional outcome in patients with tibia fractures covered with free muscle flaps. Journal of orthopaedic trauma, 7 2, 123-9

Laughlin, R T; Smith, K L; Adair, D M 1992. Displacement of an uncemented acetabular component after dislocation of a total hip prosthesis. A case report. The Journal of arthroplasty, 7 3, 303-7

Deister, Jacob; Cothern, Brian G; Williams, Chad; Froehle, Andrew W; Laughlin, Richard T . Factors Predicting Length of Hospital Stay and Extended Care Facility Admission After Hindfoot Arthrodesis Procedures. The Journal of foot and ankle surgery : official publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, 56 4, 805-812

Kiskaddon, Eric M; Meeks, Brett D; Roberts, Joseph G; Laughlin, Richard T . Plantar Fascia Release Through a Single Lateral Incision in the Operative Management of a Cavovarus Foot: A Cadaver Model Analysis of the Operative Technique. The Journal of foot and ankle surgery : official publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, 57 4, 681-684

Konstantakos, Emmanuel K; Laughlin, Richard T; Markert, Ronald J; Crosby, Lynn A . Assuring the research competence of orthopedic graduates. Journal of surgical education, 67 3, 129-34

Konstantakos, Emmanuel K; Miller, Sidney F; Dalstrom, David J; Shapiro, Marti L; Laughlin, Richard T . Uniplanar external fixation for care of circumferential extremity burn wounds in adults. Journal of burn care & research : official publication of the American Burn Association, 28 6, 892-6

Randall, Kyle L; Booth, Branyan A; Miller, Adrian J; Russell, Corey B; Laughlin, Richard T . Use of an acellular regenerative tissue matrix in combination with vacuum-assisted closure therapy for treatment of a diabetic foot wound. The Journal of foot and ankle surgery : official publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, 47 5, 430-3