Thomas F Higgins

Summary

Affiliation: University of Utah
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Damage control nailing
    Thomas F Higgins
    University of Utah Department of Orthopaedics, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 21:477-81; dicussion 481-4. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Rates of prescription opiate use before and after injury in patients with orthopaedic trauma and the risk factors for prolonged opiate use
    Joel E Holman
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 95:1075-80. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint A biomechanical analysis of fixation of intra-articular distal radial fractures with calcium-phosphate bone cement
    Thomas F Higgins
    Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 84:1579-86. 2002
  4. doi request reprint Lower Extremity Assessment Project (LEAP)--the best available evidence on limb-threatening lower extremity trauma
    Thomas F Higgins
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of Utah, 590 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA
    Orthop Clin North Am 41:233-9. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Effect of exogenous IGF-1 on chondrocyte apoptosis in a rabbit intraarticular osteotomy model
    Thomas F Higgins
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of Utah, 590 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108, USA
    J Orthop Res 28:125-30. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Incidence and morphology of the posteromedial fragment in bicondylar tibial plateau fractures
    Thomas F Higgins
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 23:45-51. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Cortical heat generation using an irrigating/aspirating single-pass reaming vs conventional stepwise reaming
    Thomas F Higgins
    University of Utah Department of Orthopaedics, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 21:192-7. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Biomechanical analysis of distal femur fracture fixation: fixed-angle screw-plate construct versus condylar blade plate
    Thomas F Higgins
    University of Utah Department of Orthopaedics, Salt Lake City, UT 84106, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 21:43-6. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Biomechanical analysis of bicondylar tibial plateau fixation: how does lateral locking plate fixation compare to dual plate fixation?
    Thomas F Higgins
    University of Utah Department of Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Bioengineering Research Laboratory, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 21:301-6. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint "Shimming" a locking plate with washers to correct axial alignment
    Thomas F Higgins
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 21:400-3. 2007

Detail Information

Publications15

  1. ncbi request reprint Damage control nailing
    Thomas F Higgins
    University of Utah Department of Orthopaedics, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 21:477-81; dicussion 481-4. 2007
    ..This technique offers the advantages of rapid stabilization performed under controlled circumstances in the operating room, without some of the disadvantages of using external fixation in this situation...
  2. doi request reprint Rates of prescription opiate use before and after injury in patients with orthopaedic trauma and the risk factors for prolonged opiate use
    Joel E Holman
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 95:1075-80. 2013
    ..This study sought to determine the rates of preinjury opiate use in patients with orthopaedic trauma and the risk factors for prolonged use postinjury...
  3. ncbi request reprint A biomechanical analysis of fixation of intra-articular distal radial fractures with calcium-phosphate bone cement
    Thomas F Higgins
    Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 84:1579-86. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare the stability of the fracture fragments after fixation with augmented calcium phosphate cement with that after alternative methods of percutaneous fracture treatment...
  4. doi request reprint Lower Extremity Assessment Project (LEAP)--the best available evidence on limb-threatening lower extremity trauma
    Thomas F Higgins
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of Utah, 590 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA
    Orthop Clin North Am 41:233-9. 2010
    ..In the realm of evidence-based medicine, the LEAP studies provided a wealth of data, but still failed to completely determine treatment at the onset of severe lower extremity trauma...
  5. doi request reprint Effect of exogenous IGF-1 on chondrocyte apoptosis in a rabbit intraarticular osteotomy model
    Thomas F Higgins
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of Utah, 590 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108, USA
    J Orthop Res 28:125-30. 2010
    ..If administration of IGF-1 inhibits human chondrocyte apoptosis in vivo, this may lead to interventions that may reduce posttraumatic arthritis after fracture...
  6. doi request reprint Incidence and morphology of the posteromedial fragment in bicondylar tibial plateau fractures
    Thomas F Higgins
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 23:45-51. 2009
    ..Furthermore, a better understanding of this fracture's morphology may lead to a better ability to model the biomechanical reliability of laterally based locking fixation in securing the reduction of this fracture fragment...
  7. ncbi request reprint Cortical heat generation using an irrigating/aspirating single-pass reaming vs conventional stepwise reaming
    Thomas F Higgins
    University of Utah Department of Orthopaedics, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 21:192-7. 2007
    ..To compare the heat generation and pressure generation of a prototype irrigating aspirating intramedullary reaming system to traditional stepwise reaming...
  8. ncbi request reprint Biomechanical analysis of distal femur fracture fixation: fixed-angle screw-plate construct versus condylar blade plate
    Thomas F Higgins
    University of Utah Department of Orthopaedics, Salt Lake City, UT 84106, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 21:43-6. 2007
    ..The objective of this study is to establish the relative strength of fixation of a locking distal femoral plate compared with the condylar blade plate...
  9. ncbi request reprint Biomechanical analysis of bicondylar tibial plateau fixation: how does lateral locking plate fixation compare to dual plate fixation?
    Thomas F Higgins
    University of Utah Department of Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Bioengineering Research Laboratory, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 21:301-6. 2007
    ..This study is designed to test the comparative strength of lateral-only locked plating to medial and lateral nonlocked plating in a cadaveric model of a bicondylar proximal tibial plateau fracture...
  10. ncbi request reprint "Shimming" a locking plate with washers to correct axial alignment
    Thomas F Higgins
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 21:400-3. 2007
    ..The described surgical technique entails the use of washers to elevate the plate from one end of the diaphyseal bone segment, thereby correcting potential varus or valgus...
  11. pmc Postoperative opioid administration inhibits bone healing in an animal model
    Jesse Chrastil
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of Utah, 590 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT, 84108, USA
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 471:4076-81. 2013
    ..The current mainstay of orthopaedic pain control is opioid analgesics but there are few studies in the literature evaluating the effects of opioids on bone healing...
  12. ncbi request reprint Pelvic antishock sheeting
    Thomas F Higgins
    Department of Orthopedics, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    Air Med J 25:88-90. 2006
    ..The technique is explained and existing literature reviewed...
  13. ncbi request reprint The economic impact of reprocessing external fixation components
    Daniel S Horwitz
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of Utah, 590 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 89:2132-6. 2007
    ..We report the rate of manufacturer recertification and institutional cost savings associated with a reuse program approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration...
  14. ncbi request reprint Distal femoral fractures
    Thomas F Higgins
    Department of Orthopedics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    J Knee Surg 20:56-66. 2007
    ..Regardless of treatment method, goals include restoration of articular congruity, anatomical length, rotation, and axial alignment while establishing adequate fixation to initiate early and unrestricted range of motion...
  15. doi request reprint Continuous peripheral nerve blockade as postoperative analgesia for open treatment of calcaneal fractures
    Kenneth J Hunt
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USA
    J Orthop Trauma 24:148-55. 2010
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