Richard Laughlin

Richard Thomas Laughlin


Medical Sciences Building


COM Ortho Surgery B - 0212

7700 University Ct
West Chester, Ohio 45069

Professional Summary

Richard T. Laughlin, MD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery


High School Diploma, Robert E. Lee High School Houston, TX, 1980 (General)

Bachelor of Science in Philosophy, University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN, 1984 (Philosophy)

Master of Science in Sports Medicine, Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX, 1986 (Sports Medicine/Highest Honors)

MD, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Lubbock and El Paso, TX, 1988 (Medicine)

Research and Practice Interests

UC Health Clinical Focus


Orthopaedic Surgery

UC Health Specialities

Consultation and Imaging

Orthopaedic Surgery


Peer Reviewed Publications

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

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

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 ),

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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; 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

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

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

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

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

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

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; 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

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

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

Post Graduate Training and Education

1988-1989 General Surgery Intern, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, ,Springfield, IL

1989-1993 Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, ,Springfield, IL

1991-1991 Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Rotation (Elective), Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center, ,Downey,CA

1993-1994 E. Burke Evans Foot & Ankle/Infection Fellowship, University of Texas Medical Branch, ,Galveston, TX

2001-2001 AO/ASIF Fellowship-Foot & Ankle Trauma/Reconstruction, Harborview Medical Center/University of Washington, ,Seattle, WA

Contact Information

Practice - UCWC
7700 University Ct
West ChesterĀ  Ohio, 45069