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Douglas T. Hutchinson
( out of 154 reviews )

Douglas T. Hutchinson, MD

Languages spoken: English

Clinical Locations

Primary Children's Hospital

Salt Lake City
801-662-5600

University Orthopaedic Center

Salt Lake City
801-587-7109
  • Dr. Doug Hutchinson, Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics, specializes in hand and microvascular surgery. Dr. Hutchinson currently serves as the hand fellowship director at the University of Utah and chief of Hand Surgery at Primary Children’s Medical Center, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Shriners Intermountain Hospital. He also holds an adjunct appointment in the Departments of Bioengineering and Physical Therapy. Dr. Hutchinson’s clinical interests include pediatric and congenital hand surgery, surgery of the wrist and elbow, and all hand problems in all ages including Dupuytren's(Collagenase injections and needle aponeurotomy), Rheumatoid deformities, and sports related injuries. Dr Hutchinson has practice locations at the University Orthopaedic Center, University of Utah, Primary Children's Hospital, Intermountain Shriner's, Salt Lake Veteran's Hospital and also travels monthly to St George, Utah for clinic and surgery at Dixie Regional Medical Center. He trained at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, completed residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and fellowship at the Raymond M. Curtis National Hand Center in Baltimore.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Sub: Hand Surgery)

    Patient Rating

    4.9 /5
    ( out of 154 reviews )

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    Patient Comments

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    April 24, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Dr Hutch and team are the best, thank you for a successful hand surgery.

    April 11, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    I met Dr. Hutchinson after having already seen multiple other orthopedic surgeons. The previous doctors told me they didn't have the ability to treat me; I thought my hands had permanently lost the majority of their strength and function. Dr. Hutchinson and his staff took my case, performed surgery, and returned my hands to their pre-injury condition and stability. This is a brilliant doctor and a good man - follow his advice and trust in his skill - he was the only person capable of restoring my quality of life. I am beyond grateful for what he did for me.

    April 11, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Dr Hutchinson will do what is best for your care. He has given me medical attention and advice for what he thinks is the best solution to my hand problems.

    February 14, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Dr. Hutchinson and his team are fantastic !!!!

    February 14, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Exceptional care and consideration. Listens, understands patient concerns, explains everything so you can understand. Friendly and concerned about the patient.

    February 14, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Dr "Hutch" is one of a kind. Funny, and genuinely concerned in your care. Great doctor, and all around great guy!

    February 10, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    I can't ask for a better Doctor. thank you.

    February 08, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    I was thrilled that Dr. Hutchinson listened to my long history, was gentle, explained thoroughly what he suggested, AND did a relatively painless injection!

    February 08, 2024
    ORTHOPAEDICS CENTER

    Patient prep, as in advising about problems with activities of daily leaving should be elaborated upon . I was given to understand this would be a very simple recovery. I found that simple tasks such as removing my bra, buttoning pants etc very difficult, did not realize i would have no strength in hand or fingers. I think discussing these things at first visit when surgery is needed would have been very helpful!! Otherwise I am very impressed with the whole team!! Thank you for your care!!

  • Dr. Doug Hutchinson, Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics, specializes in hand and microvascular surgery. Dr. Hutchinson currently serves as the hand fellowship director at the University of Utah and chief of Hand Surgery at Primary Children’s Medical Center, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Shriners Intermountain Hospital. He also holds an adjunct appointment in the Departments of Bioengineering and Physical Therapy. Dr. Hutchinson’s clinical interests include pediatric and congenital hand surgery, surgery of the wrist and elbow, and all hand problems in all ages including Dupuytren's(Collagenase injections and needle aponeurotomy), Rheumatoid deformities, and sports related injuries. Dr Hutchinson has practice locations at the University Orthopaedic Center, University of Utah, Primary Children's Hospital, Intermountain Shriner's, Salt Lake Veteran's Hospital and also travels monthly to St George, Utah for clinic and surgery at Dixie Regional Medical Center. He trained at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, completed residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and fellowship at the Raymond M. Curtis National Hand Center in Baltimore.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Orthopaedics -Primary
    Pediatrics -Adjunct
    Physical Therapy & Athletic Training -Adjunct
    Board Certification
    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Sub: Hand Surgery)

    Education history

    Fellowship Hand & Upper Extremity/Microvascular - Union Memorial Hospital Fellow
    Orthopaedic Surgery - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Resident
    Internship General Surgery - Medical Center of Delaware Intern
    Medicine - Jefferson Medical College M.D.
    Undergraduate Engineering - University of Michigan B.S.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Hutchinson DT, James MA, Tomhave WA, Van E Heest A (2023). The Green Transfer-Long-Term Results. J Hand Surg Am. (Read full article)
    2. Mendenhall SD, Graham EM, Memmott S, Frederiksen H, Rioux-Forker D, Wang AA, Hutchinson DT (2023). A New Source of Mutilating Hand Injuries: The Side-by-Side Utility Terrain Vehicle. Plast Reconstr Surg, 152(4), 820-830. (Read full article)
    3. Wessel LE, Goldfarb CA, Vuillermin C, Hutchinson DT, Bohn D, Steinman S, Wall LB, CoULD Study Group (2022). The Impact of Isolated Versus Multiple Osteochondromas: Analysis of the CoULD Registry. J Pediatr Orthop, 42(7), 387-392. (Read full article)
    4. Abd MA, Ingicco J, Hutchinson DT, Tognoli E, Engeberg ED (2022). Multichannel haptic feedback unlocks prosthetic hand dexterity. Sci Rep, 12(1), 2323. (Read full article)
    5. Kondo M, Kameishi S, Kim K, Metzler NF, Maak TG, Hutchinson DT, Wang AA, Maehara M, Sato M, Grainger DW, Okano T (2021). Safety and efficacy of human juvenile chondrocyte-derived cell sheets for osteochondral defect treatment. NPJ Regen Med, 6(1), 65. (Read full article)
    6. Hutchinson DT, Sullivan R, Sinclair MK (2019). Long-term Reoperation Rate for Cubital Tunnel Syndrome: Subcutaneous Transposition Versus In Situ Decompression. Hand (N Y), 16(4), 447-452. (Read full article)
    7. Stephens AR, Presson AP, Jo YJ, Tyser AR, Wang AA, Hutchinson DT, Kazmers NH (2021). Evaluating the Safety of the Hand Surgery Procedure Room: A Single-Center Cohort of 1,404 Surgical Encounters. J Hand Surg Am, 46(7), 623.e1-623.e9. (Read full article)
    8. Hutchinson DT, Rane AA, Montanez A (2021). The Natural History of Pediatric Trigger Thumb in the United States. J Hand Surg Am, 46(5), 424.e1-424.e7. (Read full article)
    9. Page DM, George JA, Wendelken SM, Davis TS, Kluger DT, Hutchinson DT, Clark GA (2021). Discriminability of multiple cutaneous and proprioceptive hand percepts evoked by intraneural stimulation with Utah slanted electrode arrays in human amputees. J Neuroeng Rehabil, 18(1), 12. (Read full article)
    10. Stephens AR, Tyser AR, Presson AP, Orleans B, Wang AA, Hutchinson DT, Kazmers NH (2020). A Comparison of Open Carpal Tunnel Release Outcomes Between Procedure Room and Operating Room Settings. J Hand Surg Glob Online, 3(1), 12-16. (Read full article)
    11. George JA, Page DM, Davis TS, Duncan CC, Hutchinson DT, Rieth LW, Clark GA (2020). Long-term performance of Utah slanted electrode arrays and intramuscular electromyographic leads implanted chronically in human arm nerves and muscles. J Neural Eng, 17(5), 056042. (Read full article)
    12. Kazmers NH, Presson AP, Yu Z, Walsh W, Hutchinson DT, Tyser AR (2020). Upper Extremity Function, Peer Relationships, and Pain Interference: Evaluating the Biopsychosocial Model in a Pediatric Hand Surgery Population Using PROMIS. J Hand Surg Am, 45(9), 830-840. (Read full article)
    13. Wang AA, Hutchinson DT (2019). Syndactyly release: a comparison of skin graft versus graftless techniques in the same patient. J Hand Surg Br, 44(8), 845-849. (Read full article)
    14. Kazmers NH, Holt D, Tyser AR, Wang A, Hutchinson DT (2019). A prospective, randomized clinical trial of transverse versus longitudinal incisions for trigger finger release. J Hand Surg Br, 44(8), 810-815. (Read full article)
    15. George JA, Kluger DT, Davis TS, Wendelken SM, Okorokova EV, He Q, Duncan CC, Hutchinson DT, Thumser ZC, Beckler DT, Marasco PD, Bensmaia SJ, Clark GA (2019). Biomimetic sensory feedback through peripheral nerve stimulation improves dexterous use of a bionic hand. Sci Robot, 4(32). (Read full article)
    16. Duncan CC, Kluger DT, Davis TS, Warren DJ, Page DM, Hutchinson DT, Clark GA (2018). Selective Decrease in Allodynia With High-Frequency Neuromodulation via High-Electrode-Count Intrafascicular Peripheral Nerve Interface After Brachial Plexus Injury. Neuromodulation, 22(5), 597-606. (Read full article)
    17. Page DM, George JA, Kluger DT, Duncan C, Wendelken S, Davis T, Hutchinson DT, Clark GA (2018). Motor Control and Sensory Feedback Enhance Prosthesis Embodiment and Reduce Phantom Pain After Long-Term Hand Amputation. Front Hum Neurosci, 12, 352. (Read full article)
    18. Hutchinson DT, Sueoka S, Wang AA, Tyser AR, Papi-Baker K, Kazmers NH (2018). A Prospective, Randomized Trial of Mobilization Protocols Following Ligament Reconstruction and Tendon Interposition. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 100(15), 1275-1280. (Read full article)
    19. Viskochil D, Muenzer J, Guffon N, Garin C, Munoz-Rojas MV, Moy KA, Hutchinson DT (2017). Carpal tunnel syndrome in mucopolysaccharidosis I: a registry-based cohort study.LID - 10.1111/dmcn.13545 [doi]. Dev Med Child Neurol. (Read full article)
    20. Kagan ZB, Wendelken S, Page DM, Davis T, Hutchinson DT, Clark GA, Warren DJ (2016). Linear methods for reducing EMG contamination in peripheral nerve motor decodes. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc, 2016, 3422-3425. (Read full article)
    21. Bruinsma WE, Guitton T, Ring D, Science of Variation Group (July 2014). Radiographic loss of contact between radial head fracture fragments is moderately reliable. PMID: 24711128 Free PMC Article. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 7(July), 2113-9.
    22. Davis TS, Wark HA, Hutchinson DT, Warren DJ, ONeill K, Scheinblum T, Clark GA, Normann RA, Greger B (2016). Restoring motor control and sensory feedback in people with upper extremity amputations using arrays of 96 microelectrodes implanted in the median and ulnar nerves. J Neural Eng, 13(3), 036001. (Read full article)
    23. Christensen MB, Wark HA, Hutchinson DT (2016). A histological analysis of human median and ulnar nerves following implantation of Utah slanted electrode arrays. Biomaterials, 77, 235-42. (Read full article)
    24. Wang AA, Hutchinson DT (2015). Results of Treatment of Delta Triphalangeal Thumbs by Excision of the Extra Phalanx. J Pediatr Orthop, 35(5), 474-7. (Read full article)
    25. Thumm N, Hutchinson DT, Zhang C, Drago S, Tyser AR (3/1/2015). Proximity of the Posterior Interosseous Nerve During Cortical Button Guidewire Placement for Distal Biceps Tendon Reattachment. J Hand Surg Am, March (3)(40), 534-6.
    26. Haller JM, Potter MQ, Sinclair M, Hutchinson DT (2014). Intraneural ganglion in superficial radial nerve mimics de quervain tenosynovitis. J Wrist Surg, 3(4), 262-4. (Read full article)
    27. Hutchinson DT (08/221/2014). The Quest for the Bionic Arm. J Am Acad Orthop Surg, 2014 June(22 (6)), 346-51.
    28. Clark GA, Wendelken S, Page DM, Davis T, Wark HA, Normann RA, Warren DJ, Hutchinson DT (2014). Using multiple high-count electrode arrays in human median and ulnar nerves to restore sensorimotor function after previous transradial amputation of the hand. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc, 2014, 1977-80. (Read full article)
    29. Lattanza LL, Goldfarb CA, Smucny M, Hutchinson DT (2013). Clinical presentation of posterolateral rotatory instability of the elbow in children. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 95(15), e105. (Read full article)
    30. Leinberry CF, Rivlin M, Maltenfort M, Beredjiklian P, Matzon JL, Ilyas AM, Hutchinson DT (2012). Treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome by members of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand: a 25-year perspective. J Hand Surg Am, 37(10), 1997-2003.e3. (Read full article)
    31. Horch K, Meek S, Taylor TG, Hutchinson DT (2011). Object discrimination with an artificial hand using electrical stimulation of peripheral tactile and proprioceptive pathways with intrafascicular electrodes. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng, 19(5), 483-9. (Read full article)
    32. Patterson JM, Wang AA, Hutchinson DT (2010). Late deformities following the transfer of the flexor carpi ulnaris to the extensor carpi radialis brevis in children with cerebral palsy. J Hand Surg Am, 35(11), 1774-8. (Read full article)
    33. Baker JJ, Scheme E, Englehart K, Hutchinson DT, Greger B (2010). Continuous detection and decoding of dexterous finger flexions with implantable myoelectric sensors. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng, 18(4), 424-32. (Read full article)
    34. Hutchinson DT, Wang AA (2009). Releasing the tourniquet in carpal tunnel surgery. Hand (N Y), 5(1), 57-9. (Read full article)
    35. Hutchinson DT, Frenzen SW (2010). Digital syndactyly release. Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg, 14(1), 33-7. (Read full article)
    36. Wang AA, Hutchinson DT, Vanderhooft JE (2003). Bilateral simultaneous open carpal tunnel release: a prospective study of postoperative activities of daily living and patient satisfaction. J Hand Surg Am, 28(5), 845-8. (Read full article)
    37. Wang AA, Whitaker E, Hutchinson DT, Coleman DA (2003). Pain levels after injection of corticosteroid to hand and elbow. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ), 32(8), 383-5. (Read full article)
    38. Hutchinson DT, Horwitz DS, Ha G, Thomas CW, Bachus KN (2003). Cyclic loading of olecranon fracture fixation constructs. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 85(5), 831-7. (Read full article)
    39. Wang AA, Hutchinson DT (2001). Longitudinal observation of pediatric hand and wrist ganglia. J Hand Surg Am, 26(4), 599-602. (Read full article)
    40. Wang AA, Hutchinson DT, Coleman DA (2001). One-bone forearm fusion for pediatric supination contracture due to neurologic deficit. J Hand Surg Am, 26(4), 611-6. (Read full article)

    Review

    1. Makarewich CA, Hutchinson DT (2016). Tendon Transfers for Combined Peripheral Nerve Injuries. [Review]. Hand Clin, 32(3), 377-87. (Read full article)
    2. Hutchinson DT, Sullivan R (2015). Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome. [Review]. J Hand Surg Am, 40(8), 1711-2. (Read full article)
    3. Hutchinson DT (2014). The quest for the bionic arm. [Review]. J Am Acad Orthop Surg, 22(6), 346-51. (Read full article)

    Book Chapter

    1. Hutchinson DT, Tyser AR (2015). Osteomyelitis and Septic Arthritis. In Abzug, JM, Kozin SH, Zlotolow, DA (Eds.), The Pediatric Upper Extremity (1, 3, pp. 1331-1350). Philadelphia PA: Springer.
    2. Douglas T Hutchinson (2014). The Natural Course of Traumatic Triangular FibrocartilageComplex Tears in Distal Radial Fractures: A 13–15 Year Follow-upof Arthroscopically Diagnosed but Untreated Injuries. In Michael R. Hausman, MD (Eds.), "An Expert Crtitque of 2011 & 2012's Most Popular Articles" (pp. 323-334). Chicago, IL,: American Society for Surgery of the Hand.
    3. Gaffney D, Hutchinson DT (1/1/2012). Fractures and Dislocations: Hand and Wrist. In ASSH Hand Surgery Textbook (Chapter 59).

    Conference Proceedings

    1. Zhang Y, Nieveen J, Wendelken S, Page D, Davis T, Bo APL, Hutchinson DT, Clark GA, Warren DJ, Zhang C, Mathews VJ (2017). Individual hand movement detection and classification using peripheral nerve sign. 2017 8th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering (NER), IEEE, 448-51.

    Book Review

    1. Hutchinson DT, Judkins T (1/1/2012). "Book Review: Arthritis of the Hand and Upper Extremity". [Review of the book ]. Journal of Hand Surgery.

    Case Report

    1. Makarewich C, Lang P, Hutchinson DT (2017). Digital Ischemia After Application of Self-Adherent Elastic Wrap Dressing; A Case Series. Pediatrics.

    Abstract

    1. Clark GA, Page DM, Kluger DT, Wendleken SM, Davis TS, Duncan C, Hutchinson DT (10/1/2016). Microstimulation of residual nerve fibers with Utah Slanted Electrode Arrays can restore biologically realistic cutaneous and proprioceptive percepts after hand amputation. Published online [Abstract]. Society for Neuroscience, (10/2016).

    Patent

    1. The University of Utah Research Foundation. Inventors: Kluger DT, Clark GA, Hutchinson DT, Page DM, Wendelken SM (2018). A Medical Device Implant for Fragile Medical Implants. U.S. Patent No. Application Number: WO2018023026A1. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.