Timothy A. Puckett, DC, MD

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Timothy A. Puckett, DC, MD


Puckett, Timothy A. (HSC)

Department of:

College Of Medicine/Orthopaedic Surgery -Professor

Center of:


University of Oklahoma College of Medicine   Medical Degree   1991
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center   Orthopaedic Surgery Internship and Residency   1996
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine   Fellowship Training in Spine   1997
Logan Chiropractic College   Doctor of Chiropractic   1984
Oklahoma State University   B.S. in Biology   1982

Professional Interest/Expertise/Specializations:
Dr. Puckett is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon Fellowship trained in Spinal Surgeries. He began his medical career by earning a Doctor of Chiropractic at Logan Chiropractic College in Chesterfield, MO.


Research Projects:

Immediate Versus Delayed Closure of Open Tibia Fracture Wounds: A Protocol for a Randomized Prospective Multi-center Study. Sponsor: Orthopedic Trauma Association, (subcontract approximately $2,625). 2000 - 2006
Study to Prospectively Evaluate Reamed Intramedullary Nails in Tibial Shaft Fractures (S.P.R.I.N.T.). (OUHSC subcontract approximately $26,400). 2003 - 2008
Bone Physiology and Mechanics in Osteomyoplasty Amputation.Department of Defense Grant No. 037891, Amount: $48,917/year, September 2005 - December 2009
A Prospective, Multi-center, Randomized Study Comparing HEALOS to Iliac Crest Autograft in a Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion (PLF) approach. Protocol No. 04-HEALOS PLF-11, Phase 4 Device Trial, DePuy Spine, (budgeted direct cost $12,000). October 2005 - February 2006
A Prospective, Multi-center, Randomized Study Comparing the use of HEALOS to Autograft in a Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) Approach. DePuy Spine, (budgeted direct cost $30,000). February 2007 to present

Selected Publications:

S.P.R.I.N.T. Randomized Trial of Reamed and Unreamed Intramedullary Nailing of Tibial Shaft Fractures.
2009    Teague, D., Davey, J., Sullivan, J.A., Ertl, ., Puckett, T., Pasque, C., Tompkins, J., Gruel, C., Kammerlocher, P. Carl, K.
J Bone Joint Surg Am.
Technical Strategies and Anatomic Considerations for Parapedicular Access to Thoracic and Lumbar Vertebral Bodies.
2007    Beall, D., Puckett, T.
Journal Skeletal Radiology, Vol. 36:1
Reversal of Neurologic Deficit in anAdult Gorilla with Severe Symptomatic Lumbar Stenosis.
2004    Wolfla, C.E., Puckett, T.
Spine 29(5):E95-E97
Treatment Options for Failure of Anterior CervicalDiscectomy and Fusion.
2003    Puckett, T.
Seminars in Neurosurgery, Vol. 14:1