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Patrick Hurlbut, MDBoard Certified Orthopaedic SurgeonFellowship Trained In Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
Patrick Hurlbut, MD

Dr. Hurlbut is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon. He completed his residency at the University of Vermont in 1993, and a fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery in 1994 at the University of Minnesota. He subsequently earned a Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Hurlbut has been admitted to that American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH), an elite professional society of hand surgeons. Prairie Orthopaedic & Plastic Surgery, PC and Dr. Hurlbut's team uses the most advanced treatment options for recovery of maximum mobility, strength, and return of function.

Dr. Hurlbut's passion has been the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder, elbow and hand injuries but he also continues to practice in many areas of orthopaedics including total joint replacement and knee arthroscopy.

Education & Medical Training

  • Undergraduate

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln 1978-1983
    Lincoln, NE
    B.S. in Chemical Engineering With Distinction

  • Graduate

    Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet 1983-1984
    Uppsala, Sweden
    Fulbright Research Scholar

  • Medicine

    University of Iowa College of Medicine 1984-1988
    Iowa City, Iowa
    Medical Doctor

  • Internship

    General Surgery 1988-1989
    University of Vermont College of Medicine
    Burlington, Vermont

  • Residency

    Orthopaedic Surgery 1989-1993 University of Vermont College of Medicine
    Burlington, Vermont

  • Fellowship

    Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery 1993-1994
    Department of Orthopaedics
    University of Minnesota
    Minneapolis, Minnesota

Research Presentations

  • Hurlbut, PT; "Prevention of Knee Injuries in Female Athletes - Stop the Epidemic!" Presentations / June and July 2000 / Bryan/LGH Medical Center-East Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Hurlbut, PT; Van Heest, A; Lee, KH: "A Cadaveric Anatomic Study of Radial Artery Pedicle Grafts to the Scaphoid and Lunate" American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' Annual Meeting Orlando, Florida; February, 1996
  • Hurlbut, PT; Van Heest, A; Lee, KH: "A Cadaveric Anatomic Study of Radial Artery Pedicle Grafts to the Scaphoid and Lunate" American Society for Surgery of the hand Residents' Annual Meeting Cincinnati, Ohio; September, 1995
  • Hurlbut, PT; Adams, BD: "Analysis of Finger Extensor Mechanism Strain" Poster presentation at 39th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society San Francisco, California; 1993
  • Hurlbut, PT; Fellner-Feldegg, H; Glimelus, K: "Sorting of Miniprotoplasts by Flow Cytometry" Poster presentation at Nordic Cell and Tissue Culture Symposium Frostavallen, Sweden; 1984

Publications

  • Hurlbut, PT; Van Heest, A; Lee, KH: "a Cadaveric Anatomic Study of Radial Artery Pedicle Grafts to the Scaphoid and Lunate"
    Journal of Hand Surgery, 1997
  • Hurlbut, PT; Adams, BD: "Analysis of Finger Extensor Mechanism Strain"
    Journal of Hand Surgery, September, 1995
  • Brown, TD; Hurlbut, PT; Hale, JE; Gibbons, TA; Caldwell, NJ; Marsh, JL; Nepola, JV: "Effects of Imposed Hindfoot Constraint on Ankle Contact Mechanics for Displaced Lateral Malleolar Fractures"
    Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, December, 1994
  • Hurlbut, PT; Fellner-Feldegg, H; Glimelus, K: "Sorting of Miniprotoplasts by Flow Cytometry"
    Hereditas 3:192, 1985 (abstract)

Hospital Affiliations

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Nebraska Orthopaedic Society
  • American Medical Association
  • Nebraska Medical Association
  • Lancaster County Medical Association