Dr. Thomas Acott is a fellowship-trained orthopedic physician specializing in hand & upper extremity surgery.
Prior to joining The CORE Institute, Dr. Acott spent a year specializing hand and upper extremity surgery at the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center. Prior to his fellowship, Dr. Acott completed his orthopedic residency at Campbell Clinic in Memphis, Tennessee where he also served as the Administrative Chief Resident. Dr. Acott also spent time in the community serving as a Team Physician for Tennessee high school football teams.
Dr. Acott received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Saint Louis University – School of Medicine, graduating Magna Cum Laude. He is a current member of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, American Association for Hand Surgery, and the American Medical Association.
Procedures & Areas of Interest
- Advanced Arthroscopy and other Minimally Invasive Procedures
- Basic & Advanced Microsurgery
- Carpal & Cubital Tunnel Syndromes
- Complex Surgical Reconstruction and Revision Surgery
- De Quervain Syndrome
- Deep lacerations involving the arteries, veins, nerves, and tendons
- Dupuytren’s Contracture
- Extensor & Flexor Tendon Injuries
- Ganglion Cysts and Tumors
- Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
- Hand & Wrist Dislocations
- Hand Fracture
- Joint Replacement Surgery of the Elbow, Wrist, and Finger
- Metacarpophalangeal Joint Arthritis
- Nerve Compressions
- Nerve Injury
- Trigger Finger
- Work-related injuries
FellowshipIndiana Hand to Shoulder Center
ResidencyUniversity of Tennessee – Campbell Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
DoctoralSaint Louis University School of Medicine
UndergraduateUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Board CertificationBoard Eligible
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Research and Experience
Acott TR, Smetana BS, Kaplan TD, Crosby NE, Peck KM, Merrell GA. Thumb metacarpophalangeal hyperextension in an arthritic population. Data analysis
Acott TR, Pate TA, Littleton TW, Mauck BM, Calandruccio JH. Corticosteroid Injections for Trigger Finger in 110 Digits: Time to Patient Response. Pending review
Acott TR, Brolin TJ, Azar FM, Smith RA, Throckmorton TW. A Quantitative Analysis of Deltoid Lengthening on Associated Complications Following Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. Pending review
Acott TR, Brolin TJ, Azar FM, Smith RA, Throckmorton TW. A Quantitative Analysis of Deltoid Lengthening on Associated Complications Following Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. Poster presentation: Mid-America Orthopaedic Association 2018 Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX; April 2018.
Acott TR, Brolin TJ, Azar FM, Smith RA, Throckmorton TW. A Quantitative Analysis of Deltoid Lengthening on Associated Complications Following Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. Podium presentation: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2018 Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA; March 2018.
Walters JD, Barkoh K, Smith RA, Azar FM, Throckmorton TW. Younger Patients Report Similar Activity Levels as Older Patients Following Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. Podium presentation (in lieu): Mid-America Orthopaedic Association 2016 Annual Meeting, Bonita Springs, FL; April 2016.
Weller WJ, Azzam MG, Azar FM, Smith RA, Throckmorton TW. Liposomal Bupivacaine: Equal Pain Relief with Fewer Complications than Interscalene Block in Shoulder Arthroplasty. Podium presentation (in lieu): Tennessee Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN; September 2015.
Weller WJ, Azzam MG, Azar FM, Smith RA, Throckmorton TW. Interscalene Blocks with an Indwelling Catheter have High Complication Rates when used for Pain Control in Primary Shoulder Arthroplasty. Poster presentation (in lieu): Tennessee Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN; September 2015.
Acott, TR. General Dermatology Department Purchasing Project (Quality Improvement Project). Presented to: Department of Dermatology, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO; May 2011.
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