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Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery • Male

1011 Jeffords St Bldg D
Clearwater, FL 33756
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Dr. Hughes III' Experience

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Dr. Hughes III' Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Dr. Hughes III Performs

  • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
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Conditions Dr. Hughes III Treats

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Hospital Quality

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Largo Medical Center
201 14th St SW
Largo, FL 33770

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Appointments & Offices

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Orthopaedic Specialties
Orthopaedic Specialties Spine & Hand Center
1011 Jeffords St Bldg D
Clearwater, FL 33756
Orthopedic Specialties of Tempa Bay, P.A.
Orthopaedic Specialties
1011 Jeffords St Bldg C
Clearwater, FL 33756
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    Dr. Hughes III' Experience

    Dr. Hughes III' Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Orthopedic Surgery
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    • ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Surgery
    • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Elbow Tenotomy
    • Excision of Femur or Knee
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Hip Replacement
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Replacement
    • Neuroplasty
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
    • Rotator Cuff Surgery
    • Shoulder Arthroscopy
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
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    • Steroid Injection
    • Synovial Biopsy
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Trigger Point Injection
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Fracture
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
    • Ataxia
    • Back Pain
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cervical Spine Fracture
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chondromalacia of the Patella (Runner's Knee)
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
    • Femur Fracture
    • Foot Fracture
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Glenoid Labrum Tear
    • Gout
    • Hand Fracture
    • Hip Dysplasia
    • Hip Fracture
    • Hip Sprain
    • Internal Derangement of Knee
    • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
    • Knee Dislocation (incl. Meniscal Tear)
    • Knee Fracture
    • Knee Sprain
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    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Tear
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Low Back Pain
    • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Tear
    • Myelopathy
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pelvic Fracture
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rib Fracture
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Systemic Chondromalacia
    • Systemic Sclerosis
    • Tibula and Fibula Fractures
    • Trigger Finger
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    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Florida.

    0 Sanctions

    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1982

    Internship Hospital

    Northwestern Memorial Hospital
    Complete in 1983

    Residency Hospital

    Northwestern University Medical School
    Complete in 1987

    Undergraduate Schools

    California State University
    Graduated in 1978
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Hughes III & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Hughes III' Hospital Quality

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    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Largo Medical Center

    • Morton Plant Hospital

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    Level of trust in provider's decisions
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    Orthopaedic Specialties
    Orthopaedic Specialties Spine & Hand Center
    1011 Jeffords St Bldg D
    Clearwater, FL 33756
    (727) 449-2599 (Office)
    (727) 442-8102 (Fax)
    • Parking: Plenty of on-site parking
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    Orthopedic Specialties of Tempa Bay, P.A.
    Orthopaedic Specialties
    1011 Jeffords St Bldg C
    Clearwater, FL 33756
    (727) 446-5993 (Office)
    (727) 446-4477 (Fax)
    • Parking: plenty of on-site parking, no fee
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