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Tucker Drury, MD

Dr. Tucker Drury is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon. He graduated first in his class, Magna Cum Laude, from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo and completed his residency at the University of Vermont in Burlington. Along the way he earned numerous honors and awards, including merit scholarships, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and University of Vermont’s Outstanding Resident Teacher Award.

Dr. Drury launched his career with the United States Air Force, where he held several leadership positions. He has twice served as forward deployed solo orthopedic surgeon, including support of the Presidential Asia Tour in 2014. His Air Force honors include the Curtis Lemay Top Graduate Award, the Bronze Star and the Pacific Air Force Physician of the Year Award. Prior to joining OPA in 2015, he led the 25-member orthopedic department at the 673D Medical Treatment Facility on JBER.

Having served patients with a wide variety of combat, training and repetitive motion related injuries and orthopedic conditions, Dr. Drury brings a great depth and breadth of experience to treating patients at OPA’s Wasilla clinic. Here he practices general orthopedics and sports medicine with special interests in arthroscopic hip surgery, shoulder and knee repairs, robotic assisted joint replacement, direct anterior approach total hip replacements and fracture care. He is also an orthopedic trauma specialist.

Dr. Drury lives in Eagle River, is a former competitive soccer player and enjoys Alpine skiing, hunting and trying to keep up with his wife and three children.

Special Interests
  • Arthroscopic Hip Surgery 
  • Orthopedic Trauma 
  • Sports Medicine 
  • Arthroscopy of Shoulder & Knee 
  • Shoulder Reconstruction 
  • Knee Reconstruction 
  • Joint Replacement 
  • General Orthopedics 
  • Fracture Repair
  • Robotic-Arm Assisted Joint Replacement 
Sample Procedures
  • ACL Repair 
  • Arthroscopy 
  • Carpal Tunnel Release 
  • Distal Radius Fracture Repair 
  • Elbow Fracture Repair 
  • FAI Treatment 
  • Ortho Fracture Repair incl. Extremities 
  • Rotator Cuff Repair 
  • Robotic-Arm Assisted, Direct Anterior Approach, Total Hip Replacement 
  • Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Knee Replacement 
  • Total Shoulder Replacement 
  • Trigger Finger/Thumb Release 
Privileges & Affiliations

Privileges

  • Alaska Regional Hospital 
  • Alaska Surgery Center 
  • Alpine Surgery Center 
  • Creekside Surgery Center 
  • Mat-Su Regional Medical Center 
  • Providence Alaska Medical Center 
  • Providence Seward 
  • 673D Medical Group, JBER 
  • Ketchikan Peace Health Medical Center 
  • South Peninsula Hospital 

Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Diplomat member
  • Anchorage Orthopedic Society member
  • Alaska Physicians and Surgeons member
  • Alaska State Medical Association member
Education
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency (June 2009) 
    University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont
  • Doctor of Medicine,  Magna Cum Laude (June 2004) 
    Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, Ohio
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biochemistry, Cum Laude (May 1998) 
    Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado

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