Dr. Hansen specializes in treating disorders of the shoulder, elbow and hand. His practice includes sports injuries, rehabilitation, arthroscopy, arthritis surgery, trauma and fractures, nerve injuries including carpal tunnel syndrome, joint replacement surgery, and other causes of pain or loss of arm function.
A Dallas native and graduate of Richardson High School, Dr. Hansen received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and then stayed to complete his Residency in Orthopedic Surgery. He completed a fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery in New York City taught by Charles S. Neer II, MD (thought by many to be the father of modern shoulder surgery and the developer of the most commonly used artificial shoulder replacements in use today). He completed a second fellowship in Hand Surgery at Duke University Medical Center.
Dr. Hansen, who has been with Orthopedic Associates of Dallas since 1984, is board certified in orthopedic surgery and holds a special certificate for the practice of hand surgery granted based upon practice experience and certification examination. A member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Society for more than 20 years, he has been an active member of the North Texas Arthritis Foundation and served as Chairman of the Medical and Scientific Committee for several years, helping to direct research dollars here in Dallas and nationwide.
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery