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Erik Hansen, M.D.

Orthopedic surgeon

Dr. Erik Hansen is an orthopedic surgeon in the Arthroplasty Service of the UCSF Orthopedic Institute. Hansen specializes in reconstructive, replacement and revision surgery of the hip and knee, and has expertise in the direct anterior hip approach for hip joint replacement. In his research, he focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of periprosthetic joint infection.

Hansen earned a medical degree and completed an orthopedic surgery residency at UCSF. He served as a fellow in adult reconstructive surgery at the Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Hansen directs a total joint database and a periprosthetic infection database, and is an assistant professor in residence of orthopedic surgery.


Arthritis and Joint Replacement Center
1500 Owens St., Suite 430
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353–2808
Fax: (415) 885–3862

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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University of California San Francisco School of Medicine 2005


UCSF Medical Center 2011


Thomas Jefferson University Hospital 2012

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Alijanipour P, Adeli B, Hansen EN, Chen AF, Parvizi J. Intraoperative Purulence Is Not Reliable for Diagnosing Periprosthetic Joint Infection. J Arthroplasty. 2015 Aug; 30(8):1403-6.
  2. Butler MW, Ozgediz D, Poenaru D, Ameh E, Andrawes S, Azzie G, Borgstein E, DeUgarte DA, Elhalaby E, Ganey ME, Gerstle JT, Hansen EN, Hesse A, Lakhoo K, Krishnaswami S, Langer M, Levitt M, Meier D, Minocha A, Nwomeh BC, Abdur-Rahman LO, Rothstein D, Sekabira J. The global paediatric surgery network: a model of subspecialty collaboration within global surgery. World J Surg. 2015 Feb; 39(2):335-42.
  3. Mohan R, Yi PH, Hansen EN. Evaluating online information regarding the direct anterior approach for total hip arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2015 May; 30(5):803-7.
  4. Yi PH, Haughom BD, Hansen EN. Comment on "perioperative administration of selective cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors for postoperative pain management in patients after total knee arthroplasty". J Arthroplasty. 2015 Apr; 30(4):718.
  5. Hansen EN, Adeli B, Kenyon R, Parvizi J. Routine use of antibiotic laden bone cement for primary total knee arthroplasty: impact on infecting microbial patterns and resistance profiles. J Arthroplasty. 2014 Jun; 29(6):1123-7.
  6. Knops SP, Kohn MA, Hansen EN, Matityahu A, Marmor M. Rotational malreduction of the syndesmosis: reliability and accuracy of computed tomography measurement methods. Foot Ankle Int. 2013 Oct; 34(10):1403-10.
  7. Hansen EN, Manzano G, Kandemir U, Mok JM. Comparison of tissue oxygenation and compartment pressure following tibia fracture. Injury. 2013 Aug; 44(8):1076-80.
  8. Hansen E, Marmor M, Matityahu A. Impact of a three-dimensional "hands-on" anatomic teaching module on acetabular fracture pattern recognition by orthopaedic residents. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Dec 5; 94(23):e1771-7.
  9. Hansen EN, Zmistowski B, Parvizi J. Periprosthetic joint infection: what is on the horizon? Int J Artif Organs. 2012 Oct; 35(10):935-50.
  10. Marmor M, Hansen E, Han HK, Buckley J, Matityahu A. Limitations of standard fluoroscopy in detecting rotational malreduction of the syndesmosis in an ankle fracture model. Foot Ankle Int. 2011 Jun; 32(6):616-22.
  11. Odum SM, Fehring TK, Lombardi AV, Zmistowski BM, Brown NM, Luna JT, Fehring KA, Hansen EN. Irrigation and debridement for periprosthetic infections: does the organism matter? J Arthroplasty. 2011 Sep; 26(6 Suppl):114-8.
  12. Muensterer OJ, Hansen EN. Resection of a duodenal web using single-incision pediatric endosurgery. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 May; 46(5):989-93.
  13. Muensterer OJ, Perger L, Hansen EN, Lacher M, Harmon CM. Single-incision pediatric endosurgical Nissen fundoplication. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2011 Sep; 21(7):641-5.
  14. Hansen EN, Tamboli RA, Isbell JM, Saliba J, Dunn JP, Marks-Shulman PA, Abumrad NN. Role of the foregut in the early improvement in glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2011 May; 300(5):G795-802.
  15. Hansen E, Shearer D, Ries MD. Does a cemented cage improve revision THA for severe acetabular defects? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2011 Feb; 469(2):494-502.
  16. Adibe OO, Amin SR, Hansen EN, Chong AJ, Perger L, Keijzer R, Muensterer OJ, Georgeson KE, Harmon CM. An evidence-based clinical protocol for diagnosis of acute appendicitis decreased the use of computed tomography in children. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Jan; 46(1):192-6.
  17. Lieu S, Hansen E, Dedini R, Behonick D, Werb Z, Miclau T, Marcucio R, Colnot C. Impaired remodeling phase of fracture repair in the absence of matrix metalloproteinase-2. Dis Model Mech. 2011 Mar; 4(2):203-11.
  18. Hansen EN, Muensterer OJ, Georgeson KE, Harmon CM. Single-incision pediatric endosurgery: lessons learned from our first 224 laparoendoscopic single-site procedures in children. Pediatr Surg Int. 2011 Jun; 27(6):643-8.
  19. Muensterer OJ, Chong A, Hansen EN, Georgeson KE. Single-incision laparoscopic endorectal pull-through (SILEP) for hirschsprung disease. J Gastrointest Surg. 2010 Dec; 14(12):1950-4.
  20. Marshall GT, James RF, Landman MP, O'Neill PJ, Cotton BA, Hansen EN, Morris JA, May AK. Pentobarbital coma for refractory intra-cranial hypertension after severe traumatic brain injury: mortality predictions and one-year outcomes in 55 patients. J Trauma. 2010 Aug; 69(2):275-83.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.