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Erik Hansen


Chief of Arthroplasty Division
Orthopedic surgeon

Dr. Erik Hansen is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in surgeries of the hip and knee, including reconstruction, replacement and revision (surgery to address problems with or caused by a previous implant). He has expertise in the direct anterior approach for hip joint replacement, a minimally invasive approach that has advantages such as faster postoperative healing and enhanced joint stability.

In his research, Hansen focuses on diagnosing, treating and preventing infections around artificial joints.

Hansen earned his medical degree and completed an orthopedic surgery residency at UCSF. He served as a fellow in adult reconstructive surgery at the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Hansen directs a database of total joint replacements as well as a database of postsurgical joint infections for the surgery.

  • Education

    University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, 2005

  • Residencies

    UCSF Medical Center, 2011

  • Fellowships

    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 2012

  • Board Certifications

    Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

  • Languages



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