Introducing Dane Hansen, D.O. [Video]
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Introducing Dane Hansen, D.O.: Orthopedic surgeon at Summit Orthopedics in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. He specializes in arthritis of the knee and hip and joint replacement surgery.
Meet the Expert: Dane Hansen, D.O.
Dr. Hansen’s approach: “Arthritis patients have high expectations for their activity level. With advanced training in minimally invasive surgical techniques and quick-recovery joint replacement, I strive to help my patients return to their fully active lifestyle as quickly as possible.”
Dr. Hansen’s education: Dr. Hansen received his undergraduate degree from Bethel University in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He went to medical school at Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Des Moines, Iowa. his residencywas at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine / Doctors Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He has a fellowship in Adult Joint Reconstruction from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. A fellowship is the highest level of formal training for a surgeon.
When to seek treatment for your arthritis
Arthritis doesn’t have to spell the end of an active life. If you are experiencing worrisome symptoms or persistent pain, the renowned arthritis specialists at Summit Orthopedics can help. We work with you to confirm a diagnosis and develop an appropriate conservative treatment plan. If nonsurgical treatments fail to support your lifestyle goals, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons will consult with you and discuss appropriate surgical options. Summit is home to innovative joint replacement options. Our Vadnais Heights Surgery Center is one of only two surgery centers nationally to receive The Joint Commission’s Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement.
Summit has convenient locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We have state-of-the-art centers for comprehensive orthopedic care in Eagan, MN, Plymouth, MN, Vadnais Heights, MN, and Woodbury, MN, as well as additional community clinics throughout the metro and southern Minnesota.
Ask Dr. Dane Hansen articles
- Ask Dr. Hansen: What Can I Expect During Rehabilitation After Total Joint Surgery?
Physical therapy during rehabilitation plays a critical role in the success of total joint surgeries. Dr. Hansen explains that understanding what to expect after a joint replacement can help patients to maximize the success of their surgical outcome. Read more…
- Ask Dr. Hansen: What Are The Surgical Options For Hip Pain?
When patients complain of hip pain, we’ll try first to treat pain with nonsurgical treatment. If conservative treatments fail to control pain, Dr. Hansen explains the available surgical options you might consider. Read more…
- Ask Dr. Hansen: What Are The Surgical Options For Knee Pain?
Often, knee pain can be controlled with nonsurgical treatment. When these treatments fail to manage pain, Dr. Hansen explains the available surgical options. Read more…
- Ask Dr. Hansen: What Are The Causes Of Knee And Hip Joint Pain?
The demand for total knee and total hip joint replacements is on the rise. Summit orthopedic surgeon Dr. Dane Hansen explains the causes of joint injury and how these conditions may be managed with nonsurgical treatments. Read more…
- Ask Dr. Hansen: Separating Arthritis Myths From Facts
We think of arthritis as an old person’s disease, and view knee and hip replacements as procedures reserved for elderly patients. Dr. Hansen talks about the common myths surrounding arthritis, and how these beliefs may prevent younger arthritis patients from enjoying a vibrant active life. Read more…
Additional resources for you
- Discover Summit’s comprehensive arthritis care
- Take a free hip or knee risk assessment
- Dr. Dane Hansen Showcased In Minnesota Health Care News
I’m Dane Hansen, and I specialize in treatment of hip and knee arthritis, and joint replacement surgery. I’m a very active person, and I enjoy being outdoors. My new passion is waterskiing, so I do a lot of waterskiing when I can. I run, I golf, anything I can do to be outside. Also got a family, so I have a young daughter that I spend as much time as I can with, and that’s been a really great experience as well. What really drives me in my job and in orthopedics is the ability to get people functioning again. Especially in arthritis, there’s people that can be as minimal as having some daily aches and pains or as severe as being wheelchair bound or even worse. So the ability to see these patients, help them from a nonsurgical standpoint as far as medicines and injections and things like that, but also having the ability to do surgeries that can get them functioning again, whatever kind of level that means, whether it be trying to get back to athletic-type activities – skiing, sports, things like that – or just as much as being able to walk without needing a walker. Seeing those people and watching them come back after they’ve had that surgery and they’ve recovered is a very rewarding thing.
“Arthritis patients have high expectations for their activity level. With advanced training in minimally invasive surgical techniques and quick-recovery joint replacement, I strive to help my patients return to their fully active lifestyle as quickly as possible.”
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