Dr. Ronald W. Hanson
Dr Hanson is a Sports Medicine specialist with extensive experience performing regenerative medicine procedures. Dr Hanson lectures and trains physicians in the US and around the world to use musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound for regenerative orthopedic procedures. He is actively involved with sports medicine societies and the International Cellular Medicine Society to develop training programs, guidelines and curricula that promote excellence in both regenerative medicine and MSK ultrasound.
Dr Hanson combines many approaches to guide a patient toward healing and restoring function. At the Centeno-Schultz Clinic, this translates into using (and developing) the most advanced regenerative platelet and stem cell therapies in the US combined with improving structure, alignment, nerve function, stability and pain. He is also at the forefront nationally in developing minimally invasive nerve, tendon, ligament and bone spur removal procedures using MSK ultrasound.
Dr Hanson completed his training and practiced in Minnesota and Utah, where he had developed a sports, regenerative medicine and MSK ultrasound practice before joining the Centeno-Schultz Clinic in early 2010. He is privileged to have the companionship of his wife, Jodi, and their daughters Aly and Madi. He enjoys all types of outdoor recreation, traveling, hiking, scuba diving and Scouting.
In addition, Dr. Hanson treated my husband’s torn meniscus. When the results of hubby’s MRI were available, the surgeon here recommended “trimming” the meniscus and mentioned that in all likelihood, he would need a knee replacement in three to four years. Though this seems to be the typical progression of events, it was unacceptable to my husband, who was a competitive senior softball player and had seen the results of players who had knee replacements.
He saw Dr. Hanson on The Doctors (click for YouTube video) television program, and was interested in a second opinion. We were pleased to see that the main clinic was in our home state of Colorado, though it was a several hours drive. Thus began our personal experience with Dr. Hanson and the specialists at the Centeno-Schultz Clinc. They did not recommend either the trimming or the replacement, and after the prolo treatments, my husband is able to bend, hike, do lunges, and run without pain. Best of all, no surgery was needed.
Dr. Hanson, thanks for being with us today. What are the most common injuries you see at the clinic?
For general orthopedic conditions, we see all types of joint degeneration, tendon tears/tendonitis, ligament injuries, non-healing fractures, spinal degenerative conditions and nerve injuries. A few of the specific conditions include arthritis, meniscus tears, labrum tears, rotator cuff tears, tennis elbow, degenerated discs with or without sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar neuropathy, hip bursitis, runner’s knee, ankle sprains and ACL injuries. Basically, anything you’d see an orthopedic surgeon for other than severe trauma that requires surgical bone alignment & fixation.
What are the Regenexx Stem Cell Procedures?
The Regenexx Procedures are a family of non-surgical stem cell and blood platelet treatments for common injuries and degenerative joint conditions, such as osteoarthritis and avascular necrosis. These stem cell procedures utilize a patient’s own stem cells or blood platelets to help heal damaged tissues, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, spinal disc, or bone.
About ½ of our patients have had surgical intervention of different types, this does not preclude our ability to successfully intervene in the vast majority of cases. All physicians have a sound knowledge of injuries, orthopedic assessment, underlying causes of those injuries (there are many and this is very complex), the usual surgical interventions for them—and detrimental effects these interventions can have and strive to create an individualized treatment program for each patient. Ideally, that program not only addresses the current concerns, it also minimizes the chances for return of or migration of the problem to an new area by healing the underlying reasons a person was injured in the first place.
Dr. Hanson will be with us at a later date to talk about the recent study they did to see if optimizing hormone levels increased the availability of stem cells for repair and regeneration. Shannon Bock will talk about monitoring the bioidentical hormones used in the study. Stay tuned.
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