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Benjamin J. Hansen, M.D.

Dr. Hansen is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacement surgery. He graduated from the University of Utah Medical School in 2005. Prior to medical school, he graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Utah in 2001 with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics. He completed orthopedic surgery residency training at the University of Utah in 2010, and went on to complete a fellowship in Adult Reconstruction of the hip and knee at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina in 2011.

During his fellowship training at Duke, he performed many complex primary and revision hip and knee replacement procedures. He received advanced training in the anterior approach for hip replacement as well as hip arthroscopy for hip preservation. He has been active in orthopedic research and has published articles related to the anterior approach for hip replacement and hip joint preservation.

Although he has a specialty interest in total joint replacements, he also provides surgical treatment for fractures and sports related injuries. He has served as a team physician for Wasatch High School and Juan Diego High School.

During residency and fellowship he has participated in many education conferences and courses. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.

Dr. Hansen is a Utah native and grew up in the Heber Valley. During his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife, Brooke, and sons Tyler and Chase. He enjoys skiing, golfing, fishing, horseback riding, and exercising.

Treatment Philosophy:

As a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon, my goal is to provide the highest quality orthopedic care available today. I recognize my essential role as a teacher and educator for patients, and aim to provide a clear understanding of their diagnosis and treatment options. Patients will receive very personalized care with direct access to me for answering questions and receiving instruction.

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Board Certified

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons
    Certification dates: 7/25/2013 – 12/31/2023

Medical School

  • University Of Utah School of Medicine


  • University Of Utah School of Medicine

Orthopedic Residency

  • University Of Utah School of Medicine Department of Orthopedic Surgery


  • Adult Reconstruction, Duke University, Durham NC

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Professional Experience

  • Team Physician for Utah High Schools
  • Wasatch High School
  • Juan Diego High School

Hospital Affiliations

  • University Medical Center


  • Hansen BJ, Hallows RK, Kelley SS, The Rottinger approach for total hip arthroplasty: technique and review of the literature. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2011 Sep;4(3)
  • Hansen BJ, Harris MD, Anderson LA, Peters CL, Weiss JA, Anderson AE, Correlation between radiographic measures of acetabular morphology with 3D femoral head coverage in patients with acetabular retroversion. Acta Orthopedica, 2012 83(1)
  • Mayer SW, Hug KT, Hansen BJ, Bolognesi MP, Total knee arthroplasty in osteopetrosis using patient specific instrumentation. J Arthroplasty, 2012 Sep; 27 (8)
  • Hug KT, Henderson RA, Hansen BJ, Wellman SS, Vail TP, Bolognesi MP, Polished cobalt-chrome vs titanium tibial trays in total knee replacement (a comparison using the PFC Sigma system). Duke Orthopedic Journal, June 2012; 2(1)
  • Burger JR, Hansen BJ, Leary EV, Aggarwal A, Keeney JA. Dual-Agent Antibiotic Prophylaxis Using a Single Preoperative Vancomycin Dose Effectively Reduces Prosthetic Joint Infection Rates With Minimal Renal Toxicity Risk. Epub 2018 Mar 14.

University Medical Center Orthopedic and Spine Institute


2231 W. Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89102

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