Sigvard T. Hansen, Jr. M.D.

Professor Emeritus
Director of Sigvard T. Hansen Foot & Ankle Institute

Specialty: Foot & Ankle

College: B.A. in Biology, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA, 1953-1957

Medical School: M.D., University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1957-1961

Internship: King County Hospital, Seattle, WA, 1961-1962

Residency: Orthopedics, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA, 1965-1969

Fellowship: N.I.H. Research Fellowship, Department of Physiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1957/1958

Board Certification: Board Certified

UW Medicine Bio:

About Dr. Hansen

Dr. Ted Hansen is the “father of modern traumatolgy”. His innovations of aggressive and expeditious orthopedic care of polytrauma patients revolutionized the field. He started as an Assistant Professor at University of Washington in 1971. 

He is currently a Professor at University of Washington.  Dr. Hansen is listed in The Best Doctors in America and is Director of the Sigvard T. Hansen, Jr. Foot & Ankle Institute.  He is an editorial board member of the Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research journal, the AO International Board of Directors, Maurice E. Mueller Foundation of North America Board of Directors, Hansen Chair Committee, Board of Directors for Prosthetics Research Study in Seattle, Washington, and Director, Special Teams for Amputations, Mobility, Prosthetics/Orthotics (STAMP) in Seattle, WA.

Dr. Hansen serves as the gold standard for all traumatologists.

In the News

Dr. Hansen is featured in The Seattle Times - Dr. Sigvard Hansen challenged assumptions and helped turn around trauma care

Scientific Publications

PubMed Listing

Surgeries & Diagnosis


Ankle joint replacement

Hindfoot, midfoot and forefoot reconstructions for complications of injury, previous surgery, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and congenital problems


All major foot and ankle reconstruction

Total ankle arthroplasty for ankle arthritis

Revision of total ankle failure

Neuromuscular deformity

Rheumatoid feet

Charcot and other diabetic foot conditions

Congenital deformities

AAOS Disclosures

Submitted on: 07/08/2014
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