Our group brings together important components of patient care:
The Extremities at Risk team focuses on treatment of extremity problems.
Our main areas of treatment are:
Dr. Ron Hugate was interviewed by Josh Elliot and Matt Lauer on The Today Show on October 17, 2014 as part of the NFL stories series, hosted by NBC. Dr. Hugate discussed how his participation in football when growing up has influenced his work as an orthopedic oncologist. He explained how important a team of experts has been in developing The Denver Clinic's bone cancer treatment protocol which has the achieved the best reported long-term survival for kids and adults diagnosed with bone cancer compared to all other cancer centers. He credits the expertise of the medical specialists, nurses and other healthcare providers in the success of the protocol used at The Denver Clinic. To watch the Today Show interview click here>>>
The cornerstone of Extremities at Risk Program is a weekly clinical conference where medical specialists gather to discuss clinical issues and potential patient treatment plans. The clinical conference matches advanced protocols or successful new surgical techniques to the individual patient. The treating physician will often return with follow-up information about the results, aiding in future discussions regarding patients with similiar problems.
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|Ross M. Wilkins, MD|
Dr. Ross Wilkins started The Denver Clinic for Extremities at Risk in 1989 with his close friend and colleague, Tom Arganese, MD. The mission of the program then was providing collaborative care for all patients at risk of losing an extremity due to disease or trauma and the mission has continued to this day. Dr. Wilkins is recognized for his work in orthopedic oncology, as well as bone and joint transplantation techniques. He is recognized internationally for his work in bone and soft tissue tumors, bone transplantation and limb preservation techniques