Team Approach to Limb Preservation

The Denver Clinic for Extremities at Risk is a team of medical professionals who specialize in management and treatment of conditions and diseases that place people at risk of losing an extremity. At Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center and The Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children for over 20 years, this group has established itself as the Rocky Mountain region's premier medical community to evaluate and treat diseases and trauma that affect the extremities.

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About Our Program

Comprehensive Care

Our group brings together important components of patient care:

  • Expertise in adult and pediatric oncology, orthopedic surgery and orthopedic oncology, infectious diseases, microvascular plastic surgeons, amputation rehabilitation, pathology, and neuromodulation for pain management
  • The latest treatments with proven success based on continuing Denver Clinic clinical research
  • Weekly interdisciplinary patient conference
  • Active involvement in outcome studies, publications, and presentations at world-wide medical conferences
  • Full-time referral coordinator to assist with new patient referrals, appointments, transportation, and lodging during the patient work-up
  • Social work services to assist with financial counseling and psychosocial concerns




Weekly Patient Conference


thumb_limb_pres_conf_oct_02_08-72dpiThe 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.





meet the team

Brad Ball, MD


Dr. Brad Ball returned to Denver in 2011, where he had earlier completed his Pediatric Oncology-Hematology fellowship and served as an instructor at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center to join Rocky Mountain Pediatric Hematology Oncology and Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS and completed his pediatric residency at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, AL. After completing his fellowship at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Dr. Ball served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama Birmingham, with a clinical focus in bone marrow transplantation.



Dr. Ronald Hugate appears on the TODAY Show

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