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Sports Medicine
Shoulder and Knee Surgery
Knee Replacement
Hip Replacement

Curtis A. Hanson, MD

Sports Medicine Center

Dr. Curtis Hanson is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic sports medicine surgeon. He specializes in disorders of the knee, including sports injuries, arthritis and trauma. His specialty training includes arthroscopic surgery, joint replacement and limb realignment procedures.

Dr. Hanson resides in North Raleigh with his wife. In his spare time he enjoys scuba diving, snowboarding, cycling and surfing.

  • Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
  • Residency: University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Fellowship: Royal North Shore Hospital/Sydney Orthopaedic Research Institute, Sydney, Australia
  • Undergraduate: University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

  • 2023 NC Top Doctor Award
  • 2020 PRC 5-Star Excellence Award - Top 10% National, Overall Quality of Care
  • 2020 NC Top Doc Award
  • William C. Palton Resident Teaching Award
  • UNC Department of Orthopaedics Resident Research Award
  • WakeMed Department of Orthopaedics Resident of the Year
  • The University of Texas Medical Branch, School of Medicine, Valedictorian
  • The University of Texas Medical Branch Dean's List
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Inducted junior year

Dr. Hanson's research has been published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine, as well as the Journal of Hand Surgery. Dr. Hanson has also presented his research to the North Carolina Society for Hand Surgery.

The Star Ratings score is the average score a provider receives about his or her care on our Patient Satisfaction Survey conducted by Professional Research Corporation. Responses are on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. The Star Rating you see represents the average score a provider received for the past 12-month period as long as they had more than 30 ratings during that time frame.

4/28/2023 Dr Hansen is an excellent orthopedics doctor. He has always given me awesome and excellent care with my health problems.

4/28/2023 The overall service.

4/28/2023 The entire experience!

4/26/2023 Excellent customer service and patient care

4/25/2023 Dr. Hanson too the time to figure out what and where my pain was coming from and has been a huge help and support though diagnosis and recovery

4/25/2023 Great listening skills. Kind and caring. Not in a hurry, pleasant personality.

4/25/2023 Dr. Hanson has seen me twice and both visits have been outstanding. He is patient, makes me feel at ease and his medical explanations are clear and to the point. I have recommended Dr. Hanson to two individuals that have seen him. They were highly complimentary and impressed with him. Wake Med is lucky to have Dr.Curtis Hanson on staff.

4/25/2023 Dr Hanson and his staff are one of best medical teams that has treated me. I plan to use Dr Hanson and team for any orthopedic need when possible.

4/24/2023 Curt Hanson is a benchmark doctor that others should learn from.

4/24/2023 Compassion and friendliness

4/21/2023 Dr. Hanson’s knowledge and experience and still has the ability to be caring and patient.

4/5/2023 All aspects.

4/3/2023 Excellent customer service!!!!!!

4/3/2023 Dr. Hanson is an extremely great Orthopedic surgeon. When a person goes through the process of a hip replacement, the most important thing is to have faith and trust in the Doctor! I had that faith and trust! I would also like to recognize Dr. Hanson's Assistant Ashley who is a tremendous asset to Wake.

4/2/2023 Him and his whole staff

3/31/2023 Very good

3/27/2023 Dr. Hanson was highly recommended to me. He listened to me and we talked about my options. I like that he is conservative & not ready to jump into surgery as a first choice. I will see him again in 3 months unless I need him sooner. Positive experience!

3/27/2023 Dr Hanson made me confident to schedule knee replacement.

3/27/2023 As always, Dr. Hanson has a pleasant demeanor and is very kind. When I receive my {Rx}, he’s graciously gentle. I’m looking forward to my {} this summer.

3/27/2023 Everything

3/23/2023 I would and already have, high recommend Dr. Hanson and his team. His compassion and caring shows from the first visit and he is obviously quite skilled.

3/23/2023 Treatment was excellent. Second knee replacement with Dr Hansen. Results have been excellent.

3/19/2023 Dr Hanson was very kind and thorough.

3/17/2023 Very timely and everyone was kind

3/16/2023 Dr. Hanson's assistant Ashley is wonderful, responsive, informed, a great problem solver. She made all the insurance, FMLA, Wakemed systems work well together. God bless. Also, all the PA's in the hospital were great. What a good team!

3/16/2023 I was very impressed with Dr Hanson. He was on time and not rushed in dealing with my knee problems. Was happy to answer all our questions. He was a strong contrast from the physician I saw at Raleigh Ortho.

3/16/2023 Very friendly and professional

3/13/2023 Dr Hanson is an excellent surgeon. He truly cared and cares about me and what I been going thru before surgery and after surgery.This was the most difficult surgery but with with God ,much prayer,help from his staff and Dr Curtis Hanson and of course my my primary care physician, my daughter, sons niece ,my family prayers a few honest friends helping me and PT after surgery.I want to thank Dr Hanson for been a dedicated,hard worker,caring physician,very professional in his field of orthopedics medicine.I am still under his care.It will take time to heal.He told me from the beginning.

3/13/2023 Not one thing everything was excellent perfect clean got you in on time got you out on time I love it

3/13/2023 Every aspect of the team at Wake Ortho was exceptional

3/13/2023 My spouse was with me , and he and I were so pleased at Dr. Hanson’s listening skills, knowledge and clarity of explanations. He was thorough and patient. I did not feel pressured to make decisions at that time on surgery. Staff was as also engaging and helpful.

3/7/2023 All aspects were good

3/3/2023 Dr. Hanson's thoroughness and his whole staff was caring and all extremely helpful

3/3/2023 Everything

2/21/2023 doctor's very good attitude. not rushing. very friendly!

2/21/2023 Overall excellence

2/20/2023 Dr. Hanson was wonderful. He explained everything in detail. He understood where I was coming from. I would recommend anyone going to him. Thank you.

2/18/2023 Dr Hanson is very thoughtful

2/18/2023 Compassionate care

2/17/2023 Just my overall thoughts about everything about Dr. Hanson…I have had many doctors over the years and Dr. Hanson is by far my very favorite! And yes…I have sent a few friends his way and they love him as much as I do…??????

2/17/2023 Dr. Hanson did a great job on the visit gave me enough information about my medical procedure and things we need to try to do together very nice doctor. I understood everything he was saying excellent practice I know I’m in good hands with Dr. Hanson thank you.

2/16/2023 They took care and , listened to what you had to say or explain what was going on . No long wait time for answers .

2/16/2023 Very personable from all persons evolved.

2/15/2023 As always Dr Hanson takes the time to explain utm

2/13/2023 Effectively assessed recurring joint problem and provided immediate treatment and suggested future plan.

2/13/2023 I just have to say that the ENTIRE staff is very friendly and helpful.

2/8/2023 I feel the entire staff was very professional yet kind and caring

2/7/2023 Dr. Curtis Hanson was thorough and of course knowledgeable. I'm anxious about having this hip surgery. Dr. Hanson eased my fear. I am glad I have chosen Dr. Hanson as my orthopedic surgeon. I rate Dr. Hanson 5+ Thank you Dr. Hanson for your expert care and concern at my visit.

2/7/2023 As usual, Dr. Hanson’s medical assistant, Ashley was outstanding. She is a comforting face to see whenever I come to the office. Before and after my surgery, Ashley has been amazing! Making sure I had my prescriptions, DME and explaining my options for physical therapy. She responds quickly to messages in My Chart and filling out necessary paperwork for my job regarding short term disability. She has been an angel on Earth for me. Much praise to Ashley.

2/7/2023 I feel that the team was very attentive to my needs and work very hard to accomplish our goals. Response time, especially through notes on epic is phenomenal.

2/7/2023 Listening and understanding my needs.

2/4/2023 Yes. Dr. Hanson always enters the room with a big smile and explains what needs to be done after x-rays and shots are taken. I just love his spirit and how he shows his concern.

1/24/2023 Time given to concerns

1/24/2023 Everything and everyone made me feel very comfortable and not rushed and friendly.

1/23/2023 Overall outstanding

1/22/2023 Great team effort

1/20/2023 I appreciate the way Dr. Hanson involved my husband and myself in the care from here on out for my recovery. Also, I have been very pleased with Ashley his assistant because she has always been very helpful in any questions my husband or I have add or needed for my recovery or information that we needed for our work. Thank you both!

1/20/2023 Dr. Hanson is always outstanding

1/16/2023 Dr. Hanson and staff very professional , and caring. I would tell all my friends to go and see him.

1/13/2023 Skill as a surgeon

1/13/2023 Excellent

1/12/2023 Effectiveness of treatment

1/9/2023 Knowledgeable and caring staff!

1/9/2023 Dr Hanson

1/9/2023 So far I have had a great experience with Dr. Hanson and his staff at Wake Ortho. I am very pleased with my care and would highly recommend him to my family and friends.

1/9/2023 The team was kind, caring and friendly also very professional. I appreciate them.

1/8/2023 Dr. Hanson and his staff are always professional and friendly. Dr. Hanson listens to you and always makes sure your questions are answered.

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