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

 

 

 

Dr. Hugate Discusses Pediatric Bone Cancer on The Today Show

Hugate and Josh ElliotDr. 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>>>



 

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

Raymond N. Blum, MD

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Dr. Ray Blum is an infectious disease specialist with a special interest in patients with osteomyelitis. As an assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center he has been recognized as an outstanding physician-teacher. 5280 Magazine has named him one of the Top Doctors in Denver. A Denver native, Dr. Blum has been active in the HealthONE Alliance as a trustee and chair of the Medical Education Alliance. He currently is the chairman of the Denver Medical Library, based at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center.

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Dr. Ronald Hugate appears on the TODAY Show



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