Uel D. Hansen, MD

Dr. Uel Hansen - Tri-City Orthopaedics

Uel D. Hansen, MD Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Uel Hansen’s focus is total hip and total knee replacement surgery. As a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, he takes people with arthritis and tries to make them better by replacing their joints.

Dr. Hansen was serving as a medical platoon leader in the U.S. Army when he was accepted to medical school. The Army funded his medical school and his orthopedic training was with the military. Dr. Hansen spent six years taking care of the orthopedic needs of soldiers and their families. After completing his military obligation, he trained for a year in Chicago at Rush University Hospital. While there, he worked with world-renowned surgeons doing hip and knee replacements surgeries.

For Dr. Hansen, the most rewarding part of orthopedics is making a positive change in a patient’s life by improving their function. For him, the heart of orthopedics is helping people function better with less pain.

A family man, Dr. Hansen loves spending time with his wife and children. He also enjoys being outside and working on outdoor projects. Having grown up on a farm, he appreciates the abundant agriculture produced in the Tri-Cities region. Dr. Hansen and his family are very grateful to be in the Tri Cities and happy to be a part of this community.

  • Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science in Biological and Irrigational Engineering, Utah State University, Logan UT
  • Medical: Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University, North Chicago IL
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: (Combined programs) William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, TX
  • Fellowship: Adult Joint Reconstruction, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL
  • Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Fellow, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army
  • Served with the 250th Forward Surgical Team in Afghanistan, 2010
  • Decorations:
    • Purple Heart Medal
    • Meritorious Service Medal
    • Army Commendation Medal
    • Army Achievement Medal
    • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
    • Expert Field Medical Badge
    • Airborne Badge

An Orthopaedic Surgery Specialist

The focus of Dr. Hansen's practice includes: 

  • Outpatient Hip and Knee Replacements

  • Total Knee Replacement

  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

  • Nonsurgical treatment of knee pain with cryoneurolysis (using iovera)

  • Sports Medicine (Arthroscopy)

  • Adult and Pediatric Fracture Care

Meet Uel D. Hansen MD

Dr. Uel D. Hansen, MD - Hip and Knee Doctor in Tri-Cities, WA

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Molly E. London, DNP, ARNP

Molly E. London, DNP, ARNP Nurse Practitioner


  • Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN) - Washington State University
  • Graduate: Doctorate of Nursing (DNP, FNP, ARNP) – Washington State University


  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners