Ronald R. Hugate, Jr. MD, FAAOS
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Doctor Credits his Surgical Skills to Game: 'Football Teaches You How to Prepare'

October 2014—The Today Show, NBC, New York, New York. Watch Dr. Ron Hugate on the Today Show, Together We Make Football, a weekly series showing how the sport has changed fans' lives.

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850 KOA Close-Up with Dr. Ron Hugate

October 29, 2014—850 KOA Radio, Denver, Colorado. Dr. Ron Hugate, a local Orthopedic Surgeon credits his success in the operating room to what he learned on the football field. Dr. Hugate treats pediatric cancer patients here in Denver at Presbyterian St. Lukes Medical Center, one of the most successful Pediatric Cancer Facilities in the U.S.

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NFL, NBC News Feature Dr. Ron Hugate in Film Series

October 20, 2014—Becker’s Orthopedic Review, Online. Ron Hugate, MD, of Denver-based Colorado Limb Consultants, has been featured by National Football League and NBC News in the film series "Together We Make Football," according to a report by The Denver Post.

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Colorado Bone Surgeon Singled Out By NFL For Inspirational Teamwork

October 17, 2014—The Denver Post Newspaper, Denver, Colorado. Dr. Ron Hugate, an orthopedic surgeon who takes on the most complex cases, literally saves life and limb. Recently, the National Football League and NBC News featured him in its film series, "Together We Make Football," because Hugate salvages limbs ravaged by bone cancer.

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Colorado Surgeon, Students Design Permanent Artificial Leg

January 9, 2013—Channel 4 television, CBS Affiliate, Denver, Colorado. Dr. Ronald Hugate has teamed up with college students to improve the lives of amputees. They are designing a permanent artificial leg.

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Surgeon Eases Young Boy’s Anxieties with Surprise Visit

August 21, 2011—Channel 9 television, NBC Affiliate, Denver, Colorado. 9News.com interviews Dr. Ronald Hugate about a 12-year old boy with cancer in his bone and his treatment and goals.

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Denver doctor visits Afghanistan: “You do the best you can”

April 15, 2011—Channel 9 television, NBC Affiliate, Denver, Colorado. 9News.com interviews Dr. Ronald Hugate about the kind of injuries associated with his four-month assignment in Afghanistan.

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Doctor Develops a New Prosthetic for Amputees

November 17, 2010—Colorado Public Radio, NPR Affiliate. A Denver doctor is trying to help amputees live with less pain. Dr. Ronald Hugate and a partner have developed a new prosthetic device that attaches directly to the bone. He was inspired while working as an orthopaedic surgeon in Iraq during the war.

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Dr. Hugate and permanent prosthetic research

December 6, 2010—Channel 9 television, NBC Affiliate, Denver, Colorado. Dr. Ronald Hugate is creating a permanent prosthetic limb for amputees at Presbyterian/St. Luke's Hospital Denver. KUSA 9News tells the story of the research and what it will mean to thousands of veterans who've lost their limbs.

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Denver & Triumph

September 20, 2010—Channel 4 television, CBS affiliate, Denver, Colorado. CBS4 News tells the story of Triumph the dog who received permanent prosthetic legs. With every step, Triumph helped doctors and surgeons change the future for amputees.

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Medical Mission to Haiti Orthopedic Surgeon from Denver

February 2, 2010—Dr. Ronald Hugate, orthopedic surgeon with Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center Denver, left for Haiti to provide surgical relief. KUSA 9News in Denver spoke with him before leaving.

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Local Surgeon Heading to Haiti, With Victims' Limbs on the Line

January 21, 2010—The Denver Post Newspaper, Denver, Colorado. As Dr. Ronald Hugate prepared to leave today for what's left of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, he worried that a lack of medicine, sanitation and orthopedic equipment would lead to more amputations, rather than reattachments or healing.

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Haiti Earthquake

January 21, 2010—After Colorado Springs resident Dan Woolley this week returned home safely, Dr. Ronald Hugate of Denver leaves Thursday for Port-au-Prince to focus his skills on the damaged limbs of earthquake victims.

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Dr. Ronald Hugate and Bionic Boy

November 2007—Channel 4 television, CBS Affiliate, Denver, Colorado. Dr. Ronald Hugate uses a new foam metal to replace cancerous bone in young Jason Lansdown. CBS4 News tells Jason's story and why he's considered the "bionic boy."

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Metro State Student Loses Hands, Legs To Meningitis

August 1, 2006—Channel 7 television, ABC Affiliate, Denver, Colorado. A Metro State student has survived a dangerous form of meningitis but not without losing his hands and lower legs.

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Meningitis took man's limbs but not his spirit

August 1, 2006—The Denver Post Newspaper, Denver, Colorado. An extreme case of meningitis may have cost Mark Mathers his limbs, but is has done nothing to stop his sense of humor.

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Local Surgeon Heading to Haiti, With Victims' Limbs on the Line

As Dr. Ronald Hugate prepared to leave today for what's left of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, he worried that a lack of medicine, sanitation and orthopedic equipment would lead to more amputations, rather than reattachments or healing.

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