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Frequently Asked Questions About ACL Surgery

Frequently Asked Questions About ACL Surgery

An Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tear is an injury to the ligament in your knee that keeps your shinbone from sliding forward. The ACL stabilizes your knee, so tearing it either partially or completely can cause pain and swelling.  The prospect of undergoing...

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Exercise After a Knee Replacement

Exercise After a Knee Replacement

Following a knee replacement, you may expect your lifestyle to be a lot like it was before surgery— but without the pain. Engaging in regular exercise after surgery, with approval from Dr. Larson, is a great way to restore strength and mobility to your knee and return...

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High School Sports Injuries

High School Sports Injuries

Each year, millions of teenagers look forward to and participate in high school sports. With so much excitement behind these sports, an injury to the participating athlete can be a huge disappointment for the teen, the family, and the coaches. The pressure to play can...

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What Affects Bone Health?

What Affects Bone Health?

Our bones are primarily responsible for supporting our bodies, providing structure, protecting our vital organs, and acting as attachment sites for muscles that allow the body to move. Bones are also responsible for storing minerals like phosphorus and calcium, and...

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Common Baseball Injuries

Common Baseball Injuries

When most people think of sports injuries, they immediately picture a football player taking a rough hit or a basketball player with a torn ACL. Baseball injuries aren’t typically the first to come to mind, however, baseball players are not immune to injury. Summer...

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All About IT Band Syndrome

All About IT Band Syndrome

liotibial band syndrome, also known as IT band syndrome, is one of the most common overuse injuries of the leg, particularly in those who are involved in endurance sports such as running or biking. Depending on the severity of your IT band syndrome that you’re...

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Healthy Habits for Healthy Joints

Healthy Habits for Healthy Joints

Life can become very challenging when your joints start causing you pain. It can slow you down or even limit mobility. Joint pain can make doing the things you once loved feel unpleasant, and it can begin affecting your overall health negatively.  A question we...

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Recovering After a Hip Replacement

Recovering After a Hip Replacement

Hip replacement surgery is a procedure in which a damaged hip joint is replaced with a prosthesis. To ensure proper healing following the procedure, it is important to follow Dr. Larson’s advice including certain hip precautions, considering limitations in your...

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Latest Minimally Invasive Surgery Options

Latest Minimally Invasive Surgery Options

Within the last few decades, minimally invasive surgery has become increasingly common across all medical specialties and the orthopaedic field is no exception. New research and technologies have led to improved methods of joint replacement, arthroscopic repairs of...

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Knee Pain and Common Causes

Knee Pain and Common Causes

Your knees are subjected to a lot of wear and tear daily. They’re responsible for bearing the weight of your whole body, providing strength and stability, and absorbing a lot of shocks throughout your life. Given the large role our knees play in our everyday lives,...

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Preventing Winter Injuries

Preventing Winter Injuries

Personal injury during winter is likely to occur from performing simple activities, especially if you aren’t prepared to prevent an accident. From your back, shoulder, and neck, to joints and knees, pain and injuries in these areas are common during the winter...

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Common Hip Injuries

Common Hip Injuries

Your hips play an integral role in allowing you to enjoy the activities you love. They help you walk, run, and keep your balance. When pain affects your hip, it also affects your ability to participate in everyday activities. To help you better understand some of the...

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Low Impact Cardio Exercises

Low Impact Cardio Exercises

Those who have experienced knee injuries understand that it can be difficult to fit cardio and exercise into your lifestyle without suffering from knee pain. However, cardio is important to keep your heart and lungs healthy. Incorporating these low impact cardio...

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Exercises for Sore Knees

Exercises for Sore Knees

Dealing with sore knees makes everyday activities an uncomfortable chore. Exercising may be the last thing you want to do, but, it may actually help to reduce the symptoms you’re experiencing. The low impact exercises below will ease you into physical activity and...

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Burners/Stingers of the Shoulder

Burners/Stingers of the Shoulder

Burners and stingers are injuries to the nerves of your upper arm, at either the neck or shoulder. They often occur as a result of any sudden impact where the brachial plexus nerves are stretched or compressed. This sends waves down the nerves in your arm, often...

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When to see an Orthopaedic Surgeon

When to see an Orthopaedic Surgeon

Living in a community where there are so many outdoor activities to participate in, it can be frustrating to observe rather than participate because of an injury or some form of pain. Some of the musculoskeletal issues that may slow us down from doing what we love can...

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Elbow Arthritis

Elbow Arthritis

If you’ve been experiencing pain or loss of range of motion in your elbow, you could be suffering from elbow arthritis. Although arthritis of the elbow joint is relatively uncommon compared to arthritis of other joints in the body, this could be what you’re...

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Relieving Hip and Knee Pain Without Surgery

Relieving Hip and Knee Pain Without Surgery

Due to the Coronavuris (COVID-19) pandemic, many elective surgeries, such as hip and knee replacements, are being postponed due to CDC’s recommendation. This is a necessary precaution to ensure proper hospital staff and resources are available to care for patients...

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Winter Sports Injuries

Winter Sports Injuries

We have experienced record amounts of snowfall this year and if you are craving deep powder, historically February and March are the best months to ski in Utah. Spring skiing in March is especially nice for those wanting to enjoy the warmer temps, ski with the sun on...

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Common Hip Injuries & How to Prevent Them

Common Hip Injuries & How to Prevent Them

Your hips play an integral role in allowing you to enjoy the activities you love. They help you walk, run, and keep your balance. Bad/painful hips are often the punchline of jokes about old age, but the reality of hip health is that people of all ages and lifestyles...

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Prosthetics for Knee Replacements

Prosthetics for Knee Replacements

Knee pain is very common. However, treatment for knee pain varies depending on the diagnosis behind your knee pain. After an examination with Dr. Larson, you’ll be on your way to a diagnosis and effective treatment. If Dr. Larson recommends a knee replacement, you can...

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