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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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Recovery After a Joint Replacement: What to Expect

Recovery After a Joint Replacement: What to Expect

If a joint replacement is recommended as your treatment plan, you may have quite a few questions regarding this procedure and the expected recovery. We’re here to cover what to expect following the procedure as you recover from your joint replacement.  Prepping...

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Preparing for Winter Sports

Preparing for Winter Sports

Winter sports offer a fun way to get exercise during the cold months. However, if you’re not careful and properly prepared for winter sports, you may find yourself with an injury that keeps you inside or on the bench. We’re sharing some tips to properly prepare...

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Top 5 Benefits of MAKOplasty Knee Surgery

Top 5 Benefits of MAKOplasty Knee Surgery

As we age, it’s common to experience some aches and pains in our joints. Throughout an individual’s lifetime, their knees sustain a large amount of pressure from everyday activities. This is why knee pain is a common complaint as we age. For some, exercise and...

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Post-Traumatic Arthritis

Post-Traumatic Arthritis

What is Post-Traumatic Arthritis? Post-traumatic arthritis is a common form of osteoarthritis and occurs due to a physical injury of any kind to a joint. About 5.6 million people in the United States suffer from this specific kind of osteoarthritis. Today, we’ll be...

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Runner’s Knee Prevention

Runner’s Knee Prevention

Summer is the perfect time to get out and run. However, a common overuse injury that occurs in running is called runner’s knee. What is runner’s knee? It’s a term used to describe a dull, aching pain around or behind the knee cap. This is often caused by running but...

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Sports Injury Prevention

Sports Injury Prevention

Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a varsity pro, participating in a sport increases your risk for injuries. We’re here to share some tips and tricks to decrease your risk of sports injuries so you can keep doing what you love to do.  Make sure to get a health...

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Orthobiologics & Platelet-Rich Plasma

Orthobiologics & Platelet-Rich Plasma

Osteoarthritis and tendinitis are some of the most common diagnoses as we age. Treatments are plentiful from rest, weight loss, drugs, injections, to surgery. Orthobiologics and regenerative medicine is a new field in medicine that uses the body’s resources to treat...

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Preventing Torn ACLs

Preventing Torn ACLs

Torn ACLs are a common injury often caused by sports or exercise. In recent studies, it’s predicted that around 250,000 ACL injuries occur each year in the United States. Today, we’re sharing how to prevent this injury. Once the ACL is torn, your chances of injuring...

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Benefits of Outpatient Knee Replacement

Did you know that knee replacement surgeries are one of the most common orthopaedic surgeries performed in the United States? In the past, a total knee replacement surgery was seen as a surgery that required a longer hospital stay post-surgical procedure as well as an...

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Carpal Tunnel Release Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Release Syndrome

If you’re experiencing these symptoms consistently and they’re interfering with your life, it’s time to see a doctor. Leaving this untreated can lead to permanent muscle and nerve damage. When you schedule your appointment with Dr. Larson, you can expect to receive the highest quality of care with cutting edge procedures tailored to get you back to your life with less pain.

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Patient Experience – Knee Surgery

Knee pain is common, however, it shouldn’t slow your life down. If you’re sick of living with pain, Dr. Larson can help. After you’ve scheduled your appointment with him, he’ll provide a diagnosis along with an effective treatment plan, specific to your diagnosis. If...

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Bursitis of the Hip

Bursitis of the Hip

What are Bursae? A bursa is a fluid-filled space that acts as a cushion between tendons, bone, and skin. Bursae help your joints move with ease. There are over 150 bursae in your body. Several are found around the outer area of the hip near the portion of your thigh...

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20 Tips to Help You Prepare for Joint Replacement Surgery

20 Tips to Help You Prepare for Joint Replacement Surgery

Getting physically and psychologically ready for joint replacement surgery can be an intense process. Those who are better prepared tend to achieve better results. Here are 20 tips for achieving optimal results: Find an experienced surgeon – Your orthopaedic surgeon...

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Understanding Osteonecrosis | Dr. Brad Larson

Understanding Osteonecrosis | Dr. Brad Larson

Understanding Osteonecrosis What is osteonecrosis (ON)? Osteonecrosis is a disease that results from a loss of blood supply to the bone. Without adequate blood flow, sections of bone eventually die, weaken, and collapse. Medical experience has shown that wherever...

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Meniscus Tears

What is the meniscus and how can it be injured? The knee joint is surrounded by a layer of articular cartilage that caps the ends of the femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin bone). Another cartilage component, called the meniscus, forms an extra cushion where the leg...

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Trampoline Related Injuries

Trampoline Related Injuries

Introduction The trampoline was developed and patented in 1936 by George Nissen, a circus acrobat. The device became widely used during WWII by the United States and Royal Air forces to condition and train fighter pilots. Now, the octagonal toy is a common find in...

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