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...

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...
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...

Total Knee Replacement: Miracle Patient

A sweet 71 year old woman came to see Dr. Larson for her terrible knee arthritis. She had been using a walker for over 3 years. Her knee deformity became so severe that she could hardly walk. Her right knee was “knock-knee” or genu valgus deformity. Dr. Larson has...
Osteoporosis | Orthopaedic Surgeon Logan, UT

Osteoporosis | Orthopaedic Surgeon Logan, UT

Osteoporosis Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones grow fragile and porous over time, making them more likely to break. Often known as the “silent disease,” osteoporosis is painless and many people don’t even know they have it. Sometimes the only symptom is a dull...