Dr. Brad Larson, M.D.


Dr. Brad Larson, M.D. – Dr. Larson knew from an early age he wanted to be a doctor. A picture when he was three years old shows him wearing a white doctor’s coat and a play stethoscope around his neck. Upon receiving his doctorate of medicine from the University of Utah, he was able to don that white coat for real. He continued his Orthopaedic training at Loyola Medical center, but he has never stopped learning and expanding his knowledge of medicine. Larson has been at the forefront of the profession. He is a leader in meniscal allograft and was the first surgeon in Utah to use Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation, where the patient’s own cartilage is grown in a lab than implanted back in to their knee. Larson continues to research and work as a consultant to develop new technology to improve on procedures and to aid in patient recovery. Larson has made it his life’s pursuit to help people with their musculoskeletal needs. At AOS he has found the perfect match for this desire.

Dr. Stats

Education

  • Orthopaedic Residency
    • Loyola University Medical Center and affiliated hospitals
      Maywood, IL, 1982 through 1987
  • Doctor of Medicine
    • University of Utah College of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT
      1978 through 1982; Graduated in Honors Medicine
  • Postgraduate studies in health
    • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 1976 through 1978
  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology
    • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 1976
      Graduated Magna Cum Laude

Training

  • Stryker Navigation Learning Lab - 2006
  • Mini-Incision Total Hip Arthroplasty Training, Johns Hopkins University; Dr. Joseph Wentz - 2002
  • Unicompartmental and Patellar - Femoral Joint Arthroplasty Training, Scripps Orthopaedic Institute, San Diego, CA - 2002
  • Surgical Skills Training Center, Scottsdale, AZ - Advanced surgical treatments of shoulder instability and rotator cuff tears - 2002
  • Cryolife Meniscus Reconstruction Training Program - Comprehensive training in allograft meniscal transplantation - 1988
  • Carticel Service Certification - Comprehensive training in autologous chondrocyte transplantation - 1997

Professional Societies

  • Recertification requirements completed of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery through December 31, 2009
  • Diplomat - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, July 1989
  • Member - American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member - Arthroscopy Association of North America since 1991
  • Member - Utah Orthopaedic Society
  • Member - Western Orthopaedic Association
  • Member - International Cartilage Repair Society
  • Member - American College of Sports Medicine

Experience

  • Managing Partner
    • 2006-2007
  • Partner
    • Alpine Orthopaedic Specialists
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
    • 2310 North 400 East
      No. Logan, UT
      January 1998 - Present
  • Private Practice
    • 850 East 1200 North - Logan, UT
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
    • December 1989 - December 1997
  • Private Practice
    • Budge Clinic
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
    • 225 East 400 North - Logan, UT
      July 1987 - December 1989
  • Team Physician
    • Utah State University
      Athletic Department - Logan, UT
      December 1989 - 2003
  • Team Physician
    • Utah State University
      Hockey Team
      December 2003 - present
  • Orthopaedic Consultant
    • Utah Department of Health & Family Services
      Handicapped Children’s Service Division
      1987 - Present
  • Medical Staff Physician
    • World Procedure Ski Tour
      1994 – 1999
  • Emergency Room Physician
    • Alexian Brothers Medical Center
      Elk Grove Village, IL
      1984 - 1987
  • House Physician
    • Elmhurst Memorial Hospital
      Elmhurst, IL
      1983 - 1987
  • Team Physician
    • Westmont Sentinels, Westmont High School
      Westmont, IL
      1983 - 1984
  • Orthopaedic Consultant (Disability Assessment)
    • Hines Veterans Administration Hospital
      Hines, IL
      1985 - 1987

Affiliations

  • HOSPITALS
    • Cache Valley Specialty Hospital - North Logan, UT
    • Logan Regional Hospital - Logan, UT
    • Bear River Valley Hospital - Tremonton, UT
    • McKay Dee Hospital - Ogden, UT
    • Brigham City Hospital - Brigham City, UT
  • PROFESSIONAL
    • Orthopaedic Consultant for Stryker Howmedica Osteonics, Inc.
    • Orthopaedic Consultant for Regeneration Technologies, Inc.
    • Orthopaedic Consultant for Medicine Lodge, Inc.
    • Medical Consultant for RDH Enterprises, LLC
    • Partner of Millennial Medical Equipment, LLC
    • Managing Partner of Autologous Investment and Research, LLC

Research

Development, design and testing of new allograft ACL ligament options; Regeneration Technologies, Inc. 2004 - Present

Design and medical analysis of the new “Millennial Crutch.”   Work in progress with Millennial Medical Devices, LLC. Patent issued. 2002 - Present

OXY-MD-14 – A double-blind, single-dose, placebo-controlled, parallel study of the analgesic efficacy and safety of Oxycodone HCL 5 mg/ibuprofen 400 mg compared to Oxycodone HCL 5 mg/acetaminophen 325 mg and Hydrocodone Bitartrate 7.5 mg/acetaminophen 500 mg in patients with moderate to severe pain following arthroscopic knee surgery. 2004 - 2005

Radiation exposure during fluoroarthroscopically-assisted hamstring anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. January 2002 - March 2003

The Computerized Back Therapist – Evaluation, development, design and marketing of a new, patented machine to treat low back pain conditions. Work performed for RDH Enterprises, LLC. 1999 - 2003

Bicycle seat designs and their effect on pelvic angle, trunk angle and perineal comfort in females during cycling. Work performed with Eadric Bressel, EdD at the Biomechanics Laboratory, HPER Dept, Utah State University. 2002

Multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized study of the analgesic efficacy, safety and tolerability of Valdecoxib 40 mg QD over 7 days in patients undergoing anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. September 2002                                                                                                            

Development and analysis of the duracongruent polyethylene tibial insert for total knee arthroplasty. Work completed and FDA approval pending. Developed in conjunction with Stryker Howmedica Osteonics, INC. 2001 - 2002

Ergonomic evaluation of kayak paddle design. Investigation into the biomechanical analysis of kayak paddle shaft, grip and blade design. Work in progress. 2000 - 2002

Balloon Carpal Tunnelplasty – A prospective, randomized multicenter FDA-sanctioned investigation of the safety and efficacy of a balloon carpal tunnelplasty system. 2000

A double-blind comparison of the efficacy and safety extended outpatient treatment with subcutaneous Normiflo versus Placebo for the prevention of venous thromboembolism in patients after hip or knee replacement surgery. September 1993

A double-blind dose-ranging comparison of the safety and efficacy of subcutaneous Normiflo versus Placebo for the prevention of deep vein thrombosis in patients undergoing knee replacement surgery. August 1992

Comparison of the efficacy and safety of subcutaneous RD Heparin versus Oral Warfarin for the prevention of deep vein thrombosis in patients undergoing unilateral elective knee or hip replacement surgery.   April 1990

The role of Gore-Tex expanded PTFE prosthetic suture in knee ligament repair. Loyola University Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Maywood, IL.   1984

Dapsone induced hemolytic anemia in the management of dermatitis herpetiformis. University of Utah, College of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT. 1981

The results of high risk indexing in an M&I project. State of Utah, Department of Health, Division of Family & Health Services, Salt Lake City, UT. 1976

Imagery in the Associative Learning of schizophrenics. University of Utah, Department of Psychology, Salt Lake City, UT.   1976

Publications

Larson, B.J., DeLange, L.C: “Fluoroscopically Assisted Hamstring ACL Reconstruction.” Orthopaedics. Volume 31 #7 Orthopaedics Journal, July 2008.   

Larson, B.J., DeLange, L.C.: “Traumatic Volar Dislocation of the Trapezoid with Acute Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.” Orthopaedics, Vol. 28, No. 2, February 2005: pp. 165- 167.

Bressel, E., Larson, B.J.: “Bicycle Seat Designs and Their Effect on Pelvic Angle, Trunk Angle and Comfort.” Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Vol. 35, No. 2, pp 1 – 6, 2003.

Larson, B.J., Bressel, E.: “Radiographic Analysis of the Wrist While Gripping a Kayak Paddle.” Abstract - IV World of Congress of Biomechanics: Calgary, Alberta. August 2002.

Clark, R., Olsen, R.E., Larson, B.J., Goble, E.M., and Farrer, R.P.: “Cross Pin Femoral Fixation: A New Technique for Hamstring ACL Reconstruction of the knee,” The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, Vol. 14, No. 3, April 1998: pp. 258 -267.

Larson, B.J., Davis, J.: “Trampoline Related Injuries,” The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Vol. 77-A, No. 8, August 1995.

Larson B.J., Egbert, J., and Goble, E.M.: “Radiation Exposure During Fluoroarthroscopically Assisted Anterior Cruciate Reconstruction,” The American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol. 23, No. 4, July 1995.  

Larson, B.J., Pinzur, M.S., Knight, G., and Patwardhan, A.: “Quantitative Analysis of Suture Selection in Ligamentous Repair: A Preliminary Report in a Canine Model,” Loyola University, Chicago. Orthopaedic Journal, Vol. 1, 1992. 

Larson, B.J., Kuo, K., and Miller, E.A.: “Management of Rigid Talipes Equinovarus in Arthrogryposis,” Orthopaedic Transactions, Vol. No. 1987.

Norbeck D., Larson, B.J., Blair, S., and Demos, T.: “Traumatic Longitudinal Disruption of the Carpus.” Journal of Hand Surgery, Vol. 12 A, No. 4, July 1987 

Larson, B.J., Pinzur, M.S., and Knight, G.: Quantitative Analysis of Suture Selection in Ligamentous Repair. A Canine Model,” Orthopaedic Transactions, Vol. 110, No. 4, July 1987.

Larson, B.J., Light, T.R., and Ogden, J.A.: “Nonunion and Ischemic Necrosis of the Ossifying Scaphoid,” Journal of Hand Surgery, Vol. 12, January 1987. 

Larson, B.J., Zindrick, M., Schwartz, C., and Demos, T.C.: “Postoperative Dislocation of a Total Hip Prosthesis Due to a Surgical Drain,” American Journal of Radiology, No. 149, November 1987.

Dobozi, W.R., Larson, B.J., Zindrick, M., Davenport, K., Hall, R.F., Whitelaw, G., Hadley, N., and Segal, D.: “Flexible Intramedullary Nailing of Subtrochanteric Fractures of the Femur: A Multicenter Analysis,” Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, No. 212, November 1986. 

Larson, B.J., Zindrick, M., and Dobozi, W.R.: “Flexible Intramedullary Nail Fixation of Subtrochanteric Fractures of the Femur,” Orthopaedic Transactions, Vol. 8, No. 3, December 1984.

Kalimuthu, R., Larson, B.J., and Lewis, N.: “Ear Lobe Repair: A New Technique,” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol. 74, No. 2, August 1984.  

Presentations

“The Female Knee and Other Advances in Total Knee Joint Replacement.” Cache Valley Specialty Hospital seminar. 2006

“Cementless Total Knee Arthroplasty With Peri-apatite Coating. History and Clinical Results to Date.” Stryker National Sales meeting, Scottsdale, AZ.   2006. 

“Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty.” Cache Valley Specialty Hospital, Winter Retreat. February 2003.

“Medical Management of Arthritis in Lower Extremities.” Joint Replacement and Arthritis seminar. June 2002.                                                               

“Evaluation and Treatment of Knee Injuries: The Road for Returning to Play.” Cache Valley Sports Education, Spring Seminar. August 5, 2000. 

“Carpal Tunnel Balloonplasty.” Aired on NBC National Television, June 22, 2000. Reported by Lucky Severnson.

“A Proven Drug-Free Option to Osteoarthritis Pain Relief: Synvisc (Hylan G-F 20).” Guest speaker at Wyeth-Ayerst Labs Meeting. June 1999. 

“Total Hip and Knee Replacement.” Health Aspects of Aging  seminar. June 1999.

“Overview of Sports Related Injuries.” Mountain West, Winter Retreat. 1997.

“Surgical Approaches and Techniques of the Shoulder Joint.” Mountain West, Winter Retreat. 1996

“Common Orthopaedic Sports Injuries in the Pediatric Patient.” The Pediatric Orthopaedic Workshop, Primary Childrens Medical Center. July 1995.

“Upper Extremity Injuries in Seniors.” Health Maintenance and Fracture Prevention in the Senior Citizen. July 1995.

“Trampoline Related Injuries.” Mountain West, Winter Retreat. February 1995.

“Trampoline Related Injuries.” Western Orthopaedic Association, 58th Annual Meeting. August 1994.

“Rationale Underlying Flexor Tendon Rehab.” Mountain West, Winter Retreat. March 1991.

“Sport Related Injuries.” Northern Utah Emergency Medical Technicians Conference. 1991.

“Management of Rigid Talipes Equinovaurus in Arthrogryposis.” 20th Annual American Orthopaedic Association Resident’s Conference. March 1987.

“Quantitative Analysis of Suture Selection in Ligamentous Repair: A Canine Model.” 1996 Annual Meeting of the Illinois Orthopaedic Society. September 1986.

“Quantitative Analysis of Suture Selection in Ligamentous Repair: A Canine Model.” 19th Annual American Orthopaedic Association Resident’s Conference. May 1986. 

“Flexible Intramedullary Nailing of Subtrochanteric Fractures of the Femur: A Multicenter Analysis.” Poster exhibit and presentation at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. February 1986.

“The Role of Gore-Tex Expanded PTFE Prosthetic Suture in Knee Ligament Repair.” Poster exhibit at the Orthopaedic Research Society, 32nd Annual Meeting. February 1986. 

“Flexible Intramedullary Nail Fixation of Subtrochanteric Fractures of the Femur.” 17th Annual American Orthopaedic Association Resident’s Conference. May 1984.

Numerous other community lectures covering a variety of medical topics.

Patents

  • Ergonomic Paddle Grip – Patent No. UW 6,537,117 BI
  • Ergonomic Collapsible Crutch – Recently Issued.

Other

  • Managing Partner – Alpine Orthopaedic Specialists 2002 - 2003
  • Regional Fund Raising Chairman – Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (Member of the Order of the Merit) 1993 - 1995
  • Chairman, Department of Surgery – Logan Regional Hospital, Logan, UT January 1995 - December 1996
  • Medical Instructor, Beaver Mountain Ski Patrol - Beaver Mountain, UT
  • Board Member, Western Medical, Inc. 1997 - 2004.

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