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.
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
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.
“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.