Sports Medicine
Treatment of Sports Injuries
ACL Reconstruction
Repair of Torn Ligament
Hip Arthroscopy
Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery
Proximal Hamstring Repair
Repair of Tendon Avulsion

Testimonials

I can’t say enough good things about the care that I received from Dr. Chris Larson, his physician assistant Kevin Reichart and support staff. Dr. Larson has operated on both of my hips for femoral acetabular impingement. The condition of both of my hips was debilitating. I no longer live in constant pain and I am able to do all athletic and recreational activities that I love. Thank you Dr. Larson for your clinical and research commitment to FAI!

J.M.
03/24/2017

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One day when I was out for a training run back in 2012, I felt a sudden deep pain in my hip joint. I went to a chiropractor who diagnosed me with a hip flexor strain and sent me on my way. After many months, my hip never felt better and I was unable to run, walk, sit, and basically do anything without pain. It became chronic and I had to cease all triathlon training except swimming, during which I still experienced mild pain. I thought I could never run again.

After one year of no answers and another flare-up, I went to TCO’s Orthopedic Urgent Care Clinic and was lucky to see one of Dr. Larson’s partners who quickly diagnosed my labral tears and FAI. After my initial appointment with Dr. Larson, I knew surgery was my only option to get back to racing triathlons again. My left hip was done in November 2013 and right hip done August 2014. My PT Emily Beyer, a gifted soul and skilled therapist made a tremendous impact on me and my recovery.

In June 2015 I finally was able to compete in my first race since the onset of my injuries, and finished 19th out of 96 women and 1st place in my age group! And NO HIP PAIN! Today I am running and biking just as fast as I was before my injuries, having just started training a few months ago.

I am filled with the utmost gratitude for Dr. Larson and all his staff, and will forever be grateful. What Dr. Larson does really changes lives, and now I can continue chasing my dream of being a competitive triathlete. Thank you!!!!

N.W.
07/14/2015

Tw-LarsonDear Dr. Christopher Larson, I would like to thank you and your staff for all the help you gave me with me hip. Two other orthopedics suggested a hip replacement. But at the age of 38 (at that time) the doctors didn’t want to perform a replacement on me. You were able to repair the damage without replacement. Hip surgery was March 2014.

For almost 2 years, I had a hard time making it through a 50 hour work week. I had to avoid some of my activities (hiking, rock climbing, & boating). Riding in a vehicle was difficult, also. But after my hip surgery and physical therapy, I am almost 100%!!! I am very excited to say, I am back to hiking and rock climbing.

My husband and I are currently vacationing in Arizona. Here is a picture of me (circled in green) climbing the Bell Rock in Sedona AZ, 1 year after surgery. I was able to make it half way up this rock (I didn’t want to push it too hard). With a couple more months of training, I will be able to climb the entire rock.

Thanks isn’t enough for what you and your staff have done for me!!!

T.W.
03/19/2015


Dr. Larson
is the absolute best! 7 weeks post op from hip arthroscopy. I haven’t sat like this in about two years! So unbelievably grateful!

K.T.
06/11/2015

I would like to thank you and your staff for all the help you gave me with me hip.  Two other orthopedics suggested a hip replacement.  But at the age of 38 (at that time) the doctors didn’t want to perform a replacement on me.  You were able to repair the damage without  replacement.  Hip surgery was March 2014.

For almost 2 years, I had a hard time making it through a 50 hour work week.  I had to avoid some of my activities (hiking, rock climbing, & boating).  Riding in a vehicle was difficult, also.  But after my hip surgery and physical therapy, I am almost 100%!!!  I am very excited to say, I am back to hiking and rock climbing.

My husband and I are currently vacationing in Arizona.  Here is a picture of me (circled in green) climbing the Bell Rock in Sedona AZ, 1 year after surgery. I was able to make it half way up this rock (I didn’t want to push it too hard). With a couple more months of training, I will be able to climb the entire rock.

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Thanks isn’t enough for what you and your staff have done for me!!!

Sincerely
T W

“I am a very active woman in my 40’s, I am an avid dressage horse rider and was thrown, landed of course on my hip. I was a college gymnast at the U of M and very active with my children and many exercise classes. I was misdiagnosed for a year and did Physical Therapy for “sprained hips” for almost a year. The pain only became 40% better. As I tried to become more active, I was very limited. I couldn’t run, move laterally or pick up heavy objects. could no longer play tennis or soccer with my kids. I returned to the Dr and he recommended a hip specialist, Dr Larson. I also heard from many people that he was the best! We did the MRI with dye and sure enough the pain was from the hip joint. I really appreciated the fact that Dr Larson recommended more PT with Toni Dauwalter, a hip specific PT. I was frustrated to do more PT but relieved to have finally found out what was going on. It turned out that this was great advice by Dr Larson, I was able to strengthen the correct muscles and take away more pain and pressure on the tear. We ultimately decided that surgery was the best answer since the pain was still pretty bad and waking me up at night. The extra PT specific to the hip tear location really prepared me for a good recovery.

The surgery went well, Dr Larson did 3 procedures to repair my hip. The Game Ready icing machine really helped and I was off pain meds quickly. Dr. Larson sent me to Nate Stier, PT, at OSR and also back to Toni. The rehab went well. I did have some bursitis due to the length of being undiagnosed, so had to back off on some PT and move a bit more slowly. I was able to slowly start riding and doing some of my old activities. Pain was my guide and about 10 months after the surgery I was doing much more than before. Today I am barely limited. If I do a new activity I can sometimes be a tiny bit sore but nothing like the pain that wrapped all around my hip to my lower back that was almost constant.

The surgery and appointments with Dr Larson, his PA Kevin Reichart and staff where great, I felt completely confident going in. The surgery was a huge success. I am thrilled that this option was available to me as I know it was a fairly new procedure. I send out a huge ‘thank you’ to Dr Larson and his staff for helping me get my life back. My active husband, children and Figaro (my horse) are thrilled!”

S G

“By the time I met Dr. Larson in early October 2010 I had been experiencing for over a year various pains, some quite severe, in my left hip. Imaging of the hip confirmed the presence of the boney deformities commonly associated with femeroacetabular impingement syndrome. In addition, I had torn the hip’s labrum and damaged a small area of cartilage in the hip, too. The extent of damage was beyond the ability of the surgical expertise in my country, Canada, to fix. Happily, my orthopaedic surgeon knew of Dr. Larson and referred me to him. Prior to the onset of hip pain in mid-2009 I was extremely active. I trained as many as twenty hours weekly on and off the tennis court. My ability to train at this level steadily eroded from July 2009 until the time I saw Dr. Larson, by which time I could play only a couple of hours of tennis weekly. In addition, I could not properly bear weight on my left leg in the course of even regular activities of daily living.

Happily, that pain is a thing of the past. I underwent hip arthroscopy on 30 November 2010 at Fairview Southdale Hospital. I have been pain free since, and the prognosis is quite favorable. I have steadily increased my activity level. Not only can I move without the sharp jolts of pain I felt before surgery, the hip itself moves far more fluidly than it ever did pre-operatively. As a result, the quality of my workouts on and off the court has improved dramatically, as has my quality of life.

I cannot praise highly enough Dr. Larson and his team, especially Kevin Reichart PA-C, Ms. Cindi Hanson, and Ms. Michelle Iverson. Thoughtful, kind, efficient, and expert are the adjectives that come to mind when I think of them. I must also give thanks for the great care I received at Fairview Southdale Hospital, especially from the pre-operative nursing team and the anesthetists.

B M

Julie A. has taught horseback riding and trained horses for a living for over 25 years in Saline, Michigan. After she began to experience hip pain, she was diagnosed with Femoralacetabular Impingement (FAI). Following an unsuccessful arthroscopic surgery with a local surgeon, she learned that Dr. Christopher Larson of Twin Cities Orthopedics specializes in treating FAI.Julie traveled from Michigan to Minnesota through a winter snowstorm to have surgery with Dr. Larson and couldn’t be happier with the results. “From the pre-operative nursing staff and OR team at Fairview Southdale Hospital to Dr. Larson’ s staff, I can only give praise for the wonderful care I received before, during and after surgery,” said Julie. Two years after her second surgery, Julie is pleased to report that she has been able to continue her career “with minimal pain and a greater range of motion.” She even wrote a story in Dressage Today about her journey, titled “It’s all in the Hips.” Read the article here.

J.A.
03/13/2013

Hi Dr. Larson and care team, and Emily Beyers!
I have been thanking you all every day since the surgery was performed, but these past weeks I felt the need to reach out and send you some photos of some of my most recent activities out here in Oregon to share my joy and my awe at being here. Just today I hiked 6 miles and 1400 ft elevation on one of the local mountain trails. I am going to the Desolation Wilderness in Calif in Mid July and am “training” to climb Mt McLaughlin with new friends in August- its about 9600 ft. The photos enclosed show my first few hikes here in Oregon, which I took in the first week of June- they seem pretty easy now!

I can’t thank-you all enough, but I’m trying… every hike I carry you all with me. I’m working on the internal and external rotation, plus basic core strengthening and continued pelvic stability exercises. My PT says I’m doing great- my new goal was to hike 10 miles, and I’m already at 7, so I changed the goal to hiking Mt McLaughlin.Ha ha!

I hope you are all well and getting some great summer time in, and if you EVER wondered about your vocation, please take a look at these photos and accept the gratitude and joy I send you.

K.E.R.
05/08/2013

The services I received from Dr. Larson and his staff were superb. I have never been treated as well as I was there. From his staff at Twin Cities Orthopedics over to Crosstown Surgery Center; are all very considerate and made this whole ordeal as good as it could be. I’m continuing PT at one month post-op currently. Look forward to gaining my physical health back and living pain free again.

S.D.
01/15/2015