Dr. Mitchell Larsen: Your Trusted Provo Orthopedic Surgeon
Board Certified In Orthopedics Surgery / Board Certified In Orthopedic Sports Medicine
As a Board-certified orthopedic surgeon in Provo, Dr. Larsen is now using Mako technology to perform robotic assisted unicompartmental knee replacement. This procedure is designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis in one or two compartments of the knee. By selectively targeting the part of the knee damaged by OA, Dr. Larsen can replace the diseased part of the knee while helping to spare the healthy bone and ligaments surrounding it. The Mako technology provides Dr. Larsen with a patient-specific 3-D model to pre-plan the partial knee replacement. During surgery, Dr. Larsen guides the Mako robotic-arm based on the patient-specific plan. This allows him to remove only the diseased bone, preserving healthy bone and soft tissue, and assists him in positioning the implant based on the patient’s anatomy.
Dr. Larsen attended MESS course to help train and take care of US Ski Team athletes.
Dr. Larsen is proud to have been voted as the top orthopaedic surgeon in Utah County by readers of the Daily Herald in 2012. In 2011 he was voted as one of the top three orthopaedic surgeons. He is also a physician for the United States Ski Team. He Travels with the team to international meets to help treat the injured professional athletes. He was also one of the team physicians for the Utah Flash from 2009 to 2011. He specializes in the treatment of sports injuries, and in shoulder and knee reconstructive surgery. He is one of only three orthopaedic surgeons in Utah County board certified in orthopaedic sports medicine is currently chairman of the orthopaedic department at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center.
He performed his medical training at the finest institutions in the country, including Duke, Georgetown, and the University of Texas. He has trained under many world famous surgeons. Dr. Larsen has published several articles in the leading orthopaedic medical journals. He has published articles on the treatment of ACL tears in adolescents, the treatment of cartilage injuries in young people, arthroscopic surgery for massive rotator cuff tears, and the evaluation and treatment of knee ligament injuries. Twice he lectured at the National Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, discussing the treatment of cartilage injury after shoulder arthroscopy, and the treatment of proximal humerus fractures. At Duke University he completed a fellowship specializing in the treatment of sports injuries and surgery of the shoulder and elbow. While on the Duke Medical Staff he treated all of Duke’s athletes, sat on the sidelines, and traveled with the football and basketball teams. In San Antonio he was on the medical staff for the San Antonio Spurs. He has been trained in the most up to date surgical treatments offered to high level athletes, and now offers those same treatments to his patients in Utah.
Dr. Larsen takes pride in spending enough time with each patient to explain to them their condition and the treatment options, and allowing his patients to choose which treatment is best for them. When appropriate, he exhausts all non-operative treatments before resorting to surgery.