Christopher M. Larson - Orthopedic Surgeon - Twin Cities Orthopedics

Christopher M. Larson, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Board Certified
Sports Medicine Fellowship
Sports Medicine Subspecialty Certification

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Areas of Focus
Hip Care
Knee Care
Sports Medicine

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Practice Overview

Dr. Christopher Larson is a nationally and internationally renowned fellowship-trained orthopedic sports medicine surgeon who specializes in cutting edge techniques for ACL reconstruction, Meniscal Repair, Hip Arthroscopy, FAI surgery and Hip Labral Repair, Proximal Hamstring Repair,Hip Abductor Tendon Repair, and Exertional Compartment Syndrome in Athletes. Certified by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, he has pioneered various sports medicine surgical techniques and is committed to research having published and authored numerous textbooks and over 90 articles in peer reviewed journals. Dr. Larson is a frequent invited lecturer having presented research and surgical techniques in countries such as Switzerland, Japan, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Turkey, Denmark, and France.

Dr. Larson serves as program director for the ACGME accredited Minnesota Orthopedic Sports Medicine Institute (MOSMI)/Fairview Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, and practices at TCO / MOSMI clinic in Edina, Minnesota. He is a Master Instructor for the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) and Co-chairman for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Hip Preservation Course.

Dr. Larson has extensive experience with high school, collegiate, and professional athletes and provides coverage for a number of sports teams.  He is currently the Head Orthopedic Surgeon for the Minnesota Vikings (NFL) and former Team Physician for the Minnesota Wild (NHL).  In addition, Dr. Larson regularly sees other professional athletes from various Major League Baseball, NBA, NHL, NFL, and professional Soccer teams. 

Dr. Larson has been consistently voted a Top Doctor by Mpls. St. Paul Magazine (8 times), and Minnesota Monthly, and has been recognized as a Top Orthopedic Surgeon by U.S. News & World Report.

For appointments, please call: 952-456-7058

Adrian Peterson has another quick recovery after knee surgery by Dr. Larson
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Dr. Chris Larson repairs knee of Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson
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4 Part Documentary: Professional Soccer Player Pablo Campos ACL Injury and ACL Surgery by Dr. Larson

1. ACL Injury in England Watch Video

2. ACL Surgery by Dr. Larson Watch Video

3. ACL Rehabilitation Watch Video

4. Return to Professional Soccer Watch Video

Dr. Larson answers a few questions regarding his new publication - Athletic Hip Injuries
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Arthroscopy presents predictable approach in management of hip-related disorders - Orthopedics Today Hawaii
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Dr. Larson discusses autograft selection - Orthopedics Today Hawaii
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Star High School football quarterback has successful meniscal surgery by Dr. Larson and leads his team into the playoffs only weeks later
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Wild defenseman Marco Scandella has hip surgery by Dr. Chris Larson
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Clinical Interest

Hip Care
Knee Care
Sports Medicine


Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine

Fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Minneapolis Sports Medicine Center


University of North Carolina

Medical Degree
University of Minnesota Medical School

Hospital and Surgery Center Affiliations

    Crosstown Surgery Center
    Fairview Southdale Hospital

Professional Affiliations

    Adjunct Assistant Professor, U of M Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (2007)

    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

    American College of Sports Medicine

    American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

    Arthroscopy Association of North America

    Co-Chief Orthopedics, University of Minnesota Medical Center (2005 - 2007)

    Consultant Reviewer, Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (2004 - Present)

    Consultant Reviewer, Arthroscopy (2006 - Present)

    Consultant Reviewer, Clinical Orthopedics & Related Research (2005 - Present)

    Director of Education, Minnesota Sports Medicine Foundation (2004 - Present)

    Director of Education, MOSMI/Fairview, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Program (2005 -Present)

    Editorial Board, Arthroscopy

    International Society for Hip Arthroscopy

    Program Director, Fairview/MOSMI Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship (2010 - Present)

Achievements and Awards

Voted “Best Doctor” in MN Monthly (2016)

Minnesota Monthly Top Doctor for Women (2010)

The Resident Research Award, University of North Carolina (orthopedics and musculoskeletal courses) Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Minnesota Medical School

Top Doctor: Voted a top orthopedic surgeon by his peers in Mpls/St. Paul Magazine (2007 - 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)

Voted a top doctor in orthopedic surgery in Minnesota by US News and World Report (2012)

William C. Patton Resident Teaching Award, University of North Carolina



Sports Affiliations

Head Team Physician: Minnesota Vikings (2015 - Present)
Event Coverage: World Championship Wrestling (1999-2000)
Fellowship: Minnesota Timberwolves (2001 - 2002)

Team Coverage: Men's USA Soccer (2004 - 2005)
Team Coverage: University of North Carolina, Tar Heel Football and Soccer (1999 - 2000)
Team Physician: Augsburg College (2002 - 2015)
Team Physician: Edina High School (2003 - Present)
Team Physician: Minnesota Vikings (2007 - 2011)

Team Physician: Minnesota Wild (2012 - 2015)


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