Colorado Springs Orthopedic News

Karl Larsen, MD
Karl Larsen, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Karl Larsen specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of hand and upper extremity injuries. He commonly treats patients for athletic injury and overuse conditions of the wrist, disorders of the elbow, shoulder fractures, and work-related injuries as well as upper extremity trauma reconstruction and complex hand surgery.

Treatment Of Common Problems With
  • Treatment of Nerve Disorders
  • Wrist Instability
  • Workers Compensation Injuries
  • Trauma Reconstruction
  • Care of the Musician & Athlete’s Hand
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome/Hand


Chris C
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I have been to CCOE several times and both Dr. Larson and Stephanie Noble are caring, professional and sociable. The office staff is knowledgeable, helpful and competent.
Will W
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Dr. Larsen and Dr Crowther are very nice and very competent Doctor's. I appreciate all their support and help. I would recommend them if have any Orthopedic concerns. They went above and beyond all my expectations.
Donna C
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I was able to get an appointment immediately. The entire staff is wonderful and Dr. Larsen always asks about how I am doing. Highly recommend.
Fay R
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Hands down (no pun intended) the best Dr. I have seen in years! He took the time to examine, explain results of tests, and made excellent recommendations. He has my loyalty and trust and I will highly recommend him.
Michael K
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Dr. Larsen is professional and caring to the highest standards. This goes for his staff also. I got exactly the right treatment for my hands. Thank you so much.
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Fracture Care
  • Arthroscopy and Ligament Repair
  • Deformity Correction
  • Treatment of Arthritis
  • Revision Surgeries
  • Tendon Disorders and Treatments
  • Wrist and Elbow Diagnosis
Team Affiliations
  • 2010 – Present: Orthopaedic Consultant, United States Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs; Part of Team USA Olympic and Paralympic National Medicine Network
  • 2012 – Present: Team Physician, Club Lewy Field Hockey Club, Monument, Colorado
  • BS: Biological Sciences and Modern Chinese, University of California at Santa Barbara
  • MD: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Bethesda, MD
  • Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, SAUSHEC/Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas
  • Fellowship: Hand and Microvascular Surgery, Indiana Hand Center, Indianapolis, IN
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) Diplomate
  • Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Surgery of the Hand
  • Colorado Division of Workers Compensation Level II Certified
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Fellow
  • Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Indianapolis Hand Society
  • Colorado Medical Society
  • El Paso County Medical Society
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