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James W. Larson, MD

Orthopedist

Dr. James Larson is an orthopaedic surgeon practicing in Winchester, VA. Dr. Larson specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries, diseases and disorders of the bodys musculoskeletal system. As an orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Larson tends to bones, ligaments, muscles, joints, nerves and tendons. Orthopaedic surgeons can specialize in certain areas like the hand, spine, hip, foot and ankle, shoulder and elbow or the knee.
20 years Experience
James W. Larson, MD
  • Winchester, VA
  • The Pennsylvania State University
  • Accepting new patients

I fractured my hand while playing in my league. Would I need surgery?

No, they don't always require surgery. Surgery is only used when we need to move the fracture pieces back together and hold them there. If the pieces are not too far apart, the READ MORE
No, they don't always require surgery. Surgery is only used when we need to move the fracture pieces back together and hold them there. If the pieces are not too far apart, the fracture can often be treated just with a cast for about 4 weeks.

How long is the recovery for a shoulder dislocation surgery?

In my practice, patients stay in the sling full time for four weeks. After that, you wear the sling just “out of the house” for two weeks but start transitioning out of the sling READ MORE
In my practice, patients stay in the sling full time for four weeks. After that, you wear the sling just “out of the house” for two weeks but start transitioning out of the sling around the house during that time. So you are done with the sling by 6 weeks. And that’s when therapy starts in earnest.

James Larson