James W. Larson, III, M.D.

Fellowship: Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery, the Hughston Clinic 2009-10

Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center,Department of Orthopedics 2003-2009

Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Medical Doctorate 1999-2003

Undergraduate: The Pennsylvania State University, Bachelor of Science 1995-1999

Hospital Committees and Appointments

  • Chairman – Division of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Valley Health Sports Medicine
  • Wellness and Fitness Center Advisory Committee
  • Patient Satisfaction Committee

Faculty Appointments

  • Shenandoah University; Adjunct Clinical Faculty
  • Medical Director: Division of Athletic Training

Surgical Specializations

  • Hip Arthroscopy, Femoro-Acetabular Impingement ( FAI ) , and Labral Tear Treatment
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Patella Dislocation Treatment
  • Patellar Chondrosis

Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sport Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Virginia Orthopedic Society
  • Southern Orthopaedic Association

Since joining Bone and Joint Specialists of Winchester, Dr. Larson has created quite an impression. In just a few short years he has earned the respect of his peers and been elected to the position of Chairman of the Division of Orthopedic Surgery, as well as taken on the role of Medical Director for the Department of Athletic Training at Shenandoah University. He has helped us to leapfrog the current state of the art, providing some surgeries and services that are not available even at local universities including several arthroscopic hip procedures.

He has been trained at two of the top programs in the country: The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and The Hughston Clinic in Columbus, GA. He has been trained by three of the most recent Presidents of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine. During his training he helped to care for athletes from all walks of life; from weekend warriors to Olympians, the Pittsburgh Panthers, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is currently the team physician for the Winchester Storm Basketball team. He has always been an athlete himself, earning three varsity letters in high school, but alas did not put his 6’8” frame to use in college ball.

His major specialties include a wide variety of minimally invasive and arthroscopic surgeries: treatment of every sort of shoulder problem from dislocations to rotator cuff tears and arthritis, injuries to the knee including ACL and meniscal tears, and soft tissue injuries to the hip like labral tears. He does also provide care for any injury to the extremities. However, in order to focus on a smaller number of surgeries and do those ones better, he has stopped providing knee and hip replacements.

He and his family have come to love their new home in Winchester. His three young boys keep him busy and active. He is the adult leader for his sons’ Cub Scout Den and enjoys fly fishing on the Shenandoah River. His lovely and patient wife coach’s volleyball and helps to organize the local Blue Ridge Fall Races