(CMR) The Health Services Authority (HSA) is expanding its specialist orthopedic services with the recruitment of a new orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Allan Larsen who recently joined the staff.
Dr. Larsen treats all conditions of the hand, knee, and ankle/foot, in addition to specializing in sports traumatology. He has performed 25,000 knee arthroscopies and 40,000 procedures.
Dr. Larsen grew up in Denmark, where he obtained his medical degree and later his Ph.D. in sports traumatology and tendon repair with growth factors at Aarhus University. After completing his fellowship training in traumatology and orthopedics, Dr Larsen served as a senior consultant and head of cartilage transplantation and research in the sports traumatology department at Aalborg University Hospital from 2003-2007. He also opened two private hospitals specializing in knee and ankle/foot surgery and was head of the orthopedic division in Norway for eight years.
Dr. Pekko Kuusela, Head of the HSA’s Orthopaedics Department, says Dr. Larsen brings a wealth of experience in hand, knee, and ankle/foot. His expertise in sports traumatology is also a significant addition to the practice of orthopedics on the island.
“Dr. Larsen joins the HSA partnering with our highly skilled team of physicians in treating orthopedic and sports injuries that may be more acute. We are truly excited to welcome him to our team of experts, in order to help expand our orthopedic services for the benefit of our patients.”
“My goal is to ensure that my patients receive the best level of care possible,” said Dr. Larsen. “This is achieved through developing personalized treatments where we can best address their issues. I look forward to the continued growth and development of the department and the services provided, and working with my colleagues to improve the lives of our patients in Cayman.”
The orthopedic department at HSA provides accessible care to its patients on the island, encompassing services such as patient consultations, surgical and nonsurgical treatment options, education on preventative measures and rehabilitation treatments.
Patients requiring orthopedic services can make an appointment to see Dr. Larsen or any other HSA specialists at 244-2530.